I want to believe that as Commissioner I have some editorial leeway, like how Roger Goodell has litigial discretion and Santos can assemble LM notes by pasting the first non-football google hit for each player name.
So it is important to talk about the aromatic taint of 2nd quarter garbage time. I'm looking at you, 34.7-point Andrew Luck, 50-point Ty Hilton, 28.8-point Danny Woodhead, 16.8-point Keenan Allen, -1-point Mike Scifres, 23.9-point Arian Foster, and 8-point DeAndre Hopkins. Yes, the Colts, the Chargers, and the Texans found themselves in unwinnable games well before the fans filed to the concourses for their midgame cuppa and chicken tenders.
These players were week seven frogs-turned-princesses owed completely to their teams' terribleness. It is against everything the Champions League stands for. This is not champion behavior, this is little brother behavior - benefiting from your own incompetence. I have half a mind to strike down all points gained in garbage time. If only it weren't so much work.
Somebody needs to tell ESPN to eliminate all points when your team is down by 21 and does not win (Jacksonville). In the mean time, shame on those managers that rode this gravy train, Jon, Ryan, Kevin, and Chris.
To the football.
JR lit it up with Garbage Foster, Garbage Luck, and Gurley as WRs are now irrelevant. He clearly didn't watch the latter half of last week's Pittsburgh game and benched Tony Brown. Kevin had a strong core performance, but made what looked to be the right call in benching a quiet Mike Evans and worthless Mark Ingram... who promptly put up huge games that could have made Kevin the top scorer.
Things looked great for your heroes early Sunday with the Rams defense putting up a 30+ performance, but then Brady and Gronk got some late points and Garbage Hilton ran around a defense that didn't care. It was proper garbage time going into Monday, though Palmer made it look respectable.