The Film Says

“The Film Says…” Week 4

“The Film Says” kickers suck.

Ravens at Steelers
  • Joe Flacco (20 for 33, 189 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, sacked 5 times) and Mike Vick (19 for 26, 124 yards, 1 TD, sacked 4 times) set quarterbacking back in this one.
  • Justin Forsett (27/150) finally got on track.
  • Le’Veon Bell  rushed for 129 yards and 1 TD on 22 carries and added 7 catches for 21 yards. Just doing what he does, but with Big Ben out it’s going to take 30-35 touches a game to Get Er’ Done. One too few.
  •  Vick got Antonio Brown (5/42) looking like eye round…
  • Daryl Smith (13 tackles, 1 sack, 2 TFLs) and Cam Heyward (7 tackles, 1 sack, 2 TFLs) came to play. Too bad their (defensive) teammates took the night off.
  • Josh Scobee screwed the pooch. And now he’s out of a job. Kickers…smh.
Jets at Dolphins (London)
  • That’s right (19 of 44, 198 yards, 2 TDs, 2 INTs, 3 sacks allowed) keep trying to justify Ryan Tannehill’s contract. It’ll get to you fired.
  • What do you know? Joe Philbin got fired.
  • Chris Ivory (29/166/1) punched the Dolphins’ front seven in the mouth. But that’s what you do to punching bags. The Dolphins D has been laughable.
  • The Jets ran (43 times) more than they threw (29 times). How about that…..?
  • Brandon Marshall (7/128) continues a strong start to the season. An early exit for Brent Grimes due to injury didn’t hurt.
  • Sheldon Richardson’s off-field issues and first round selection Leonard Williams have grabbed the headlines along the Jets’ defensive line but Muhammad Wilkerson (3 tackles, 2 sacks) keeps making plays.
Jaguars at Colts
  • If you have read any of CPGM’s various posts or listened to the CPGM Podcasts you know that I’m no T.J. Yeldon fan. However, Yeldon (22/105) averaged 4.8 yards a carry yet Blake Bortles attempted 50 passes. Bortles was “ok” but the Jags only scored 13 points and lost by 3. Memo to all offensive play-callers: “It’s not a crime to run the football.”
  • Matt Hasselbeck (30 for 47, 282 yards, 1 TD). You and I both know the Colts had no business winning this game especially with a 40-year-old backup under center, throwing a ton of passes. Then again, it was the Jags and they had lost 10 in a row on the road entering this contest. Now it’s 11.
  • Allen Robinson (4/80) has the pedigree but Allen Hurns (11/116/1) has the production.
  • You’re welcome DFS players on Coby Fleener (9/83/1).
  • Josh Scobee’s replacement choked. Kickers…smh.
Giants at Bills
  • Tyrod Taylor (28 of 42, 274 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, sacked 2 times) forgot how to play QB for about a half.
  • Eli Manning (20 of 35, 212, 3 TDs, 1 INT)  isn’t pretty, nor was his performance, but it was mighty effective.
  • The Bills Defense managed one sack….it was by a defensive back. No bueno.
  • The Bills had 17 penalties for 135 yards. On pace to set an NFL record. Masochists.
Panthers at Buccaneers
  • Suffice it to say Jameis Winston (26 of 43, 287 yards, 2 TDs, 5 TURNOVERS!) struggled.
  • Cam Newton (11 of 22, 111 yards, 2 TDs) didn’t have to do much, Jameis took care of it.
  • Doug Martin’s (20/106/1) and Vincent Jackson’s (10/147/1) performances weren’t wasted on Fantasy Football owners.
  • Ryan Delaire (5 tackles, 2 sacks) had an impressive NFL debut. Apparently he wasn’t good enough to make the Buccaneers’ roster. LMAO! (Signed by Bucs as an undrafted free agent, subsequently released)
  • Kyle Brindza “kicked” his way right out of a job (see what I did there). Kickers…smh.
Eagles at Redskins
  • Sam Bradford’s numbers are hollow. (15 of 28, 270 yards, 3 TDs, sacked 5 times)
  • Kirk Cousins (31 for 46, 290 yards, 1 TD) looked good on the final drive. That’s about it.
  • Demarco Murray had 8 carries for 36 yards (30 long). That offensive line is terrible, but he looks like a fish out of water in Chip Kelly’s system. Not to mention Kelly seems hell bent on keeping his workload to a minimum. No such thing as a “volume” back in Eugene, Pennsylvania.
  • Jordan Reed (5/37; 1 fumble lost) was concussed again. Have you noticed that despite the concussion protocol and all the “rules” designed to insulate the NFL from concussion related law suits that the number of concussions haven’t diminished. Trixy Hobbitzess….
Raiders at Bears
  • Just when the Raiders thought they were out. The Bears pulled them right back in.
  • Thanks a lot Derek Carr (20 of 33, 196 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT) you torpedoed my DFS lineup. You and the insider trading taking place on DraftKings and FanDuel.
