The big news from the NFL last week was the Dallas Cowboys. Whether
it was Pacmans suspension,
or the trade for WR
Roy E. Williams, the great state of Texas was the big ticket on all of the news
channels. The NFL became the CFL, Cowboy Football League, last
week and Ive had my fill of Cowboys news. So lets get into the games because
last I checked, there are 31 other teams in the league who deserve our
attention as well.
Game of the Week for Week 08Poll Answers
Game of the Week
The results from last weeks poll
stated that none of the games for this week was in consideration for the
dubious honor for AHHs Game of the Week. There has to be a decision and since this is
my column, I can do whatever I want. Ha, put that in your bong and smoke it.
Therefore, the AHHs Game of the Week,
decreed by yours truly is
Sunday, 10/19/08, 1pm games
(2-4) at New York Giants (4-1)
Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
Websters defines a journalist as:
a: a person engaged in journalism
; especially : a writer or editor for a news medium b: a writer who aims at a mass audience
2: a person who keeps a journal
This week I’m not a journalist, Im
a fan. I bleed crimson and gold, I m part of the faithful, and I rep my
Yeah, I know that the G-Men have the best offense in the
league and their defense is ranked 6th overall. I know my 49ers are
19th in offense and 26th in defense overall. I know the
Giants should win this game, but then again, we thought
Giants were going to beat the Browns in the Monday Night Game. How
did that work out for Eli and the gang?
Many of you who have been following the NFL for some time
can remember the days when this used to be a heated rivalry, so you can see why
Im a little biased in my pick. The Giants are the better team in this
match-up, no doubt about it, but if the 49ers can find a way to move the ball
on offense like the Browns did on Monday night and avoid mental mistakes, they
have a good chance at beating the Giants.
Oh, if you think Im popping off now, wait until Week 12
when the 49ers faceoff against the Dallas Cow Pies I
meant Dallas Cowgirls I
meant Dallas Cowboys. Sorry, I got a little
My Pick: 49ers;
although I know the Giants are the better team and will probably win.
Here are the rest of the games for Week 07 in the NFL.
Sunday, 10/19/08, 1pm games
(3-3) at Buffalo Bills (4-1)
Stadium, Buffalo, NY
When we last saw the Bills, the Arizona Cardinals were
living daylights out of them.
When we last saw the Chargers, their offense was reminiscent of the
2007-08 New England Patriots offense as they
too, were in a beat the
living daylights kind of mood against the Patriots last Sunday.
Although the Bills are playing solid football, the Chargers
offense is charged up and ready to keep piling up the points. Look for the
Chargers to continue the offensive onslaught they displayed last Sunday and
hand the Bills their first loss at home.
My Pick: Chargers
(3-3) at Chicago Bears (3-3)
Too bad, I wont see any of this game on T.V. This game is a
throwback from the old Black and Blue Division.
This is going to be a hard-hitting game.
The Bears offense is ranked 13th in the league
while their defense is ranked 12th overall. The Vikings defense is ranked seventh in the
league while their offense is ranked 15th. This is easily one of the
hardest games to pick a winner for, but I m going with the Vikings in this
game because of Vikes RB Adrian Peterson.
The last time the Vikes played the Bears at Soldier Field,
Peterson ran for 224 yards and three TDs in that game.
Hes the x-factor in this game.
Although the Bears defense has improved from last year, it
wont be enough to stop Peterson and the Vikings offense.
My Pick: Vikings
(4-1) at Cincinnati Bengals
Stadium, Cincinnati, OH
Even with injuries, the Steelers are better than the 0-6 Bungles.
The Bengals stink. Theres no need to go any further with this game.
My Pick: Steelers
Tennessee Titans (5-0)
at Kansas City Chiefs (1-4)
The Titans are the only undefeated team in the league and they
will stay undefeated after this game. The Chiefs are in the stages of
rebuilding and with RB Larry Johnson out of
this game for disciplinary
reasons; this game is another bump in the road, towards the end
of the season.
Look for the Titans defense to be too much for the Chiefs
offense to handle as they head into Week 08 still undefeated.
My Pick: Titans
Dallas Cowboys (4-2)
at St. Louis Rams (1-4)
Dome, St. Louis, MO
When your childhood hero calls you and encourages you to do
fractured pinkie finger hit the media outlets, Romo received a phone call
who encouraged Romo to play through the pain.
