Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Hump Day: Final Loser Rankings of the season

Here we are, the last week for the loser rankings. We'll have the week 17 losers and then the final top five.

1. Detroit Lions- This really comes as no surprise. Any team that finishes the regular season 0-16 really does belong at number one. It's just common sense! I thought they could win one game, but sadly I was wrong. And while I do believe in the spirit of the Loser Rankings, no team should ever go winless. You have to put forth the effort to win at least one game.

2. Kansas City Chiefs- This team had such high hopes. I believed in this team and they fell apart. Hopefully they can get their act together for next season. The Chiefs have a lot of good talent. They're better than their record.

3. St. Louis Rams- The Rams just flat out had a bad year. Maybe something will change for the better.

4. Seattle Seahawks- This was just a bad year. I really think Mike Holmgren deserved a better year than this one.

5. Denver Broncos- You might be wondering why I don't have the Bengals on here, or even the Browns! The Broncos had a chance to wrap up the AFC West title for several weeks. They kept losing and losing. On Sunday night, they lost to the Chargers and were ultimately eliminated from any shot in the playoffs. As a result, Mike Shanahan was fired on Tuesday.

Now for the final season standings:

1. Detroit Lions- 73 points
2. Cincinnati Bengals- 42 points
3. Kansas City Chiefs- 39 points
4. St. Louis Rams- 33 points
5. Oakland Raiders- 12 points

Final Analysis: I know Raider fans are probably upset about being in the top five. They really did step it up towards the end. However, they did struggle and have some tough losses. I say be thankful they're in fifth. The Lions, were the clear runaway for this season. When you go 0-16, it makes perfect sense to have the highest points. The Bengals found themselves off of the top five for the final week of the season. I tip my hat to them. They really stepped it up towards the end.

That's all I have. I'll have a picks post for you guys on Friday.

Happy New Year!

Monday, December 29, 2008

The Mondays: The playoffs are set

Instead of doing the usual crap, here's a breakdown of all the action on wild card weekend.

We'll start with the Saturday games, which are both being shown on NBC.

Atlanta Falcons at Arizona Cardinals- 4:30 PM ET- We have the A-Birds battle going on in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals find themselves having their first home playoff game in over 60 years. It's rookie vs. aging veteran in this one as Matt Ryan of the Falcons faces Kurt Warner of the Cardinals. This should be a very good game. The passing attack is key for the Cardinals. Fitzgerald, Breaston and Boldin will be key for the Cardinals. The running attack is key for the Falcons, who have a powerful 1-2 punch in Michael Turner and Jerious Norwood.

Indianapolis Colts at San Diego Chargers- 8:00 PM ET- Instead of going to a cold Denver, the Colts will head for sunny San Diego. Both teams are hot heading into this showdown. Both teams have combined to win 13 straight games. The Colts won the first meeting earlier this season in a classic battle. You should expect this one to be excellent as well.

Now it is time for the Sunday games, one on CBS, one on FOX.

Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins- 1:00 PM ET on CBS- These are two pleasant surprises facing off for the right to go on to the divisional round. Nobody expected these two to make it to this point. Sunday was really the first time I really got to see the Dolphins in action. I was impressed with their Wildcat formation. Chad Pennington has really done well for himself in Miami. And to think, some people thought Pennington's arm was too weak. As for the Ravens, defense and a solid running game has always been their blueprint to success in the playoffs. Rookie quarterback Joe Flacco has really done well this season. He's young, but he'll develop into a good quarterback.

Philadelphia Eagles at Minnesota Vikings- 4:30 PM ET on FOX- This is an intriguing game. You have Vikings head coach Brad Childress facing his former boss in Philly, Andy Reid. Two solid defenses will square off. Speaking of defense, I wonder how Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Johnson is preparing for Adrian Peterson. It seems like a tough task, but Johnson is a mad genius in these playoff situations. This game has the chance to be one of the best on Wild Card Weekend. I don't think we'll be disappointed.

Enjoy your Monday! I'll have the final Loser's Rankings set up on Wednesday.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Friday Briefs: Last Picks of the regular season

Yep this is the last regular season weekend for the NFL this year. Last weekend, I went 2-3, nailing the upset pick. I did go 2-0 in my NFL Network games picks last weekend. However, I won't count those. I'm 45-26-1 for the season. I will finish over .500. Yay! Time for the picks.

Chicago over Houston

New York (Giants) over Minnesota

Miami over New York (Jets)

Philly over Dallas

New Orleans over Carolina

Enjoy the weekend. Stay safe!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

No Post Today: Christmas Day

Enjoy your Christmas Day everybody. Happy Holidays from Oh No Romo!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Hump Day: Loser Rankings-- Teams seem to be playing spoiler

1. Detroit Lions- They got blown away by the Saints on Sunday. They now get to go to Lambeau Field to play the Packers.

2. Kansas City Chiefs- They lost a close one to the Dolphins. It was indeed an epic battle, but it wasn't enough.

3. St. Louis Rams- They blew a close one at home to the 49ers.

4. Cleveland Browns- We welcome Cleveland to this week's edition. They have lost five straight games. This team has fallen off the face of the earth, which is conveniently where we are located.

5. Cincinnati Bengals- The Bengals are playing good football right now. They've won two straight games. However, they're still in the top five because they're 3-11-1. Sorry Bengals fans!

Now time for the regular season standings:

1. Detroit Lions- 68 points- Clinched First Place

2. Cincinnati Bengals- 42 points- Clinched Second Place

3. Kansas City Chiefs- 35 points

4. St. Louis Rams- 30 points

5. Oakland Raiders- 12 points

Analysis: This is the official top five for the season. The Raiders will officially have the top spot wrapped up. Seattle has won two straight games, so it seems unlikely we'll see them on the top five for next week. I still have that deal for Detroit if they want to win a game, so it's not too late. The battle for now seems to still be 3rd place. Who knows what will happen? The Rams get the Falcons who are fighting for the division and possibly the second seed in the NFC. Enjoy the final week of the season.

Monday, December 22, 2008

The Mondays: Falcons clinch spot in Wild Card

Atlanta Falcons 24 - Minnesota Vikings 17- Congratulations goes to the Falcons for clinching a berth in the NFC playoffs. This team has made the ultimate turnaround. The 2007 season was awful. Whether it was the Mike Vick trial or Bobby Petrino leaving for Arkansas, this team had a lot to overcome. Head coach Mike Smith has this team on the right track. With players like Michael Turner, John Abraham, Roddy White and rookie quarterback Matt Ryan, this team has a chance to be a force in the NFC for quite a few years.

Tennessee Titans 31 - Pittsburgh Steelers 14- This game should have been closer, but the Steelers had a terrible day with turnovers, particularly Ben Roethlisberger. The Steelers quarterback was picked twice (one returned for a touchdown) and fumbled several times (losing the ball twice). The Titans are the top seed, the Steelers are the second seed. These teams are both very good, but neither in my opinion are a solid contender for the Super Bowl in this unpredictable AFC.

San Diego Chargers 41 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24- The Bucs chances are hurt by the loss on Sunday. The Chargers are still alive in the AFC West hunt. Here's why...

