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In an ugly game on Monday night, the Cincinnati Bengals suffered their first loss of the season against the Houston Texans. After the game, Texans defensive end, J.J. Watt commented on Bengals QB Andy Dalton saying “Our goal was to come in here and make the ‘Red Rifle’ look like a Red Ryder BB gun, and I think we did that.” Dalton’s nickname is ‘Red Rifle’, and he was so offended by the comment, the seemingly benign insult has become viral on social media. Texans 10, Bengals 6.
The only two remaining undefeated teams are the Carolina Panthers and the New England Patriots.
In some upsetting news for Peyton Manning fans (me included), his season may be over. Manning was benched on Sunday after throwing four interceptions, and its now reported that he may have a more serious injury than we all suspected. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Manning has a tear in the tissue of his left foot. Apparently this type of injury is painful and can keep him out a few weeks, but who knows if he’ll be in fighting shape for the playoffs.
In the NFL, pre-season games are under way, and in Cleveland, all eyes are on Johnny Manziel. Manziel’s rookie season was a disaster, which crested when he had to check into rehab (possibly for drug abuse). Manziel took the off-season seriously, and on Thursday night against the Redskins, he got a chance to show off his hard work. The starting job belongs to veteran Josh McCown, but Manziel played great, and will give McCown a run for his money. Manziel even ran for a touchdown, but did NOT flash his trademark “Money” sign. Perhaps he is maturing.
Elsewhere in the NFL, J.J. Watt is known throughout the league as one of the greatest defensive players. His work ethic is unmatched, which we now get to watch on HBO’s Hard Knocks. But, since J.J. Watt is training so hard, he told his trainer that he felt he was running out of energy. To get him the energy he needs for his rigorous two a day workouts, his trainer put him on an insane 9000 calorie a day diet which includes eating a ton of chicken wrapped in bacon. Watt said it was actually difficult to physically eat that many calories — that he has to force feed himself.
The Toronto Blue Jays, fresh off of of acquiring some solid players in free agency, just reeled off their 11th straight win Thursday night against the Oakland Athletics. They are red hot now and Las Vegas has made them the odds on favorite to win the World Series. Sure, anything can happen in the post-season, but they are built to win, and Toronto fans, who haven’t had much to cheer about lately, are excited about the possibility.No comments
In college football, we got our first dose of an exciting action packed Saturday. #2 Alabama narrowly defeated West Virginia. But the big takeaway from the game was that Alabama might be in a dual-quarterback season, as Nick Saban likes attributes from both of his starting quarterbacks. And we also got to see #1 Florida State take on Oklahoma State. This one was close too, but in the end the Seminoles reigned supreme. Alabama 33, West Virgina 23. Florida State 37, Oklahoma State 31.
In the NFL, the Oakland Raiders have been pretty much invisible for the better part of the last decade. In fact, it seems like they haven’t been relevant since they went to the Super Bowl in 2003. This season, they brought in veteran quarterback Matt Schaub from Houston to help give them some stability at the quarterback position. Schaub, however, has played poorly in the pre-season, and the Raiders decided to take a major risk and announce rookie quarterback Derek Carr as their starting QB. Carr played very well this pre-season, and the Raiders have to give their fans something to be excited about.
And elsewhere in the NFL, the Houston Texans may be in the midst of redesigning their offense, but their defense looks pretty good. They added #1 overall pick and defensive end Jadeveon Clowney in the draft, and now they have signed arguably the best defensive player in the league, J.J. Watt, to a 6-year deal worth up to $100 million. That is the highest contract ever for a defensive player in NFL history. Watt, however, may be worth it, as he is an absolute monster with a disciplined work ethic, and he has still yet to enter his prime. Having Clowney and Watt out there is going to make it tough for opposing offenses to do much this season.