November 15, 2009
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Bills vs. Titans
The Titans have been looking good since moving to Vince Young at quarterback and the Bills haven't looked good since, well, the Bills haven't looked good. Buffalo did have a bye week last week to prepare for Tennessee but it's going to be the Power Ts in Nashville.
Tampa Bay vs. Miami
Got any wins? The Buccaneers got one last week behind rookie quarterback Josh Freeman who now faces one of the leagues worst pass defenses in Miami. Of course, Tampa has the 30th ranked rush defense and should have a long day against the wildcat. Ronnie Brown, Ricky Williams, Pat White. Go Fish.
Jaguars vs. Jets
Both teams start with Js, both teams are 4-4 and both teams need a win this week if they want to have a shot at the post season. The Jets have had lots of success on the ground, an area in which the Jags struggle. Speed Planes at home in a tight one.
Broncos vs. Redskins
The Broncos have lost two in a row and the Chargers are looking bigger and bigger in the rear-view mirror. Luckily, they play one of the NFL's have-nots this week and should keep their one-game lead over San Diego.
Bengals vs. Steelers
Second best game of the day behind the Colts-Pats nightcap, but this AFC North matchup should be a great one. A lot hinges on Cedric Benson's running against the Pittsburgh defense that hasn't allowed a 100-yard rusher in 30 games. Make it 31, Steelers win.
Saints vs. Rams
The Rams have home-field advantage, but that's where the positives end for St. Louis. The over/under line for this game is 50 points. The only question is if the Saints will get that on their own.
Falcons vs. Panthers
These NFC South teams are already too far behind the Saints to catch up and need a win for wild card hopes. The Panthers looked good last week and the Falcons defense can get complaisant. It was close in Atlanta in week two. The Cats claw the Birds in Charlotte.
Lions vs. Vikings
Chiefs vs. Raiders
You have to feel for anyone who is stuck in a market having to watch this game instead of, you know, any other football game, and that includes soccer. The question here is which will win out, the awful defenses or the putrid offenses. Chiefs win after ditching LJ.
Cowboys vs. Packers
Dallas is on a hot streak and the Packers are struggling. Aaron Rodgers has been sacked more than anyone in the league (37 times), but, as Lee Corso would say, "not so fast, my friend." The Packers secondary is one of the best in the league and Romo has trouble in cooler climates. Packers regroup and celebrate with the finest Wisconsin cheddar.
Eagles vs. Chargers
The Lightning Bolts are chasing down the hot-start Broncos while the Eagles are only a game back of the Cowboys. The Chargers picked up a big win on the road against an NFC East team last week and get this one at home. Philip Rivers and San Diego keep it rolling.
Seahawks vs. Cardinals
The Cards looked great last week, but is Kurt Warner going to throw five TDs or five INTs? It's always tough to tell. Anquan Boldin should be back and fully healthy, meanwhile Seattle doesn't look ready to win a big division game and haven't scored more than 17 in a road game all year. Cards take this one.
Patriots vs. Colts
It's the game of the week like it is every year. The Colts are unbeaten but massive injuries in the secondary should leave things open for Brady and Moss, plus Laurence Maroney has scored in three straight games. The Colts will be able to score too with Manning and co. The last three games between these two have been decided by a touchdown or less. Should be another great one. Pats give the Colts their first loss, but every one who watches this one wins.
Ravens vs. Browns
Huge game for Eric Mangini in the national spotlight, but the Ravens just have too many weapons on either side of the ball with Flacco, Rice, Lewis and Reed. Brady Quinn returns to the captain the ship but no one knows if that's an improvement or not. Ravens fly out of Cleveland unscathed.
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