So Week 5 was probably my favorite week of football so far. No, it had nothing to do with Reggie Wayne’s fantastic effort to steal a game from GB, Drew Brees’ TD record, Atari Bigby’s stoned performance, or even Big Blue’s crushing defeat of the Doodoo Browns. It was the fact that I finally won a game of Fantasy Football despite Cam Newton’s horrible horrible horrible game. Let’s check out a recap of all that’s worth talking about or at least watching.
Drew Brees Breaks Johnny U’s Record For Touchdown Passes In Consecutive Games
In the annals of NFL history, there was one single passing record that no one believed would be broken. That record was set by Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas after he threw a touchdown pass in 47 consecutive games.
Last night, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees surpassed it by hooking up with New Orleans wide receiver Devery Henderson in the first quarter of Sunday night’s game against the San Diego Chargers for 48th consecutive game with a passing touchdown.
Atari Bigby Went To A Stoner College
Over the years, many NFL player have had fun with the player introductions for Sunday/Monday Night Football and the latest to join the club in San Diego Chargers safety Atari Bigby.
During his introduction, he decided to reveal his love of the rastafari culture by stating his college of choice as “The University of Jah Rastafarriii.”
Fun fact, Bigby actually turned down an offer to play football at the University of Miami because they would force him to cut his hair.
Brandon Weeden Throws Touchdown Pass That Didn’t Count
The New York Giants got back on track this weekend against the Cleveland Browns as they beat them by the score of 41-27, thanks courtesy to three touchdown receptions from Victor Cruz. The Browns rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden was his usual inconsistent self but somehow made a touchdown throw that didn’t count.
In the fourth quarter of play, Weeden had a pass deflected by Giants defensive end Justin Tuck but the ball somehow came back to him and found tight-end Jordan Cameron for the touchdown. However by rule, you can throw the ball twice and the touchdown was called off.
Percy Harvin Makes Titans Defense Look Silly
Last week, we featured a video of Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin returning a kickoff over 100 yards for a touchdown against the Detroit Lions.
Harvin this week had a play that was even more impressive as he scored a short touchdown reception in the third quarter against Tennessee.
Check out the below GIF as Harvin jukes out the first three defenders and slips his way into the end zone.
Ryan Kerrigan Does Fed Ex Flop
Most NFL fans know about the Green Bay Packers’ Lambeau Leap but did you know about the Washington Redskins have their own version?
Washington Redskins defensive end Ryan Kerrigan intercepted a pass from Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan in the second quarter and took it 27-yards for a touchdown.
After finishing the run, Kerrigan did small leap into the short stands behind the end zone and brought us another classic “Fex Ex Flop”.
RGIII Gets Knocked Out
There were probably many Washington Redskins fans holding their breath after the below play that sent rookie sensation Robert Griffin the 3rd to the locker room with an injury.
Griffin was attempting to scramble for a touchdown but took a vicious shoulder hit from Atlanta Falcons linebacker Sean Witherspoon which knocked him out.
Griffin is believed to be okay and it is believed that he’ll make the Redskins week six game against the Minnesota Vikings.
Andrew Luck Gets Jacked UP!
When Green Bay Packers linebacker Nick Perry saw that he had an open shot at Colts rookie quarterback Andrew Luck, he decided to unload something fierce upon him.
Perry’s hit to Andrew was so great that it jarred the ball loose and the Packers recovered it. The only problem for Nick was that he was called for a personal foul on the hit.
Julio Jones, Reggie Wayne and AJ Green Make Fantastic TD Catches
Two of the best young wide receivers in National Football League has to be Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones and Cincinnati Bengals A.J. Green.
During week five, both of them pulled in impressive sideline touchdown catches that happened with five minutes of each other.
However, the best catch came from Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne as he made this one-handed catch against the Green Bay Packers.
Monday Night Football: Houston Texans at New York Jets
In a story of two NFL teams going different directions, the Houston Texans will look to stay perfect against the New York Jets. The Texans fresh off a victory over the Tennessee Titans look like the best team in the National Football League mainly due to their balance on offense with Arian Foster running the football and Matt Schaub throwing passes.
The New York Jets on the other hand got blown away by the San Francisco 49ers last week and lost starting wide receiver Santonio Holmes to injury. San Francisco 49ers corner Carlos Rogers even went out on a limb by saying that the Jets quit during the game. Other notable Jets who won’t be playing on Monday night include star cornerback Darrelle Revis (who was lost for the season in week three) and starting running back Shonn Greene.
Let me be the first to say that the Jets do have an outside chance of winning the game since it is at home but unless Tebow magic comes to MetLife Stadium, Houston should cruise.
Prediction: Houston Texans 29 – New York Jets 10