Because Sunday was not enough to fill everyone’s football appetite, we get don’t get just one Monday Night Football game, but two. Or as the Spanish call it: dos. The more you know. These two final week one games will serve as a bookend to what was a half-derpy, half-competant filled weekend of football. So I guess normal, except the Bills are in first place, which is just silly. And while you could make the claim that it was quite the unpredictable weekend, three of the four teams that had first-round byes last season won their first game. Tonight will probably be no different than Sunday, just at a smaller scale. Or maybe a bigger scale since Eli Manning is playing.
“Having consulted with three foot/ankle specialists, Ellington still isn’t expected to require surgery this season. That leaves him with two likely options, as he can either try to play through the injury, or put on a walking boot for two-to-three weeks. If he goes down the first path, he’ll likely be playing through pain, and may be limited in terms of effectiveness and/or snap count. With the second path, Ellington would miss at least the first 3-4 weeks of the season, as he’d need to re-strengthen his foot after taking off the walking boot. The issue is with the peroneus longus tendon in his foot/ankle, and he may eventually undergo surgery to re-attach said tendon. For the short term, he can still try to play Monday night, and then opt for the boot if it doesn’t work out.”
So, as stated, if you believe the reports, all one of them, Andre Ellington will either start tonight, be out 4-6 weeks, or be in a walking boot for 2-3 weeks, where he may or might not start? Seeing as how this was a Monday game-time decision for fantasy owners, I’m assuming that you didn’t start him, or only kept him in flux until tonights game if you had other options playing tonight. If that’s the case, waiting until the last minute is advisable, but so is just benching him now. You have to think that even if he does miraculously start tonight, Ellington will be limited at best, sideline dressing at worst. Also, Antonio Gates looks like a game-time decision from a sore hamstring suffered the other day. I would start other options if you have them.
You should also know there are some rumblings that the MNF second game, featuring my Chargers and the Cardinals may be delayed due to flooding. There’s been no official word yet, but prepare your teams. Haha, you’re right, it’s too late to do anything. So I guess prepare your drinks?
Note: I’ll be doing Corona for the beer portion, and Jameson for the shots portion.
Take one sip of beer if…
Philip Rivers makes that face. You know what face.
You see Tom Coughlin with his head cocked sideways with his hands on his hips.
Anytime Matthew Stafford throws to someone other than Calvin Johnson.
Every time Jon Gruden says something that’s complete nonsense.
Whenever Chris Berman Berman’s.
Take one shot of liquor if…
Giants get inside the redzone and settle for just a field goal.
Calvin Johnson jumps 15 feet in the air for only a casual throw.
If Chargers have a drive-changing meltdown.
Carson Palmer throws an interception.
Totally Legitmate Game Prediction
Giants – 10 Manningfaces
Lions – Infinite Megatron’s
Chargers – 458,654,684,794
Cardinals – 2