4 To Watch:
New York Giants vs. Houston Texans: The Texans are really strutting their stuff this season, and the Giants are struggling to rise to the top of the NFC East. They won’t do it this weekend. Look for the Texans to win by a narrow margin.
Green Bay Packers vs. Washington Redskins: Aaron Rodgers has had my vote from the start. I only wish Favre would have jumped ship earlier while the offensive line was still holding a firm pocket. Thankfully, they’re vulnerable to the blitz now, and the defense plays down and dirty, kind of like a few teams in the NFC East we could mention. Look for them to score a ton of penalties. And the ‘Skins, hot off their second division win and playing at home, will take full advantage. Ryan Torain is ready to show the world that he’s not an injury prone has-been who never-was. We may struggle in the passing game, but at the end of the day, our defense will hold strong, force a few turnovers, and pull out the win—Go ‘Skins!
Tennessee Titans vs. Dallas Cowboys: These teams have no love for one another. Fortunately, neither one really has a handle on the football either. Look for a game filled with penalties and false steps, big plays and bigger turnovers, and angry, sullen faces on both sides. I hope the ref’s brought their cold compresses! I’m going with the Titans, but I’ll be gritting my teeth the whole time.
Minnesota Vikings vs. New York Jets: Two of the bossiest men in football will finally get to go head-to-head on Monday night—Rex Ryan and Brett Favre. Try imagining Ryan in Childress’ position. Right. Try imagining Brett Favre talking trash—wait a minute. Oh well, none of it will make a difference on Monday night. Mark Sanchez will show Brett what it means to be Super Bowl bound. I’m taking the Jets by 10.
The Indianapolis Colts have been having a tough year, and it won’t get any better when they lose to the Kansas City Chiefs at home this Sunday.
Chicago Bears vs. Carolina Panthers: Julius Peppers can’t wait to get back home so he can show John Fox what it means to be on a winning team. The Bears are going to have all kinds of fun ripping the Panthers to shreds. This game will really be one to watch, but the four above will be more competitive.
Jacksonville’s finally got a spark, and the Bills haven’t found one yet this year, but I think this Sunday will belong to Buffalo at home.
Tampa Bay will lose to the Bengals.
St. Louis Rams will beat the Detroit Lions in a messy game that will make everyone rethink their opposition to a work stoppage.
The Falcons will easily handle the Browns, despite Delhomme’s return to action, or perhaps because of it.
Baltimore will win at home against the Denver Broncos.
Arizona will lose at home to the New Orleans Saints.
The Chargers will beat the Raiders.
Philadelphia will crush the 49’rs.