Hakkapeliitat was again victorious, for the third week in a row. After a loss-filled start of the season, things have turned seriously for the better lately.
Two outstanding games by guys that regularly have showed up (Brian Westbrook and Derek Anderson), and a formidable return to form by the Saints’ offensive duo that’s been almost quiet for the previous weeks (Drew Brees threw four scores, three of them to Marques Colston).
Eli Manning, the opponent’s QB was drenched in the London rain, and managed to nail a respectable score only with a scramble to the Miami endzone. The Jacksonville defense put up strong numbers as well, but that wasn’t much compared to San Diego cornerbacks, who picked the Texans’ passes with an alarming regularity, and converted them to multiple touchdowns.
Position in the standings is still low, but the victory percentage of teams ranking three to eight are the same. So the margin for error is nonexistent.
Next week features the game with highest expectations thus far – the unbeaten Indianapolis Colts face the equally unbeaten New England Patriots. The latter’s offense has been on a roll throughout the season, but a lot of that’s been at the expense of the teams with the worst pass defense.
Bring on week nine.