NFL Fact Or Fiction: Week 5 "Back 2 Back" Edition

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  1. SRW

    SRW Ex-World's Worst Site Admin

    Week 5 is here and we are back! This week we discuss: Sunday Night Football, The NFC's Biggest Dissapointment, a Redskins' name change, a 28-point point spread and The J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets.....a playoff contender? Read on for more!

    NFL Fact Or Fiction:
    Week 5 "Back 2 Back" Edition

    The NFL season is starting to take shape with the Broncos, Saints and Chiefs leading the pack at 5-0 while the Steelers, Jaguars, Buccaneers and Giants bring up the rear as the remaining winless teams. I love this time of year when teams begin to break away from the pack and you start to identify who the contenders really are. The story of the 2013 NFL season is slowly starting to unfold, and hopefully it's a wild and fun ride for NFL fans. You have Peyton Manning having what could end up being a career year while his brother Eli can't seem to do anything right in New York. The Falcons have fallen on their faces, the Super Bowl champion Ravens are a shell of their former selves, and the Seahawks were everyone's Super Bowl favorite until the upstart Colts out gunned them in a exciting game last Sunday. What will Week 6 bring us? All you can really do is sit back and enjoy as the games and stories unfold. But now that Week 5 is behind us, let's take a moment to dissect some of the storylines coming out of this past week.

    This week RichLikeWh0a and Omen have come back to give us their takes on some NFL topics. I do suggest that members reply and also give their takes on this week's Fact or Fictions. Feel free to comment and let us know what you think. So let's get into this week's Fact or Fiction, what'dya say?

    (The Saints are running away with the NFC South, the Falcons might be on the outside looking in come playoff time)

    1. The Falcons are the biggest disappointment in the NFC over the Giants and Redskins.
    RichLikeWh0a: Fiction. I think this is a fact if you're Tony Gonzalez, but not so much otherwise. This isn't to say the Falcons didn't have high expectations, but when you factor in the injury woes that have plagued them so heavily thus far, it's hard to point a finger at them definitively being the biggest disappointment. I think that title solely belongs to the winless Giants.

    Omen: Fact. I think I may have a special insight on this due to living in Falcons country. All spring and summer the airwaves were filled with the sounds of Super Bowl contention. I also saw this and heard this on national level but we Atlantans shoulda known better because we knew the O-Line and defense was suspect. The Falcons were so close and yet are slipping further and further away from the big game. The Redskins and G-Men aren't as a big bust because we were not sure how RGIII was going to look after his injury and the sophomore slump. The G-Men always seem to start bad and finish strong but that seems a long shot this year. ​

    (Tell me you wouldn't watch if this was the announce team)

    2. Having a doubleheader for NFL Sunday Night Football was fun for fans this weekend. The NFL should make two Sunday night national games a regular thing and drop the Thursday night game.
    RichLikeWh0a: Fiction. The second game was on way too late. It's a similar situation to the double header on the first Monday Night Football. It's all great in theory, but the games just go on far too late on the East Coast. It's just not really reasonable for the entire NFL fanbase.

    Omen: Fiction. I didn't realize this until I checked my fantasy team's scores and noticed that the Raiders and Chargers were in the 2nd quarter. The game was on during the witching hour. The NFL needs to stop tinkering with the schedules. ​

    (Seriously.....who green lighted THIS???)

    3. It's time the Redskins make a change to their team nickname. It's racist and has no room in this day and age of political correctness.
    RichLikeWh0a: Fiction. I'm not even going to type a lot. This is a dumb argument. Screw political correctness. Just one man's opinion.

    Omen: Fiction. I am a Dallas Cowboys fan and severely dislike the Redskins, but a name change is not needed. Every mascot out or nickname can be deemed in some form or fashion offensive. Raiders and Vikings were murders and plunders, with a dash stealing the horses and raping the women. The Patriots killed thousands of British troops. Cowboys murdered, stole and drank too much whiskey. I digress, these pansy asses need to leave a man's game alone. For the record I have Indian blood mixed in my veins with a dash of Spaniard and Mexican. ​

    (At this point, isn't Jacksonville about as bad as a NFL Europa team?)

    4. The Broncos opened up as a 28-point favorite over the Jaguars this week. This should be more of an indictment on how good the Broncos are rather than how bad the Jaguars are.
    RichLikeWh0a: Fiction. I think it's equally both. I think at some point, the odds have to stop being so far in the Bronco's favor because realistically, they probably are going to lose some time, and I think that has to be taken into account. To go into a game being the favorite by that much, however, is impressive no matter the circumstances.

