November is here in the NFL, which means injuries, struggles and of course the big Thanksgiving games at the end of the month.
If you’re an NFL fan in the UK, November brings not only the end of the London games, but also the start of fireworks season.
Anyone with a dog knows what ghoulish hell Fireworks Night can be as a dog owner.
Of course the NFL keeps chugging along with incredible story lines, which we will touch on here in our Nov News 1.
Henry Ruggs has had his NFL career and life of freedom curtailed this week, after killing someone while drunk driving.
Ruggs had left a Las Vegas TopGolf in the wee hours of the morning to hop in his flashy Corvette while intoxicated only to crash into another vehicle, killing one of the occupants.
This is just sad all around not only for the families who lost, but also for the promising career of a young man.
The Las Vegas Raiders were quick to release Ruggs, who will most likely never play in the NFL ever again now that he is facing two felony charges for the accident.
It doesn’t get any easier for this Vegas team.
The LA Rams just got a whole heck of a lot better after signing veteran Von Miller to their D.
Miller is a short-sighted beast on D, whose ageing presence will add much to the LA dynamic and pass rush ability.
Rumour has it that Miller wanted out of the Broncos because may of his team members had refused to contribute towards an annual Halloween party.
Miller has allegedly decided to host the party to help motivate the team after a series of losses, then became angry once his teammates refused to contribute financially.
What a petty way to lose an integral part of the team!
At least Von Miller will be able to party his way into the playoffs, something the Broncos won’t see for years.
Mike White the hero of the Jets?
It seems that way after the nobody White was able to lead his J-E-T-S to a crazy upset victory over the Bengals on Sunday.
Zach Wilson is failing to impress, as the Jets continue to suck on the tailpipe of the NFL for another season.
How about this bettor who thought Mike White would lead the league in Week 8?
Odell Beckham Jr’s daddy is mad at Baker, and drama ensues.
Baker and the Browns have been more like Turd Ferguson’s this year than anything else, as Mayfield struggles every week to check the ball down field.
Beckham Sr finally had enough this week, throwing blades that Baker was ruining his sons career.
Beckham’s career has been ‘ok’, although you still get the feeling he is living off of that one amazing catch a decade ago.
OBJ probably has another good couple years to go, just not with the Browns.
Ego puffing Aaron Rodgers continues to let everyone know it’s ‘his year’, and to ‘look at me’, despite not having held a trophy in over a decade.
Rodgers revealed this week that the reason he had been growing his hair long for the past 7 months, was for his Halloween costume!
The guy can’t commit to his team or a fiancee, but he he has the dedication to prepare his fancy dress outfit way ahead of other priorities.
Class act all the way!
Veteran wide receiver DeSean Jackson had enough with the winning ways of the LA Rams, and wanted out.
With all the passes going the way of Kupp and Woods, Jackson decided he would test his market strength by demanding a trade away from the Super Bowl contender Rams.
It didn’t work out so well for DeSean, as no team has come to his rescue, and it looks like he will sit out the rest of the season.
If you’re going to call someone’s bluff, make sure you have a good hand.
Week 9 London
Join us this week for some of the great games at our partner venues across the city.
Sports Bar and Grill Old Street is open until 12:30am, while the Sports Bar and Grill Clapham is open until 11pm.
See you Sunday!