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Week 17 starts with a bang


Normally, Week 17 is the craziest week of NFL football. Why is that? Many teams are fighting for those 2 Wild Card spots. However, sometimes divisions that aren’t clinched can be decided on this very day. Such is the case with the NFC East, where the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys are vying for the division title today. Neither the Giants nor the Cowboys have good enough records to earn a Wild Card spot, so the game at 8:20 tonight is it. Both teams are 2-3 in their last 5 games. What surprises me about the Giants is they started off so well (6-2) but they perennially struggle in the 2nd half of the season.

The Jets needed to beat the Dolphins today in order to have a shot at the playoffs. Unfortunately for the Jets and their fans, they lost to the Dolphins 19-17. Honestly, Rex Ryan and his team did not deserve to make the playoffs this year. They were extremely inconsistent (much like the Giants), allowed hundreds of points off turnovers, and did not execute well on offense. To top it off, Ryan was babbling about how his team is so good and how they’re gonna make the playoffs.

Well Rex, what happened to that?

I’m sorry if I embarrass any Jets fans out there, but: 

In other news, the Indianapolis Colts have clinched the Number 1 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. Will they select Andrew Luck? Only time will tell, but for their own sake, I hope they do.


Week 10 Picks


WARNING this is a lot to read, proceed at your own risk.

We’ve got some great divisional match-ups this week, including Pitt v. Cinn, Denver v. KC, and NYJ v. NE Pats. This week also has no teams on byes. Here goes:

Buffalo Bills @ Dallas Cowboys

The Bills took a loss last week at the hands of the Jets, while the ‘Boys beat the lowly Seahawks by 10. I still can’t take Dallas seriously after that brutal loss to the Eagles 2 weeks ago, but then again I can’t take the Eagles seriously either! The NFC East is a complete mess, with the Giants (yay) being the only consistent team.

Dallas also has home-field advantage

Lets talk about the Bills for a moment. Right now, the AFC East is tightly packed, so they need to win this game to keep up with the winner of the Jets/Patriots game. Even though the Cowboys need this win a bit more, the Bills know what it takes to win, they just need to execute. If Tony Romo does his usual thing, the Bills will pull out the W.

That is why I’m choosing Bills OVER Cowboys

Tennessee Titans @ Carolina Panthers

Last week, the Titans lost to the Bengals by 1 TD, while the Panthers took a week off to focus. Chris Johnson hasn’t picked it up yet, but this just might be the game he finds his groove. Matt Hasselbeck will have to take advantage of the secondary in order to win this game, because Johnson definitely won’t be able to carry this team.

On to the Panthers: Cam Newton is a monster. Although he’s cooled off after his amazing start to the season, Killer Cam cannot impress me more. People were sayin’ stuff about how unprepared he is to take the starting job at QB for this team. He’s shown us what he can do, can he repeat that against the Titans?

Bottom line is: without CJ2K, Tennessee cannot win. That is why I’m choosing Panthers OVER Titans.

Houston Texans @ Tampa Bay Bucs

Big game here for the Bucs. The Texans have the 2nd-best record in the AFC, and they’re doing it without André Johnson (by the way, Johnson will return on November 27th). Matt Schaub has proved that he’s a semi-elite QB who uses his receivers and RB’s to perfection. And who can forget the dynamic duo of Arian Foster and Ben Tate? What a great pair these guys are, sorta like Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw on the Giants. Plus, that defense is much improved from last year, so that means less pressure on Schaub to put up points through the air.

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That said, the Bucs aren’t looking too shabby either. Although they are even at 4-4, Josh Freeman knows what it takes to win late in games. He’s a master at 4th Quarter comebacks, which means the Texans should never stop putting up points on the Bucs. I’m starting to wonder: ya think Freeman purposely messes up in the first 3 quarters to set himself up for a 4th Quarter comeback?

In addition, Albert Haynesworth was just picked up by the Bucs this week. Bucs have home-field advantage.

Either way, I’m picking Texans OVER Bucs this week.

