VA
  • TGT on YouTube
  • About TGT
  • The TGT Team
  • How TGT rates
  • Responsible Gambling Advice
  • Contact Our Team
  • Writers Wanted
  • Content Disclaimer
  • Affiliate Disclosure
Contains commercial content
Billboard Left
Billboard Left
The Grueling Truth - Where Legends Speak / Looking Back at a Great Wildcard Weekend: The Officials Suck, Cousins is Legit, is Brees Overrated and More

Looking Back at a Great Wildcard Weekend: The Officials Suck, Cousins is Legit, is Brees Overrated and More

Cousins, Brees, Watson, etc.
Publish Date: 01/06/2020
Fact checked by: Mark Lewis
Source: Click2Houston

1) This was maybe the greatest wildcard weekend in NFL history

That was a great weekend of football as we had two overtime games and all four went down to the final minute. Will the divisional playoffs give us the same? My bet is yes as I do not see a dominant team in the NFL and every team has a flaw, which will make for a great four games next weekend also.

2) The officiating has been terrible and has impacted almost every game

Really this is getting to be like a broken record. You had an obvious push off in the endzone to decide the Saints-Vikings game and maybe the most egregious of all calls was Jadeveon Clowney driving his shoulder pad and helmet down into Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, which changed the entire game as Wentz left the game a few plays later and never returned. Hopefully officiating will not play a part in any more games, but we know that it will. Maybe it’s time to start getting rid of officials that make terrible calls, but then again, the powers that be in New York said that the no-call on the pass interference was the right call.

3) The Bills are a young and up and coming team, but…

The Bills did not just blow a 16-0 lead they seemed to lose composure in the second half. Quarterback Josh Allen looked lost and the play calling that started the game off so strong but went directly in the toilet when the game tightened up. It was like they started the game off playing to win and when they got the lead they decided to play not to lose. Either way, if the Bills can get Josh Allen more receivers it would go a long way in him improving. Allen improved a lot this season as he seemed to fix his turnovers in the second half of the season, but he needs more help.

4) DeShaun Watson is Superman, and J.J. Watt’s not to bad either

Watson is the real deal and I know that Lamar Jackson and Patrick Mahomes get the majority of the publicity but Watson has the ability to drag his team across the finish line with him. Maybe Mahomes and Jackson can also but they haven’t done it yet. Watson did it in college and he is doing it in the NFL, and he is doing it with next to no running game. Add in an injured Will Fuller which limits his options when it comes to throwing the ball. Watt has returned from an apparent season-ending injury and somehow later in the game, when he should have been tired, he made a game-saving sack that changed the entire course of the game. These guys are both special players.

5) The Patriots dynasty is dead? Are you sure about that?

Maybe it is, maybe it’s not, but until Brady leaves, I am not going to believe it until I see it. On top of that, even if he leaves Bill Belichick is still in New England, and much like a vampire, the Patriots are not dead until you drive a stake through their heart. So, for now, I will reserve judgment.

6) Does Drew Brees belong in the GOAT discussion

Brees has been close for the last three years and come up just short. Is it his fault? I would say some responsibility falls on his shoulders if he is a great quarterback. This Saints defense was good enough, they have a big-time running game, a real good tight end, and the best wideout in the NFL. I know everybody loves Brees. He seems like a nice guy, but come on, at some point can’t we point the finger at him? He has lost his last two home playoff games and now owns just an 8-8 all-time playoff record. If we are not pointing at Brees maybe let’s point the finger at what is another seemingly untouchable person in Head Coach Sean Payton. Or maybe both of them are just overrated…

7) The Vikings are a serious threat

We all know how good Dalvin Cook is. Now don’t we all have to admit that Kirk Cousins is a pretty good quarterback. For that matter, the Vikings have two big-play wideouts and an excellent tight end, and I think whoever wins the game this weekend in San Fran will find themselves in the Super Bowl when it is all said and done.

