I am undefeated (South Carolina; Auburn) in games that I watch on my couch, and I am very much not undefeated in games that I watch in person. The lesson, as always, is that people are scary and real life interaction is overrated.
Y'all, we have some fantastic Auburn-related content this week. Do yourselves a favor and hit pretty much anything from the last two days if you want to chase that Saturday night feeling.
As to my own thoughts... I didn't really know what to do. I was in shock. I still am, actually. This pretty much sums it up:
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Let's hit week 10
6) Cyrus Gray
We open this week with some unfortunate news, as Cyrus Gray tore his ACL and is out for the season. Rest up Cy, and best of luck with the rehab process.
5) Michael Bennett (3 tackles, 1 sack, it's all in the hips)
Michael Bennett got himself another sack this week... and, well, just wait for the end of this gif. Just wait. You'll be glad you did.
4) Danny Gorrer (2 tackles, 1 int)
You might remember Gorrer as the
Fran era CB who played defense instead of constantly asking for crowd noise... but the Titans know him simply as a nuisance.
Gorrer carved out a career as a back end injury replacement, and this year is no exception. He gets a bye next week before a Monday Night Football tilt against New Orleans in week 12.
Welcome to the #Ravens @Dgorrer36!!!— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) November 9, 2014
3) Von Miller (7 tackles)
Von had a solid game, but he failed to register a sack for the second straight week. And since he didn't have any clear highlights, I was forced to look elsewhere for supplementary material. And I found it in the form of Brock Osweiler.
Osweiler, the backup to Peyton Manning, appears to be told to enter the game with the Broncos up 31. He grabs his helmet and turns around just in time to see No. 18 jogging back onto the field.
Slow pigs die, Brock.
2) Christine Michael (4 carries, 71 yards)
Mr. Michael continues to make noise. The Seahawks rushed for a franchise-record 350 yards, and Christine impressed when his number was called. His fresh legs were evident, and he ripped off huge chunks of yardage. If Marshawn Lynch goes down in the stretch run, Christine most certainly has the ability to take this job and own it moving forward.
Michael and Turbin came on in relief of Marshawn Lynch, who was so effective that he got some rest early. Neither player disappointed. Michael received just four carries, but managed 71 yards. He helped set up the team's final touchdown of the day with a 45 yard run.
Author note: For the life of me, I cannot find video of this 45 yard run. If anyone has it, hit me up in the comments.
1) Mike Evans (7 catches, 125 yards, touchdown)
You. Do. Not. Single. Cover. Mike. Evans.
The SEC learned quickly, and the NFL is just now coming along. Evans absolutely torched the Falcons, and is now averaging 95 yards w/ a touchdown over the past four games. He is NFL ready in absolutely every sense. Just check this week's highlights.
Jump balls? No problem.
YAC? Here's a little L2/LT action for the gamers out there.
Body control on the sidelines? Tap tap. Easy.
Kelvin Benjamin sprinted out to an early lead in the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year rankings, but multiple mid-season report cards list a three way battle between Mike, Kelvin, and Buffalo WR Sammy Watkins.
When Offensive Rookie of the Year voting starts, we will lead the charge. And we shall prevail.