The Raiders and Chiefs game is being hyped as the Raiders return to glory, as well as the Chiefs. A rivalry renewed. I view it as the first sell out and the home televised game in a long while. So long I cannot remember the last time I watched a Raiders home game on television. In the AFC West, San Diego is in a must win game, against the talented but bottom ranked defense, Houston. Favre tries to battle his way back from that hilarious carting off at the end of last week's game, if he gets the start. Iron man will. The Monday night game seems to be a great match up, the Bengals need wins and a lot to make this season count as the windows starts to shut on Carson Palmer and his aging pair of wide out. I thought they pout the best match up of the week, on Sunday night. Not this week, a good Green Bay team, Rodgers is always fun to watch, but Dallas, well I guess it's going to be fun to watch them get destroyed on Sunday night, in the national spotlight.
San Diego surely cannot drop to 3-6, with their stats, top ranked in passing, opponent's passing yards, opponent's rushing yards but middle of the pack, 15th in rushing yards. Houston can run the ball, ranked 6th in the league. A great match up at quarterback, will be a great game. Will Schauwb or Rivers win it or loose it?
Tampa Bay +10
Tampa Bay is grity, can run the ball and has an emerging quarterback who protects the ball and makles plays when the play ois there. Ranked near the middle of the leauge in each major team statsic, the 5-2 Bucs find ways to win. 10 points is a lot when talent seems on the level. The quarterback play by Atlanta's Matt Ryan, or Matty Ice, has been near the top this year. With losses to the Steelers and the Eagles, the Falcons will grind the ball with the Burner and look to wear down the Bucs and hit the deep play. Will Josh Freeman continue his emergence and beat another top quarterback?
Great quarterbacks play great anywhere and in any weather conditions. Look for Brady to domiante the hopeful Browns. The Browns can show a lot of improvent and excitemdt to at least contendt in this game after coming off an impressive victory against the defending Super Bowl champions, New Orleans.
The under looks great in this match up. Both talented defenses and offenses that can struggle at times. The real thing to watch is the Ravens defense against the Miami offense. Can Chad Henne, is Henne the Miami QB *goggles* yup. I'm not betting on Henne, I'm betting the Dolphins defense can keep this game with a field goal. I see a late field goal winning it for Baltimore.
Manning getting points, on the road will a lock, for sure. Any time a quarterback, with the elite talent and preparation like Peyton, jump on it, all over it. Look for the Colts defense to be be prepared for Vick and look for Vick to be stymied and held in check by the well prepared defense of Indianapolis.
2010 NFL SEASON RECORD: 25-19-3
LAST WEEK: 3-2