Good morning, folks. You know what time it is. It’s time for our Week 2 edition of Monday Morning Armchair Quarterback, where we weigh in on all the action from the jam-packed weekend of NFL football. Yesterday’s full slate of games left us with plenty to diagnose and break down, including a Chicago Bears kicker actually making a game-winning field goal… and it was beyond 50 yards?!
Of course, the top headlines following the wild weekend of football surround injuries to two of the all-time great quarterbacks in NFL history. First, Ben Roethlisberger suffered an elbow injury that forced him to leave the game against the Seahawks. And unfortunately, it was announced earlier this morning that Big Ben will undergo season-ending surgery. Tough break for the Steelers, who actually just traded their third string QB Josh Dobbs to the Jaguars last week. Now, they are left with no backup to Mason Rudolph, who will start the remainder of the season for Pittsburgh. Now, none of the ‘Killer B’s’ remain in the Steel City. Ouch!
The other significant injury that occurred on Sunday was suffered by future Hall of Famer Drew Brees in the highly anticipated NFC title game rematch between the Saints and Rams. He injured the thumb on his throwing hand and will also undergo surgery to repair the damage. Fortunately for New Orleans fans, Brees is only expected to miss six weeks, as opposed to the entire season. Until then, it’s ‘Teddy 2-Gloves’ time in the bayou.
Also, I just wanted to give a shout out to any Eagles fans that made it through that entire Sunday Night Football game without suffering an injury themselves. I mean, that was absolutely brutal. First, you have guys like Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson and Dallas Goedert go down with injuries during warm-ups. Then, Carson Wentz, Nelson Agholor, Jason Kelce, Jason Peters, Tim Jernigan and Sidney Jones all left the game at some point with injury. It literally got to a point where I was expecting a Philly player to be carted off on every play. Not to make light of the situation, but that had to be super frustrating to watch. Not to mention, the team still had a chance to win in the end and came up just shy, which adds even more insult to injury for ‘Birds’ fans.
Moving on from the countless injuries that stole the headlines this weekend, let’s get into some of the more comical situations that took place in Week 2.
Click to Page 2 for Cam Newton’s audition for the next Mrs. Doubtfire.