This article is part of our Breakfast Table series.
From: scott pianowski
Date: Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 2:10 PM
Subject: business time breakfast
To: Mark Stopa
I'm glad the Panthers and Patriots lived up to expectations Monday night because Broncos-Chiefs was a notable letdown. Andy Reid is a terrific coach for six days a week, but game theory is not his thing. He coached that entire game like he was sitting on a lead and the better team. The Broncos say thank you.
There are some interesting "taking care of business" games on the Week 12 slate. If the Panthers are legit, they should march into Miami and take care of business, right? Same story with Chicago at St. Louis and San Francisco (unlucky last week) at Washington. But you know how the NFL works; home dogs are dangerous. Who's getting upset?
And then you have the Patriots as a home dog against Denver, the yearly Manning-Brady throwdown. Did the Broncos even have to launder Manning's jersey last week? Where did the KC pass rush go? (I know, holding is just about legal in the NFL these days. It is what it is.) Where would you set the Denver-NE number?
Are the Giants really back in the NFC East race? Why are the Cowboys consistently the worst return for a buck in the NFL? Is Gary Kubiak trying to get fired? Are the zig-zag Jets going to bother Baltimore? Week 12 Breakfast is served.
From: Mark Stopa
Date: Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 7:12 PM
Subject: Re: business