Some Random Thoughts From The Football Weekend That Was

Robert Griffin IIII will settle it now---Alabama has the best defense and the best team in college football.  Who wants to play them? 

Wisconsin made a real statement versus Nebraska, as the Huskers are now 2-16 in their last 18 games against teams in the top 10. 

Ohio State barely avoided a home shutout against Michigan State, who defeated the Buckeyes for the first time since 1999 on Saturday. 

Baylor is off to a 3-1 start after going 39-79 over the past ten years. Quarterback Robert Griffin III is having a spectacular season, hitting 82% of his passes and throwing for 1,308 yards and 18 touchdowns in his first four outings this year. The junior has averaged 11.6 yards per attempt and has thrown only one interception. As a 17-year-old, Griffin ran in the 400 meter hurdles during the 2008 US Olympic Trials.

In the NFL, the amazing Lions have now won eight straight regular season games (12 if you include the preseason).  Detroit set an NFL record by overcoming 20 point deficits in each of the last two weeks and has outscored its last two opponents 57-13 in the second half. Lions WR Calvin Johnson has caught two touchdown passes in each of the first four weeks. 

The Patriots have scored 30 or more points in 12 consecutive games, two short of the league record of 14, set by the Rams and Kurt Warner's "greatest show on turf."

The Ravens and Jets set an NFL record by scoring five TD's on returns (four interceptions) in the easy win by Baltimore.