Knock-Knock. Who's There? NOT THE NFL BECAUSE IT WAS LOCKED OUT FOR 18 WEEKS AND 4 DAYS

Well first and foremost I can’t believe how quickly this season has gone so far as do you remember that in the NFL off-season there was talk of the NFL season not starting on time but then slowly that talk became talk of would there be an NFL season at all and with the NFL lockout going on-and-on that talk only seemed more and more likely. Much like the average NFL fan in there being talk of no season being played at all it seemed so hurtful yet inconceivable but the talk of “Millionaires vs. Billionaires” as the league earned a revenue of  $9 billion in 2010 so the lockout ultimately seen as how could the players vs. the owners of the teams/the league split that revenue amount out equally as the story of  an unfair cut between the owners and players broke out besides other subjects came up like the long talk of a “rookie salary cap“. With a number of fans not knowing what the argument was about it spawned a number of sites and articles about the lockout (not like fans had anything else to do that offseason) with possibly the best site on the matter being the NFLLockout.com website besides the others that popped up. Long story short the dispute ended with the outcome of the money being divided 60/40 in the players favour and what was a long and quite frankly sensitive subject became safe again and as for the following month fans, players, and owners alike counted down until the big opener between the 2010 Superbowl Champions the Green Bay Packers against the 2009 Superbowl Champions the New Orleans Saints.


In a move that seemed to only underline the love and appreciation millions of NFL fans had for the league Green Bay’s 2011 2nd Round Draft Pick former Kentucky Wildcats WR Randall Cobb ran back a 108 yard Kickoff Return.

What a way to open a season! 1st vs. 3rd favourite team!

In a play and a game that only seemed to wet the appetite of the sport that millions loved and in a lot of minds was seen as “well it was the #1 offense vs. the #2 offense”  but it turned into a situation of other teams seemed to have a same level of big plays enough so that Devin Hester seen as an impact player anyway even broke the league record for TD punt returns and this brought out the talk that did the lockout effect a teams defense and special teams unit more than the teams offense could ever be effected? The scary fact it is as much as their are 17 weeks in the NFL Regular Season each team gets a Bye Week and so that is 16 game weeks for each of the 32 teams and that means 16 games and as we already know (well those that bother to read my previous blogs) I’ve written about my feel that if the Houston Texans don’t win it this year that they never will as the other 3 teams in the AFC South are a mess and bar a real captiulation it is very hard to see the Texans lose that division. But then I said it to my “Brother from another Mother” Anthony (New England Patriots fan) that after the Week 3 34-31 loss to the Buffalo Bills, “Three things we learnt from the New England Patriots 34-31 loss to the Buffalo (only “football” team geographically in New York) Bills!, in a game you were 21-0 up at one point no less! 1) The Bills are real! 2) Evans was a talented cloud 3) I don’t want UGGs!” Those are the three leagues I’ve had a serious eye on and I know there are others but outside of the Texans, Packers, and Patriots no other NFL team seriously excites me, not that the other 29 teams aren’t exciting just that level of excitement seems hard. So as much as…

AFC East Table Tuesday, 4 October 2011 05:27 UK
Team P W L T PF PA %
Buffalo Bills 4 3 1 0 133 96 0.750
New England Patriots 4 3 1 0 135 98 0.750
New York Jets 4 2 2 0 100 95 0.500
Miami Dolphins 4 0 4 0 69 104 0.000

AFC North Table Tuesday, 4 October 2011 05:27 UK
Team P W L T PF PA %
Baltimore Ravens 4 3 1 0 119 57 0.750
Cincinnati Bengals 4 2 2 0 80 74 0.500
Cleveland Browns 4 2 2 0 74 93 0.500
Pittsburgh Steelers 4 2 2 0 64 72 0.500

AFC South Table Tuesday, 4 October 2011 05:27 UK
Team P W L T PF PA %
Houston Texans 4 3 1 0 107 70 0.750
Tennessee Titans 4 3 1 0 88 56 0.750
Jacksonville Jaguars 4 1 3 0 39 85 0.250
Indianapolis Colts 4 0 4 0 63 108 0.000

AFC West Table Tuesday, 4 October 2011 05:27 UK
Team P W L T PF PA %
San Diego Chargers 4 3 1 0 91 85 0.750
Oakland Raiders 4 2 2 0 111 113 0.500
Denver Broncos 4 1 3 0 81 111 0.250
Kansas City Chiefs 4 1 3 0 49 126 0.250

NFC East Table Tuesday, 4 October 2011 05:27 UK
Team P W L T PF PA %
Washington Redskins 4 3 1 0 83 63 0.750
New York Giants 4 3 1 0 102 87 0.750
Dallas Cowboys 4 2 2 0 99 101 0.500
Philadelphia Eagles 4 1 3 0 101 101 0.250

NFC North Table Tuesday, 4 October 2011 05:27 UK
Team P W L T PF PA %
Green Bay Packers 4 4 0 0 148 97 1.000
Detroit Lions 4 4 0 0 135 76 1.000
Chicago Bears 4 2 2 0 94 98 0.500
Minnesota Vikings 4 0 4 0 77 96 0.000

NFC South Table Tuesday, 4 October 2011 05:27 UK
Team P W L T PF PA %
New Orleans Saints 4 3 1 0 127 98 0.750
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4 3 1 0 84 77 0.750
Atlanta Falcons 4 2 2 0 90 105 0.500
Carolina Panthers 4 1 3 0 89 102 0.250
NFC West Table Tuesday, 4 October 2011 05:27 UK
Team P W L T PF PA %
San Francisco 49ers 4 3 1 0 94 75 0.750
Seattle Seahawks 4 1 3 0 58 97 0.250
Arizona Cardinals 4 1 3 0 86 87 0.250
St Louis Rams 4 0 4 0 46 113 0.000
The Lions, AGAIN? Well THAT makes the 24th November original... NOT!

Only confirming the league that I love most in the world as like I said before that no professional team is #1 for long and people have to admire that for if someone doesn’t understand the game fair enough but don’t rubbish the whole league because you as one person don’t understand it! Well continue watching from the edge of my seat but my goodness, the only teams that have not lost are “my beloved” Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions but the same the only way to point out how amazing it is for the Detroit Lions to be undefeated so far in the season (2000: 9-7, 2001: 2-14, 2002: 3-13, 2003: 5-11, 2004: 6-10, 2005: 5-11, 2006: 3-13, 2007: 7-9, 2008: 0-16, 2009: 2-14, 2010: 6-10) and it’s just an amazing fact that THE game each Thanksgiving in America is the “Detroit Lions vs…” this year it is the Green Bay Packers and there is real talk of if the Lions can get past the Falcons in Week 7 there could be an undefeated game on Thanksgiving… Whoda thunk it?

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