Friday, November 6, 2009

NFL WEEK 9: CONTENDERS OR PRETENDERS




The best thing about this week in the NFL, the Raiders have a bye, and the Bay Area does not have to watch that pathetic wasteland they call the Raiders. Unlike their home games, the NFL television rules allow for a pair of games at 10 and 1. So the weekend is looking interesting with NBA warming up and the playoff picture in the NFL comes clearer as well as an opportunity to watch some real NFL teams. Last week was my best, 4 and zero. Looking to build on last weeks performance I am seeking another four and zero.


At New England -10.5 Miami

Brady seems to be back in top condition. Coming off a bye, rested up, at home, a blow out. Miami will not be able to stop run nor the pass. The wildcat will give the Patriots defense a different look but the Hoody will not let a gimmick beat them. The victory over the young Jets was probably an aberration and the Dolphins will face a real contender.

At New Orleans -13 Carolina

Everybody knew the Saints were legit before their Monday Night victory over the Falcons. Look for the Saints to march on the Panthers. Brees, Bush and a defense that has proved its worth. The Saints are true contenders in the NFC. Saints by three touchdowns.

At NY Giants -5 San Diego

The Giants and little Manning will continue to struggle against the the average Chargers. Tomlinsion is finding his groove again and Rivers continues to prove himself worthy to lead a contending team. The loss of a deep threat and at the goal line fade Eli has not found a replacement to Plexico and will continue to suffer. Chargers by a touchdown.

At Philadelphia -3 Dallas

The Eagles will hold down their fort against the average Cowboys. The NFC begins to beat itself up this week. No game or team in this division is a lock. But I am betting on two Super Bowl contenders against two pretenders. The NFL is hard to predict week by week. On any given Sunday any given team can win. The difference in this game is the wide out for the Eagles and the threat Desaun Jackson is when receiving kicks. Eagles by two field goals.


Last Week: 4-0

Season: 22-18

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