New Orleans Saints @ Atlanta Falcons

The Saints are coming off that W against TB, while the Falcons routed the Colts 31-7. New Orleans is still a high-octane offense combined with a decent defense. Darren Sproles provides the spark that the Saints have been looking for after Reggie Bush’s departure. Drew Brees still puts up points for this offense, nothing really new here.

This is a big game for the Falcons. Matty Ice can look really good at times, especially when he’s throwing to Gonzalez, Rowdy Roddy, or Julio Jones. He’s got some pretty good receivers to work with, and I think he’ll use them effectively to beat this NO Defense.

Plus, the Falcons are at home, which helps them a little.

I’m going with the big upset: Falcons OVER Saints

St. Louis Rams @ Cleveland Browns

As “theklownboy” said in his NFL Week 10 Preview, this  is a crappy game to watch. Unless you’re a fan of the Rams or the Browns (God bless you), you shouldn’t watch this game. Is it even a game?

I’ll break it down anyway, because I know some of you are serious sports bettors and will tune in to the game because of it.

The Rams did look good when they beat NO 2 weeks ago. Unfortunately, that was 2 weeks ago. Last week, they lost in overtime to the Cardinals (Pat Pet return FTW). Sam Bradford is in a real Sophomore Slump and I’m not sure if he’ll climb out of it this season. To add insult to injury, Bradford is listed as “Questionable” for this game.

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The Browns lost to the Texans last week 30-12. They are sitting at 3-5 and look decent considering they’re in the same division as the Ravens, Steelers, and Bengals. Peyton Hillis has been a mess this season (Madden Curse?).

Also, Cleveland has home-field.

I think the Browns will pull this one out and beat the Rams. BROWNS OVER RAMS is my prediction.

Washington Redskins @ Miami Dolphins

This is also a pretty bad game. Washington lost their 4th game in a row last week at the hands of the 49ers. Miami earned their first W of the season @ KC. To be honest, they didn’t just beat Kansas City, they destroyed ’em. The Redskins looked really good the 1st 5 weeks of this season, but have slowed down since and haven’t won. Remember when Grossman was on fire and looking like Tom Brady? Yea, that’s how far back you have to go. John Beck is now the starter, with Roy Helu now at RB.

The Dolphins definitely deserved their win over the Chiefs last week. Matt Moore looked impressive and did not turn the ball over once. He also threw 3 TD passes with 244 yards. The big question: we know he can’t repeat, but can he come close? Only time will tell, however I think he will be able to take advantage of this defense.

Plus, Miami has home-field

Bottom line, hard game to pick, but I’m goin Dolphins OVER Redskins

Pittsburgh Steelers @ Cincinnati Bengals

This is the week that Cincinnati will show what kinda team they really are. The Steelers just lost to Baltimore last week, while the Bengals beat Tennessee by 1 TD. Steel City is looking to redeem themselves in this game. Big Ben can make plays, Rashard Mendenhall can run the ball, but it’s that Steel Curtain that keeps them in the game no matter what.

On the other side, Cincinnati has looked supurb this season. Through 9 weeks, they have the best record in the AFC (6-2). Andy Dalton looks for A.J Green more often than not, and the defense knows it! But, they still can’t stop ’em! What makes you think Pittsburgh will be able to stop them? Ced Benson is returning this week after his 2-game suspension and will start v. the Steelers. I foresee a lot of short screens in his future (to take advantage of that aggressive pass rush).

To add to all that, Cincinnati is home.

You know what? Forget all the expert analysis of this game, I’m going with the favorite: Bengals OVER Steelers.

Jacksonville Jaguars @ Indianapolis Colts

This may be the most winnable game for Indy this season. After losing Peyton Manning to injury, the Colts are 0-8. If they want to win a game this season, it’s gonna have to be this one. Del Rio’s Jaguars have been hit with injuries this season, and haven’t been able to overcome them.

I’m picking Jaguars OVER Colts, mainly because I don’t think the Colts will win any games this year.

