10 Questions–Football (NFL Week 14)

This is my new series “10 Questions” that I will be doing ideally every week! Dylan joins me this week. There will be a football and a basketball one each week. Hope you enjoy and let me know if you want to see anything else!

 

    1. Which bowl before the new year will be the best game?
      1. Jason– USC vs. Ohio State. Two teams that believed they were worthy to be in the 4th spot in the CFP. Now they get to square off! This could be the final game for Sam Darnold in a Trojan uniform… As for JK Dobbins on the Buckeyes side, this could be a game to have momentum rolling into his sophomore season. I’m rolling with Darnold and the Trojans in a PHENOMENAL game!
      2. Dylan– The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. This is not a debate. This should be close- it’s a Pick-Em game at some places. Future NFL QB Josh Allen will be slinging it against the Chippewas of Central Michigan on a blue field. What could be better?
    2. Who should be the Heisman Trophy Winner?

 

  • Jason- Baker Mayfield. He has been the only consistent force and the only guy to truly will his team to victory. Dan, a member of the Sportz Sermon, would argue there would not be too much of a drop off with Kyler Murray at the helm, but I can’t get behind it. Lamar Jackson and Bryce Love do not have the wins as Dylan also mentioned, so it has to be Baker.

 

      1. Dylan- Baker Mayfield. Every other playoff team has a top 6 defense. Oklahoma does not. Baker Mayfield carried this team to the playoff behind 4340 yards, 46 total TDs, and only 5 INTs. Saquon Barkley fell off after September and Stanford and Louisville weren’t good enough for Bryce Love or Lamar Jackson to win.
    1. Which January 1st bowl will be the best?

 

  • Jason- Georgia vs. Oklahoma. I had to go with the 2-3 matchup. Jake Fromm and Nick Chubb will have to get going FAST in order to keep up with Baker Mayfield and the high-flying Sooners offense. Georgia’s defense will be the X-Factor though. If they can slow down Baker, Georgia will come out on top. If not, the Bulldogs will be on the field A LOT trying to slow him down.

 

      1. Dylan- Alabama vs. Clemson. It’s definitely between the two playoff games, but these teams match up once again and it should be another thriller.
    1. What team exceeded your expectations?

 

  • Jason- Miami. I was very shocked to see the season they had. I thought Clemson and Florida State would be the two dominant forces. Obviously, we know what FSU did, but Miami did not disappoint. Great season by Coach Richt and the Miami Hurricanes.

 

      1. Dylan- Georgia. They are so balanced and have a great offense and defense. They were so consistent on both sides of the ball all year long and are led by a freshman QB who only had 5 picks on the season! We knew Georgia would be good, but not playoff good.
    1. What team underwhelmed this season?

 

  • Jason- Oklahoma State. Florida State is the obvious pick, but I knew Dylan would roll with them. Oklahoma State had college football playoff aspirations going into the season and now are not even in a New Year’s Six bowl. I can’t comprehend how Mike Gundy got a raise and extension after that disappointment. Don’t get me wrong, Gundy is a fantastic coach, I just do not understand the timing.

 

      1. Dylan- There are plenty of teams to pick from, but I have to go with Florida State. They were projected to go to the playoff preseason but lost Deondre Francois in game 1.  It just went downhill from there, and now Jimbo Fisher is gone. What a slide for the Seminoles.
    1. Who’s the best team in the NFC?

 

  • Jason- The Eagles. The Rams and Vikings are not too far off though. My only concern with the Eagles is that they could crumble in big games. We saw it against the Seahawks and it’s reason to be concerned in the playoffs. But for now, I’m still rolling with Philly.

 

      1. Dylan- It’s still the Eagles. They were just a few big plays away from being right in that Sunday night game against the Seahawks. However, the NFC is very tight (all playoff teams range from 10-2 to 8-4) so the hottest team around playoff team will be the one to make it to the Super Bowl.
    1. What are your thoughts on the Gronk suspension?

 

  • Jason- It does not make sense. The consistency in the NFL with the suspensions is just non-existent. I cannot justify this hit, that is one of the dirtiest plays in the last 5 years, as being better than two guys chasing each other for a chain. It just is not consistent at all. It should have been a 4 game suspension, and then at best appealed down to 2 games. Crabtree and Talib started at 2 and got reduced to 1… They need to give us some kind of benchmark that accurately shows how these suspensions are given.

 

      1. Dylan- It was fair. Gronk deserved it. I believe him when he says he doesn’t stand for these things. Gronk is a good guy overall. But he let his emotions get the best of him. A one-game suspension is a fair punishment.
    1. Has the Steelers-Bengals rivalry gone too far?

 

  • Jason- Not yet. It is getting close. I understand it’s football, but that goes to a certain extent. Antonio Brown’s comments after the game, “Karma”, is not okay and they need to monitor this. Retaliation is already beginning and it needs to be put to an end.

 

      1. Dylan- No, it’s football. Everyone who had an illegal hit was properly punished. Everyone knows the consequences of a dirty hit, if they want to do it it’s their choice.
    1. Are the Chargers legit?

 

  • Jason- No. They are good enough to compete in the sorry AFC West, but not past that. They are clearly the worst of the 4 division winners, if they win it, and would not advance past the Divisional round even if they hit their stride. The offense is playing well, but they have had too many issues over the last year and a half for me to be comfortable.

 

      1. Dylan- Yes they are. They finally figured out how to win close games and dominated their last 3. Their defense has only given up over 21 points once over the last 7 weeks and Phillip Rivers is catching fire. The Chargers will win the AFC West.
    1. Can the Jags offense take them far enough with the amazing defense?

 

  • Jason- The Jaguars are good enough to go to the AFC championship… just not this year. They are too young. They have the 2nd most talent in the AFC. The inexperience will catch up to them in the playoffs, but this could be the beginning of a dynasty. I don’t want to hear the hate on Bortles. He is definitely not a top 10 QB, but he has proved this season he is a good enough QB to get them there. This is just one year early for a Jaguars run in the playoffs. Divisional round at best.

 

    1. Dylan- The Jags are definitely a playoff team and might even win a game in the playoffs with how bad the bottom 4 seeds in the AFC might be. To say they are real contenders to come out of the AFC is a joke though. They have losses to the Jets and Cardinals and are 1-2 vs. 8-4 or better teams. Not to mention, Blake Bortles has seen snowfall one time in his life. Imagine him traveling to Pittsburgh or New England for a playoff game.
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