NFL 2019 Week 5 Good, Bad, Fugly

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Okay week 5 is in the books and normally it would be time to crown the good, the bad, and the fugly.

This week I am changing it up a bit. Tired of the negative I am going good, better, and best. Yeah…I like the sound of that!

The Good

The Oakland Raiders defense across the Pond. Going into the game the fear was the dominance of the Chicago Bears defense and the revenge factor for Khalil Mack. Ahh, sweet revenge thou name is Jon Gruden.

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Mack was held virtually impotent against the team that traded him. He did not get a sack on his good friend Derek Carr, and finished the game with three tackles and one fumble recovery.

Meanwhile the Raiders defense finished the game with four sacks and two interceptions. The Raiders defense looked good and they left England with a win, now sitting second in the AFC West with a 3-2 record.

Better

Speaking of sweet revenge, Houston, there is no problem. Especially when you are Justin Houston. Houston once seen in a Kansas City Chiefs uniform now dons the blue of the Indianapolis Colts.

The Colts went into Arrowhead Stadium a decisive underdog. The Colts emerged from Arrowhead Stadium with a 19-13 victory, thanks in part to Houston.

Houston terrorized quarterback Patrick Mahomes all game. He was a constant figure in the Chiefs backfield hitting Mahomes eight times while sacking him four.

It doesn’t get much better than that…unless.

BEST

You are Nick Bosa with a very long memory. MNF pitted the much hyped Cleveland Browns against the “are they legit or not” San Francisco 49ers and their first round acquisition Bosa.

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Two years ago while they were mere college lads, Mayfield’s Oklahoma team upset Bosa’s Ohio State’s team. Mayfield celebrated the win by planting an Oklahoma flag on Ohio State’s midfield.

Flash forward two years later prime time. Bosa absolutely owned Mayfield. He sacked him twice, was credited with five quarterback hits, and had a fumble recovery. But better than the stats was Bosa’s rendition of Mayfield’s flag plant after one of his sacks.

Maybe this should have been called revenge is sweet edition?

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