Bob Kemp

HEROES AND ZEROES OF THE WEEK

BOTTOMLINE
NFL WEEK #5
       *HEROES (TEAM) – BUFFALO: The 37-20 win at Kansas City was short-term satisfaction for an organization that spent the last two seasons making roster improvements specifically geared to beat the Chiefs.
       *HERO (PLAYER) – JUSTIN HERBERT: He has consistently been the best quarterback in the league thus far, capped by his 398 total yards and five touchdowns during the Chargers comeback win over the Browns.
       *HEROES (GENERAL) – COMPETITIVE GAMES: 19 of the 93 games this season have included at least one lead change in the final minute of regulation or gone to overtime. It’s also the first time ever there has been at least one overtime game in each of the first five weeks.
       *ZEROES (TEAM) – THE PANTHERS: They blew a 15-point lead and lost at home to the Eagles with Sam Darnold intercepted three times.
       *ZERO (PLAYERS) – KICKERS: There were 26 missed kicks in 16 games, capped by the Packers-Bengals fiasco.
       *ZERO (COACH) – URBAN MEYER: no explanation required.
CFB WEEK #6
       *HEROES (GENERAL) – COMPETITIVE GAMES: 40 ranked teams have lost, the most through six weeks in the history of the AP poll.
       *HERO (PLAYER) – TORY TAYLOR: The Iowa punter constantly flipped field position averaging 44.4 yards. Penn State had one return yard on his nine punts.
       *HERO (COACH) – MARK STOOPS: Kentucky is 6-0 after consecutive wins over Florida and LSU.
       *ZEROES (PROGRAM) – NEBRASKA: Still winless against ranked opponents and now 10-20 in Big Ten Conference games since Scott Frost returned to his alma mater.
       *ZERO (COACH) – MACK BROWN: The North Carolina coach is now 0-11 in his career against Florida State, including embarrassing performances the last two seasons.
       *ZERO (ONE COACH): Specifically the one voter who somehow opted for Iowa first and Georgia second.