In the NFL, it was Thursday Night Football between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Oakland Raiders. The Chiefs are red-hot right now. They are tied for 1st place in the AFC West with Denver, and they just beat the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks. Plus, next week they have a showdown with Denver for a game that will definitely be important come playoff time. Oakland, on the other hand, was 0-10 coming into this game, and nobody expected them to do anything spectacular. You know what that means… TRAP GAME!!!
Yep, Kansas City definitely overlooked their meager opponent coming into the game. They were already thinking about Denver, but Oakland takes this rivalry seriously, and there was a packed house in Oakland to root on the struggling Raiders. The Raiders jumped out to a big lead thanks to an awesome rushing performance from LaTavius Murray. Unfortunately, Murphy got a concussion and had to leave the game, but he instilled the “We Can Do It” attitude in the Raiders that they would use to get the win against the Chiefs. They now have the winless monkey off of their back. Oakland 24, Kansas City 20.
Elsewhere in the NFL, just one day after LeGarrett Blount was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers for “having a bad attitude”, his old team, the New England Patriots picked him up off waivers. They are hoping that he won’t bring his negative energy to their organization, and that he will give them the running back depth they need headed into the playoffs. Blount had a lot of success with the Pats last year, and they believe they know how to use him.
In a follow-up story, it looks like the Bills and the Jets WILL actually play this week. But it won’t be on Sunday, it won’t be in Buffalo (because of the snow) and it won’t be in New York (because that wouldn’t be fair). The game will actually be played on Monday night… in Detroit. Detroit has an indoor stadium.
And finally, woke up to one of the funniest sights this morning….Mike Golic of Mike and Mike in the morning posing like Kim Kardashian’s magazine cover. Golic lost a bet to Greenberg when Northwestern (Greenberg’s alma mater) beat Notre Dame (Golic’s alma mater) and this was one of his punishments. For a full view (not that you want it) click here.No comments