Buffalo Bills 30 - Denver Broncos 23- Two fourth quarter touchdowns by the Bills in the fourth quarter made the ultimate difference in the game. Now the Broncos find themselves with their backs against the wall. They face the Chargers this week to determine the AFC West champion. The Chargers are a game back. We're witnessing a collapse by the Broncos. They've had a chance to wrap up the division for a couple of weeks now and they still haven't done it. I'll be amazed if the Broncos beat the Chargers, because they are not playing like a playoff team. The Broncos have a lot of growing up to do.

Miami Dolphins 38 - Kansas City Chiefs 31- A valiant effort by the Chiefs in a freezing cold Arrowhead Stadium, but the Dolphins weren't about to have their playoff chances frozen. Chad Pennington had another three touchdown pass day for the Dolphins. Meanwhile, Tyler Thigpen threw for 320 yards in the Chiefs loss. The Dolphins now hold all the cards in the deck. They will face the Jets on Sunday in what could very well determine who wins the AFC East.

New England Patriots 47 - Arizona Cardinals 7- My brother said the Patriots would win by 40 before the game and he was right. Props to him.

Seattle Seahawks 13 - New York Jets 3-
Not a good loss for the Jets, but then again all losses aren't that great. It was indeed the final home game for Mike Holmgren as head coach of the Seahawks. It was snowy in Seattle. Whether or not Holmgren comes back, there's no denying how great his coaching career has been. If he comes back, hey great. If he doesn't come back, happy trails and I hope the next time we see him, it will be at his enshrinement in Canton. Hopefully, Holmgren can close out his coaching career in Seattle with a win.

SUNDAY NIGHT RECAP: New York Giants 34 - Carolina Panthers 28- Out of all the games played during week 16, this one had to be the best one. Believe me, there was a lot of great games played over the weekend. Both teams rushed for a combined 459 net yards. The Giants now have the top seed and homefield advantage in the NFC playoffs. Meanwhile, the Panthers need to beat the Saints on Sunday, or else they risk falling into the no.-5 seed in the NFC playoffs.

MONDAY NIGHT PICK: Oh come on, Bears over Packers! Do you really need to ask?

Enjoy your Monday (Unless you're getting snowed on or you're freezing like I am, or both)

Friday, December 19, 2008

Friday Briefs: My not so super sweet week 16 picks

Go ahead, chastise me if you dare! I'm still in good shape for my picks. Last week, I went 3-2, just missing out on the upset pick. On with the picks:

Denver over Buffalo- The Broncos clinch the West this weekend.

Houston over Oakland- I expect the Texans to make it five in a row.

New England over Arizona- This might get a little painful for the Cardinals.

Philadelphia over Washington- McNabb keeps the train McRolling. (I know, it was bad)

UPSET PICK: Cincy over Cleveland- Come on, do you expect Ken Dorsey to really beat the Bengals and their one game winning streak?

Enjoy the weekend!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

My NFL Network Picks

Indianapolis over Jacksonville- The Colts have a chance to win eight in a row. How are they staying out of the spotlight?

Baltimore over Dallas- If the Steelers can beat Dallas, why can't the Ravens?

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Death in the football family: Sammy Baugh dead at 94

Sad news to report in the world of pro football. The Associated Press is reporting that former quarterback Sammy Baugh died Wednesday night at the age of 94. Baugh reportedly had several many health issues.

Baugh played 16 seasons (1937-1952) in the NFL, all with the Washington Redskins. Baugh went to six Pro Bowls and was named All Pro four times.

Baugh won two NFL titles. He led the league in passing four times. Here are some other stats courtesy Pro Football Reference:

Passing Yards- 21,886

Touchdown Passes- 187

Completions- 1693

Interceptions- 203

Baugh also coached for three seasons. He coached for the New York Titans (now known as the Jets) and the Houston Oilers. He had a 18-24 coaching record.

Baugh is in both the college and pro football hall of fame and was named to the NFL 75th anniversary team. Here's a tribute video to Baugh.

Will Wade Phillips be fired at the end of the season?

Okay, okay, you might be thinking I'm crazy for even bringing up the idea. But hey, there's a Fire Wade Phillips site, so why not discuss it.

First off, Wade Phillips is excellent on defense. He's smart as a whip. Let's be honest though, Phillips didn't really seem like the right hire for the Cowboys. He's had mediocre success as a head coach. In fact, Phillips has lost all four playoff games in which he's coached (Broncos, Bills twice and Cowboys last season).

Does he really have control of this team? He doesn't seem to be having much luck. The other day, Dallas Morning News columnist Jean-Jacques Taylor seemed to think Phillips didn't have control of the team. Taylor thinks Phillips doesn't have control of his team. This is what he said in his column last Saturday:

Phillips won't agree, but that's too bad. It's the truth. All you have to do is look at this dysfunctional team and how it has played all season to see that.
Then again, it's hard to have control of the team, especially when your boss is Jerry Jones. Jones is very much a hands on type of guy, ask Jimmy Johnson.

Let's say the Cowboys don't make the playoffs and Jones does fire Phillips. Who is the likely replacement as head coach?

If the job goes to anybody inside the organization, the first choice is Jason Garrett. Some think the struggles on the offense is credited to Garrett. Sure the offense isn't scoring points, but it's still among the better in the NFL. Plus, Tony Romo is healthy. Garrett is a sexy choice for a lot of teams looking for a young head coach. He could very well be a coaching candidate in Cleveland or KC.

A friend told me that Mike Holmgren's name has been mentioned as a potential candidate. Sure enough, ESPN's Chris Mortensen mentioned it on Countdown on Sunday. Holmgren seems like an odd choice for Dallas, given his history against the Cowboys. However, it is certainly not out of the possibility for Holmgren to coach in Dallas.

The one name I think could be a dark horse is Saints coach Sean Payton. Yes he has a Fire Sean Payton site, but the administrators fired themselves.

Payton was an assistant under Bill Parcells in Dallas. He was also an assistant under Jim Fassel in New York. Payton knows the lay of the land in the NFC East. However, in three seasons as the Saints coach, he's 4-3 (including playoffs) against the NFC East.

I say he's a dark horse, because well it seems unlikely. This is Jerry Jones we are dealing with here, so who knows what we can expect. Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if he had Phillips come back another season.

Payton is in no danger of losing his job in New Orleans. The man is beloved and there would be a lot of upset fans if he left.

Hump Day: The second to last Loser Rankings of the season

1. Detroit Lions- Once again, they came close but fell short against the Colts. They have New Orleans at home on Sunday and go to Green Bay for the final game of the season. I still think the Lions are going to win a game this season. It just isn't possible to go 0-16 in the NFL. I could be wrong, but we'll see.

2. Kansas City Chiefs- A fourth quarter collapse caused this team to move into second place for the week. Also, Carl Peterson announced that he will resign at the end of the season.

3. St. Louis Rams- The other Missouri team has moved up a spot after losing as well. They lost to the Seahawks.

4. Cincinnati Bengals- The Bengals beat the Redskins. Here's something for you to digest: The Bengals have given up 358 points this season. The NFC West champion Arizona Cardinals have also given up 358 points. That's a crazy stat now!