Denver Broncos @ KC Chiefs

Tim Tebow and the Broncos travel to Kansas City to take on the Chiefs. The Broncos beat Oakland last week 38-24, although you can hardly say that Tebow won them that game. Quite frankly, the Raiders beat themselves. I wouldn’t give too much credit to Tebow just yet, but a W here and I’ll consider it.

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What’s happened to the Chiefs? First, they looked really hot to start the season, then they lose to the Dolphins 31-3? They gave Miami their first win of the season! I’m hoping it was just an off game for the offense AND the defense. Matt Cassel has shown he can hook up with Dwayne Bowe and Johnathan Baldwin for some nice gains. Also, the Chiefs have found their RB in Jackie Battle. He certainly won’t win them games, but he can carry his load when asked.

Bottom line, KC Chiefs OVER Broncos. Still not a Tebow believer…

Arizona Cardinals @ Philadelphia Eagles

Every time I look at that Pat Pet return vid, I remember how good HE can be (notice how I said HE, not HIS TEAM). Don’t let last week’s OT win fool you. The Cardinals do not have a great running game or passing attack. Combine that with a less-than-stellar defense, and you are pretty vulnerable. However, as illustrated by that video and Pat Pet himself, they have great special teams.

The Philly Eagles haven’t gotten on track yet this season. So far, they are 3-5 and 3rd in the NFC East. Although they did win big 2 weeks ago v. Dallas, they lost their MNF matchup to the Bears last week by 6. Mike Vick did have 213 passing yards, but LeSean McCoy didn’t surpass Forte’s 133 yards on the ground. LeSean is a TD machine; if the Eagles can get their ground game in sync, trust me, they will win this game. Mike Vick doesn’t have to throw for 300. McCoy needs to get the ball at least 20 times. Eagles also have home-field, which obviously helps them in a number of ways.

My prediction: the Cardinals will fight hard, but the Eagles will win. Ealges OVER Cardinals.

Baltimore Ravens @ Seattle Seahawks

Last week, Baltimore beat Pittsburgh with a last-second TD pass from Flacco to Smith. They are sitting at 6-2 and know what it takes to win against opponents like the Steelers. Seattle got beat last week by the Cowboys 23-13. Although the Seahawks are at home, they won’t be competing too much in this game. As we saw on Sunday Night, the Ravens have the best defense in the league. They also are 7th in the League in Points Scored (average of 26 a game), 2nd in Points Allowed (16.2 pg) and 2nd in Yards Allowed (279.4 pg).

Also, Seattle really doesn’t have any offense to speak of, scoring only 15.2 PPG this season (28th in the League). No matter who’s starting at QB for ’em, they don’t have the offense to win games. Against this Ravens D, they won’t survive. I’m confident in saying they won’t score more than 14 points.

Prediction: Ravens OVER Seahawks.

Detroit Lions @ Chicago Bears

This is a big game for the Chicago Bears. The Lions are coming off a Week 9 bye, while the Bears beat the Eagles last week by 6. First, let’s discuss the favorite Lions. Matt Stafford is really looking sharp this year, and having Calvin Johnson on your team only makes you better. You want a TD in the redzone? Throw it up high to Megatron and let him go get it. Jahvid Best may not be returning for this game, but the passing attack led by Stafford will get them somewhere.

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On to the Bears: We’ve all said this about Jay Culter. One day he’s hot, another day he’s cold. Which Cutler you get can really change the dynamic of any game, whether it’s against the Packers or the Colts. Let’s just imagine for this game he’s average Cutler. Matt Forte will be a beast in this game. He’s reminding some fans of Walter Payton (never a bad thing to play like a HOF). The Bears’ defense this season has been average: 264.2 Passing Yards PG, and 21.8 PPG. Both are middle-of-the-pack stats, but against this Lions team, I think there will be a lot more passing yards than that.

Even though Chicago has home-field, I’m going Lions OVER Bears.

New York Giants @ San Fran 49ers

This is a tough one to choose, partly because I’m a Giants fan. I will say this: both teams have the same playing style. Both have stout defenses and great ground attacks. However, I think Manning’s passing attack is slightly better than Smith’s. I think that is what separates these two teams.

