I know everyone has seen this already, but you can’t not post this catch. I knew Odell Beckham was good because he makes Eli Manning look like a competent quarterback, which is not an easy thing to do. Then the pre game video of him catching footballs one handed surfaced, and I knew he’d be a great receiver, hopefully traded away soon to a team with a quarterback who throws the ball accurately. But this catch last night was something else. For the first time in the history of the world, NBC and the NFL’s incessant replays actually did something productive: they showed how Beckham caught the ball not with one hand, but with three fingers. That’s just amazing. I could honestly watch this catch forever, and the fact that a defensive pass interference was called on the play makes it that much better. But for real New York. please trade him or put Eli down so we can see him at his full potential.
Gronk & The Patriots Demolished The Colts Last Night & The Rest Of The NFL Should Be Very, Very Afraid
– via Pats Propaganda
The New England Patriots have outscored two of the best teams in the AFC, the Denver Broncos and the Indianapolis Colts, by a combined score of 85-41 over the last two games. And it hasn’t even been that close. The scariest part of this incredible turnaround happened last night, when the Pats manhandled the Colts in Indy with a running back who had never scored an NFL touchdown going into the game. I still think the Broncos are the only real threat to the Pats, but seeing a good Colts team get absolutely demolished at home should be a wakeup call for the rest of the NFL: the Patriots are here, and they’re going to beat the shit out of you and there’s nothing you can do about it. After playing almost a perfect game against Denver, Brady threw two bad interceptions, but when your running back runs for 199 yards and four touchdowns, interceptions tend to be less important. With the game pretty much in hand, Gronk took over, first with his block into the stands on Sergio Brown and then his 26 yard touchdown catch where it looked like no living human was capable of stopping him from getting into the end zone. Let me preface this by saying I loathe the Patriots and most of their fans, and living in the Northeast during their reign of terror has been unbearable at times, but sometimes you have to give the devil their due: the Patriots are a great football team. Chances are Jonas Gray isn’t going to run for 200 yards and four scores every game, but he doesn’t have to when you have Brady and Gronk ready to murder people. The Pats defense is only going to get healthier, and although they have an incredibly tough stretch of matchups coming up, no one in the AFC is on their level right now. If your favorite team is in the AFC and they’re not the Patriots, I think it’s time to mentally prepare yourself for disappointment come January.