So I have to apologize to everyone for my Aaron Rodgers call this week. I said he’d be the 11th best QB this week and called it not once but TWICE. Boy is there egg on my face…seeing as he only finished 25th according to yahoo. This is the point where I’d gloat if I hadn’t called Cam the #1 starting quarterback this week. Can we call a truce? In the end, tonight’s game proved three things. One, the Seahawks defense is for real – and yes, I had them as a top 5 defense this year – and the offenses in the NFC West should scare no one so that defensive goodness should carry forward. Secondly, Rodgers is still good, even though the end line wasn’t what people wanted. Look at the beginning of the year for this guy: He’s now faced San Francisco, Chicago and Seattle and he isn’t destroying your fantasy team. Be thankful, young man or woman or whatever you are. I’m not going to put him in my buy column tomorrow because if you don’t know to buy him if someone’s selling, I don’t know if 500 words or less will teach you any better. The third lesson? The NFL is terrible for subjecting us to these refs. Even Samuel L. Jackson says they’re terrible. Don’t think I have to tell you when it’s Sam L. but the language in that tweet is NSFW. Even he’s sick and tired of these mother @#$#ing refs on our mother @$#%ing football field. I don’t have the words to describe it. Someone tell me the antonym for supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and that would be what I have to say about this situation. I won’t type anymore on the subject other than the NFL is hurting themselves the longer this carries on. In other fantasy football news…
Russell Wilson – The gloves have not come off yet for Wilson and it shows. If there’s anything that might have an effect on the Seahawks defense this season, it would be how conservative play-calling will put them in jeopardy of wearing down over the course of the game. Since I’m not going to give them their own blurb, let’s just look at what the defense did by half for Seattle: 8 sacks in the first, 1 in the second. Meanwhile, the Russell line at half: 5/10. For the game? Only 10/21 with a touchdown which happened with zero seconds remaining and made me have to rewrite part of my lede AND could’ve just as easily been an INT. Re-read the lede for what I think of the replacement refs on that call. But in the end that’s not what we’re here to talk about. The Seahawks will have to open up the playbook just a little bit more if they want this team to succeed. For fantasy owners in two QB leagues who own Wilson, it might be good to check in with someone and see if they want this stinking Badger. He’s better in real life than in fantasy, much like Alex Smith was last year.
Marshawn Lynch – Didn’t score but was in full on Beast Mode for most of the night, cramming his way forward for 98 yards on 25 carries. For those of you worried about his back still, I hope this game proved his backside is fine. BTW, googling ‘backside’ even with moderate filter on gives some interesting image results. I suggest you try, just not at work.
Cedric Benson – Mr. Benson scored the lone Green Bay touchdown on the night, though the remainder of his line on the night; 17 for 45 on the ground to go with 4 for 19 through the air. In the end, since my buy call week 1, he now has gone for 125 yards on the ground and 54 yards on 8 receptions through the air and a touchdown. That’s about 14 fantasy points per game over the last two weeks in PPR leagues. Take that, Mr. Belvedere fans!
Golden Tate – He was the only other guy who scored tonight besides the Benson and the kickers and he did it twice. Ok, really only once but the box score says twice. I have to talk about him. And I’m done. Some dude on your waivers just scored two touchdowns and you like a dummy started Victor Cruz. When will you ever learn? Tate is a Golden God among fantasy players. No drugs nor jumping off of roofs reported after the game.