The NFL's Week 10 is just about over (Okay it is over, Monday Night's game is going to be a stinker) and there are things to take away for it and things to learn. I will go over each game in short responses. So here we go.
Norv Turner's seat just went from hot to 5 alarm fire. The AFC West has become this year's NFC West.
Never count out Belichick and Brady. Jets continue to underachieve and Sanchez is still overrated.
PUNT THE BALL!
The Steelers' defense finally showed up and in the most opportune time. Could this be the end of the Bengals this season?
It always something for the Browns and note to Coach Shurmur: defenses do win championships, but you do need an offense as well.
Midnight just about struck for Fitzpatrick and the Bills. Cowboys surprisingly still alive.
Good news Colts fans, you have a bye next week. Just six more games, Colts.
Look like you can win with a quarterback who can't throw. Also, Kansas City seriously, with Denver's offensive strategy you still didn't predict they would run.
Congrats Miami, you won your first game at home in seven tries, now there is no way you get Andrew Luck now.
The Eagles once again prove my theory: The Eagles are HIGHLY OVERRATED. Andy Reid's seat is ingulfed in flames, but then again it is every year.
Houston has the best record in the AFC? Good for them. I still don't trust them.
Welcome back, Chris Johnson! Wherever have you been?
Will the real Seahawks or Ravens please stand up?
Don't look now, but here come the Bears, even without Cutler playing well.
The Niners are in fact for real and looks like Eli Manning can't win them all.
Well that's it for my brief synopsis of the week that was in the NFL. Next week has some big games, Cincinnati will prove if they are for real when they play the Ravens. The Eagles go into MetLife Stadium to try get back on track and beat the NFC East leading Giants and will the Chargers end there horrendous skid when they face he red hot Bears? Until next week, folks.
An arrest warrant was issued for free agent wide receiver Terrell Owens after failing to show up for a court hearing regarding child support payments.
Owens tried to reschedule the October 24 hearing due to his televised workout for NFL teams. However, no teams attended Owens' workout.
According to a spokesperson, Owens is looking for a new attorney and was representing himself while trying to change the hearing date. Owens now has new attorneys and will deal with the issue of the warrant later in the week.
Owens is trying to modify his child support payments. The payments were based on his salary with the Dallas Cowboys when he was making $12 million in 2007.
Owens, 37, is trying to latch onto an NFL team after undergoing knee surgery earlier in the year. He last played for the Cincinnati Bengals in 2010, making 72 receptions for 983 yards and scoring nine touchdowns.
A third round pick by the 49ers out of Tennessee-Chattanooga, Owens has played for the 49ers, Eagles, Cowboys, Bills, and Bengals. He ranks sixth all-time in receptions with 1,078, second in receiving yards with 15,934, and tied for second, with Randy Moss, for touchdown receptions with 153.
The Oakland Raiders have completed a trade for former Cincinnati Bengals holdout quarterback Carson Palmer for a first round pick and potentially another (if Oakland wins a playoff game). Raiders coach Hue Jackson was on record saying it was "the greatest trade in football". Was it?
The Raiders are betting the house on Carson Palmer. Carson Palmer is going to be 32 in December and his play is deteriorating. Last season was his lowest passer rating since his rookie campaign, I know that the passer ratings are overrated, but still. Palmer also threw 20 picks last season and missed the playoffs again. A lot is riding on Palmer to carry the Raiders to the playoffs, but the fact off the matter is Palmer really hasn't done any football related drills since January. When you miss that much football, you cannot just jump right in and win.
I know the Raiders needed a quarterback, but giving up two first rounders (presuming they win that playoff game) is a lot. The Raiders are basically gambling their future on an aging quarterback with limited skills. The Raiders could have went out and signed a free agent and kept those picks to build around. Oakland is almost there as a playoff team, but this move I believe sets them back a bit and would Al Davis have pulled the trigger on this deal? Probably.
Hue Jackson was right about it being "the greatest trade in football". For the Bengals. Cincinnati is already building their team around rookie Andy Dalton, who is having a solid rookie year, and Carson Palmer wasn't going to suit up for the Bengals again, so the trade makes perfect sense. The Bengals should have a warrant out for their arrest after making this trade. The Bengals now can use these picks, hopefully wisely, to build a strong team around Dalton and bring the Bengals back to the winning days of Esiason and Ickey Woods.
Do the Raiders make the playoffs? I say no and this trade may have set the Raiders back a couple of years.