Drew Brees Record, Lions Win Game, Screaming Weasels Super Bowl Bound, Odell Suspended, Woodson Retiring


Screen Shot 2015-12-22 at 8.09.04 AMOn Monday Night Football the Detroit Lions and the New Orleans Saints faced off.  Even though both teams have had disappointing seasons and are not playoff bound, Monday night’s matchup was an offensive, high-scoring spectacle.  The Saints, quarterback Drew Brees became the 4th quarterback in NFL history to pass 60,000 passing yards (an incredible achievement) but the night belonged to the Lions as they Lions held off a late surge by the Saints to win the game. Detroit 35, New Orleans 27. More importantly, thanks to a solid game by Lions’ receiver Golden Tate, my fantasy team with teammates David and Eric (The Screaming Weasels) is Super Bowl bound taking on the formidable Black and Gold. In order to bring us luck, my son made “Golden Tate” er tots and vowed to eat one every time the Lions receiver touched the ball. He felt a bit sick when he went to bed last night but it was all worth it!
In other football news, the NFL has suspended Odell Beckham for one game due to his abhorrent behavior in Sunday’s game against the Panthers.  With Beckham benched, the Giants are in a tough spot in their bid for the playoffs. And, tough luck if you’re are a fantasy football owner and he’s on your team. Many teams (including mine) have their Championship game next weekend and he’s a big asset.

Finally, it looks like another NFL superstar has decided to call it quits at the end of the year.  Long time Raiders safety Charles Woodson will retire.  Woodson became famous for being the first defensive player in many years to win the Heisman Trophy.  He had a stellar career with the Raiders, and then in the prime of his career, won a Super Bowl with the Green Bay Packers.  Then, it was back to Oakland, where he opted to play the safety position to elongate his career.

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