Redemption Time! Had just the worst week last week, so now its time to set it right. Here goes!
So I actually see these two teams as being really even, with the difference maker here being home field advantage. Dallas’ D has been playing well yesterday, though I don’t think they have the weapons to stop Detroit on the road when Detroit is fully healthy. That last word being the key word there. Megatron looked healthy enough last week when he crushed the competition, but there have been reports of Reggie Bush also suffered an injury in practice, though it is looking like he will play. I have DET squeaking out a win here.
SF is apparently a good team. JAX is apparently a bad one. I really shouldn’t have to explain this one.
If CLE had Hoyer behind QB, I might actually make the argument that they have a chance. With Jason Campbell back there, they are primed for defeat. The one interesting thing about this game to me is Haden’s nullification. One of the best things about this defense is Haden’s ability to shut down the opposing team’s #1 receiver. What the hell is he going to do this game? Shut down Dwayne Bowe? I imagine Bowe laughing at Haden all game while on the line of scrimmage as Haden watches from out wide as Jamaal Charles tears apart his team.
Okay, Gronk had his practice run, now its time for the real thing. MIA just isnt that good and NE should roll them.
While BUF is not a bad team, NO should be unstoppable this week. Suffered their first loss two weeks ago and then went into a bye week. Two weeks to stew in their own defeat and formulate a game-plan for BUF when they play them at home. I don’t see any scenario where NO loses this week at home, regardless of who they were facing.
Two evenly bad teams, I am going to go with the homer again. I do think Vick being back is a plus for the Eagles, though they will almost assuredly lose the game if Barkley has to step in at QB if Vick gets injured.
Still dont believe in the Jets. Starting to believe in the Bengals.
This is a tough one. OAK is an interesting team for the first time in years and they are coming off a bye at home. I think OAK barely edges this one out.
Interesting stat. Every time a team has played SEA this year, that team has lost the following week. Apparently, the defense runs you ragged. To make matters even worse, the last three defenses ARI has played have been CAR, SF, and SEA. Figure it will be a week removed from that schedule before they can fully recover. Also, ARI is a dumb team that knows how to lose games, while ATL is still convinced they can make the playoffs and will therefore be fighting with everything they have.
Nothing cures a football hangover like the WAS D. Peyton Manning and company should take advantage of one of the worst Ds in football. I expect a shootout here with the final score being closer then most think, though DEN winning in the end.
MIN made the argument for them actually being the worst team in the league despite having a win and having one of the best players in football on their team. Ponder is the new QB over that other guy, so that at least gives them a chance. Oh wait, no it doesnt cause they are playing GB. GB will destroy them and look good doing it.
If you are starting your first game as QB, the last thing I would want would be to stare down the secondary of SEA. STL needs about 3-4 special teams TDs for any chance to win this. Not happening.