After a pretty good showing against the Minnesota Vikings. Brain Hoyer gets the start this week vs Bengals. The Browns should have their hands full this sunday. Bengals have one of the best defenses and young explosive offenses in the whole NFL. Giovani Bernard, rookie running back out of North Carolina. Has been lighting it up for the Bengals in limited playing time. Cant forget about AJ Green, whose nearly unguardable for Cincy. Cleveland also has its own set of young playmakers in WR Josh Gordon and TE Jordan Cameron. Both are coming off career high games. As long as Hoyer gets the ball in their hands, Browns should be ok.
Matt Cassel will get the nod at starter over Christian Ponder. Battling a rib injury all week Ponder is going to sit out. One has to think if Cassel plays good, will ponder get his job back at all. As a Viking fan this makes me extremely happy!! Christian Ponder has been very bad so far this season. Maybe this was the front office seeing an opportunity to sit ponder. Time surely will tell. Starting sunday, Matt Cassel has a chance to steal the starting job for good.
The 49ers got back on track with a big division win tonight over the Rams. Colin Kaepernick took a lot of heat this week for his past two performances. He played a lot better tonight took care of the football. His final stat line for the game 15-23 167 passing yards and 2 tds. He wasn’t the reason for the win tonight. The 49ers went back to smash mouth football. The underrated Frank Gore finished with 151 rushing yards on 20 carries. Back up Kendall Hunter pitched in with 11 carries for 49 yards and a score. Tonight’s game was the blueprint for how the 49ers win football games. Run the ball and play great defense. Colin will come along nicely. He just cant win the game for you RIGHT now. As for the Rams, they have been blown out for the 3rd week in a row. Jeff Fisher needs to do some re-evaluations on his team and if Sam Bradford is “the guy”. They also are in dire need of a running game. Darrel Richardson is not cutting it. Rams are near the bottom of the NFL in rushing. You need to control the clock. Cant win throwing the ball every down. Unless your Peyton Manning lol.
After being benched, Josh Freeman wants to be traded. He is currently on the trading block. Once thought of as a young promising QB. Freeman has struggled under the Schiano regime. Bucs brass apparently saw enough, and benched Freeman in favor of rookie Mike Glennon. By the numbers, Josh Freeman is one of the NFL’s worst passers. Maybe a change of scenery will be good for him.