Billboard Left
Billboard Left
Read Also
The Greatest College Basketball Team of All Time
Rating the greatest college basketball teams ever has been done many times ...
The 18 Greatest Coaches in College Football History
Current active coaches are not included in this list. That means don't ...
SI Sportsbook Promo
Come Fly with me: How the 1988-89 Chicago Bulls pushed forward to an NBA dynasty.
Find the best sportsbook to bet on the NBA Playoffs! Prologue: By ...
Esteban de Jesus, Roberto Duran y AIDS (1972-89)
Many of us dream of celebrity sports fame, but only cruel individuals ...
Predicting the next five Pro Football Hall of Fame classes
Induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio is ...
Ranking the top 200 players in the NFL ahead of the 2021 season
This list isnโ€™t based solely on performances from the 2020 NFL season. ...
The Army Boxer Who Knocked-Down Muhammad Ali (1960)
I had wanted to write a boxing story about Junebug Hudson for ...
Active NFL players in 2019 who will make the Hall of Fame- AFC South
I tried to include as many AFC South players worthy of consideration ...
Active NFL players in 2019 who will make the Hall of Fame- NFC South
I tried to include as many players worthy of consideration for the ...
Sportsbook of the month
SI Sportsbook - Get your Free Bet now! Get your Free Bet now!
Latest News
The Red-Hot Hoosiers get derailed in Maryland
The Indiana Hoosiers' win streak came to a ...
Artur Beterbiev stops Anthony Yarde: Bivol next?
WBC, IBF, and WBO world champion Artur Beterbiev ...
NBA Nets vs Celtics: Odds, Tips and predictions 02/01/23
๐Ÿ“… Date: Wednesday, February, 1 ๐Ÿ•š Game Time: ...
Our Latest YouTube Videos
Video: AFC ๐ŸˆChampionship Game Preview: Bengals vs Chiefs
AFC Championship Game Preview: Bengals vs Chiefs
Video: NFC๐Ÿˆ Championship Game Preview: 49ers vs Eagles
NFC Championship Game Preview: 49ers vs Eagles
Video: Bengals๐Ÿˆ Weekly Show W/Joe Kelly: Bengals vs Chiefs Preview
Bengals Weekly Show W/Joe Kelly: Bengals vs Chiefs Preview
Betting Tips
Sportsbook of the month
SI Sportsbook - Get your Free Bet now! Get your Free Bet now!
Top Betting Sites
Top Betting Bonuses
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook Review
97/100
FanDuel
FanDuel
FanDuel Review
96/100
Bet365
Bet365
Bet365 Review
94/100
PointsBet
PointsBet
PointsBet Review
94/100
BetMGM
BetMGM
BetMGM Review
93/100
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook Bonus
BET $20 GET $200 IN FREE BETS
T&Cs apply
9.7/10
First deposit only | 21+ & located in VA | Promo code as seen| A qualifying bet is $20 or more | Min odds of +120 or more | Free Bet Tokens credited after bet is settled and expire after 7 days | Free Bet stakes not included in winnings | Please Gamble Responsibly - Gambling Problem? VA: CALL 1-888-532-3500 | Full T&C apply
FanDuel
FanDuel Bonus
No Sweat First Bet up to $3,000
T&Cs apply
9.6/10
Bet365
Bet365 Bonus
Bet $1, Get $200
T&Cs apply
9.4/10
BetMGM
BetMGM Bonus
100% up to $1000
T&Cs apply
9.3/10
DraftKings
DraftKings Bonus
20% up to $1000
T&Cs apply
9.2/10
Our Team
Mike GoodpasterAuthor IconJosh SchwartzSamuel TeetsMark Lewis
+8
Mike Goodpaster
Mike Goodpaster
Chief Editor
Author Icon
Christopher Carlson
Content Writer
Josh Schwartz
Josh Schwartz
Editor
Samuel Teets
Samuel Teets
US Sports Veteran
Mark Lewis
Mark Lewis
Editor
Simon Briffa
Simon Briffa
Sports Editor
Chris Benedict
Chris Benedict
Editor
Author Icon
Malik Zorrok
Author
Author Icon
Daniel Kornhauser
Author
John Raspanti
John Raspanti
Author
Author Icon
Buddy Gibbs
Author
Brian Coburn
Brian Coburn
Author
Peter Bonahoom
Peter Bonahoom
Author
Find out what the legends have to say about sports this week....

If you enjoy hearing from the legends of pro sports, then be sure to tune into โ€œThe Grueling Truthโ€ sports shows, โ€œWhere the legends speakโ€

Contact us: [email protected]

Players must be 21 years of age or older or reach the minimum age for gambling in their respective state and located in jurisdictions where online gambling is legal. Please play responsibly. Bet with your head, not over it. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, and wants help, call or visit: (a) the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey at 1-800-Gambler or www.800gambler.org; or (b) Gamblers Anonymous at 855-2-CALL-GA or www.gamblersanonymous.org.

This site is using Cloudflare and adheres to the Google Safe Browsing Program. We adapted Google's Privacy Guidelines to keep your data safe at all times.

sdfgfdgcsdfgfdgcww
Move to Top
Close
Stake.us Exclusive Bonus
5% Rakeback
Promo Code
Copy
Visit Site
T&Cs apply, 21+
Payment Methods
Bitcoin
Litecoin
Ethereum
Dogecoin
Highlights
  • Social casino loved by Drake!
  • Play Plinko, Hilo, Crash and more!
  • Get Stake Cash bonuses every day!
Stake Originals
Dice
Crash
Plinko
Mines
×
Your Bonus Code:
The bonus offer of was already opened in an additional window. If not, you can open it also by clicking the following link:
Visit Site