5. Oakland Raiders- They've won more games on the road than they have at home. The question of the hour is, who will be the next coach of the Raiders?

Now the regular season standings:

1. Detroit Lions- 63 points

2. Cincinnati Bengals- 41 points

3. Kansas City Chiefs- 31 points

4. St. Louis Rams- 27 points

5. Oakland Raiders- 12 points

Analysis: The top four teams have all clinched a spot in the loser rankings. Detroit's clnched first place. Cincy has second place. The battle for third continues between KC and St. Louis. The Raiders don't have fifth place wrapped up, but they could after this weekend. The Raiders have Houston. Seattle is still in sixth place and they get the Jets and Arizona for their final two games. The Jets game will be tougher.

The Lions still have a chance to fall out of next week's rankings with a win.

Enjoy your Wednesday

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tuesdays with Romo: Photo of the week

Photo Credit: Associated Press

Monday, December 15, 2008

The Mondays: Miami is good!

Miami Dolphins 14 - San Francisco 49ers 9- Okay so the 49ers aren't exactly a good team, but you can't deny that the Dolphins are having a terrific season. They've won three straight and they have two tough road games against the Chiefs and the Jets. I like their chances against KC, but I don't know about their shot against the Jets.

New York Jets 31 - Buffalo Bills 27- It's safe to say the Bills are now out of the playoff hunt. This team started out 4-0. Since then, they have gone 2-7. It's inexcusable.

Cincinnati Bengals 21 - Washington Redskins 13- Great win on Sunday for the Bengals. As for the Redskins, they are falling out of the playoff hunt fast. I can't see the Redskins making it.

Atlanta Falcons 13 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10- HUGE win for the Falcons on Sunday. A Jason Elam field goal was all they needed to win the game.

Houston Texans 13 - Tennessee Titans 12- Come on, did you really expect the Titans to go 15-1?

Pittsburgh Steelers 13 - Baltimore Ravens 9- A Santonio Holmes touchdown catch late in the fourth quarter made the ultimate difference. The Steelers clinched the division with the win on Sunday. The Ravens still have a shot at the wild card.

SUNDAY NIGHT RECAP: Dallas Cowboys 20 - New York Giants 8- Quiet night for Mr. Romo. He did throw two touchdown passes. It seems like all of this talk is about Terrell Owens and Jason Witten. I don't have an opinion on the matter and I don't care to discuss the behavior of the Cowboys. If they want to implode, let them implode.

MONDAY NIGHT PICK: Philly over Cleveland-- Not even close

Friday, December 12, 2008

Friday Briefs: The 300th post at Oh No Romo

Oh No Romo has officially reached its 300th post. I'll have the little celebratory thing below my picks. Last week, I went 3-2. For the season, I am 43-24-1. There's a couple weeks left in the season and I hope I can have 50 wins.

Atlanta over Tampa Bay

New England over Oakland

Carolina over Denver

Baltimore over Pittsburgh

UPSET PICK: Kansas City over San Diego

Now for the video thingy for my 300th post.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Hump Day: The Loser Rankings-- December 9, 2008

Let's get cracking.

1. Detroit Lions- They came close to winning their first game of the season against the Vikings. Now they have the Colts. There is no way the Lions can go 0-16. They have to win a game at some point.

2. Cincinnati Bengals- In three straight losses, the Bengals have scored a combined 16 points. The Bengals are the worst scoring offense in the league. It is just pitiful.

3. Kansas City Chiefs- They battled with the Broncos, but fell short. Here's a fun fact--The Chiefs have the fourth least penalties in the AFC. When you compare the Chiefs with the Titans, who have the third most penalties in the league, you can't help but wonder why the Chiefs are 2-11.

4. St. Louis Rams- They got blown away by the Cardinals. This team just doesn't have it going right now. The Rams need something.

5. Seattle Seahawks- The Seahawks are another team that isn't having a very good year. It's been awful. It's weird to see them struggle.

Now for the season standings.

1. Detroit Lions- 58 points

2. Cincinnati Bengals- 39 points

3. Kansas City Chiefs- 27 points

4. St. Louis Rams- 24 points

5. Oakland Raiders- 11 points

Analysis: Nobody seems to be catching the Lions at this point. However, if the Lions win this week against the Colts, they will drop in the standings and might even fall out of the top five for the week. We have an interesting battle for third place as we see the Chiefs and Rams battle for the right to determine who is the ultimate loser in Missouri. Will anybody bump the Raiders from fifth place? The closest candidate right now is the Seahawks. They have seven points right now. If the Seahawks lose to the Rams on Sunday, they will switch places with the Rams, scoring a potential two points for the week.

Enjoy your Wednesday

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Tuesdays with Romo: Week 14 in photos

You know the drill by now. Photo credits below the photograph.

Associated Press

Seattle Times

Getty Images Images

Monday, December 8, 2008

The Mondays: Steelers do what they do best, win

Pittsburgh Steelers 20 – Dallas Cowboys 13- The Cowboys appeared to have it all wrapped up, but the Steelers scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, including a 25-yard interception returned for a touchdown by Deshea Townshend. This game was all about defense as neither offense had 300 total yards.

Minnesota Vikings 20 – Detroit Lions 16- The Lions came ohh so close to winning on Sunday, but came up short. This might be the Lions last hope for winning a game this season. This Sunday, they go on the road to play the Colts.

Tennessee Titans 28 – Cleveland Browns 9- Congratulations goes to the Titans for clinching the AFC South. They’ve played well this season.

Arizona Cardinals 34 – St. Louis Rams 10- Congratulations to the Cardinals for clinching the…clinching the…NFC West? This is a joke, right? I guess this means hell froze over.

Miami Dolphins 16 – Buffalo Bills 3- Not even O’Canada could help the Bills on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Dolphins are right there with the Jets and Patriots in the AFC East. The Jets hold the tiebreaker. The Bills are falling out of this race. It’s not entirely the Bills fault though. The rest of the division got hot and blew past the Bills.

SUNDAY NIGHT RECAP: Baltimore Ravens 24 – Washington Redskins 10- It was a cold night in Baltimore. However, the Ravens defense was burning up the Redskins. Props go to Ed Reed for getting two interceptions and a fumble recovery returned for a touchdown. The Ravens have a HUGE divisional game against the Steelers this Sunday. Two excellent defenses going head to head, I smell a classic.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Friday Briefs: It's Freezing outside

In the past two weeks, I have gone 5-3, including 2-1 on Thanksgiving Day. I am now 40-21-1 for the season. On with the picks.

Chicago over Jacksonville

New York (Giants) over Philly

Denver over KC

Pittsburgh over Dallas

UPSET PICK: Atlanta over New Orleans

Enjoy the weekend.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Hump Day: More Loser Rankings

1. Detroit Lions- They got blown away on Thanksgiving. It certainly doesn't help their cause to hold on to their Thanksgiving Day game. I think Rod Marinelli will be gone after this season.

