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Monday Night Observations
I watched the five-minute highlights this morning, in part because I accidentally saw the score ahead of time while trying to find basketball box scores for Sasha before she left for school this morning. (Incidentally, we’re 12th overall out of 276 teams, though it’s obviously *very* early.)
I saw the flag on the game-winning field goal attempt shank, but only found out later it was for 12 men on the field. What a gaffe. I’d feel bad for the Bills, but they stole a game against the Giants a few weeks ago, so they had this coming.
My only interests in this game were Jonathan Cooper (who I benched at the last second for Carl Granderson) not going off (he didn’t), and Jerry Jeudy going for my Primetime team. Jeudy got his standard 6.5 points and made me wonder why I’m still using him. I also had the Bills ATS in my picking pool, which was dumb.
The Bills turned it over four times, the Broncos only once, but it’s strange these two teams now have basically the same records (4-5) vs (5-5).
For once Stefon Diggs did very little. As a non-Diggs owner, you have to celebrate these rare weeks. Josh Allen salvaged his day with a rushing TD, but also was kept in check. (Maybe the wind made it tough to throw.)
I read somewhere James Cook was benched, presumably for fumbling, but he averaged 9.1 YPC, and that was only one of the four turnovers. He also fumbled on a long run, but the ball luckily bounced back up to him like it was a basketball, and he kept going.
Jaleel McLaughlin saw only six carries and two targets. It looks like Javonte Williams is the clear starter again, while he and Samaje Perine split the scraps.
Russell Wilson did just enough. You don’t hear as much chirping about his contract lately (even the the trade and deal were still egregious), or people harping on his eccentric personality.