Week Four’s 7-Step Drop

Randy Moss needs no introduction.

  • Steelers have won nine of their past 11 games against Baltimore in Pittsburgh.
  • Over the past three years, the Steelers have won five of seven games in the series. Four of those seven games were decided by four points or less.
  • Patriots array of weapons extends to Aaron Hernandez and BenJarvus Green-Ellis.  Miami has struggled mightily guarding TE’s, as seen against Minnesota’s Visanthe Shiancoe (6-86) and New York’s Dustin Keller (6-98-2 TD’s).  Green-Ellis looked sharp last week, albeit against Buffalo.
  • Next contributor in line for the high octane New England scoring machine: Brandon Tate. Keep an eye on him Monday Night, whether it be via the return department or aerial show.
  • Philly’s offense is just warming up.  Nowadays, DeSean Jackson isn’t the only Eagle who can scorch a defense , as Jeremy Maclin also has the potential to torch a secondary, especially a D ranked 31st in defending the pass, such as Washington’s dismal unit.  You can no longer double DeSean with Maclin tied for the league lead in touchdown receptions.  Beware DeAngelo Hall and Carlos Rogers, these Birds can fly.
  • Prep yourselves for a heavy diet of Frank Gore.  I have a “hunch
    he’s going to put on a clinic against Atlanta.  A new focus will be placed on emphasizing the run game with the changing of offensive coordinators.  About time.  Through three weeks, only 17 attempts per game just isn’t cutting it.
  • I wonder if Eli Manning has eyes in the back of his head?  For his sake, his peripheral vision better be in tune with Julius Peppers coming to town.  Thus far, Eli has been sacked a total of seven times, to along with 16 QB hitsBest remedy for pressure: Draws/delayed hand-offs to Ahmad Bradshaw, who’s averaging 4.9 yards a pop.  This will keep the pass rush of the Chicago Bears honest.  Make them pay for over pursuit.  Consequently, Lance Briggs/Brian Urlacher have been well-known to cheat, biting a bit too early as they guess on run plays.

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