The Extra Point: Week Four Edition

Has Mark Brunell found Scientology?

New Daniel Snyder buddy Tom Cruise joins him as a business partner. Tom is a major supporter of Scientology, a religion that many would call cuckoo. Then yesterday Mark Brunell played like he had some Scientology angels aiming those footballs as he completed 22 consecutive passes. He broke the record of 21 consecutive passes set by Rich Gannon of Oakland.

Having Brunell convert of course is not true but damn it’d be more interesting. Instead the cure for a stagnant offense is playing the Houston Texans defense. After Brunell played like crap the first two games and started the buzz about a quarterback controversy, he silenced those critics for at least a week. Houston came into the game ranked last in defense and the Redskins came in only scoring one touchdown in two games. So what’s the moral of the story? Start any of your fantasy players again Houston. As for the Redskins, you’ll go back to being a horrible team next week when you play the Jacksonville Jaguars (Jaguar fan talking).

Did the franchise savior Mario Williams have an impact finally for the Texans?

Hell no. Two tackles, an assist, and zero sacks. At least having Reggie Bush wouldn’t guarantee wins but would sell more tickets.

Did Neil Rackers almost have a chance to kick a 77 yard game winning field goal?

This game had the most bizzare finish you could never imagine. Arizona scored with 4:19 left in the game to get within 16-14 of the Rams. Rams get the ball back just needing to run some clock and get some first downs. Then right before the 2 minute warning Marc Bulger fumbles the snap and Arizona recovers the ball at the 30 yard line. A Cardinals win is in sight!!

Everyone in the stands and at home knows the correct strategy would be to run the ball a bit, get some yards, run the clock down, and kick the game winning field goal. When you have All Pro and last year’s fantasy stud Neil Rackers, that’s all you do.

After a couple rushes by E. James to the eighteen yard line and St. Louis burning their remaining time outs it setup the game winning field goal after a couple more rushes. The football gods, never to make this game so simple, had Kurt Warner fumble the snap and recovered by the Rams. Game over right? Nope. That's when the ending got even more bizzare. Since I'm still confused as to the ruling on the final punt of the game I'll let tell you...

The game ended strangely with Arizona taking a fair catch on a punt as time ran out. Under an obscure rule, that would have given the Cardinals a free kick, and Neil Rackers was ready to take a shot at a 77-yard field goal.

But Arizona was offsides on the punt. After considerable confusion, the Rams decided to take the penalty and Bulger took a knee to end it.

I busted out in laughter when I saw on ESPN that Neil Rackers pumped up for the opportunity. Did he seriously think he was going to make that?

Which teams remained undefeated at 3-0?

Indianapolis should have lost the game after the Jaguars dominated the clock the first half but missed stupid field goals (angry Jaguar fan talking). Cincinnati got revenge against the Steelers but it is the Steelers who still wear that Super Bowl ring. Chicago just might be the best team with their defense finally having an offense to match. Baltimore should have lost the game but Cleveland decided to be true to themselves and blow the game at the end. Seattle is damn lucky the Giants took a full half to wake up from their drunken stoop and held off a furious second half comeback from the G-men.

Who still sucks and have fans wearing bags over their heads?

Houston might have the #1 pick to waste again for the 2007 draft. Tennessee will give them a fight. Detroit lost to Green Bay at home so when does the “Fire Millen” yelling begin? Cleveland almost had their first victory but Matt Stover kicked a 77 yard 52-yard field goal. The Tampa Bay Bucs who might be the best worst team out of this group. Finally the Oakland Raiders played nobody this week yet still lost. That’s brutal.

After Chad Johnson got seriously knocked the f--- out last week, did he give us a show today?

Chad was held to one catch for eleven yards. Certainly hurting many fantasy teams out there and depriving us some end zone celebrations. Facing tough coverage enabled T.J. Whosyourmomma and Chris Henry to have huge receiving days. My fantasy team thanks that strategy.

What’s the outlook for Week 4?

Damn week 4 is almost here. Where has the time gone? Looking ahead we have some great match ups such as San Diego vs. Baltimore, Seattle vs. Chicago, New England vs. Cincinnati, Then we have some games that will only interest fantasy players and sports gamblers such as Cleveland vs. Oakland and Miami vs. Houston. Disgusting.

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