Over the past few weeks the Cardinals have played better winning their last at home, while the Steelers have lost 5 straight. The Steelers losing streak should come to an end but not without a struggle as the Cardinals easily cover.
The Giants have played much better over the past few weeks, while the Falcons have looked completely lost as QB Mike Vick’s preseason injury has yet to fully heal. However, the Giants never win by 10 points so expect the Falcons to cover.
Stinker of the Week: Two weeks ago the Bears won the battle of bottom feeders at home by jumping out to a 24-0 lead only to hold on to win 24-16. Now in Detroit the Lions continue the momentum and win their second straight.
Coming off their bye week the Chiefs are sailing high at 8-0, with the AFC West all but locked up. Facing the struggling Browns the Chiefs will have no problem improving to 9-0, as Kelly Holcumb starts at QB for the Browns.
The Bengals bounce back from their loss last week and keep their hopes alive for a Division Title by shredding up the Texans in Houston for the second straight year.
For the Colts the future is now as they are one of the premiere teams in the NFL at 7-1, while the Jaguars, are just hoping to have something to build on for next season at 1-7. This one won’t even be close as the Colts cruise.
The sign of a bad coach is when his team loses games they should win, and never wins games they should lose. Last week the Dolphins lost the 3rd game they should have won, and they won’t bounce back this week in a game they should lose.
Coming soon to a theater near you, a highly respected college coach returns to campus after being a miserable failure in the NFL. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll stand up in cheer to see Steve Spurier in Back to School, Rated L-5 for the Redskins 5th straight loss.
Lets follow along. Game 1 Bucs win, Game 2 Lose, Game 3 Win, Game 4 Lose, Game 5 Win, Game 6 Lose, Game 7 Win, and Game 8 Lose. It’s Game 9 this week so expect the trend to continue as they avenge a loss in week 2 by blanking the Panthers.
Upset of the Week: This is a crossroads game the Bills had a disappointing first half going 8-8, while the Cowboys are the surprise of the NFL at 6-2. However, the Bills are better then 4-4, and the Cowboys are starting to show signs of weakness.
After a 6-0 start the Vikings have lost 2 straight, against the 1-7 Chargers the Vikings should bounce back and get the win However, it will not be without a struggle as they need a last minute Field Goal to stave off an embarrassing upset.
Last week Jets QB Chad Pennington found his groove late in their marathon battle against the Giants. This week he gets revenge for last year’s playoff defeat beating the demoralized Raiders, who are starting 3rd string QB Rick Mirer on the road.
After being blown out in San Francisco last week the Rams, should easily bounce back as Marc Bulger remains perfect at the Edward Jones Dome as the Rams stomp the Ravens in primetime.
Game of the Week: In a battle between two teams that had disappointing first halves expect the Packers emerge victorious as QB Brett Favre continues to build on his legend winning his second straight game with a fractured thumb, and expanding his amazing consecutive games started streak.