2. Cincinnati Bengals- They have Indy and Washington in their next two games. Their final two games are at Cleveland and against Kansas City. I think they can win at least one more game, but the train is leaving and I get the feeling Marvin Lewis is leaving town.

3. Kansas City Chiefs- They got their second win, but they're still in third place in the rankings. Herm Edwards will stay on board.

4. St. Louis Rams- Arizona, Seattle, San Francisco and Atlanta are left on the schedule. I think the Rams can get one more win. Jim Haslett, will probably not stay on.

5. Seattle Seahawks- They get Matt Cassel and the Patriots next, however I think the Patriots only win by 20 points.

Now time for the Loser of the Year rankings...

1. Detroit Lions- 53 points

2. Cincinnati Bengals- 35 points

3. Kansas City Chiefs- 24 points

4. St. Louis Rams- 22 points

5. Oakland Raiders- 11 points

I wouldn't be surprised to see the Raiders fall from the fifth spot soon. The Lions have to win out in order to not finish the season number one.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Tuesdays with Romo: The best division in football?

In the NFL, we hear a lot about who's the best team, but we never really ask about the best division. Much like the BCS in college football, the best division isn't an exact science. You have to factor in many different ideas.

Let's start this based on record. If you play in the best division, then it makes the most sense that you're going to have a fairly decent record, even if you're in last place. Last season, the NFC East and AFC South each had all four teams finish .500 or better.

The NFC East is currently the only division in the NFL this year with all four teams over .500. The AFC East and the NFC South each have three teams over .500 and one team at .500.

There is no guarantee that any division will have all four teams finish better than .500 for the year. In fact, since the league re-aligned in 2002, it hasn't happened yet. This season though, you never know. The Eagles and the Redskins need two more wins, while the Cowboys only one, to complete the task. Therefore, if you're looking at records, the NFC East is the best.

If you're a good team, you win on the road. The Giants went on the road in the playoffs last season and took it all the way to the Super Bowl. The Steelers did the same exact thing just two seasons prior. Last season, the NFC East won a combined 23 games on the road.

Up to this point of this season, the AFC South has the most road wins with 15 (Note: I typed this post before the ending of the Monday Night Football game from last night). The NFC East is in a close second with 14 road wins. As of right now, the edge goes to the AFC South in this category.

There is no exact science to this and I hope to pursue more angles on the quest to find the best division in football.

Photo Credit: Associated Press/

Monday, December 1, 2008

The Mondays: Back from the break

Welcome back to the circus that is Oh No Romo! I'll be your ringmaster for this fun time. Okay, that was a little too much.

Tampa Bay 23 - New Orleans 20- The Bucs keep winning and winning! What is their secret? Is it Jeff Garcia? Is it Barrett Ruud? Somebody please explain it to me. All I know is that the Bucs are slowly becoming a legit threat in the NFC.

Carolina 35 - Green Bay 31- In my opinion, this had to be the game of the day. The Panthers went into halftime with a 21-10 lead. The Packers got back into the game fast, scoring 18 unanswered points. However, two fourth quarter touchdowns scored by DeAngelo Williams helped keep the Panthers in the playoff hunt. Big props to Aaron Rodgers though. He played great on Sunday, even though the Packers lost. He's not Brett Favre, he'll never be Favre. I think Rodgers will be a great quarterback in this league, despite what the Favre lovers might tell you.

Atlanta 22 - San Diego 16- Michael Turner won the battle between himself and his former Chargers teammate, LaDainian Tomlinson. Turner ran for 120 yards, while LT for 24 yards on 14 carries. This is clearly turning into a bad year for the Chargers. They still have a shot to win the AFC West, but they have to win out and hope the Broncos falter. Speaking of the Broncos...

Denver 34 - New York (Jets) 17- What's that? You say the Jets are good? Uh huh...Sure....

Kansas City 20 - Oakland 13- Congratulations to the Chiefs on their second win of the year.

SUNDAY NIGHT RECAP: Vikings beat Bears to take over lead in NFC North. D'OH!

Monday Night Prediction: Houston over Jacksonville

One Final Note: The Redskins honored Sean Taylor on Sunday with his entry into the Ring of Fame. It's hard to believe that Taylor has been gone for a year already. It just amazes me.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Day Picks

I'll keep this short and sweet, being that it is my only other post for the week. I aim to go 3-0 with my picks for this Thanksgiving, so here goes.

Detroit over Tennessee- Call me crazy

Dallas over Seattle

Philly over Arizona- Personal prediction: Donovan McNabb throws for 325 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Have a happy Thanksgiving.

-Oh No Romo

Monday, November 24, 2008

The Mondays: Taking the week off

I'll have my picks for both Thanksgiving and Sunday, but other then that, I am taking this Thanksgiving Week off.

I'll get you your picks on Thursday and I'll see you next Monday.

-Oh No Romo

Friday, November 21, 2008

Friday Briefs: My first tie in picking games

Last week was one of those weeks where...Well it was one of those weeks. I can't really say that much about it. Last week, I went 2-2-1. I am now 35-18-1 on the season. Time for the picks.

Baltimore over Philly

Tennessee over New York (Jets)

Denver over Oakland

Atlanta over Carolina

UPSET PICK: Minnesota over Jacksonville

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Loser Rankings- Getting Ready for the Loser of the Year Award

We're getting close to the homestretch of this 2008 season and it's almost the awards season here at Oh No Romo. That said, we have the Loser Team of the Year, which is the first time we are doing this award. We'll check the point standings after the current top five for the week.

1. Detroit Lions- They have to win sometime.

2. Cincinnati Bengals- It's been a bad year. Just horrid.

3. Kansas City Chiefs- I don't know what to think anymore.

4. St. Louis Rams- The state of Missouri can't be happy with its teams.

5. Seattle Seahawks- The only team out West that is doing the worst to be on this list.

Now time for the point watch. First place each week gets 5 points, second gets 4, third gets 3, fourth gets 2, fifth gets 1. Here's the top five to look out for.

1. Detroit Lions 48 points.

2. Cincinnati Bengals- 31 points.

3. Kansas City Chiefs- 21 points.

4. St Louis Rams- 20 points.

5. Oakland Raiders- 11 points.

The Lions appear to be a clear runaway favorite. Of course, that's what happens when you're 0-10. Maybe the Bengals can make a run at them, but I doubt it.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tuesdays with Romo: Week 11 in photos

All photos courtesy of Images

Monday, November 17, 2008

The Mondays: A great man once said a tie was like kissing your sister

With that, another Sunday has passed on.

Philadelphia Eagles 13 - Cincinnati Bengals 13- So in truth, nobody won, but nobody lost. If there had to be a loser in this game, it's the Eagles. The Giants and Cowboys both won on Sunday and ultimately the Eagles lost ground in the NFC East. This should have been a good win for the Eagles on Sunday, but they failed to capitalize.

Tennessee Titans 24 - Jacksonville Jaguars 14- The Titans were down 14-3 at halftime, but scored 21 points in the second half, including a late fourth quarter touchdown pass by Kerry Collins to go 10-0. Collins threw three touchdowns passes in the win. The Titans now have the Jets this week. I still think the Titans are going to lose at some point. On Thanksgiving Day, the Titans get the Lions. They have to stumble at some point.

