Coach John Kentera’s Weekly Hits

Coach's weekly football wrap

Coach John Kentera
September 11, 2018 - 1:23 pm

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AFC West Week 1 Wrap up

AFC West went 2-2 and Denver won at home over Seattle 27-24. Case Keenum had three interceptions and also threw 3 touchdowns for 329 yards. Denver will continue to get better on offense. The defense will have to carry the Broncos early in the season which will take some time. Kansas City took it to the Chargers for the ninth straight time and they jumped on them early in, cruising to a 38-28 victory at the Stubb Hubb Center. The second-year Quarter Patrick Mahomes created several problems for the Chargers depleted defensive line as he fired four touchdowns. Tyreek Hill has killed the Chargers throughout his career in this game. He had 7 receptions for 169 yards and 2 touchdowns plus a 91-yard punt return for a score. Chargers, as usual, were overhyped and underperforming. Phillip Rivers had great stats 34-51 424 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 1 interception. Chargers special teams were awful and have struggled for several seasons. The Chargers organization just doesn’t have a winning culture and the sense of urgency and accountability is not what it needs to be. The Chiefs are extremely well coached by Andy Reid and think the Chargers could have hired him but instead, they hired Mike McCoy. The Chiefs should be in it the entire season. Oakland Raiders looked good in the first half of their Monday night game against the Los Angeles Rams and then got smoked in the 2nd half. Raiders have some talent on offense and that side of the ball will have to carry this team. The defense is adjusting to the loss of Khalil Mack and they need a lot of work. The best part of the Raiders is they are a very physical group and on offense, they should be able to run the ball.

Surprise of The Week
Tampa Bay Buccaneers going into New Orleans and outgunning the New Orleans Saints 48-40. Journeyman Ryan Fitzpatrick starting in place of the suspended Jameis Winston went for 417 yards and 4 touchdowns.

Worst Performance of The Week
Buffalo Bills blasted at Baltimore 47-3.

Amazing Performance of The Week

Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers.
When Rodgers was taken to the locker room by cart in the 2nd quarter it didn’t look like he would return to the game. When I looked at the expression on his face it looked like he feared he would be done for the season and was really a terrified look. After meeting with doctors and being examined with a possible injection to soften the pain he returned and brought the Packers back to squeak out a 24-23 over Chicago. Rodgers finished with 20/30 286 yards and 3 second-half touchdown throws.

College Football

San Diego State 1-1
Aztecs lose their Quarterback Christian Chapman 3 to 6 weeks with a sprained medial collateral ligament of the left knee. Junior Ryan Agnew will draw the start Saturday night at home against Arizona State University. The Sun Devils come into the game ranked 23rd in the country. Herm Edwards, a former Aztec defensive back has his team playing with their hair on fire. The ASU defense played great all night against the then number 15 Michigan State and the offense came up with big plays down the stretch to secure the win 16-13.

Congratulations to the University Of Kanas football team they snapped their 46 game road losing streak winning at Central Michigan 31-7. It was the Jayhawks first win on the road since September 12th, 2009. The longest road losing streak in college football history is Idaho State with a 48 game skid.

Have a great week everyone and enjoy life.  Coach John Kentera