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Winners and losers: Brees piling up the stats

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by wrbanwal, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    Here are some of the NFL’s other winners and losers from Sunday …


    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slu...yhoo&type=lgns




    Winners:


    • As if the Miami Dolphins didn’t have enough reasons to loathe Nick Saban, this season continues to provide yet another: Drew Brees.

    While Chad Pennington has been serviceable this year, Miami fans can only wonder what could have been if Saban hadn’t made the ultimate decision not to sign Brees as a free agent in the 2006 offseason. No matter how many doctors warned the Dolphins about Brees’ reconstructed throwing shoulder (it was five), it doesn’t take the sting out of watching him roll up MVP-type numbers this year.

    That included Sunday’s near perfect 26 of 30 for 320 yards and three touchdowns in the New Orleans Saints’ 34-3 win over the Oakland Raiders. And those numbers could have been far better had New Orleans not taken its foot off the accelerator in the fourth quarter. Six games into the season, Brees is on pace for 5,314 passing yards and 32 touchdowns. The yardage mark would break Dan Marino’s long standing record of 5,084, set in 1984. While it’s far too early to start talking about breaking such hallowed records, Brees’ effort Sunday makes him one of this weekend’s biggest winners.



    • The San Diego Chargers and quarterback Philip Rivers
    The Chargers needed a statement game, and they got it against the sweetest possible team, drilling New England 30-10. And it wasn’t even that close. Rivers (three touchdowns Sunday and 14 on the season) continues to carry this team while LaDainian Tomlinson tries to heal. This is the defining moment in the schedule, with road games at Buffalo and New Orleans before a Week 9 bye. If San Diego hits that bye at 5-3, watch out.



    Losers:



    • Denver Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler
    A Sporting News article came out this week with Cutler talking up his arm strength as stronger than John Elway’s, while also stating that the Broncos have to be an AFC favorite. I love Cutler’s game, but I’d like to see him accomplish a little more before we start with the ego stroking. The Broncos’ offense has been relatively average for three straight weeks and the team has gone 1-2 in those games. Come back to earth for a while, Jay.

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  2. BFISA

    BFISA Well-Known Member

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    What's the genesis of this report?? :icon_shrug:
     
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    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    Nice to see the Broncos finally cooling off and playing to the level I expected of them

    and I'm really looking forward to the London game, its going to be a hell of a good game
     
  5. Enormo

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    No shat! The kid hasn't accomplished a damn thing and the media has been stroking his cack since the begning of last year.

    And somehow Rivers is still not thought of as top tier.

    Sports "journalists" are anything but.
     

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