Miami Dolphins 17 - Oakland Raiders 15- It's like the Dolphins are a good football team or something. The Dolphins have a chance to do something this Sunday that they haven't done since 2000 and that's to sweep the Patriots.

Green Bay Packers 37 - Chicago Bears 3- Ouchies! The Bears seem to be having some issues at this point and time, mainly on defense.

Pittsburgh Steelers 11 - San Diego Chargers 10- Low scoring football game, or National League slug fest?

SUNDAY NIGHT RECAP/ROMO ALERT: Dallas Cowboys 14 - Washington Redskins 10- So it wasn't the performance the Cowboys were expecting from Tony Romo (1 touchdown pass, 2 interceptions), but they're back on track in the playoff race with a good win on the road against a tough Redskins team. Marion Barber ran for 124 yards and one touchdown.

MONDAY NIGHT PICK: Buffalo over Cleveland

Enjoy your Monday, if at all possible.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Friday Briefs: That time again for the picks

Last week was a GREAT picking week for yours truly. I went 4-1, missing on the upset pick by a lot, but that's okay. At this point of the season, I am 33-16. Here's to hoping that I go 5-0 this week. It's picking time.

Atlanta over Denver- Sometimes you just have to go with the hotter hand and the Falcons at home are a sure fire pick. There has to be no better story in the NFL right now than the Falcons. They are playing excellent football in an exciting NFC South.

New York (Giants) over Baltimore- The Ravens are also a great story, but I can't see them winning against that tough Giants defense.

Pittsburgh over San Diego- The Chargers are on a free fall to I don't know where. However, if they can get to 8 wins, maybe they get to the playoffs.

Philadelphia over Cincinnati- The Eagles will be firing away after that tough home loss to the Giants last Sunday night.

UPSET PICK: Kansas City over New Orleans- The Chiefs came ohh so close to winning last week, but they fell short. If Tyler Thigpen can put on a show against a bad Saints defense, the Chiefs could very well win by two touchdowns.

Enjoy the weekend.

Oh No Romo

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Loser Rankings: Week 11 Edition

So here we are, at another week. Yahdah dahdah dee do!

1. Detroit Lions- Is there ever an end in sight to their losing? Could things get any worse? We at Oh No Romo think so, especially since Jesse McCartney is performing at halftime for the Thanksgiving Game.

2. Cincinnati Bengals- They had a bye week, but hey they're still in the top two.

3. Kansas City Chiefs- If they just convert a 2-point conversion, they might be at no.-5. But hey, at least Tyler Thigpen is playing great football.

4. Oakland Raiders- The Raiders are the worst scoring offense in the NFL.

5. Everybody not named the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC West- You can make a case for the 49ers, Seahawks and Rams, but why try to?

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Tuesdays with Romo: Week 10 in photos

Associated Press

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Monday, November 10, 2008

The Mondays: Giants, Titans reign supreme over everyone else

Week 10 had it's fair share of excitement on Sunday.

SUNDAY NIGHT RECAP: New York Giants 36 - Philadelphia Eagles 24- Consider this, the Giants were 6-3, coming off a loss to the Dallas Cowboys at home. After Sunday night, the Giants are 8-1, coming off a win on the road against the Eagles. If you take away the hiccup against Cleveland, the Giants are 9-0. This team is without a doubt the best in the NFC. However, I wouldn't be surprised to see the Giants struggle as they progress further into the season. Their next three games are against Baltimore, Arizona and Washington, both on the road.

Tennessee Titans 21 - Chicago Bears 14- So the Titans are now 9-0 for the first time in franchise history. They are the top dog in the AFC and they only need four wins to wrap up the AFC South. A win at Jacksonville on Sunday will surely help them.

Minnesota Vikings 28 - Green Bay Packers 27- A Mason Crosby missed field goal late in the game made the difference. For the most part, the game was played sloppily. Crosby missed a 52-yard field goal with less than 30 seconds left. The Vikings scored two safeties and it made the difference in the long run. The Vikings needed this win to keep with the Packers and Bears in the NFC North picture.

Indianapolis Colts 24 - Pittsburgh Steelers 20- The Colts scored a big win on Sunday, defeating the Steelers at Heinz Field. Give credit to Peyton Manning, who threw three touchdown passes on Sunday.

Atlanta Falcons 34 - New Orleans Saints 20- Drew Brees had another big day passing for the Saints, but it wasn't enough to stop the hot Falcons. Brees threw for 422 yards, two touchdowns, but also threw three picks. Matt Ryan meanwhile threw two touchdown passes for the Falcons.

San Diego Chargers 20 - Kansas City Chiefs 19- The "In it to win it" philosophy was on display late in the game for the Chiefs. Unfortunately, it didn't work out. Quarterback Tyler Thigpen missed a two-point conversion pass to Tony Gonzalez late in the game. I don't blame Herm Edwards for going for the win. The team isn't competing for a playoff spot, so why not go all in with what you have?

MONDAY NIGHT PICK: Arizona over San Francisco

Friday, November 7, 2008

Friday Briefs: Your weekend picks

I went 3-2 last week. I'm now 29-15 for the season. Here's to hoping that I pick up that 30th win of the season. Week 10 picks......Now!

Atlanta Falcons over New Orleans Saints- It will definitely be a close one.

Miami Dolphins over Seattle Seahawks- Ronnie Brown should have a field day running against the Seahawks defense.

Carolina Panthers over Oakland Raiders- The woes continue for the Raiders.

New York Jets over St. Louis Rams- Yeah, I'm done picking the Rams for a while.

UPSET PICK: Detroit Lions over Jacksonville Jaguars- This might be my boldest prediction yet this season.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Loser's Rankings: The Post-Election edition

1. Detroit Lions-The Lions came close last week, but sadly fell short against Rex Grossman and the Bears.

2. Cincinnati Bengals- They scored a huge win on Sunday over the Jacksonville Jaguars. They have a bye week, but get Philly the week after.

3. Kansas City Chiefs- They had a solid lead going into the fourth quarter against Tampa, but blew it in overtime. Meanwhile, their defense has given up 27.9 points per game this season, fourth worst in the NFL.

4. Oakland Raiders- This is the worst scoring offense in the NFL. They got shutout against Atlanta and will now face Carolina. I wouldn't be surprised to see the Raiders get shutout again this week against a tough Panthers defense.

5. St. Louis Rams- I think it's safe to say the Rams won't save their season, not with their schedule.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Tuesdays with Romo: Election Day

As I'm sure all of you know, today is Election Day. Out of respect for the Democratic process, I am taking the Tuesday and Wednesday off. If you're registered to vote, go out and vote today. It's your duty as an American (over the age of 18) to do so.

I voted last month and it was a good feeling. However, for the sake of my blog, I will not tell you who I voted for. I might have my football biases, but you won't detect my political biases.

So enjoy voting and enjoy not having to see any of those damn political advertisements.

Let me end with this statement: Vote Damn It!!!

