E21 53-54: Roughing the passer

Eyeshield 21 episodes 53-54 review

E21 54

In these episodes, the Deimon Devil Bats face a team called the Scorpions, and Hiruma has gone missing. That means that the plain guy (that’s sort of what they call him) has to take over on offense. He stinks it up, but Sena comes in and runs for a touchdown to make the score 14-6. (Remember, the Devil Bats have no kicker AND they either miss every single two-point conversion or purposely choose not to potentially get two points on the board.)

Then Mamori opens up the gameplan that Hiruma gave her, which was only to be opened after the 1st quarter. Inside, Hiruma has exactly predicted the score, the situation, and how they got there. Then suddenly Hiruma appears on top of the stadium and jumps all the way down onto the field. He takes over, and Deimon wins 42-14 with an all-time record of 7 missed two-point conversions in one game. (That last part is just my assumption from the score.)

I like seeing Eyeshield 21 getting back on track, even if it’s never going to be a Princess Nine in quality. At least it was more entertaining than the last few weeks have been.

Episode 53 rating (out of four stars): ***

Episode 54 rating: ***

2017, Week 3: Say Geronimo

2017, Week 3: Packers 27, Bengals 24 (OT)

Geronimo

So the Packers played like crap for 30 minutes, yet came out of this one with a dramatic victory in overtime, 27-24. After Aaron Rodgers threw the second pick-6 of his career, the Packers went down 21-7 in a game I predicted them to lose. But they fought back, and Rodgers threw a touchdown pass with 17 seconds left to tie the game at 24. In overtime, the Packers stopped the Bengals and forced a punt, then Rodgers caught the Bengals offsides and decided to launch a pass for receiver Geronimo Allison, who caught it for a 71-yard gain. That set up Mason Crosby’s game-winning field goal in overtime.

+: Aaron Rodgers. For the first time in his career, Rodgers won a game in overtime, and also for the first time, he defeated the Bengals. That means he has defeated all other 31 teams in the NFL besides the Packers.

-: Martellus Bennett. He was supposed to be the big tight end threat that the Packers have lacked, but his performance was pedestrian and he dropped an important third-down pass. I hope he bounces back.

2017 Green Bay Packers: 2-1

Next week: vs. Chicago (on Thursday night)