coming to you live from san diego, it’s this week’s edition of the totw! it was a thriller against the chargers last weekend, and while the score reflects a handy victory, it felt a lot closer than this throughout the game. as always, the chargers played us evenly and lost only due to a series of ridiculous turnovers that you’d think were just bad luck if they didn’t happen every single time we play.
our fearless quarterback is en fuego, as they say here in socal, and is on track to blow his 2007 season out of the water. he was 31/40 for 423 yards this week and has already racked up almost 950 yards in just two games (in contrast, he didn’t hit 950 yards til game five last year and game four in 2007). while it would be insane if he kept this up, it’s still shaping up to be a really fun season. he’s so competitive, he’s even started staring down his helmet! like the rest of us, i suspect it was duly impressed.
in i heart wes welker news- i heart him just as much in san diego as i did in san francisco- just in case anyone was worried about that. like miami, san diego can’t believe they ever let him get away, and they just can’t keep their hands off him. can’t say i blame ya, san diego – i’d be all over that.
for once, this week’s tommy was a super-easy selection. not only did vince wilfork get his first career interception, but he also cracked me up as he hauled his 325 pounds down the field for a 28 yard return- not even for one second considering running out of bounds or sliding out after the pick. here he is, hustling down the field like the self-proclaimed well-conditioned athlete he is – unlikely to be outrun by the boys in my bar, in spite of their delusions. run, vince, run!
this weekend’s matchup is against the buffalo bills in one of just four early games we play this year. definitely one of the early season shockers, the bills are 2-0 and look pretty terrific, albeit against somewhat suspect opponents. still, it could be a battle- so think happy patriots thoughts for my first patriots game back in my “home” town- and i’ll try catch ya a little sooner next week, now that i’m all settled and sundrenched.
have a great one, and go pats!