The Chiefs and Rams have been so bad this season that I’m thinking of just combining their stories together for the rest of the season. I just haven’t been able to get myself excited about watching much of the NFL season until last night when I saw Indy and Jacksonville. What have I been missing…teams that can actually throw the football!
First, I’m looking forward to a weekend of no Chiefs or Rams. Both teams will have their games blacked out in their local markets because they could not sell out their games. For the Chiefs, this is the first time since 1990 that a game won’t be shown in Kansas City. They claim they are 5,500 tickets short of a sellout, but they’ll be lucky if there are half that many people in the seats.
This is the second time the Rams will be blacked out this year. Yesterday, the Rams had to cancel practice yesterday after a couple of cases of swine flu were confirmed. Rams wanted to play it safe and send everyone home yesterday morning around 11:30. Head coach Steve Spagnuolo said as many as five or six players could have swine flu.
Next, I just need to vent about the NFL Network. It was a great game with Indy winning late on a touchdown pass from Peyton Manning to Reggie Wayne to remain undefeated at 14-0. I give a lot of credit to Jacksonville, they played their hearts out. It was enjoyable to see good NFL football again. My biggest complaint though is why in the world does the NFL Network have Matt Millen as the color analyst? This is the same Matt Millen who drove Detroit into the ground in his eight seasons running that team. I’ve even seen him on ESPN. Are you kidding me? This is the expert insight I want to hear from a guy who ran a team that averaged 12 losses?
Off my soap box. I must say combining Chiefs and Rams news wasn’t all that bad. My prediction. Chiefs beat the Browns, the Texans beat up on the Rams while wearing surgical masks.