Last week I chose the Buccaneers/49ers game as my Ninja Game of the Week. Although the outcome wasn’t as thrilling as I thought it was going to be, it did sneak up on me! I never thought the 49ers would completely blow out Tampa Bay. But isn’t that the great thing about football?
This week I chose my Ninja Game based on the fact that I have no idea what the outcome will be. All the hype is directed towards the Detroit Lions/San Francisco 49ers game, as it should be! And I have no idea what’s going to happen in that game either, but—maybe because I’m slightly biased from listening to New York sports talk radio every morning—this week’s game at MetLife Stadium will be one you’ll want to pay attention to.
My Week 6 Ninja Game of the Week is…
Buffalo Bills at New York Giants
Both of these teams have respectable records, and the Bills are one of the most exciting teams to watch this season. But like I said before, you’re probably more interested in the outcome of the Lions/49ers game. I would be, if it weren’t for these reasons why you should watch Giants/Bills:
1) The Giants need a win after last week’s heart-breaking loss. The Giants/Seahawks game should’ve been my Ninja Game of the Week. Eli Manning had a chance to win the game for New York as he drove the ball down the field late in the fourth quarter. Then all of a sudden, Brandon Browner appears out of nowhere, intercepts the ball and brings it back 94 yards for a touchdown. Giants lose 36-25 instead of winning 32-29. If that’s how I lose in my house, I’d be angry too.
2) Buffalo Bills ball hawks. The Buffalo Bills currently lead the league in interceptions with 12. Out of those 12, they’ve returned 3 for touchdowns (also first in the NFL). Eli Manning led the league last year in interceptions thrown and already has 5 under his belt in 2011. In other words, Buffalo Bills (who are very good at intercepting the ball) + Eli Manning (who is very good at throwing interceptions = Disaster.
3) Never bring your personal problems to work…unless you’re the Giants. If you’re not from the New York area, I’m not sure how much you know—or care—about the problems going on with the New York Giants. In a nutshell, former Giants Michael Strahan and Antonio Pierce have been questioning the toughness of Justin Tuck and other players. Osi Umenyiora has spoken publicly about his discontent, and I can only imagine how him and the rest of the Giants are going to try and shut up the media.
4) I believe in Fitz-magic. The Giants defense should put on a show to prove that injuries won’t hinder their toughness, but Ryan Fitzpatrick knows how to run Chan Gailey’s offense, and knows how to run it well. Back in Week 2 we wrote a post about how awesome Fitz-magic is. Since then, he has continued to impress, as well as lead an offense that is dominating both in the air and on the ground. I really missed the boat by overlooking Fred Jackson at my fantasy draft… I’m excited to see what he does this week against the G-men.
If the Bills win, they’ll be 5-1. The Giants need this win to go 4-2 and give themselves a chance to make the playoffs because the second half of their season is brutal. And, if you’re still not convinced, watch because of Chan Gailey. Remember: Yes, we Chan!
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