-Oh No Romo

Monday, November 3, 2008

The Mondays: Titans go 8-0

Tennessee Titans 19 - Green Bay Packers 16- This game was settled in overtime when Rob Bironas kicked a game winning 41-yard field goal. The Titans are clearly the biggest surprise of this NFL season. Nobody is within a mile of the Titans in the AFC South. I'm unsure of the Titans being a legitimate contender. They have a tough defense and a good 1-2 combo at the running back position. However, it comes down to the quarterback spot. Vince Young has to return eventually. Can Kerry Collins really carry this team through the second half of this season?

New York Giants 35 - Dallas Cowboys 14- This is no time to panic yet, Cowboys fans! You have a bye week, which means you won't lose. You'll get Tony Romo back for the game against Washington. If the Cowboys lose in two weeks to the Redskins, then you can start to panic. Until then, be thankful you're 5-4. Meanwhile, this Giants team is very ferocious, especially on defense. The front four is the best in football. You know your defense is good when the defensive line can get to the quarterback.

Cincinnati Bengals 21 - Jacksonville Jaguars 19- The nightmare for Bengals fans is over. The Bengals have now won one straight game. Chances are, they probably won't win the division, nor get a playoff spot. The Bengals still have a chance though to save their season though. I still think the Bengals will win four games.

Atlanta Falcons 24 - Oakland Raiders 0- The only shutout of the day came on Sunday and it was for the Raiders. JaMarcus Russell had 31 yards passing for the Raiders in the losing effort. This season is turning into a disaster for the Raiders and it doesn't seem like there's an end in sight. Meanwhile, the Falcons are 5-3. They have a tough division test against next week against the Saints. This game could see an explosion for both offenses. I'm excited!

SUNDAY NIGHT RECAP: Indianapolis Colts 18 - New England Patriots 15- The Colts scored a big win last night. They still have a ways to go before catching the Titans.

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Friday, October 31, 2008

Friday Briefs: Happy Halloween Picks Time

Last week was a bad week for me pick-wise. Because I made an error in picking the Jets over the Bengals (it was suppose to be the Chiefs), I automatically disqualify the pick. Therefore, I went 1-4 for the week. Don't you just love it when a blogger has ethics?

Buffalo over New York (Jets)- I won't make that mistake again.

Tampa Bay over Kansas City- I could see Jeff Garcia passing for 300 yards on this not-so-good Chiefs defense.

Philadelphia over Seattle- The Eagles are soaring again.

New York (Giants) over Dallas- For the third straight week, I am picking against the Cowboys.

UPSET PICK: St. Louis over Arizona- I still think the Rams are in great shape.

Enjoy your Halloween!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Hump Day: The Loser Rankings- October 28, 2008

Ahh yes, we have now officially reached the halfway point of this 2008 NFL season. That said, here's a look at the top five worst teams in the NFL.

1. Detroit Lions- I believe that picture says it all. The Lions are just flat out awful this year. To make matters worse, Detroit's former mayor was sentenced to 120 days in jail.

2. Cincinnati Bengals- No Carson Palmer, not much of anything. The Bengals are preparing for the next season. The best they can do at this point is go .500. Be real though, do you think the Bengals can win eight straight games.

3. Kansas City Chiefs- They had a chance against the Jets last week, but sadly, they still somehow found a way to lose the game. On the bright side, Tyler Thigpen had a terrific game against the Jets.

4. San Francisco 49ers- It was a tough loss for Mike Singletary. The Niners have now lost five straight games. Is that a good enough reason for you?

5. St. Louis Rams/Seattle Seahawks- Would you believe that the NFC West is the worst division in pro football? Yeah I find it hard to believe as well.

Photo Credit: Detroit Free Press

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tuesdays with Romo: Week 8 NFL Photos

Your week 8 photos. As always, the credit goes below the photo.

Photo Credit: New York Daily News

Photo Credit: Cleveland-Plains Dealer

Photo Credit: Philadelphia Enquirer

Photo Credit: Detroit Free Press

Photo Credit: Associated Press

Monday, October 27, 2008


New York Giants 21 - Pittsburgh Steelers 14- A field goal, a safety and a 2-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Boss in the fourth quarter made the difference for the Giants. The 12 points came in a five minute span. The Giants remain at the top of the NFC East. Things are going very well for the Giants going into their showdown next week against the Dallas Cowboys.

New Orleans Saints 37 - San Diego Chargers 32- Things look good for the Saints, but not so much for the Chargers. The Saints are keeping up with the rest of the NFC South. The Chargers shouldn't panic yet. If the Broncos continue to struggle, the Chargers could win the AFC West with an 8-8 record.

Baltimore Ravens 29 - Oakland Raiders 10- So how about that Joe Flacco guy? He's got some cool playing ability, that's for sure. Flacco threw one touchdown pass and ran another one in. He's slowly maturing into a good quarterback. It's not out of the realm of possibility for the Ravens to get in the playoff fray.

New England Patriots 23 - St. Louis Rams 16- The Rams played hard again on Sunday, but it wasn't enough. Marc Bulger threw for 300 yards on the Patriots defense. The Pats are now tied for first in the AFC East. Anything is possible at this point in the season.

Cleveland Browns 23 - Jacksonville Jaguars 17- I have a question. What's wrong with the Jags? They're 3-4 and now tied for third (or last if you're pessimistic) with the Houston Texans. The Jags have Cincy and Detroit for the next two weeks. If the Jags split, I can't see them making the playoffs.

There was no Sunday Night Game.

Monday Night Prediction: Tennessee over Indianapolis

Enjoy your Monday

Friday, October 24, 2008

Friday Briefs: Time to pick some games

It finally happened, for the first time this season I went 5-0 for the week. I really nailed those picks. I'm now 25-10 for the season, which means the season is at the halfway point. Time for some week 8 picks.

Baltimore over Oakland- This seems like an obvious win for the Ravens. They need this win to keep with the Steelers in the AFC North.

Jacksonville over Cleveland- The Browns are falling apart, but then again so are the Jags.

New York (Jets) over Cincinnati- The Bengals will keep losing until they decide to win.

San Francisco over Seattle- Good luck goes out to Mike Singletary as he makes his head coaching debut for the 49ers.

UPSET PICK: Tampa Bay over Dallas- No namesake, no win.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Hump Day: The Loser Rankings- October 22, 2008

Another week, another loser's rankings are here. You know the drill by now.

  1. Detroit Lions- So, it has been a couple of weeks since Matt Millen was carried out of Detroit on a pole. Yes, the Lions are still winless. Two more losses and the Lions are officially out of the NFC North playoff hunt.

  2. Cincinnati Bengals- So this team is continuing to fall apart. It's funny, but sad, tragic, yet amusing.

  3. Kansas City Chiefs- So the woes continue for the Chiefs. Things just don't look good for this franchise.

  4. Seattle Seahawks- I did not see this one coming. Honestly!

  5. Oakland Raiders- If they keep winning, they won't have to be on this list.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tuesdays with Romo: Week 7 in pictures

We love photos here at Oh No Romo. We want to give you some of our favorites of the week. As always we aim to give credit where credit is due. The photo credit will be below the photo.

