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wait and find out. For the meantime, we can discuss the games.
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Game of the Week
Sunday Night Football, 10/09/08, 8:30 pm
New York Giants (7-1)
My Pick: Giants
Offense: Giants are ranked
fifth, Eagles are ranked sixth. Defense: Giants are ranked third, Eagles are
ranked fifth. I dont know about you, but this is gonna be a great game. The
last time the Giants and Eagles faced off in Philly, the G-men just squeaked
by with the victory. Look for the same in this game.
Both teams have won
three of their last four games. Both the
offense and defense for each team have been playing smart ball, so this game
will come down to which team will make the first mistake.
While the Eagles
have the better QB in Donovan McNabb, Im still going with Eli manning
and the Giants. The Eagles have been playing great ball thus far this season,
but the Giants have been playing great ball since last season. Theyve carried
the momentum from last season in this season and havent stopped since.
The momentum and
consistency the Giants are carrying will continue in this game as they pad
their lead in the NFC.
Sunday, 11/09/08, 1pm games
Saints (4-4) at Atlanta
My Pick: Atlanta
Lets be honest, who would have thought that the Falcons
were going to be this solid? Their
offense is ranked seventh in the NFL and their 16th ranked defense
isnt too bad either. Could this be the return of the Dirty Bird in A-T-L?
Well have to wait and see at the end of the year.
As well as the Saints offense is playing, their defense is
not that strong. With a defense thats ranked 24th in the NFL, Im
not seeing the Saints getting the win against the Falcons.
Tennessee Titans (7-0)
at Chicago Bears (5-3)
Field, Chicago, IL
My Pick: Titans
When QB Kyle Orton injured his ankle last week and Rex
Grossman came into the game, half of Chicago
jumped off the Michigan
Avenue Bridge. Did we forget that Grossman did lead that team to
Look, Im not a big fan of Mr. Grossmans play making
abilities either, but dont throw him under the bus just yet. Lets see what
happens in this game and make our judgment then.
Oh, they play the Titans this week. Never mind, this game is
over. Sorry Rex, too bad your first start for the season is against the NFLs
only undefeated team with a killer defense. Talk about your luck of the draw.
(3-5) at Detroit Lions (0-8)
My Pick: Jaguars
Lions, QB Dan Orlovsky is out this week with two
fractures and a torn ligament in his right thumb. Therefore, the Lions
went out this week and signed Daunte
Culpepper. It took the Lions to bring Daunte out of retirement.
Yet, its still the Lions and they still stink. Go with the Jags, trust me.
Seattle Seahawks (2-6)
My Pick: Dolphins
The Dolphins have are the better team in this match-up. They
have better defense and they move the ball well on offense. In addition,
theyre a healthy squad unlike the Seahawks.
Although Matt Hasselbeck and Deion Branch returned to
practice on Saturday, Hasselbeck will still sit out with a bad
With injuries slowing down the Seahawks, the Dolphins look
like the safe pick.
My Pick: Vikings
The last time the Packers and the Vikings met, it was the
Monday Night opener. It was also Aaron Rodgers coming out party. Now were nine weeks removed from that night
and both teams are 4-4. The Vikes have
won three of their last four games and the Packers are 2-2 in their last four
Both teams are practically even from an offensive
standpoint. The Vikes are ranked 13th in the league. Right behind the Vikes
are the Packers, who are ranked 14th in total offense. One clear advantage in this game is the defensive side of the ball. The Packers defense
is ranked 20th in the NFL, the Vikes defense is ranked 11th.
The other advantage is that the Vikes can run the ball on
offense and stop the run on defense. The Vikes have the second best rushing
defense in the league and the sixth best rushing offense. The Packers have had
issues running the ball this year, and that will be their Achilles heel in
Buffalo Bills (5-3)
at New England Patriots (5-3)
My Pick: Patriots
This is another game where both teams are pretty even. The Bills are ranked 10th in total
defense and 20th in total offense.
The Pats are ranked 18th in total offense and 14th
in total defense. So Im gonna chalk this win up to the team with the most experience.
