Monday Night Observations
That was low-key a very satisfying game. Not only did it clinch my weekly home picking pool — only $60, but the first money I’ve won this year — but Davante Adams somehow caught only four passes for 45 yards against his old team.
It’s so interesting when a defense takes away a team’s best weapon, and you wonder why every team doesn’t just do that. Reminds me of the NFC title game between the Seahawks and Panthers in 2006 when Seattle held triple-crown-winning WR Steve Smith to an 11-5-33-0 line, one week after Smith had torched the Bears for 218 yards and two TDs. It’s as though an ingenious defense got together and decided maybe they should dedicate some resources to covering that guy!
Instead the Raiders looked to TD-machine Jakobi Meyers 10 times, hopefully on people’s benches, though with the byes you never know.
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