  • Jay Cutler (28 of 43, 281 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT) returned from injury. He was aight. You were at home, against the Raiders. Big Whoop!
Texans at Falcons
  • This one was over before it really got started. The Texans were down 28-0 at the half, 42-0 to start the 4th quarter.
  • Ryan Mallet (12 of 27, 150 yards, 1 INT) can’t even complete 50% of his passes.
  • Julio Jones (4/38) was quiet in this one but Leonard Hankerson (6/103/1) and Devonta Freeman (5/81) definitely announced themselves!
  • Speaking of Freeman (14/68/3!!!) he did it again on the ground. In fact the offensive line got the job done. (35/135/4 as a team)
  • Arian Foster (8/10) returned but he was a “no count.”
  • Nuk (9/157) is good all the time, including garbage time.
Chiefs at Bengals
  • 45 pass attempts for Alex Smith…compared to 11 carries for Jamaal Charles. WTF!
  • Andy Dalton (17 of 24, 321 yards, 1 TD, sacked zero times) continues to carve up the opposition. That offensive line has been outstanding too.
  • Jeremy Hill (9 touches) was out-touched by Gio Bernard (13) yet again. But he found pay dirt 3 times!!!
  • Jeremy Maclin’s (11/148) fantasy prospects is the only silver lining in Andy Reid’s questionable play-calling.
  • Tamba Hali and Justin Houston combined for 4 tackles and zero sacks. If they don’t apply pressure that secondary is going to continue to give up the booty.
Browns at Chargers
  • Josh McCown (32 for 41, 356, 2 TDs) had one of the best games of his career but this says more about the Chargers’ poor defense than anything else.
  • Bad teams find a way to lose. I put this lost on Mike Pettine. Tried to ice the kicker, kicker missed (because that’s what kickers do now), got a second chance, and hit the game winner.
  • A home game against the Browns is just what Phillip Rivers (23 for 38, 358, 3 TDs) needed to “get right.”
  • Duke Johnson (8/31) didn’t do much on the ground but he torched the Chargers as a receiver (9/85/1).
  • Perhaps the best TD throw and catch in Week 4 was the Rivers pass to a diving Keenan Allen (4/72/1). Thing of beauty.
Packers at 49ers
  • Aaron Rodgers (22 of 32, 224 yards, 1 TD) left it in first gear.
  • Colin Kaepernick (13/25, 160, 1 INT, sacked 6 times) couldn’t find the ignition. Paralysis by analysis. Mr. Scent of a Woman continues to look dreadful. He’s obviously no Russell Wilson…bro.
  • Frankly, there wasn’t much to see here.
Rams at Cardinals
  • Don’t bet against the Rams when facing the division. OWNAGE.
  • Nick Foles (16 of 24, 171 yards, 3 TDs) had a nice, efficient game. Just can’t buy-in until he strings a few together.
  • Too many pass attempts (46) against the Rams pass rush (4 sacks). Particularly when the Cardinals (21/113) ran the ball well as a team.
  • Todd Gurley (19/146) oh my!
  • David Johnson (4 rec/63/1) found the end zone again.
  • Tavon Austin (6/96/2) is the pint size NFC West assassin.
  • Calais Campbell (10 solo tackles, 0.5 sacks, 3 TFLs) is amazing. He’s a 5-technique! Too bad he plays in the J.J. Watt era.
Vikings at Broncos
  • Gutsy performance from Teddy Bridgewater (27 of 41, 269 yards, 1 TD, sacked 7 times) but it wasn’t enough. That offensive line is pretty bad.
  • 17 of 27, 213 yards, 1 TD, 2 INTs is the norm for Petyon these days.
  • Ronnie Hillman (11/103/1) has officially separated himself from C.J. Anderson (11/43) in my eyes. The former is a much better fit for the zone-blocking scheme.
  • A.P. broke a 48 yarder for six but it was tough sledding (16/81/1) for most of the day.
  • When Jarius Wright returns from injury I think the Vikings should feature Mike Wallace (8/83/1), Stefon Diggs (6/87) and Wright in three wide sets. Charles Johnson and Cordarrelle Patterson gotta rid the pine.
  • T.J. Ward (6 tackles, 2 SACKS!!) channeling his inner Blaine Bishop and Roman Harper.
Cowboys at Saints
  • Once again the Cowboys gave up on the run (28/115/1) in the second half.
  • Drew Brees (33 of 41, 359 yards, 2 TDs) returned from injury. He had to be licking his chomps considering Dallas’ non-existent pass rush. Threw for his 400th TD.
  • C.J. Spiller (5 rec/99/1) with the dagger in OT. Although I wouldn’t call it a dagger considering it was an 80 yard catch and run. Let’s call it a spear to the face.
  • Sean Lee exited with a concussion. Again…
Lions at Seahawks
  • Soooo, imma need the refs to study the rule book.





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