Without Marshall Faulk this spread is too high even against the sorry Cardinals. Look for the Rams to win, but not without a few anxious moments.
Upset of the Week: Since 2000 the Panthers are undefeated in summer. However autumn began on Tuesday and the Panthers have had trouble winning in autumn, don’t be surprised to see them fall again.
Coming off their thrilling comeback the Browns are flying high. However, they could be ripe for the pickens against a Bengals team that’s has not played as bad as their 0-3 record suggest. Except this too be close throughout.
Stinker of the Week: The end of the road for original Jaguars QB Mark Brunnell, listed as questionable expect to see Byron Leftwich at least play a quarter as the Jags fall to 0-4, and Brunnell loses his starting job.
The Chiefs have been dominant in climbing their way to 3-0, while the Ravens have played a soft schedule to 2-1. Expect the Chiefs to win easily again as the Ravens are exposed against a good team.
The mistake prone Redskins drop another close one as the banged Patriots win on late drive aided by a personal foul and a pass interference by the undisciplined Redskins, as Coach Steve Spurrier wonders if he should return to College.
Not even a bye week will be able to help the Eagles get back on track as their season is on a one way ride to disaster, as they fall to 0-3 and QB Donovan McNabb continues to struggle.
With QB Daunte Culpepper likely to miss the game the Vikings are ripe for the pickens as they comeback to earth after a 3-0 start against the 49ers who are almost in a must win situation.
Game of the Week: In a rematch of classic overtime divisional playoff game the Titans foil the Steelers again as QB Steve McNair continues to defy pain and injury and establish himself as one of the best Quarterbacks in the NFL.
After being blown out Monday Night the Raiders are looking to make a statement, and the Chargers, who are playing without any energy provide the perfect patsy.
At 0-3 there may not be a more team desperate to win then the Jets, who will be facing their ex-coach Bill Parcells. Look for the Jets to get the win, as the Cowboys come in a little flat of the bye week.
The Broncos should have no trouble at all winning this game. However the spread is a little too high as the Lions score late with the Broncos banged up starters resting to get the cover.
With a match up against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next week it’s almost natural to expect the Colts to be looking ahead. Which will make them vulnerable for the upset as the Saints needing a win pull it out.
The reopening of Soldier Field invites the perfect opportunity for the Bears to get back on track, as the Packers who have been very mediocre come into town on Monday Night. Look for the Bears to get their first win of the season as the Packers season starts to come apart.