Now reports are circulating that Romo wants to play in this
Sundays game against the Rams. While I commend your drive and willing to play
injured, sit this one out Romo and let Brad Johnson
This is an easy win for the Cowboys. If you want to play so
bad, take a break Romo and rest up for next weeks match-up against the Tampa Bay
Buccaneers. That game is more important than this one.
My Pick: Cowboys
Baltimore Ravens (2-3)
Last week was rough for both the Ravens and the Dolphins.
While the Dolphins lost their
game in the final seconds, the Ravens lost their
game, the second they touched the field. Therefore, look for
both of these teams to come into this Sundays game with a chip on their
The Ravens defense is good, but the Dolphins offense has
been consistent. Theyre making big plays on the offensive side of the ball. After
the way the Ravens were punched in the mouth on the defensive side of the ball,
look for the Dolphins to attack the Ravens defense from every angle and ride
into the Florida sunset with a win.
My Pick: Dolphins
(3-3) at Carolina Panthers
America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
The Saints have the best offense in the league. Drew Brees
is on pace to have a record setting season for passing yards and Reggie Bush
leads the league in TDs. The Panthers defense is ranked third in the NFL and
their offense is ranked 16th.
connection is clicking again, the Saints offense is on fire and it looks to be
too much for the Panthers defense to handle this Sunday.
My Pick: Saints
Detroit Lions (0-5)
at Houston Texans (1-4)
Like the Bengals, the Lions are terrible as well. Although
they received some great draft picks for this years draft when they traded WR Roy E.
Williams to the Cowboys, they still have to finish this season.
The Texans are ranked fifth in total offense 23rd
in total defense. Thats better than the
Lions who are ranked last in total defense and 30th in total
The Texans are the safe bet for this game
My Pick: Texans
New York Jets (3-2)
at Oakland Raiders (1-4)
Coliseum, Oakland, CA
The J-E-T-S, Jets,
Jets, Jets are on a roll. The Jets, who won two games in a row, will make their
way to the Black Hole
to face off against their old AFL rivals, the Oakland Raiders.
The Jets defense is
ranked 22nd in the NFL. Right
behind the Jets is the Raiders defense, ranked at 23rd. However, the Raiders offense is ranked 24th
in the NFL while the Jets offense is ranked 11th. The Jets have the
better offense is this match-up, which gives them the edge and the win.
My Pick: Jets
(3-2) at Green Bay Packers (3-3)
While the Colts offense came to life last week in the
passing game, the Packers have lost three of their last four games and their
defense is looking shaky.
The safe bet for this game is the Colts. Their passing game
murdered the Ravens last week and with the Packers secondary still hurting;
Lambeau Field will look like Peytons Place at the end of the day.
My Pick: Colts
Cleveland Browns (2-3)
at Washington Redskins (4-2)
Just because the Browns gave it to the Giants on MNF, it
doesnt mean they have a new lease on life. Calm down
Braylon Edwards, you still have the
rest of the season to play and your Browns are still a little suspect.
Look, the Redskins were caught off guard
last week, it wont happen a second time this weekend. I didnt have any faith
in the Redskins at the start of the season, but sitting with a 4-2 record in the
NFLs strongest division; these dudes are ready to rock. With the eighth best
defense and seventh best offense in the league, the Redskins should walk away
with the win.
My Pick: Redskins
Sunday Night Football, 8pm
Seattle Seahawks (1-4)
at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-2)
Stadium, Tampa, FL
I know the executives for NBC are shaking their heads in
disgust. Practically every match-up for Sunday Night Football has been
terrible. Either the games have been blowouts, or extremely boring. Thank God,
I have picture in picture and new episodes of True Blood and Entourage to watch
on Sunday Night.
The Bucs should win this game. The Seahawks are hurting with
injuries and struggling bad on the field. It was evident in their match-up
against Packers that the Seahawks and their 12th man are in store
for a long season this year. This was
not the swan song Mike Holmgren
was hoping for in his final year as Seahawks head coach.
My Pick: Buccaneers
Monday Night Football, 10/20/08, 8:30pm
Denver Broncos (4-2)
at New England Patriots (3-2)
The Pats looked terrible last Sunday Night. The offense looked unorganized and the
defense looked old. The Pats defense
made Philip Rivers
look like Dan Fouts.
Denvers defense is ranked 32nd in the league,
but their offense is ranked fourth overall. The Broncos are second in the
league in passing offense and the passing game killed the Patriots last Sunday
and will kill them again in this game.
As long as Jay Cutler
keeps slinging the ball all over the field and wears down the Pats defense.
The Broncos will walk out of Foxboro with the win.
My Pick: Denver
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