As far as quarterbacking gigs go, it doesn't get much sweeter than "guy who gets to replace Jake Delhomme(notes)." And still, Seneca Wallace disappointed. Granted, he doesn't have a lot of help in the lineup, but he lost at home to the Chiefs, and he did this:
All credit to Brandon Flowers(notes) for making the read and making the play, but holy goodness, is that a terrible throw. I think the biggest obstacle Flowers had to overcome there was the sense of disbelief he experienced when he realized that Wallace really was going to throw that ball.
I know -- surprise addition to this list, right? After all, Moss did this, and that tends to overshadow anything else he did or didn't do. But a closer look at the numbers reveals that Tom Brady(notes) targeted Randy Moss 10 times, and Moss made just two catches.
For comparison's sake, Wes Welker(notes) was targeted seven times and made six catches. Granted, Welker's were of the shorter and easier variety, but still, if you're a superstar like Moss, you've got to do better than catching two of the 10 passes headed your way.
When's the last time two good quarterbacks -- or at least, two quarterbacks who are supposed to be good -- faced each other, each of them threw the ball 35 or more times, and neither was able to complete even 50% of their passes or go above 170 yards? What an odd stat line.
Now, maybe this one's just the story of two great defenses. I'm not saying I'm completely sold on that idea, but maybe. Even if that is the case, the Ravens didn't allow the Cincinnati Bengals a touchdown, Ray Rice(notes) was running for more than 5 yards per carry, and they still couldn't get the win. Why? Well, four interceptions will do that to you.
Just a shocking waste of an opportunity to beat a rival opponent on the road in what figures to be a very tight division.
I'll be straight with you. I didn't watch a second of the Buffalo vs. Green Bay game. I'm sorry, but I'm not watching Buffalo unless I'm forced to at gunpoint.
However, when the performance of an offensive tackle gets him labeled "the worst offensive lineman ever," in a year where Alex Barron(notes) exists, I'll take the guy's word for it that Green was pretty bad.
You had to know this was coming. Favre threw three interceptions and went without a touchdown in a game that the Dolphins seemed to be actively trying to lose.
Now, one of those interceptions wasn't Favre's fault -- in fact, the throw should have resulted in a touchdown. Instead, it bounced off of Percy Harvin's(notes) chest and was intercepted. But the blame can't be placed on anyone else for the other two cripplers. Not to mention the fumble he coughed up in his own end zone.
- Seneca Wallace
- Randy Moss