A lot of big NFL games this weekend, so what better way to preview the exciting matchups than with a crop of limericks? And away we go...
NYG (5-1) at Pit (5-1)
Yes, this is the game of the week
A sixth win is what both teams seek,
You know Mike Tomlin's planning
To disrupt Eli Manning
Which may prompt Tom Coughlin to tweak.
AZ (4-2) at Car (5-2)
Steve Smith is back in full effect
All's forgiven for that teammate he decked
Boldin could be back,
Improving 'Zona's passing attack
But the Cardinals' defense is pretty suspect.
Atl (4-2) at Phi (3-3)
Brian Westbrook is set to return
With healing ribs, we'll see how fast he can burn
The Falcons have their own burner
His name's Michael Turner
A Philly loss would cause a lot of concern.
SD (3-4) at NO (3-4)
For both of these teams, London is calling
The Saints' defense has looked pretty appalling
The coaches hope Brees delivers
Because there's no stopping Rivers
In the standings, New Orleans may be falling.
TB (5-2) @ Dal (4-3)
Dallas needs to get an early lead
Without Romo it will be hard to succeed.
The Bucs' D is tough,
And their offense does enough
Hard Knock life in Dallas, indeed.
StL (2-4) @ NE (4-2)
The Rams are showing signs of life
Jackson looks good following the contract strife
The Pats impressed Monday night,
But this game could still be a fight
Too bad Brady's back under the knife.
Cle (2-4) @ Jax (3-3)
Thus far, the Browns have had a poor first half
The offense is struggling, committing gaffe after gaffe
And with MJD on a tear,
There's no room for error
And they fined Winslow for talking about staph.
Buf (5-1) @ Mia (2-4)
This is the first division game for the Bills
Thus far, Edwards has impressed with his skills
The Dolphins have beaten some teams
With their Wildcat schemes
But this game won't be big on thrills.
Was (5-2) @ Det (0-6)
Portis is running all over the place
Scoring touchdowns as defenders just chase
If there's a defense to exploit,
You can find it in Detroit
At least the Lions will have a top draft pick to embrace.
Oak (2-4) @ Bal (3-3)
Against the Jets, the Raiders suddenly looked able
Not sure how much credit should go to Tom Cable
The Ravens' D will flex their muscle
Putting pressure on Russell
And things in Oakland are always unstable.
Sea (1-5) @ SF (2-5)
You know it's an ugly NFC West
When the Cardinals are clearly the best
Seattle won't get on track
With a hurt Matt Hasselbeck.
As a 49er fan, I'm still depressed.
KC (1-5) @ NYJ (3-3)
The Chiefs' defense is bad, so Favre easily rolls
He'll throw three scores to Laveranues Coles
KC isn't going places
LJ is spitting in faces
Did I mention the defense is full of holes?
Cin (0-7) @ Hou (2-4)
Matt Schaub will get win number three
And I doubt Bengals fans disagree
Cincy has the same receiver corps,
But their offense is a bore
Is that an 0-8 record I see?
Ind (3-3) @ Ten (6-0)
These records still don't look right
But it's the Titans that are supposed to win this fight
Manning looks plain
And can't find Reggie Wayne
We could see 7-0 after Monday night.