Spiderfan's Web of Football 2019 Week 12 Nov 26, 2019 13:28:49 GMT -8
Post by spiderfan on Nov 26, 2019 13:28:49 GMT -8
Merry (a few days before) Thanksgiving SCtoC, I am Spiderfan the official NFL analyst for this great website and today I am going to be giving you something better than turkey, my Web of Football column. Let us begin!
Monday Night Obliteration
The Baltimore Ravens scored on 7 of their 8 drives. 6 of those were TDs, 1 was a FG, and there was only one punt. The FG and punt came way late in the game when the backups were in. Which means that the 6 drives with starters all scored TDs. I'm talking methodical and effective drives with a powerful and elusive run game and an athletic passing game. I'm talking drives that made the Ravens look invincible. I'm talking drives that made the Los Angeles Rams look like the USC Trojans. As for the Ravens defense? They held the Rams to 6 points all of which came in the first half. Meaning the final score was 45-6. This is all after a 41-7 beating of the Texans. Which was after a 49-13 beating of the Bengals. Which was after a 37-20 beating of the Patriots.
The Ravens are on a tear and I'm not sure that anyone is going to come close to stopping them unless...
The 49ers come to play
On the very first series of the game the 49ers defense forced a fumble out of the hands of Packers QB Aaron Rodgers inside the 10 yard line. This meant that the 49ers offense's first play of the game was a 1st and Goal which they capitalized on to make the 7-0 less than 5 minutes into the game. Those events made me realize something: "Oh, this is going to be one of THOSE games" which it in fact was. The final score 37-8 and those 8 points came in the second half because the 49ers were up 23-0 at half. Rodgers was under pressure by the 49ers defense all night, the run game was stuffed, and the 49ers defense simply dominated on the defense side of the ball. This set up short fields and various opportunities for the 49ers offense, which capitalized and put up points. An impressive team effort for sure.
The 49ers next opponent are the Ravens in what is going to be a true battle of the titans considering the 49ers are 10-1 and the Ravens are 9-2, both of whom are looking for the top seeds in their respective conferences and both eyeing a Super Bowl championship. I'll be sure to talk about that game next week.
Dez Speaks the Truth
I could go on and on about the Cowboys 13-9 loss to the Patriots and I planned on doing so until I saw former Cowboys WR Dez Bryant tweet on the subject and nail it:
-I would put the Eagles on blast, but their probably going to win the NFC East so yeah
-Congrats to Dwayne Haskins for his first win as an NFL QB!
-Raiders, what the heck was that?
-I'm not a Panthers fan, but seeing the Panthers kicker miss a 28 go-ahead FG and then the Saints make their FG at the very end was gut wrenching to watch.
-The Browns are finally here folks, look out.
-Da Bears barely beat the Tinys. Yeah, picking Da Bears to go to the Super Bowl was a bad pick.
-The Bills are actually pretty good.
-Congrats to Jameis Winston for having 20 INTs with 5 games left to go!
-No, the Jaguars would not be any better with Gardner Minshew.
ROAD TO 0-16
This is the segment I do, celebrating the very worst the NFL has to offer. After week 11 the 0-for team is:
The football gods dish out karma. You want proof? Steelers QB Mason Rudolph after not being suspended for his fight with Browns DE Myles Garrett (seriously that is a croc) ended up being benched in the second half because it looked like the Steelers were actually going to lose to the Bengals. In came Samford alum and FCS record holder Devlin Hodges, who ended up giving the Steelers the lead.
The Bengals were down 16-10 with less than 3 minutes to go and no timeouts. They get a touchdown? They win the game in front of their home crowd consisting of not a lot of people. Bengals QB Ryan Finley (who is TOTALLY not worse than Andy Dalton) drops back to pass and IT'S A FUMBLE (paying homage to Chris Berman there) recovered by the Steelers. The Bengals are now 0-11 the worst start to season in Bengals history, which is saying something because they averaged like 3 wins a season throughout the 1990s.
Now the Bengals are going back to Andy Dalton because unlike the Dolphins the Bengals actually would like to win at least a couple football games. They play both the Jets and Dolphins down the stretch, so will see just how bad the Bengals truly are here pretty soon.
Oh, and by the way Joe Burrow completed over 80 percent of his passes against Arkansas. Just gonna add that to the end here.
I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving and I hope to see ya again next week. This is spiderfan out.