Granted, the 49ers do have a better record. However, look at the division they play in!

I’m going Giants OVER 49ers because the Giants’ passing is a bit better and the 49ers play in the NFC West.

Should be a good game, nonetheless.

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@TheSportzGuru

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Week 9 Picks


Miami Dolphins @ Kansas City Chiefs

This one should be a no-brainer: the hopeless Dolphins against the rising Chiefs. Hasn’t Kansas City won 4 games in a row? Now they’re 4-3 and tied for 1st in their division. They look like a team that can compete for the playoffs.Of course, the  Dolphins will start to “Suck for Luck” if they lose this game.

Prediction: Chiefs OVER Dolphins

Seattle Seahawks @ Dallas Cowboys

This is a very hard game to pick because both teams have shown flashes of brilliance. The Seahawks are coming off their rout at the hands of the Browns, while the Cowboys also got routed, but by the Eagles. I don’t think the Cowboys will pull it together, and something tells me the Seahawks will be fired up for this game. I just can’t say what thought..

Prediction: Seahawks OVER Cowboys

Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New Orleans Saints

The Buccaneers are coming off a bye and the Saints were shocked by the Rams last week. I’d say both teams are pretty even right now, if anything the Saints are a bit better. Playing at home just gives them that extra umf they need to put ’em over the edge.And if Drew Brees plays better than he did against St. Louis, they will be hard to beat.

Prediction: Saints OVER Bucs

San Fran 49ers @ Washington Redskins

The 49ers are the biggest surprise of this season. They are 6-1 so far and they haven’t lost a beat! I’d say they are in the playoffs no doubt, especially when you consider that the ‘Hawks got in last year with a 7-9 record. In the beginning of the year, the Reskins looked hot, but now Grossman is out and Beck isn’t exactly John Elway…

Prediction: 49ers OVER Redskins

New York Jets @ Buffalo Bills

We’ve got a division rivalry on our hands baby! Last year at this time, I would’ve said Jets no doubt. But now, the Bills look like they can compete with the big boys, and good thing for them is the Jets don’t look like big boys this season. In Week 7 they looked really sloppy and unorganized.

Prediction: Bills OVER Jets

Cleveland Browns @ Houston Texans

This one is a no brainer as well: Arian Foster, Matt Schaub, and the Texans D is looking great this year. Plus, they’re probably getting Andre back this week! The Browns are looking better than in previous years, but not good enough to compete with the Texans.

Prediction: Texans OVER Browns

Atlanta Falcons @ Indianapolis Colts

Again, last year I would’ve said COLTS. This year, I’m saying FALCONS.

Prediction: ^^^^^

Cincinnati Bengals @ Tenessee Titans

In this game, Dalton will hook up with Green for a TD. Also, the Bengals defense will keep the Titans at bay, which should be easy considering the troubles CJ has had this year. I think the Bengals improve to 6-2 on the year this week.

Prediction: Bengals OVER Titans


Denver Broncos @ Oakland Raiders

The Raiders are still playing for Al Davis. They have more heart and more determination than the Broncos will ever had (especially with Tim Tebow at the helm).

Prediction: Raiders OVER Broncos

New York Giants @ New England Patriots

Ah, my Game of the Week. My beloved Giants against those nasty Pats. A rematch of Super Bowl 42, which ended in a Giants victory. But I guess none of that matters now, because that was then and this is now. I’m sorry to say, but I have to go against my G-Men in this one because 1) The Pats are the home team, 2) its Tom Brady, and 3) read No. 2 again please.

Prediction: Patriots OVER Giants

Green Bay Packers @ San Diego Chargers

As proven by last week’s MNF game, the Chargers suck. They haven’t beaten anybody respectable this year, while the Packers have beaten EVERY team they’ve faced so far. I think the Packers make it win No. 8 on the year this week.

Prediction: Packers OVER Chargers

St. Louis Rams @ Arizona Cardinals

The Rams showed some life last week against the Saints. Arizona hasn’t shown any life all year, except for Pat Pet’s punt returns for TD’s. Well, they did almost beat Baltimore last week, but almost doesn’t count in football.

