Well It's been two full seasons since I last posted anythingof any substance one here, but no one really wants my life story so lets just get to the sports.
Last week I went 14-2 (missed Bal/Tenn and Phi/NYG)
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So lets hope heres to another strong week with some great matchups.
(My Local Game)
Panthers v. Jaguars
Interesting matchup here locally, the Medias coverage of the "Stud" in Cam Newton, vs. the QB troubles that has been the headline of the Jaguars season. The Panthers running game hasn't gotten going this year, however Jonathan Stewart has been a huge asset to Newton on checkdown routes, with 100 yds receving last game. I give the offenseive attack edge to the Panthers, however the Jags should have plenty of oppurtunities with possibly the two best defenders of the PAnthers being out for the season, Thomas Davis and Jon Beason. Should be an excellent game, but I'm giving the Game to the Panthers Cam Newton will straighten out his erros and make better choices.
Patriots v. Bills
One of theses teams will come out atop the AFC East (3-0) on the season Bills have been a surprise team this year (another story been played on repeat by the media) But we can all admit that although impressive blowout and come from behind victories over KC and Oakland, repectively, those teams are less then Playoff contenders thus far. Yes KC won the AFCWest last year, and Oakland ran the table in the west, you cant tell me that either has the same offensive firepower as the Patriots. This will still be a solid rivalry game in conf, but I think Tom Brady has too many weapons and too many ways to spread the Ball around the field.... No comeback
49er's v. Bengals
Thus far the Bengals O-Line has shown weakness, getting past the Browns, and then losing to and injury rittled Broncos Offense. They don;t have alot of firepower on either sde of the ball except for their 2 rookies Dalton and AJ Green who will be a solid combo in years to come. Not much to say here, I'm really down on the Bengals and High on the 49'ers. Vernon Davis, Ted Gin, Alex Smith, Frank Gore ..... Ill take them over Dalton, Green, and Benson ....
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Broncos v. Titans
So far the titans offense has been a little dissappointing and one can only assume its Chris Johnsons Ego that is weighing them down... Not only the run game, but Keenny Britt is expected to miss this week with his lingering Hamstring injury, thats a huge blow to that already sluggish offense. I don't expect the run game to improve by much this weekend as the Broncos have a solid front 7 on defense and play a fast and physical style on D....Johnson stays under 80yds...
In Bronco news Tim Tebow still wont be quarterback, John Fox won't let that happen, but he will lead them to a victory this weekend....
Lions v. Vikings
So far the Vikings haven't shown much dominance on either side of the ball. Mcnabb hasnt produced much with that new offense. Adrian Peterson will continue to be Adrian Peterson, however I dont think its enough to produce big numbers for their TOTAL offense. Lions have Charles Johnson for the Deep threat behind the strong, and finally healthy arm or Matthew Stafford. Jahvid Best makes the most of what he can between his big tackles up front, but i think the Vikings D line over powers um inside. Look for him to get alot of runs to the outside for big chunks of yardage, and I think the Lions jump on the Vikings early, look for him to get a hefty amount of carries.
With so much going on inb the AFCSouth this year, Mannings Neck, JAX QB struggles, Titans are .... well the titans and the only real competition to the Texansin that division this year. If they DON'T win that division this year, they'll never win it, however, I feel like theyll fall this game. Saints seemed to have two strong offensive games, even though the Week 1 game against the Packers they got off to a very slow start. The Texans D gives up a large number of downfield passes(last Season), and Receiving Touchdowns, thats obviously been the bigggest part of the Saints offense. Brees has 6 TDs through twp games, and Playmaker Devery Henderson is averaging nearly 23 yds a reception, thats big downfield talent. I think The Saints have4 too much talent to spread the ball to to keep the Texans defense guessing....
Well this is a very interesting in division matchup this weekend. Vick might not play with his "concussion" he suffered last week. So I'm making this based of Kafka playing. We know how injury riddled the Giants have been on defense this season, but they havent been too bad, 284yds a game in the air on defense, and only 66yds a game rushing. Thats better than I thought they would stand, however with that being said they havent faced an offense as versatile as Philly, so i give the edge to Philly in this one.
Also NYG converting less then 25% on their 3rd down attempts, thats abysmal to a stingy Eagles defense....
**Dolphins v. Browns
Although the Dolphins offense has been strong through the first two games, and a solid effort put forth against the Patriots (scoring 24 points but moved the ball effectivley), their defense has really struggled to stop the opponents. They're averaging 485 yds a game on defense, against the Patriots and a 'flat-lined' Texans offense last week who still managed to put up solid numbers. However the Browns have failed to impress me against two far less than mediocre teams, the Bengals and the Colts. I think Chad Henne moves the ball just as well this game as he did against the Patriots nad snags their first victory. Look for the Dolphins Run game to have a big day against the weak Browns D-Line.
**Jets v. Raiders
Chiefs v. **Chargers
**Ravens v. Rams
**Cardinals v. Seahawks
**Packers v. Bears
Jay Cutler has bee nsacked a league high this year, and I'd expect the PAckers Defense who loves to blitx so much to go after that,With Big risk comes big reward. The Packers secondary took a couple of bumps and bruises against the Panthers last week, so if Cutler can get a couple of deep down field throws to his WRs they could be extremely effective. This should be a closer game then alot of people think. Aaron Rodgers has the potential to put up big numbers, but when that Bears defense is on, they can really dominate the line of scrimmage. I think Aaron Rodgers ability to distribute the ball here is the key, It'll force the Bears to play alot of DBS coverings the numerous downfield and slants that they run, the Bears linebackers have teh skill, but not the speed to keep up...
**Falcons v. Buccaneers
**Steelers v. Colts
Redskins v. **Cowboys