Mitch Malone’s NFL Weekly Blog: Boyz – Skins Prep For Rivalry Renewal

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The NFL’s 2013 season undefeated list is now down to three teams going into Week 6. The Denver Broncos looked like the team to beat 4 weeks in as Peyton Manning has been nothing short of brilliant, but in Dallas Sunday, the Cowboys exposed the one weakness that Denver may have, Defense. Tony Romo and the Boyz torched the Broncos for a team record 506 yards passing and they hung 48 on the scoreboard, but Dallas had the same problems trying to stop Manning, the final: 51 – 48. The Cowboys fans are bitter about the loss, but certainly, those 48 points got attention of the folks in DC.

Washington may be shut-down, but for the Redskins fans, this is Dallas Week, and nothing else in life really matters. This is what they live for.  The Redskins were on a bye week and now prep for a road game with their arch-rivals this Sunday. Washington is coming off of their first win of the year against Oakland, and the Redskins see a chance to get back in the division race Sunday when they travel to Big D. In order for that to happen, the Redskins defense MUST show up to play, and so far, that hasn’t really happened.  They defeated the Raiders who were without their QB Terrelle Pryor and their starting RB Darren McFadden.  The QB they stopped, Matt Flynn, has since been cut, so we will find out where the Skins’ defense really is on Sunday.

In Tampa Bay, shockingly the Bucaneers benched their starter Josh Freeman, and then, after shopping him for a trade, they released him outright. Surely Freeman wasn’t on the market long. The Minnesota Vikings stepped up immediately and signed the third-year QB. Freeman went from the face of the franchise when drafted in Tampa to an outcast on his own team all within three years. The Bucs will go with ex-UVA QB Mike Glennon against Philly on Sunday.  Meanwhile, the Atlanta Falcons may have lost WR Julio Jones for the remainder of the season, and word is Michael Vick will not play on Sunday for Philly against Tampa Bay.

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