My picks to win are in bold.
Bye Week Teams: Atlanta Falcons, Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, Oakland Raiders, New York Jets, Tampa Bay Bucs
Miami Dolphins @ New York Giants
More Brandon Marshall chatter, same result.
Indianapolis Colts @ Tennessee Titans
A divisional match-up between 2 teams that know each other inside and out. I see Chris Johnson breaking out and running wild.
New Orleans Saints @ St. Louis Rams
Saints scored 62 points last week. Rams have 56 points for the entire season. Nuff said.
Minnesota Vikings @ Carolina Panthers
Battle of two rookie quarterbacks. I’ll take Cam.
Arizona Cardinals @ Baltimore Ravens
Ravens get back on track at home against an inconsistent Kevin Kolb.
Jacksonville Jaguars @ Houston Texans
Andre Johnson might be back and Jags win last week was an aberration.
Washington Redskins @ Buffalo Bills
No Santana Moss (broken hand) and no Tim Hightower (torn acl). Plus, the John Beck factor.
Detroit Lions @ Denver Broncos
Tebow will play better. Lions are on a 2 game skid, and Stafford is questionable to play.
New England Patriots @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Should be a shootout but Pat’s tight ends will be the difference.
Cleveland Browns @ San Francisco 49ers
Browns are pathetic on offense and Peyton Hillis might not play.
Cincinnati Bengals @ Seattle Seahawks
Dalton and Green will shoulder the load with Ced-Ben suspended.
Dallas Cowboys @ Philadelphia Eagles
Rex Ryan’s defense will contain Vick.
San Diego Chargers @ Kansas City Chiefs
Chiefs are on a roll and Rivers is struggling mightily.
*Last Week: 10-3
Tom Brady hooked up with tight-ends Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski 11 times for 148 yards and 3 touchdowns in the Patriots win over the Chargers Sunday. In two games, Gronkowski and Hernandez have combined to catch 24 passes for 337 yards and 5 touchdowns. Add two more weapons to Tom Brady’s seemingly endless arsenol…scary. Read more…
We all got to see what the Colts will look like without Peyton Manning under center, and it was well, in a word, pathetic. The Colts offense was anemic and the defense was overwhelmed. This shouldn’t really come as a surprise to most as Peyton Manning IS the entire Colts offense in literally every dynamic. Their defense is also desperately reliant on Manning as they are built to play with a lead. Freeney and Mathis are straight-up monsters against the pass and pretty average when it comes to stopping the run. They both need a lead in order to pin their ears back and rush the passer. Look for more of the same in terms of play on the field and results from the Colts for the remaining 15 weeks of the season. It’s going to be a looooong season for Colts fans. Hey, who knows. Maybe Indy will LUCK out (pun intended) in the end. Read more…