Prediction: Rams OVER Cardinals

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@TheSportzGuru

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Week 6 Picks 2nd Half


Cleveland Browns @ Oakland Raiders

Last week, the Raiders came from behind to beat the Texans after the death of owner Al Davis. Can they use this momentum to beat the Browns at home? The Browns are looking decent now (2-2), and they’re coming off a Week 5 bye. I think Cleveland pulls this one out on the road, but I imagine this being a close one.

Prediction: Browns over Raiders by 6

Will the Real McCoy show his face in Oakland this weekend? Photo cred cdn.blearcherreport.net

Houston Texans @ Baltimore Ravens

We’ve got a great matchup in this one: the 3-2 Texans and the 3-1 Ravens. Both teams are looking great on both sides of the ball, so expect a close game here. If Matt Schaub doesn’t force balls into coverage, the Texans have a good chance of winning. However, the Ravens are coming off a bye. Because of this, they will be fresh to start the game which will make things worse for the Texans.

Prediction: Texans over Ravens by 3

Schaub will spread the ball around and keep the defense guessing. Photo cred images.paraorkut.com

New Orleans Saints @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Saints offense is still looking good; Brees, Thomas, and Graham are all contributing enough to score 30. On the other hand, the Bucs got blown out by the 49ers last week 48-3. Now that Tampa Bay’s at home, will they do better and finally get back on track? The average offensive ranking for the Bucs is 25th. To add insult to injury, their defense isn’t holding up. Despite the fact they’re home, I think they’ll still find a way to lose to the Saints and their high-powered offense.

Prediction: Saints over Bucs by 27

Graham is contributing nicely to this offense. Photo cred pictures.zimbio.com

Dallas Cowboys @ New England Patriots

This is my GAME OF THE WEEK. That basically means that this will be the best game to watch in Week 60. The Cowboys really haven’t done anything great yet; I don’t see why we should see them in the same class as the Patriots. They look undisciplined and sloppy (like the Eagles), while the Patriots are scoring points left and right.

Prediction: Patroits over Cowboys by 21

Brady will use his offensive weapons to beat the 'Boys. (yardbarker.com) Photo Cred

Minnesota Vikings @ Chicago Bears

Both these teams are still looking for their identity this season. The Vikings need Adrian Peterson to run the ball well today, but that might be a tall order against this stout Bears D. On the other side, Chicago needs to get it going on offense. Maybe give the ball to Forte a bit more? Whatever the case is, Jay Cutler looks rattled and coördinator Mike Martz needs to figure it out now!

Prediction: Vikings over Bears by 7

AP needs to do good tomorrow if the Vikings want a shot at winning. Photo cred ladiesdotdotdot.foles.wordpress.com

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Week 4 produced great action, can Week 5 follow suit?


It was 8 in the morning Sunday, October 2nd when the sound of my alarm clock rang throughout my room. Since the clock is a good five feet away from my bed, I had to walk out of my bed and shut it off (contrary to what most people do; just reach out and hit the “Snooze” button). Automatically I was thinking, “What the hell am I doing up so early?” After entering a deep state of thought, I remembered: marching band! My band had to perform at a local parade this past Sunday, and unfortunately on top of that I had finish homework.

As I suited up around 9 o’clock, I remembered that I forgot to publish my Week 4 picks!

And that is where we start off today:

Detroit Lions @ Dallas Cowboys

I was dead wrong about the Cowboys; they suck! After throwing three 1st-half TD’s, Romo took a break and threw 3 INT’s, 2 of them Pick-6’s going the other way. If only he was just more careful with the football, maybe I would’ve gotten this pick right.

Although it was the Dallas D that let them back into this game, it was the Lions offense that exploded in the second half. Stafford had 2 TD throws to Megatron (8 TD’s so far!) while leading this team to victory late in the 4th. I’m interested to see if the Lions can keep this undefeated streak going against the Bears in Week 5.

