Good Copp, Bad Copp: Week 6
This week’s Good Copp is D.Copp - 11-3 last week. While J.Copp, the Bad Copp, was 10-4.
J.Copp Pick: Baltimore
The undefeated Vikes take on the Ravens who are coming in with a 2 game losing streak. This game will come down to the Ravens scoring points, and the D containing Adrian Peterson. The Ravens are embarrassed coming off of a tough loss against Cincinnati, so look for them to be firing on all cylinders. Jared Allen and the Vikings defense have shown they are a force getting to the quarterback, but with Ray Rice coming out of the backfield I think Joe Flacco will be able to get the ball out quickly. The X factor in this game to me is Ed Reed. Reed comes in with 12 interceptions returned for TD's in his career, most among active players. I think he has a chance to add to that number going up against the king of throwing interceptions, Brett Favre. Favre looks his age in this game and loses it for Minnesota by giving the ball away.
D.Copp Pick: Baltimore
The Vikes are on a roll, and the Ravens dropped two straight - but I think Baltimore is just too physical and too solid around the board. Favre will throw some pigskin gifts the Ravens way, Peterson has a vague memory of what the century mark looks like (no 100 yard games in last 4), and the Ravens take this one.
Kansas City @ Washington
J.Copp Pick: Kansas City
KC gave a stumbling Cowboys team all they could handle last week, losing in overtime thanks to Miles Austin. This week they take on Washington who gave Carolina their first win of the season last week and lost to Detroit this year....Detroit. It's a bad time to be a Redskins fan and an even worse time to be Jim Zorn. Matt Cassell will get his first win as a Chief, and don't be surprised if Jason Campbell gets benched.
D.Copp Pick: Washington
Battle of the beaten. Washington has given two win-less team wins this season… It won’t happen again. Portis will tear up the Chief’s ‘D’ (worst in the NFL), and the pressure will be taken off J.Campbell. Jim Zorn should still be looking over his shoulder…
Cleveland @ Pittsburgh
J.Copp Pick: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is coming off of a scare against Detroit last week and The Browns come into this game after winning their first game of the season last week. Derek Anderson the "winning" quarterback last week against the Bills was 2 of 17 for 23 yards and an interception. He's playing the Super Bowl champions this week, and I have a feeling this one might get ugly.
D.Copp Pick: Pittsburgh
Derek Anderson, Eric Mangini – two names that will have a lot to do with the Browns loss coming this Sunday. With Troy Polamalu back, look for the Steelers tough D to get a boost. The Steelers will run away with this one. Did I mention Troy Polamalu is back?
Houston @ Cincinnati
J.Copp Pick: Cincinnatti
The Cardiac Cats take on a Houston team this week at home, and to everyone's surprise Ochocinco and the crew are sitting on top of the AFC North. Last season when these teams met the Texans blew the Bengals out 35-6, that wont happen this year. The Texans defense ranks 26th against the run and Cedric Benson is licking his chops. I am drinking the Bengals Kool-Aid big time right now, and I think the cinderella story continues.
D.Copp Pick: Texans
Texans win. Keeping it close is the Bengals way, but this Sunday look for Schaub, O.Daniels, K. Walter, and, oh yeah, Andre Johnson, to make the Bengals secondary look like tame pussy cats. Benson may get some stats, Palmer, not so much. Texans pull this tight one out.
Tennessee @ New England
J.Copp Pick: New England
The Titans come in 0-5. The have made a bad habit of getting blown out this season, after having the league's best record last year. Cortland Finnegan is hurt and I think Tom Brady will play target practice against the Titans secondary with Moss and Welker. I'll take the Pats in a very lopsided game.
D.Copp Pick: New England
I personally think if the Titans are going to beat a quality opponent (if any) this year – this week is the week. The Patriots seem to be faltering, Brady yelling, miscommunication, and injuries. You can’t ignore the terrible smell coming from the Titans previous performances though, and the Patriots are still the Patriots. Patriots in a big way.
Buffalo @ New York Jets
J.Copp Pick: New York
Buffalo has been sputtering lately, they lost last week to the Browns 6-3. Rex Ryan said he didn't have his defense prepared against the Dolphins on Monday night, look for his defense to be very well prepared this week. Look for the Sanchez-Edwards connection to continue this week and it'll be another long Sunday for Bills fans.
D.Copp Pick: Jets
It’s hard to tell the difference between the Bills, Titans, and Browns this year and this week they won’t do anything to separate. I don’t care about T.O. anymore… J-E-T-S!
