What To Know : Week 4

Here’s what you need to know about Week 4 in the NFL:

GAME OF THE WEEK: I think Giants at Philly is going to be a great game, but ultimately I’m going with Chicago at Dallas on Monday night. Chicago has had to deal with the fallout from Jay Cutler hashing out some ill-advised emotions with his offensive lineman on national television. Dallas won their game last week…but just barely, in an ugly win against Tampa. Both teams are 2-1 and both seem to have equal amounts of strengths and glaring weaknesses, so it’ll be interesting to see who comes out on top.

PLAYER TO WATCH: Christian Ponder, QB for Minnesota. The Vikings pulled out a surprising win over the 49ers last weekend, and perhaps even more surprising are Christian Ponder’s QB ratings: he’s currently ranked second in completion percentage and has respectable numbers in all other categories as well. He is the main reason the Vikings are 2-1 right now.

STORYLINE TO KNOW: The referees are coming! The referees are coming! The regular refs are back in action, which means that a) everyone will be in a better mood this week and b) games will actually make sense again…and won’t take 4 and 1/2 hours to play. And will be decided based on the quality of play, not the quality of officiating. How refreshing.


pear and granola muffins (let’s call these pregame fuel)

baked parmesan garlic fries

spicy caramel bacon popcorn

homemade snickers

triple dipped s’mores apples

Our Training Camp : Week 7 Quiz

Another week, another quiz. Here’s Week 7!

1. Which of the following is not a former player for the Dallas Cowboys:

  1. Joe Buck
  2. Troy Aikman
  3. Emmitt Smith
  4. Michael Irvin


2. Victor Cruz celebrates touchdowns by doing what dance?

  1. The Breakdance
  2. The Chicken Dance
  3. The Meringue
  4. The Salsa


3. How many times has Andy Reid led the Eagles to the NFC Championship game?

  1. 0
  2. 3
  3. 5
  4. 7


4. Robert Griffin the Third is a rookie quarterback for the:

  1. Cowboys
  2. Giants
  3. Eagles
  4. Redskins


5. The two players who came down with the ball on Monday night’s controversial game-ending touchdown were:

  1. Greg Jennings and Golden Tate
  2. M.D. Jennings and Golden Tate
  3. Greg Jennings and Sam Shields
  4. M.D. Jennings and Sam Shields


6. Wide Receiver Golden Tate pushed off on Cornerback Sam Shields before jumping up to catch the ball. That’s called:

  1. False Start
  2. Defensive Pass Interference
  3. Offensive Pass Interference
  4. Roughing the Passer


7. Which one of the following players was part of the Greatest Show on Turf?

  1. Isaac Bruce
  2. Danny Amendola
  3. Sam Bradford
  4. Steven Jackson


8. True or False: The Seahawks were awarded a win for a game they had rightfully won on Monday night.

  1. True
  2. False


9. The 49ers have won every Super Bowl they’ve ever played in. How many Super Bowls have they won?

  1. 3
  2. 4
  3. 5
  4. 6


10. The Arizona Cardinals are currently:

  1. 3-0
  2. 2-1
  3. 1-2
  4. 0-3

What To Know : Week 3

What to Know: Week 3:

GAME OF THE WEEK: Lots of great contenders here – Jets at Miami, Houston at Denver, Philadelphia at Arizona. But I think my pick for game of the week is New England at Baltimore. Both teams are AFC super powers and both lost ugly games last week – Baltimore to Philadelphia and New England to Arizona – so both teams will be looking for redemption on Sunday night. Both also have 1-1 records, so they’re looking to be on the right side of the win/loss ratio after Week 3.

PLAYER TO WATCH: Wes Welker. He’s a wide receiver for the Patriots, formerly one of their biggest stars, who has seemingly been demoted in favor of their innovative tight end system. The Patriots and Welker have been going through some messy contract negotiations, which might also be lending to Welker’s limited role. And Boston isn’t necessarily the kindest of places when it comes to phasing players out. If Welker still doesn’t receive any meaningful snaps despite Aaron Hernandez (one half of the aforementioned tight end system) being out on injury it could be a sign that his days in New England might be coming to an end.

STORYLINE TO KNOW: I think it’s still the replacement refs. Their performance quality seems to be getting worse rather than better. Hopefully no games have an unfair outcome based on bad calls…and hopefully Ed Hochuli and the gang are able to come back soon!


30 minute buffalo chicken soup

crispy chocolate peanut butter cups

caramel apple cheesecake bars

hot blueberry cheddar dip (I KNOW?!?!)

speculoos, candied bacon, and nutella s’mores (come ON! oh my word!!!)

Our Training Camp : Week 5 Answers

Here’s our Week 5 Answers! How’d you fare this week?

1. The Chicago Bears are often associated with football pioneer:

  1. George Halas
  2. Al Davis
  3. Vince Lombardi
  4. Lovie Smith

2. Which of the following is NOT a Packers legend?

  1. Bart Starr
  2. Jerry Kramer
  3. Barry Sanders
  4. Reggie White

3. The team that was not founded with the original NFL is:

  1. The Chicago Bears
  2. The Detroit Lions
  3. The Green Bay Packers
  4. The Minnesota Vikings

4. The rookie quarterback for the Redskins is:

  1. Griffin Robert
  2. Peyton Manning
  3. Michael Vick
  4. Robert Griffin III

5. True or False: The Jets, Bears, and Ravens have historically high-scoring offenses.

  1. True
  2. False

6. The Refs accidentally gave the Seahawks an extra time out near the end of their game on Sunday. What is the right number of time outs for each team to receive per half?

  1. 2
  2. 3
  3. 4
  4. 6

7. True or False: A touchdown is worth 7 points.

  1. True
  2. False

8. Which yard line is the extra point kicked from?

  1. The 2 yard line
  2. The 10 yard line
  3. The 20 yard line
  4. The 50 yard line

9. A safety occurs when:

  1. A player alerts a ref to a penalty on the field
  2. A player is awarded for being on the receiving end of a unnecessary roughness penalty
  3. An offensive player is tackled in his own endzone
  4. A defensive player is tackled in his own endzone

10. It’s 4th and 1. The team on offense decides to go for it. The running back is stopped behind the line of scrimmage and they do not get the yard they need to convert to a new set of downs. What happens next?

  1. The defense receives the ball upon kickoff
  2. The defense receives the ball at it’s current field position
  3. The offense punts the ball to the defense
  4. The offense attempts a field goal