Photo Credit: Images

Photo Credit: Houston Chronicle

Photo Credit: San Diego Union-Tribune

Photo Credit: Seattle Times

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Monday, October 20, 2008

The Mondays: A good day for Tampa

Sunday was a great day to be a citizen of Tampa. The Rays won the AL Pennant and are playing in their first World Series in franchise history. A big congratulations goes out to them, here at Oh No Romo. However, this is a football blog. We talk football here.

SUNDAY NIGHT RECAP: Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20 - Seattle Seahawks 10- Sunday night was by far a big night for quarterback Jeff Garcia. Garcia threw for 310 yards and one touchdown in the win. The lone touchdown pass went to receiver Antonio Bryant. The Bucs are now 5-2 and tied for first in the NFC South. If the Bucs go through Dallas and KC, they will go 7-2 into their bye week. I'd have to say things are going well.

ROMO ALERT: St. Louis Rams 34 - Dallas Cowboys 14- No Tony Romo, no win? It could be the case. You can't deny that the Rams have been playing good football though. Steven Jackson had a HUGE day for the Rams. Jackson ran for three touchdowns and 160 yards rushing. The Rams have knocked off two NFC East teams in a row. Coach Jim Haslett could very well save this season for the Rams.

Chicago Bears 48 - Minnesota Vikings 41- The Bears are an offensive fire power. Kyle Orton threw for 280 yards on Sunday with two touchdown passes. The Bears special teams deserve the credit for the win on Sunday though. Two touchdowns were scored on miscues by the Vikings special teams. The first came when punter Chris Kluwe dropped the snap, with Garrett Wolfe recovering the fumble and returning it 17 yards. The second came on a fumble by Charles Gordon, with Zackary Bowman scoring the touchdown.

Monday Night Prediction: Denver over New England

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Friday, October 17, 2008

Friday Briefs: Week 7 NFL Picks

Another week of the NFL season left us. Believe it or not, I finished week 6 with a 3-2 record. In my last three weeks, I'm 10-5. Overall for the season, I am 20-10. I need to try and keep the good times rolling. Let's roll off some week 7 picks.

Buffalo over San Diego- Trent Edwards is back for the Bills. They are coming off a bye week and they need this win.

Houston over Detroit- The win over Miami last week might just have saved the season for the Texans. They have the chance to go for two in a row.

Chicago over Minnesota- Hey, at least the Bears aren't playing an NFC South team.

Pittsburgh over Cincinnati- Ryan Fitzpatrick versus the Steelers defense...I'm picking the defense.

UPSET Pick: St. Louis over Dallas- I'm a little concerned about the Cowboys. Things do not look very good.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Hump Day: Loser Rankings- October 15, 2008

Without waiting any further, here's your top five worst teams in the NFL.

1. Detroit Lions- They came oh so close to winning this week, but it was a safety by quarterback Dan Orlovsky that would cost them the game against Minnesota.

2. Cincinnati Bengals- They ran with the Jets, but they couldn't close the deal. Now it looks like Carson Palmer will not play this week.

3. Oakland Raiders- Tom Cable made his debut as the Raiders Head Coach. It was a debut that he would like to forget. The Raiders were blown away, 34-3. The Raiders have been horrible on third downs this season, only converting 27.5 percent, third worst in the NFL.

4. Kansas City Chiefs- They had a bye week last week. They play the Titans this week and things could get bad.

5. St. Louis Rams- You see what happens when you win, you increase your chances of falling out of the top five. The Rams scored a HUGE win over the soaring Redskins. The Rams season is not entirely out of reach. The Seahawks aren't that strong (and risk being in the top five), the 49ers aren't that strong and I'm not sure what to think of the Cardinals (other than they're really really good). The win over Washington could very well salvage the Rams season.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tuesdays with Romo: Some NFL Pictures

Instead of doing the Monday Night Recap, I'll give you some pictures to look at from the week that was, week six. As always we aim to give credit where credit is due. The photo credit will be below the photo.

Photo credit: Images

Photo Credit: Houston Chronicle

Getty Images

Photo Credits: Boston Globe

Photo Credit: New York Post

Monday, October 13, 2008

Remember the time when Tony Romo got hurt? We don't

Consider Oh No Romo in a panic right now. Our fearless leader is out for as much as four weeks because of a broken finger on his throwing hand.

Ordinarily, we wouldn't fret over this, but because this is our namesake and the fact that he is on all three of my fantasy teams (who by the way were in great shape prior to the injury), we can't help but panic.

I can't imagine how the Cowboys nation is feeling right now. I'd be willing to bet the panic is greater there than it is at Oh No Romo. I'm sure Joe Buck is inconsolable right now.

Get better soon, man.

My fantasy team is doomed right now.

The Mondays: Jason Elam likes to win

Atlanta Falcons 22 - Chicago Bears 20- This was a great game from start to finish. In the end, the Falcons came out on top. Falcons kicker Jason Elam kicked a 48-yard field goal, as time expired, to win the game. Elam missed a 33-yarder two minutes earlier, which gave the ball back to the Bears. After the Kyle Orton touchdown pass to Rashied Davis with 11 seconds left in the game, it looked to be all but over for the Falcons. Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan threw a 26-yard pass to Michael Jenkins with one second left on the clock. Jenkins landed out of bounds with possession. The play led to the Elam field goal. Elam made 5-of-6 field goals on Sunday. Ryan threw for 300 yards for the first time in his NFL career. No doubt this is a huge win for the Falcons. The NFC South is turning into a very tough division. Things are looking up for the NFC South.

Houston Texans 29 - Miami Dolphins 28- A three yard draw by Texans quarterback Matt Schaub made the ultimate difference in the game. Schaub went for it on fourth down and got in for the score. Meanwhile, Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter isn't happy about a blown call by referee Ed Hochuli. The popular ref seems to be having some bad string of luck this season. It's hard to say what's wrong with him. Hopefully he can get back on track, because right now, no team wants to play while Hochuli is reffing.

St. Louis Rams 19 - Washington Redskins 17- A Josh Brown 49-yard field goal gave the Rams their first win of the season. Brown made four field goals on the day. In a way, Sunday was a day for field goal kickers.

Romo Alert: Arizona Cardinals defeat Dallas Cowboys in overtime- The man formerly known as Antonio threw for three touchdowns today, but it wasn't enough to stop the Cardinals.

Sunday Night Recap: San Diego Chargers 30 - New England Patriots 10- Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers had a huge night, last night. Rivers threw for 300 yards and three touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 141.9. The big question is, how far will the Patriots fall?

Monday Night Prediction: New York Giants over Cleveland Browns

Enjoy your Monday

Oh No Romo

Photo Credit: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Friday, October 10, 2008

Friday Briefs: A little more of those NFL picks

So last week was kind of okay for me. I really screwed up the San Diego-Miami game. I finished the week with a 3-2 record. I'm 17-8 for the season. Maybe I can get 20 wins before I get 10 losses.

Washington over St. Louis- This seems like a no-brainer. The Redskins are firing on all cylinders and I can't see Jim Haslett doing anything with this team.

Minnesota over Detroit- The Lions woes continue.

Philadelphia over San Francisco- The Eagles aren't a bad team, but they need a win to stick with the rest of the pack in the NFC East.

San Diego over New England- No Brady, no win.

UPSET PICK: Miami over Houston- I'll bite on this pick.

Have a good weekend.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Hump Day: The Loser Rankings- October 8, 2008

So the Loser Rankings decided to take a bye week last week. That is how bad things are right now. Sure I'm probably overreacting, but that's not the point. The point is that there is no point.
  1. Detroit Lions- This team is indeed the worst in football. How does a defense give up 334 yards passing from Kyle Orton. Nothing against Orton (I'm a fan of the neckbeard), but when the Bears pass for 300 yards on you, you know you suck.

  2. St. Louis Rams- Scott Linehan is gone, but don't expect the Rams to leave the Losers Rankings anytime soon.

  3. Cincinnati Bengals- They came close to winning last week, but sadly they stay in the top five.

  4. Houston Texans- This is such a good team and they came oh so close to defeating the Colts on Sunday. Unfortunately, it didn't happen. I hope the Texans don't stay in the top five for
    too long. They're too good of a team to be 0-4.

  5. Kansas City Chiefs- It should be the Raiders in the top five, but the Chiefs won the tiebreaker because they lost to Oakland.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Tuesdays with Romo: Vikings win close one

Minnesota Vikings 30 - New Orleans Saints 27- So, the Saints lost the game, despite two punt return touchdowns by Reggie Bush. Bush ran the first one back in the third quarter when he returned it for 71-yards. The second return came in the fourth quarter when Bush ran it back 64-yards to give the Saints a 27-20 lead with a little more than 10 minutes left in the game.

Vikings quarterback Gus Frerotte would tie the game when he threw a 33-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Bernard Berrian. A Ryan Longwell field goal late in the game would give the Vikings the win.

Frerotte had one touchdown pass and 222 yards through the air. Saints quarterback Drew Brees threw for 330 yards and one touchdown in the loss.

Neither side was able to get the running game going. Adrian Peterson had 32 yards on 21 carries for the Vikings. Bush had 29 yards on 12 carries.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Week 5 in pictures

Note: We like to give credit where credit is due here at Oh No Romo. We like pictures and so do you. Some pictures don't make it on the sports page, or you don't pay enough attention to go find some pics. So we want to bring you some photos from around the league. The photo credit is located below the picture.

Photo Credit: Newsday

Photo Credit: The Boston Globe

Photo Credit: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Photo Credit: The Tennessean

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The Mondays: Washington wants to be cool

Washington Redskins 24 - Philadelphia Eagles 17- So...are the Redskins for real? Two weeks in a row, they've knocked off a division rival on the road. That is impressive, even for NFC East standards. Coach Jim Zorn has this team firing on all cylinders. In their next three games, the Redskins will play St. Louis, Cleveland and Detroit. The Redskins could easily be 7-1 at the halfway point.

Tennessee Titans 13 - Baltimore Ravens 10- How about the Titans? They are off to an excellent start. I think what needs to be asked is if Vince Young is ready to come back and play. At this point, Kerry Collins is the hot pick.

Chicago Bears 34 - Detroit Lions 7- How about that Kyle Orton fella? He threw for 334 yards and two touchdowns. The Bears are in great shape. They're 3-2 and could easily be 5-0, had they not lost close cames to Carolina and Tampa Bay. Meanwhile, things are just not looking good for the Lions. Quarterback Jon Kitna was benched in the third quarter and we got our first look at Dan Orlovski. He didn't have a lot of luck.

Atlanta Falcons 27 - Green Bay Packers 24- Would you believe that the Falcons need one more win to match last season's total? It is great to see the Falcons playing good football. Matt Ryan is continuing to mature as quarterback. It helps that he has a good back in Michael Turner, who ran for 121 yards and one touchdown.

New York Giants 44 - Seattle Seahawks 6- The Giants have it going on and they don't look to be stumbling anytime soon. Eli Manning threw two touchdowns on Sunday. Something is wrong with the Seahawks. They're 1-3 to start the season. There's a lot to be concerned about in Seattle.

Denver Broncos 16 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13- The Broncos managed to play defense and won a close game.

ROMO ALERT: Dallas Cowboys 31 - Cincinnati Bengals 22- This one shouldn't have been close, but the Cowboys did struggle. Tony Romo threw for 176 yards, three touchdowns and one interception.

Sunday Night Recap: Pittsburgh Steelers 26 - Jacksonville Jaguars 21- The Steelers stay strong in the AFC.

Monday Night Prediction: New Orleans over Minnesota

Photo Credit: Washington Times

Friday, October 3, 2008

Friday Briefs: NFL picks to start October

It's Octoberfest every October here at Oh No Romo. To cap off the first Friday, we have nothing but picks for you. Last week, I went 3-2. I'm 14-6 for the season. Hopefully, I can keep the good times rolling. Here's my five picks for the week.

Carolina over KC- Carolina should start to show that they are a force to reckon with in the NFC.

Chicago over Detroit- This is shaping to be the Bears division, but it's a long season.

San Diego over Miami- Sorry, I can't see the Dolphins giving another terrific performance.

New York Giants over Seattle- I have no idea what is wrong with the Seahawks, but they're not going to win this cross-country trip.

UPSET PICK: San Francisco over New England

Enjoy the weekend

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Church Sign of the Week- October 2

NOTE: The Losers Rankings took a bye week

We here at Oh No Romo aren't typically religious, but we respect those who seek religion. Therefore, we hope you enjoy these signs that we'll post weekly. We did one over the weekend and we have another one for you today.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Tuesdays with Romo: Steelers edge Ravens in OT

Another Monday night, another crazy game has come and left us. This was a battle that came down to a Jeff Reed 46-yard field goal in overtime made the difference as the Steelers defeated the Ravens 23-20.

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco showed promise in his Monday Night Football debut, passing for 192 yards and one touchdown.

The game saw starting running backs for both sides get knocked out of the game. Ravens running back Le'Ron McClain led all rushers with 63 yards on 16 carries with one touchdown.

The Ravens did an excellent job staying with the Steelers, but Pittsburgh pulled through when they needed to.

The Steelers were down 13-3 with less than five minutes to go in the third quarter when a Ben Roethlisberger pass to Santonio Holmes went for a touchdown. Fifteen seconds later, LaMarr Woodley recovered a fumble and returned it seven yards for a touchdown.

Roethlisberger threw for one touchdown and 192 yards.

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Monday, September 29, 2008

Week 4 in Pictures

We like to give credit where credit is due here at Oh No Romo. We like pictures and so do you. Some pictures don't make it on the sports page, or you don't pay enough attention to go find some pics. So we want to bring you some photos from around the league. The photo credit is located below the picture.


Photo Credit: Cleveland Plains Dealer

Photo Credit: The Charlotte Observer

Photo Credit: The Tennessean

Photo Credit: KC Star

Photo Credit: San Francisco Chronicle

Photo Credit: New York Daily News

Photo Credit: The Times-Picayune