Mark Craig's three NFL observations ... and two predictions

  • Article by: MARK CRAIG , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 15, 2012 - 6:20 PM

Investing in the offensive line is paying off in San Francisco

Three observations ...

• The 49ers are realizing the benefits of a heavy long-term investment in the offensive line. Three of their five starters were first-round draft picks.

• It's amazing how quickly Peyton Manning has made Denver's offense identical to the Colts' old offense. Manning never played in an offense that had a catchy name. That's because his is an offense designed for one guy.

• Michael Vick played as bad as a quarterback can play and still win a game on the road. Had Browns rookie Brandon Weeden not played as poorly, Philly's Andy Reid would be en route to an 0-2 start against Baltimore.

... and two predictions

• Panthers center Ryan Kalil's Super Bowl prediction will look even more silly when the Saints drop Carolina to 0-2.

• Washington loses at St. Louis, proving Robert Griffin III will not win every game and go directly to Canton.

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

ADVERTISEMENT

Chicago WSox - WP: R. Belisario 7 FINAL
Detroit - LP: J. Soria 4
Colorado - LP: P. Hernandez 1 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - WP: J. Arrieta 3
St. Louis - WP: S. Miller 6 FINAL
San Diego - LP: O. Despaigne 2
Philadelphia 5 Top 4th Inning
Washington 0
LA Angels 0 Top 5th Inning
Baltimore 0
Seattle 4 Bottom 4th Inning
Cleveland 4
Cincinnati 0 Top 6th Inning
Miami 1
Minnesota 1 Top 2nd Inning
Kansas City 0
Toronto 1 Bottom 1st Inning
Houston 0
Pittsburgh - J. Locke 8:40 PM
Arizona - J. Collmenter
Atlanta - J. Teheran 9:10 PM
Los Angeles - C. Kershaw
NY Giants 8/3/14 7:00 PM
Buffalo
Winnipeg 13 0:00
Hamilton 3
Toronto 8/1/14 6:00 PM
Montreal
Brt Columbia 8/1/14 9:00 PM
Calgary
Saskatchewan 8/2/14 6:00 PM
Ottawa
Saskatchewan 8/7/14 7:30 PM
Winnipeg
Edmonton 8/8/14 6:00 PM
Montreal
Hamilton 8/8/14 9:00 PM
Brt Columbia
Ottawa 8/9/14 6:30 PM
Calgary
Atlanta 19 1st Qtr 2:37
Tulsa 15
Phoenix 10 1st Qtr 2:21
Minnesota 12
New York 4 1st Qtr 6:15
Chicago 8
Indiana 9:00 PM
Seattle
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Date/Opponent Time W L Score
2014 preseason     
Aug 8 - vs. Oakland 7 pm
Aug 16 - vs. Arizona 7:30 pm
Aug 23 - at Kansas City 7 pm
Aug 28 - at Tennessee 7 pm
2014 regular season     
Sep 7 - at St. Louis Noon
Sep 14 - vs. New England Noon
Sep 21 - at New Orleans Noon
Sep 28 - vs. Atlanta 3:25 pm
Oct 2 - at Green Bay 7:25 pm
Oct 12 - vs. Detroit Noon
Oct 19 - at. Buffalo Noon
Oct 26 - at Tampa Bay Noon
Nov 2 - vs. Washington Noon
Nov 9 - Bye
Nov 16 - at Chicago Noon
Nov. 23 - vs. Green Bay Noon
Nov. 30 - vs. Carolina Noon
Dec 7 - vs. NY Jets Noon
Dec 14 - at Detroit Noon
Dec 21 - at Miami Noon
Dec 28 - vs. Chicago Noon

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: Which local pro team are you most excited about?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close