This is a big game for the Bills. Already with a win over the Patriots at home, the Bills can get a step ahead of their two biggest rivals with a win over the Jets. The Jets, who are coming off a bye, have yet to take on the look of a Super Bowl contender. With a win they are all of a sudden back in the picture. Look for the Bills to get a statement win, as their defense gives Mark Sanchez a headache while a dose of Fred Jackson supplies the offense they need.
The Cowboys are coming off an embarrassing Sunday Night loss to the Eagles, coming home and under .500 they need a big performance. The Seahawks have been less than stellar themselves as they have been flipping between Charlie Whitehurst and Tavaris Jackson at Quarterback. Look for a strong game from Tony Romo as the Cowboys get back on track with an easy win at home.
Call it revenge of the Madden’s curse as 2010 break out star Peyton Hill, as all but vanished dealing with injury while expressing unhappiness with the Browns contract extension offers. The Texans look like they are getting ready to roll even without Andre Johnson, as Arian Foster finally looks healthy again. Expect more o the same this week as the Texans stay hot with another home winner of the lackluster Browns.
The Colts are battered beaten and just going through the motions as they sit at 0-8. The future of Peyton Manning is the big question as the Colts are leading in the Andre Luck chase, going from Super Bowl contenders to a team that likely could not win a game in the Big Ten. Look for the Falcons who are looking for a springboard off their bye to have a big game all around as they win this one easily.
After the first three weeks, the Chiefs looked like a front runner in the Andrew Luck sweepstakes, but after four straight wins they are now tied for the AFC West lead. The Dolphins meanwhile are only playing to get Luck as all hope is lost at 0-7. The Chiefs are coming off a huge Monday Night win. Arrowhead is always a tough place for visitors and this week won’t be any different as they beat Miami by two Touchdowns.
The Saints are coming off a horrible loss to the Rams, while the Buccaneers are coming back from their bye week following a loss in London. Before their London adventure the Bucs beat the Saints at home. It’s hard to imagine the Saints playing as poorly as they did last week. Look for them to bounce back and further complicate matters in the highly competitive NFC South.
Call them road warriors, as the 49ers have won three early start games on the road. Facing the Redskins I see them winning again, as the Redskins offense has gone the way of the Buffalo Nickel. The 49ers meanwhile come in with a strong defense that is capable of handing the Redskins another shutout. Well I can say this they will dent the scoreboard this week at home with a Field Goal, but that will be all as the 49ers continue to roll.
Given two weeks to prepare for this game, and learn the playbook you have to expect Carson Palmer to come out strong in his first start with the Silver and Black attack. Tim Tebow meanwhile gets a close up look at the Black Hole. If he thought the Lions were mean he should spend some time in the stands in Oakland. If Tebow plays like he did last week he may just get that chance.
The Titans had a nice bounce back win last week against the lowly Colts. Facing the Bengals they can make some noise in the AFC Playoff chase. At 5-2, the Bengals are one of the biggest surprises in the NFL this year. However, the Bengals success has come against some of the weakest teams in the league. On the road against a solid Titans team look for them to suffer a setback as the Titans continue to stay in the AFC South picture.
In a match up of two 1-6 teams you can almost flip a coin, as both are essentially out of the playoff chase. The Rams coming off an emotion home win face the Cardinals who blew a 24-3 lead last week and have not won since Week 1. Things are even worse for the Cards as QB Kevin Kolb who has looked like a bust is not expected to play. Look for the Rams with Stephen Jackson having a big day to win again.
The Patriots have been waiting 1,373 days for this game. Sure they have played the Giants in the preseason since Super Bowl XLII, but that was meaningless. This game is their first chance at revenge from the Giants ruining : their perfect season. Expect a big game from Tom Brady as the Pats will look to run up the score in Foxboro. However, their defense remains a question so Eli Manning may be able to keep up for at least the first half.
Football can be a funny game sometimes. Two weeks ago the Saints beat the Colts 62-7, and followed it up by losing to the winless Rams. The Packers coming off their bye are the unquestioned best team in the league as the last of the unbeaten. The Chargers coming off two sloppy losses are reeling as they head home at 4-3. This is when upsets happen. Look for Phillip Rivers to have his best game of the season as the Chargers are able to score just enough on the Packers defense, which has given up its share of points.
So who wants to question the Steelers now? All year since a blowout Week 1 loss to the Ravens, pundits have called the Steelers old and not as good anymore. However, last week they beat the Patriots and stand at 5-2. In Primetime at home look for them to get revenge, as they edge the Ravens to take over first place in a game that is close throughout and more alike the typical Ravens-Steelers slobber knocker.
The Eagles are finally starting to resemble the team fans expected at the start of the season, as they have won two straight to get back into the NFC East playoff picture. The Bears have more or less been up and down all year. If the Bears are to get the upset they must have a huge day from Matt Forte. However, anything less will be good for the Eagles who continue to roll behind the running of LaSean MCoy and passing of Michael Vick