Vick may have broken his hand on Sunday, but did the Giants also knock out his confidence too?
By Matt Noonan
Sunday was a busy day across the NFL, as numerous spectators were introduced to the word, “parody.”
Yet, what exactly do I mean? Well, allow me explain, as I breakdown some matchups or moments that truly represent why every Sunday is a toss-up in this league.
Michael Vick vs. the New York Giants: Anytime the Giants and Eagles collide, it’s always “must watch” television. Although, this particular matchup saw Philadelphia’s quarterback, Michael Vick get knocked out for the second week in a row with a broken right hand.
“It’s just an unfortunate situation after such a great play. I felt like I got hit late [and] there was no flag, broke my hand [and] that’s it,” Vick said via the Eagles website.
Luckily for Philadelphia fans, Vick is a slinging lefty, but after sustaining a concussion in week two against Atlanta and a broken hand against New York, one might wonder if it’s time to hand the keys to third string quarterback Mike Kafka?
The Eagles have lost two back-to-back contests, and will certainly want to rebound next Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers.
As for the Giants, well it was a career day for quarterback Eli Manning, who registered four touchdowns against an Eagles defense that struggled to shutdown New York’s receivers.
Buffalo and Detroit are still undefeated: OK, this wasn’t supposed to happen, right?
The Bills and Lions are both undefeated, as well as rallied to beat the Minnesota Vikings and New England Patriots to preserve their winning records. Both quarterbacks, Matthew Stafford and Ryan Fitzpatrick have definitely been the major reason for their team’s success, yet, how much longer can this winning trend continue?
The Bills will travel to Cincinnati next Sunday, while the Lions will head to Dallas and certainly both teams could end the fourth week of the season undefeated.
Cam Newton wins his first game: After two weeks of posting ridiculous statistics, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton finally won his fist career NFL game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
“It wasn’t a pretty win, but the last part counts, right? [You’ve] got to win and this is a confidence booster going into Chicago next week and hopefully we can get some momentum rolling [from that game too],” Newton said via his team’s website.
Newton and the Panthers finished the day with 265 total offensive net yards and only one offensive touchdown. Carolina will certainly want to resort back to their explosive ways from weeks one and two, where they complied five offensive touchdowns against the Arizona Cardinals and Green Bay Packers.
Yet, despite Sunday’s weather conditions in North Carolina, I think it’s fair to say, a win is a win, so let’s hand the game ball to Mr. Newton.