NFL Week 10 Wrap-UP Report

This week’s NFL Week 10 wrap-up report looks a little like this: we take a look at the happenings of this past weekend in the NFL; we ask a bookmanager about Peyton Manning’s worst day ever, Adrian Peterson’s injury as well who he thinks the second best team in the league is now that the Colts are suffering through a mini-slump.

The Colts lost their second game in a row after Peyton Manning threw a career high six interceptions, what can we make of this? Are the Colts still the second-best team in the NFL right now?

This game had the same feel as the Cowboys-Bills game earlier this year.  Tony Romo turned the ball over at every opportunity but he was saved by rookie Nick Folk’s 53-yard, game-winning field goal.

In the Colts/Chargers game, Manning threw the ball away six times but the Indianapolis D kept San Diego from scoring over the final 36:13 to set up what should have been another chance at redemption for Manning and the Colts. Manning drove Indy deep into San Diego territory giving Adam Vinatieri’s a chance at a gimme 29 yard game winner, except he pushed the ball right, and the Colts lost the game 23-21.

Can we say that Manning and the Colts are on the decline? If you look at Manning’s interceptions, or more accurately his targets in that contest, you’ll have the answer: Pro-Bowler Reggie Wayne and then Aaron Moorehead – who had 27 career catches in 34 games going into Sunday’s game – and Craphonso Thorpe, who came from the Colts practice roster and had yet to catch an NFL pass. Wayne did his part, catching 10 for 140 yards and a TD but Moorehead and Thorpe showed why they aren’t ready for primetime. I predict more of the same until Marvin Harrison, Dallas Clark and hot rookie Anthony Gonzalez come back from injury.

Toss in Vinateri’s miscues and it’s hard to say if we saw the real Colts on Sunday. If the Colts can get all their players healthy again they are a lock as the number two team in the league but they are missing three of Manning’s top four targets on offense, and Dwight Freeney on defense – their number one pass rusher. With these guys they’re the definite No. 2 team in football. Without ‘em? Who knows?

The Dallas Cowboys beat the NY Giants in convincing fashion Sunday can anyone stop this team from winning the NFC?

The Cowboys are clearly the team to beat in the NFC. They exposed the Giants as pretenders for the NFC title. The Giants’ six wins this year are against teams with a combined record of 15-39, and their three losses came against the NFC’s elite teams, losing twice to the Cowboys and once to the Packers.

The Green Bay Packers are the only other NFC team with a chance to beat the Cowboys; Favre continued his renaissance with 351 passing yards and three TDs versus the Vikings at Lambeau.  The Packers will probably be the last squad in the NFC to pose a challenge to the Cowboys.

Adrian Peterson was on his way to smashing the rookie rushing record and winning the overall rushing title until he was injured versus Green Bay, how will he come back?
Peterson’s final two college seasons were cut short due to injuries, so this has to be a scary moment for the Minnesota Vikings and their fans. The reports are saying he tore a knee ligament, Coach Brad Childress says Peterson will be out of the next game but with his history of injuries and the Vikings season all but lost it would be ludicrous to rush him back before he’s ready.  It may be bad news for some Bodog Fantasy teams but it would make the most sense for the Vikings and their star.

And then there was one. The St. Louis Rams put up 37 points this weekend and beat the New Orleans Saints, leaving the Miami Dolphins as the lone winless team. Will the Dolphins win a game this season? If so who will they beat?

Miami will be in tough to pick up a win before the end of the season, but they have a chance in Week 13 when they face an equally horrible New York Jets. The Jets lone win came at home in Week 3 when they beat the Dolphins by three.

Is there anything else that we can take away from this weekend?

Ben Roethlisberger is playing like an elite quarterback. The Steelers will earn a bye in the playoffs. Steve McNair’s career is coming to an end. Brett Favre’s is not. Albert Haynesworth is more valuable to the Titans than Vince Young. Tony Romo was worth the money

Alex Smith is a bust.