Today is overreaction Tuesday in the NFL. The Pittsburgh Steelers lost miserably to the Tennessee titans, Dallas beat up on the Giants, Brady didn’t play to his full potential and almost lost to Buffalo, and the New York Jets won against Tampa Bay.
Yes, you can take plenty of knowledge away from these games, but lets all remember. It’s week one, one of seventeen weeks in the NFL. There is plenty of time left in the season. Lets not jump to conclusions and start putting teams on top of the mountain guys (and gals) The dumpster fire New York Jets, scored the most points in week 1 last year, 48. We all know how that season ended.
In Week 2, the Arizona Cardinals come into Foxborough and hands down, outplayed the Patriots. The Cardinals look like they are going to be the team to beat in the NFC West with Kevin Kolb at the wheel as they start the season 4-0.
Boy do things change huh? The Cardinals would win one more game the rest of the year. It’s early folks. Lets take a look at 3 games from this weekend in this edition of Overreaction Tuesday.
Sep 8, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel (3) scrambles against the New England Patriots during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Patriots beat the Bills 23-21. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports
New England Patriots 23, Buffalo Bills 21
The first game that had some over reaction, was the shootout in Buffalo. Tom Brady was not sharp as always, but its his first game with a handfull of new receivers. Once they work out the bugs, they should be back to normal. Thompkins was targeted 14 times in the game, with only 4 receptions. You could tell the chemistry was off, but also Thompkins also showed signs of jitters during the game. He’s a rookie, its expected. Ej Manuel(70.8) played great, ending with a better QBR than Tom Brady(59.4).
E.J. Manuel showed composure and confidence throwing the football. He had a beautiful touchdown pass in the back of the endzone to Stevie Johnson in double coverage. I really like what I saw from E.J., and am really excited to see him play the rest of the year.
What you can’t take too seriously: The Patriots and Tom Brady did not play to full potential.
What you can take away from this game: Manuel has a great shot at being a successful starting Quarterback in the NFL.