This week on “Football Nation Today,” Alex finally has some real football games to talk about. Cheers to that!
1st Down: Alex discusses the five things he learned from week one, and the five things he is looking for heading into week two:
Five things learned:
*Peyton Manning is back
*The Eagles are in for another rough season
*The Raider suck. Again.
*The Patriots are a more complete team in 2012 than they’ve been in any year since 2004.
*Rober Griffin III has the makings of an elite QB, and it will happen sooner than some projected.
Five things to look for:
*Will Andrew Luck improve against Jacksonville, and will his offensive line protect him?
*The Jets head to Pittsburgh to play the Steelers. How will they respond in a tougher environment, especially if they play poorly?
*Can the Ravens and Cowboys keep it up, and can Joe Flacco play consistently well?
*Will the Packers defense be atrocious again this season?
*When will the replacement officials make an egregious error at the wrong time, and actually cost a team a win.
2nd Down: Jonathan Vilma and the other suspended Bountygate players were reinstated late last week. Though they have won a battle, will they win the war against Roger Goodell and the NFL?
3rd Down: In the “Big Up or Slow Down” segment, Alex looks at the implementation of the hurry-up offense in Baltimore, Adrian Peterson’s big weekend, and Jay Cutler talking trash to the Packers.
4th Down: In this week’s “Reimer Rant,” Alex complains about commercials overtaking primetime NFL games. The league is in danger of selling out.
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