The Bills are a good, young team that is experiencing much
success this season. The Pats, not only have the more experienced players, but also
the more experienced coach as well. Ill go with the safe bet in this game and
roll with the Pats.
My Pick: Ravens
Because of Hurricane Ike, this game was pushed back to this
date. Therefore, this game was eight weeks in the making. The Ravens have the better defense in this game, and they
run the ball well. The Texans have an explosive offense, but the Ravens defense
is better. Youre better off taking the Ravens in this game.
Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
My Pick: Jets
The Jets are winning games. Theyre some ugly wins, but a
win is a win. Thankfully for the Jets, they are facing the Rams, who are
2-2 in their last four games.
The Rams may have a .500 record for the last four weeks, but
the team is still rebuilding and still struggling. The Jets defense is much
better than how they have performed for the past few weeks and the offensive
rushing attack has been solid.
With the Jets having the better defense in this game, and a
solid ground game, Ill have to roll with the Jets in this one.
(6-2) at Oakland Raiders (2-6)
Coliseum, Oakland, CA
My Pick: Panthers
Sometimes as a pro-football fan, there are certain teams you
just want to see do well because of that teams history or mystique. For me,
its the Raiders. Ive always been intrigued with the mystique of the Raider
Nation. Despite their most recent track record of performance, their fans
remain loyal and I respect that.
Then you see them do something stupid like fire their head
coach in the middle of the season. Or better yet, release a
solid defensive player in the middle of the season, so that same said player,
can sign with another team and help them with their playoff push.
Then you realize that whoever is running the team is: a) the dumbest person on
the face of this earth, b) an old, senile man who still thinks this is the
1960s or 70s and tries to run the team in that fashion, or c) all of the above.
The funny thing is that the rest of you would answer C. Since
my answer is the same as yours, I hope the Raiders lose. They stink and the Panthers are the better team overall in this match-up. This
team will continue to lose on and off the field under the current ownership if
a change isnt made soon.
(1-7) at San Diego Chargers (3-5)
My Pick: Chargers
The Chiefs fell out of the market in trying to sign Daunte
Culpepper, so its back to Ty Thigpen running the offense on the field. The
Chargers record maybe 3-5, but they have the Chiefs this weekend. Similar to
the Raiders, Lions and Rams before them, the Chiefs stink as well.
This should be an easy win for the Chargers. Anything under
a 10 point win is not acceptable. The Chargers will win by an Obama. That means theyll win by a landslide.
(4-4) at Pittsburgh Steelers
My Pick: Steelers
See, this is the problem with the Thursday Night game and
making your picks, once you make them in the Pickem League, theyre locked in.
See my original pick for this game was the Steelers. That was until news came
out on Friday that RB Willie Parker
was out and Big Ben Roethlisberger
is questionable for this Sundays game. Now I gotta pick the Colts for this
Not so fast my friend. While the Steelers offense is ranked lower than the Colts, they still have the best defense in the league. Offense brings in fans,
defense wins games and championships. Im going to roll with the Steelers
defense for the win.
Monday Night Football, 11/03/08, 8:30pm
(2-6) at Arizona Cardinals
Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ
My Pick: Cardinals
The entire Monday Night Football Crew is probably asking
themselves, Lord, what did we do wrong to deserve such a punishment? This is
not going to be a pretty game on the field which will make this game hard to
watch. As many of you already know, Im a 49er fan through thick and thin and
this weeks game is definitely the thin.
The Cards have been playing good football, and they can pad
their lead in the NFC West with a win in this game. The 49ers are still a team
in trouble despite the motivational
techniques of head coach Mike Singletary.
The 49ers defense is still underachieving and they still can
not move the ball on offense. QB Shaun Hill will get start for the 49ers this
Monday Night. Hopefully they can make something happen on offense. I still
dont think thats enough for this team to win against a solid Cards offense,
with a revived Kurt Warner running the offense on the field.
As much as I want my beloved 49ers to prove me wrong, its
not going to happen. The Cards are the safe bet.
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