Emmitt Smith returns to Dallas, in a strange uniform. Expect to see the former Cowboys star score at least 1 TD, but in the end the awful Cardinals will come up a few points short in their bid for an upset.
Expect the Bills to bounce back easily after two straight tough losses, as Takeo Spikes takes out his old frustrations against his former team.
Game of the Week: In a battle of 4-0 teams expect the Chiefs to establish themselves as the early power in the NFL by easily beating the banged up Broncos at Arrowhead Stadium, with Priest Holmes getting at least 2 Touchdowns.
The Dolphins continue their recover from Week 1 by beating the Giants who historically come off bye weeks a little shaky. Expect the running g and ball control of the Dolphins to keep the Giants off balance all day as the Dolphins win for the 2nd time in the Meadowlands this season.
Maybe I need to be bashed over the head or something, but I still do not believe the Vikings are for real, as they fall to a Falcons team in desperate need for a win.
Now may be a good time for Saints Coach Jim Haslett to start thinking of good realtors as his days in New Orleans are numbered with a team that continues to underachieve and falls to 1-4.
Just like Soldier Field which has turned from a jewel to an eye sore the Bears have gone from elite team to perennial loser expect the downfall to continue as the Raiders win easily.
The Seahawks coming off a bye are heading east, things that usually don’t favor young teams like the Seahawks. Expect the Packers to regain their Lambeau swagger as they had the Seahawks their first loss.
The Titans are one of the top teams in the NFL, and they are playing like it while the Patriots are banged up with 7 starters injured and QB Tom Brady playing with a severely bruised elbow. Look for the Titans to win easily.
Stinker of the Week: In a battle of winless teams the loser has the early inside track on the top draft pick. Expect the young Jaguars to get a win for first year Coach Jack Del Rio as Rookie QB Byron Leftwich beats a Chargers team making a cross-country flight.
No matter what the records are the Redskins and Eagles always seem to win in their home fields, when playing each other. Expect things to remain the same as the Eagles continue to recover and overcome a week of controversy.
Upset of the Week: Former 49ers Coach Steve Mariucci gets sweet revenge against his old team as the Lions win their first road game in 3 years, meanwhile Terrell Owens puts the loss squarely on his supporting cast for not giving him the ball every play.
In a rematch of an exciting Wild Card Round Game last year the Steelers are the only team that looks like a playoff team as the Browns continue to struggle and fall to 1-4.
With Colts Coach Tony Dungy facing his former team on Monday Night, this has a big game feel, which is bad news for Colts QB Peyton Manning who will be picking himself off the ground all night as the Buccaneers shutdown the Colts.