NFL Week 10 Good, Bad and the Fugly

Okay, I know what the title says, but because I am so incredibly bitter about the New Orleans Saints being so bad in Week 10 (yeah, it’s personal I loss in a survivor pool because of that…DAMN!) I am going to make this the good, the better and the best. Deal with it!

GOOD

Let me be the zillionth person to acknowledge how good the trade of Minkah Fitzpatrick and…yes, Marcus Peters ,have been for both them and their respective teams.

Week 10 against the rookie quarterback, under center for the Cincinnati Bengals, Peters intercepted a pass and returned it for 89 yards and a touchdown. This is the second interception/touchdown in his third game with the Baltimore Ravens. That’s good.

Fitzpatrick, is MinkaMagic, FitzMagician, just really…really good. For the third game in a row he had an interception. For the second game he turned the turnover into a touchdown. And then of course the interception this week sealed the game against the Los Angeles Rams. He is good…really good.

BETTER

Minnesota Vikings defense against the Dallas Cowboys. The Vikings went into the game, daring Dak Prescott and not Ezekiel Elliott, to beat them. The defensive scheme included bringing safety, Harrison Smith, to the line to stop Elliott. They fortunately were aided by the questionable play calling coming from the Cowboys sideline.

Listen to Dallasnews.com: The Cowboys had 30 first downs against the Vikings, rushing 16 times for 39 yards (2.44 yards per carry) and zero first downs while attacking through the air 14 times for 108 yards (8.3 yards per attempt) and six first downs. So despite having no success Dallas refused to give up on the run.

So the plan worked? It was better than the plan from the other side.

BEST

Atlanta Falcons entered the game against the New Orleans Saints ranked last in sack rate. They were a double digit underdogs. Their defense was giving up an average of 28 points per game. And they were playing the juggernaut New Orleans offense, after a bye week, in New Orleans, with the return of Drew Brees. With the Saints being the second highest pass blocking team according to Pro Football Focus.

Grady Jarrett had 2.5 sacks and five quarterback hits on Brees. The Falcons finished the game with six sacks and 11 quarterback hits. And oh yeah, they won the game holding the juggernaut Saints offense without a touchdown.

Falcons were the best.

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