Detroit @ Green Bay
J.Copp Pick: Packers
I think this one will be close. I like what the Lions bring to the table, they definitely are down but have showed that they are not out. Giving the Steelers all they could handle last week proved that they have turned a corner. That being said I don't think they will be able to contain Rodgers and that explosive Green Bay offense. Donald Driver needs one more catch to pass Sterling Sharpe becoming the Pack's all-time receptions leader, and I expect him to get that and more this week.
D.Copp Pick: Packers
The OL is something new (Tauscher and Clifton), and hungry for some reputation redemption. Rodgers stays safe and helps D.Driver get his record breaking catch. The thing to remember with the Lions? 0-17, they are getting better, even with their losses this year.
Arizona @ Seattle
J.Copp Pick: Seattle
Seattle is coming off a destruction of Jacksonville last week hoping to continue that positive momentum. Their defense plays better at home and they'll need to with Warner and the Cards air show coming to town. T.J. Houshamanzadeh is getting more comfortable with Seattle's offense and I expect he has a breakout game this week.
D.Copp Pick: Seattle
The ‘Hawks have been a roller coaster. The one thing they have going for them is Hasselbeck – he’s back. If the ‘Hawks can utilize Carlson, Housimdb-whattacallhim, and J.Jones they’ll come out victorious. The Cards will obviously bring their top-notch, high-flying passing game, but they have to address defensive questions and their RB situation.
J.Copp Pick: Atlanta
Matty Ice and the Dirty birds are coming off of a great win against the 49ers last week and the Bears are coming off of a bye. The Bears D has had a rash of injuries and I think Roddy White, Michael Turner and company will exploit them. I think Cutler helps to keep it close but the Falcons will end up on top.
D.Copp Pick: Chicago
Matty Ice? - What about Jay “Cut ‘em up” Cutler? He has been sick since his terrible showing in GB. Forte has a chance to bring back yester-year against a shaky run defense. There’s no denying the weapons the Falcons flaunt, but with an improving D and a grizzly bear offense, the Bears will dirty the dirty birds.
Carolina @ Tampa Bay
J.Copp Pick: Carolina
A battle in the basement of the NFC South. the Panthers are coming off of a win for the first time this season, and the Bucs have looked hopeless this season. DeAngelo Williams hasn't had a great game all year, but going up against a team he put 186 yards on last year, I'll take Williams to have a huge game.
D.Copp Pick: Carolina
The Buc’s will make the Panthers look like the playoff team from the past. D.Williams and J.Stewart will run with ease and Steve Smith will have a chance to get back on the highlight reel. Panthers beat the lowly Bucs.
New York Giants @ New Orleans
J.Copp Pick: New Orleans
It's the shootout in the Superdome, and a possible preview of the NFC Championship game. I think this game will come down to defense and I just don't think the Giants defense can contain Brees and the Saints offense as much as the Saints defense can handle the Giants and their offensive attack. Look for Reggie Bush to be an X factor in this one.
D.Copp Pick: The Giants
The name of the game is clock management. The Giants will look to keep the ball in their hands by letting the RB’s take charge. If the Saints get the opportunity's they will capitalize with quick slants, screens, and some deep balls. I can’t wait for this one.
St. Louis @ Jacksonville
J.Copp Pick: St. Louis
I'm going with the upset in this one. The Jags looked putrid last week losing 41-0. Mojo called out the Jags play calling and said he was the second highest paid decoy in the league. They need to get it together, I think that Bulger will manage the game better than Boller did against the Vikings last week, and Steven Jackson will carry the load giving the Rams their 1st win.
D.Copp Pick: Jaguars
Garrad has been solid and the Rams D is dismal. MoJo and S.Jackson are beasts. In the end this will be a battle of two below average offenses against two fearful defenses. No barn-burner here.
Philadelphia @ Oakland
J.Copp Pick: Philadelphia
The Raiders are in a bad way. I think I'd take The University of Florida over the Raiders right now.
D.Copp Pick: Eagles
I’m with Jake on this one.
Broncos @ Chargers
J.Copp Pick: Broncos
The Broncos slide past the Chargers in this battle of the top teams in the AFC West. Kyle Orton looked solid last week against a tough Patriots D, and Knowshon Moreno looked like the player the Broncos spent their first round pick on this year. If Moreno can keep his high level of play up I think the Broncos win this one
D.Copp Pick: The Chargers
The Chargers are playing Monday Night. The Bronco’s are stampeding. Orton has been a solid QB, and Moreno is looking like a seasoned veteran. I have a feeling LT and Sproles will silence the critics and control the clock and ground. The Bronco’s won’t disappoint, but all good things must come to an end - the Chargers find their spark and come out with the win.
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