This week's fare is a repack box from Target. It includes 4 packs, 50 cards, and a bonus.
Unfortunately, one of the packs is Sage Hit, which is a college-only product. It will not be included. The other three packs are 2009 UD Icons, 2009 SP Signature Edition, and 2010 Absolute Memorabilia.
In total, we have 50+10+6+5= 71 cards this week. The bonus item...well, you'll see that somewhere below.
I find football repacks more tolerable than baseball repacks because I haven't seen as much of the football stuff. Here is a sampling of some of the cards I liked:
The Brady had me confused at first, but I found out it is from the All-Star team set.
Time for some games:
NEW YORK GIANTS 3, CAROLINA PANTHERS 1
>>> Not too much exciting going on here, though Mario Manningham appears to be enjoying himself.
CHICAGO BEARS 7, ST. LOUIS RAMS 2
>>> This was an all base affair, believe it or not. 7 base cards in 71 total cards is impressive.
BUFFALO BILLS 11, CLEVELAND BROWNS 4
>>> Bills only hit one base card, but land a CJ Spiller Relic (+10) to cruise to the win.
DALLAS COWBOYS 6, TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS 0
>>> I gave a bonus point to the Cowboys for the "Too Tall" card because it's awesome when they put the nickname on the front of the card. That bonus point really didn't matter.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 1, JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS 0
MIAMI DOLPHINS 6, NEW YORK JETS 2
>>> The Dolphins had my favorite card in the box. Some of those mid-'90s Finest cards are so nice looking.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS 3, MINNESOTA VIKINGS 1
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS 6, KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 4
DETROIT LIONS 5, TENNESSEE TITANS 0
>>> In the first (and hopefully only) 0-0 card matchup, the Lions take the win thanks to the box bonus (+5):
CINCINNATI BENGALS 3, WASHINGTON REDSKINS 2
ARIZONA CARDINALS 3, PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 0
ATLANTA FALCONS 3, SAN DIEGO CHARGERS 1
>>> The DeAngelo Hall (Former Hokie bonus point!) made the difference in this matchup.
HOUSTON TEXANS 1, DENVER BRONCOS 0
>>> It's always good to have an off week when your opponent puts up the goose egg. I'm sure the Colts above would agree.
OAKLAND RAIDERS 3, PITTSBURGH STEELERS 3
>>> 3 base cards for each team, but the Raiders get the win because one of the Steelers cards was Plaxico Burress. I guess you could say he shot them in the foot.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 8, BALTIMORE RAVENS 1
>>> The black Brady and that sweet art card up top helped the Pats own the Ravens.
GREEN BAY PACKERS 4, SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 2
>>> Each team had 2 base cards, but the Packers picked up an extra two points for the ToppsGold card up top. Not even replacement refs could get this wrong.
8 teams started the week at 2-0, and only half of them survived Week 3. It's no surprise that the Patriots are off to a good start, but joining them are the Dolphins, Bears, and Saints. Five teams will still be looking for their first win in Week 4, including the Seahawks, who are averaging just 1 point per game.