Megatron has 8 TD catches this season (boston.sportsthenandnow.com)

Carolina Panthers @ Chicago Bears

While my score wasn’t right, the outcome was correct: Chicago over Carolina in this one. Matt Forte was the real story in this one with 205 rushing yards on 25 carries. Cam Newton had 2 rushing TD’s in this game, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Bears. 181 yards of Newton’s 374 were accumulated by Steve Smith. Next week, the Panthers take on the high-octane New Orléans Saints and the Bears go against the Lions.

Matt Forte exploded against the Panthers with 205 rushing yards on 25 carries (beargoggleson.com)

Pittsburgh Steelers @ Houston Texans

I predicted a one-point win for the Texans in this one, and it ended up being a seven-point victory. The Texans were able to pull off the upset, and now as a result the Steelers are 2-2 on the year and not looking sharp at all. On the flip side, Arian Foster had 155 yards rushing vs. the Steelers and that improved Texans D only gave up 10 points to the Steelers. As much as I wanted to see more scoring in this one, it was a fun game to watch nonetheless and I’m glad the Texans pulled this one off. Pittsburgh versus Tennessee and Houston versus Oakland in Week 5.

Looks like Foster's back to full health as he rushed for 155 yards in Sunday's game against the Steelers (biographyplaers.com)

 Tennessee Titans @ Cleveland Browns

CJ and the Titans were not to be out-done in this game as they beat the Browns 31-13. Unfortunately, my prediction was completely off. Nonetheless, Chris Johnson looks like he FINALLY is back playing football as he rushed for 101 yards against the Browns. Colt McCoy attempted 61 passes, while completing 40. Next week, the Titans play Pittsburgh and the Browns are on a bye.

Johnson finally decided to start playing football with 101 yards in a W against the Browns (losthatsportsblog.com)

Buffalo Bills @ Cincinnati Bengals

Cincinnati over Bills! The Bengals knocked off the former undefeated Bills last week, improving their record to 2-2. The Bengals defense was able to hold Ryan Fitzpatrick and Fred Jackson in check last Sunday, and this allowed for the Bengals to come out with the W. As usual, my pick was correct (I wish). Rookie QB Andy Dalton threw for 298 yards and Ced Benson had 104 yards on the ground. Almost a 300-yarder for the rook; I’m very impressed by him so far, especially considering the team he’s playing on. Next week, the Bills take on the ‘Dream Team’ and the Bengals take on the Jacksonville Jaguars and THEIR rookie QB Blaine Gabbert.

***GAME OF THE WEEK***

Washington Redskins @ St. Louis Rams

In this game, Washington was able to use the ground game effectively; Ryan Torain was the primary beneficiary of this. The ‘Skins had great blocking all day, and as a result Torain was able to rush for 135 yards. I’m curious to see whether Sam Bradford will get out of his ‘Sophomore Slump’ and be as effective as he was last season.

Minnesota Vikings @ Kansas City Chiefs

This game was mainly a defensive battle; neither team had one breakout performance on offense. Cassel passed for 260 yards, 107 of ’em going to Dwayne Bowe en route to a 22-17 KC win. While AP had 80 yards on the ground, it wasn’t enough to win. Like i said in me prediction: you need more than one good player to win football games (unless the position is QB, example Tom Brady). My score wasn’t far off (21-20 KC win). Next week, the Chiefs face the 0-4 Colts and the Vikings face Kevin Kolb and the new-look Cardinals.

Cassel's 260 yards was just enough to get the win against the Vikings (fantasyknuckleheads.com)

San Francisco 49ers @ Philadelphia Eagles

I was wrong: Michael Vick is the real deal. He’s very inconsistent, but when he’s on his game, the potential for 350-400 yard games is there. I was feeling the 49ers would pull off the upset, but I was too squeamish to put that as my pick. Going back to Vick, he threw for 416 yards against the 49ers D with 171 of those yards going to DeSean Jackson. If you ask me, very impressive especially considering it wasn’t clear whether he was 100% healthy coming in. