Your Week 2 NFL recap from SiriusXM’s resident married couple, Giants fans Aaron and Alex.

Alex: Over the past week or so, I’ve seen people post that “Mercury is in retrograde.” I had no idea what they were talking about, but guessed by the context of their posts, that things would go awry, and be off and generally out of wack. I’m not a believer in astrology, horoscopes and other things of that nature, but then came this Sunday’s games.

What in the hootenanny happened?! Granted, I was not glued to the TV every second of every game, but it seemed like what I did see was upside-down and sideways:

  • The Giants looked confused and helpless, and both the Giants and the Falcons seemed to forget how to catch the ball.
  • The Steelers put a hurting on San Fran – I had anticipated a close, back-and-forth game.
  • The Raiders beat the Ravens (still love you Tuck!).

I was still a little skeptical as to whether or not the planets affected the outcome of NFL games, but then the Colts lost to the Jets. Perhaps there is something to this Mercury-retrograde thing after all …

I ran this theory by Aaron for his opinion, and he barely let me finish my thought before making fun of me. I told him to stop hating on my creativity, and stop trying to put shadow on my shine.

Also, I made a peach crumble in honor of the Giants playing Atlanta, and the recipe I used was awesome. If you’d like to try it, just click here. This week, the Giants play Washington, so I’m thinking of trying to replicate a version of a half-smoke from Ben’s Chili Bowl. It looks scrumptious.

Aaron: Well, unlike Alex, I was glued to the TV for almost every play this Sunday. Here are a few of my quick takes:

James Jones said that his time with the Giants prepared him for his return the Green Bay Packers. Hey Giants, the Packers are pretty good. They don’t need a farm team.

Jay Cutler pulled up lame after throwing a pick-6. Well, actually, he pulled up lame the entire game. R.I.P. to his hamstring though.

Did anybody else notice the reference to “the old banana in the tailpipe” during the Giants-Falcons game? I had no idea what the announcer was talking about, so I Googled it, and one of the first things to come up was this scene from Beverly Hills Cop.

I guess I get it now.

Speaking of bananas, you can’t mention bananas on a football blog without paying homage to Jon Gruden, who is obsessed with a play he calls “Spider Y 2 Banana.” I’ve never heard anyone else refer to this play. I’m not even sure Jon Gruden knows what it is. I’ve seen him describe the play in detail so many times, and it looks different every time. I’m starting to think that “Spider Y 2 Banana” is Jon Gruden’s Humpty Dance. It can be whatever you say it is, as long as it’s funky.

All right, here’s the upset pick for Week 3: Jacksonville storms into New England and snatches a victory from the red-hot Patriots. Book it!

I’ll be at the Giants game this Thursday with my buddy, comedian Costaki Economopolous. We do a weekly podcast together called Quick Snaps. It’s a comedy show about the NFL. Maybe you’ll like it:

And if you just can’t get enough of Alex and I, there’s Almost Perfect Harmony

Go Giants!

Aaron is a producer in the SiriusXM Comedy department. You can follow him on Twitter, @AaronHodges. Alex is the producer of The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM Hits 1. You can follow her on Twitter, @AlexDitrolio.

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