    Omen: Fiction. Hear me out, the Broncos are that good but their defense isn't on par with that explosive offense. It's suspect to say the least. If this team didn't have Peyton Manning at the helm they would not be 5-0. They allowed a Dallas offense score 48 points on them, while their AFC counter parts held Dallas to 16 and 21 points. ​

    (Sexy Rexy's got his Jets in the mix in the AFC East. Who knew this joke was capable of squeezing out three wins all year?)

    5. Don't look now but the Jets are just a game out of first place in the AFC East. This team is a legit playoff contender.
    RichLikeWh0a: Fiction. Yeah, yeah, defense wins championships and what not. Let's be honest--the Jets have outplayed their expectations, certainly, but is anyone really buying them as a legitimate contender at this point? I wasn't even aware that was an actual opinion. Maybe I'm not giving credit where credit is due, but I cannot see any conceivable scenario where the Jets end off in the playoffs... Not even if the entire New England Patriots team retired right now.

    Omen: Fact. Geno Smith is having RGIII syndrome, he can legitimately take the team to a playoff game as did RGIII last yearr with the Redskins (oops, did I offend someone?). I see a team that can rally behind Geno. Their defense is good and can help accomplish this. I don't see them edging out the Patriots but they could easily compete for a wild card and win that. ​

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  2. Aussie61

    Aussie61 Nutcase

    The Sunday double header works good for me,but I'm in a different timezone! It was 11am Monday morning when the second game kicked off.I didn't watch though because they are 2 ordinary teams.I think the NFL will keep doing this under their mantra of "growing the game in other markets".
    The Giants are clearly the biggest bust in my opinion,and if the Jets make playoffs I'll walk to China!
    The Bronco bubble is going to burst,they haven't beaten a serious contender,still have to play KC twice & at Indy.
    As for changing the nickname,how come "Redskins" upsets people,but "Indians" doesn't?
  3. CaptainStubing

    CaptainStubing Gave her a Dirty Sanchez

    Good work gentlemen.

    This week, i agree with omen on all 5 questions, even the jets, which pains me to say. But, they seem to have worked out their chemistry issues. And with very few great teams in the afc, the last wild card spot will possibly be grabbed with 9 or 10 wins
  4. Buck Fenson

    Buck Fenson formerly Jake from State Farm

    you can't use the injury excuse for the Failclowns. Our defense was smashed hard with injuries and it didn't really affect us. The only way there should be a double header is if the first game starts at 6 pm. Since the late day game wouldn't be over by then that won't happen. The name change from Redskins is touchy but I don't think it should change. If the Native Americans want the name change then give up the casinos. The Jags suck that bad and Denver is that good. Enough said. And as far as the Jets, I am not convinced that Geno Smith is a legit qb. Let's give him a year or two before making them a playoff team. If they are to make the playoffs it will be because of him and right now I don't see it. Just my opinion.
  5. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    I find Native Americans more offensive than Redskins.
  6. DaBearsrule4ever

    DaBearsrule4ever Hall Of Famer

    1. The Falcons more disappointing than the Giants and Redskins? Now that is a very good argument. Given that I thought the Falcons would be fighting for a wild card spot (and still could but don't bet on it) that is pretty disappointing. If you would have told me that the Giants would be 0-6 through 6 games, I would have said no way. I would have said they'll be atleast 3-3 or 4-2 before the season started. Now, the Redskins have a game this sunday that they MUST win because 2-3 looks a lot better than 1-4. It's possible for a 1-4 team to comeback and make the playoffs but the odds of it happening are not on that team's side.

    2. Honestly, I thought it was BS that the Raiders/Chargers where forced to change the time of their game but it is what it is. I think one sunday night game is plenty.

    3. This issue with the Redskins and changing their name is ridiculus. They've had that name for how long and NOW all of a sudden it's an issue? I would fight tooth and nail if i'm Daniel Synder to keep the Redskins name.

    4. Regardless of how good the Broncos are or how bad the Jaguars are, I think that game will be over by mid way through the 2nd quarter.

    5. I can't buy the Jets as a playoff contender. You got teams like Kansas City, Miami, Baltimore, Cincinnati (whoever doesn't win the AFC North) all fighting for a playoff spot. In the end, see the Jets around 5-11 or 6-10.
  7. CaptainStubing

    CaptainStubing Gave her a Dirty Sanchez

    i find you more offensive than Native Americans
  8. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    A lot of people do.
  9. CaptainStubing

    CaptainStubing Gave her a Dirty Sanchez

    some native american chicks are hot
  10. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    When I google Redskins chicks, they prove to be hot as well.
  11. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    BTW - Classic NFL Moment of the Week...nice addition to the column!
  12. Diesel44

    Diesel44 Serial Killer

    If they change the team name,i could live with this name and mascot.they may have to call the team washington's generals since the team that plays opposite the globetrotters is the washington generals.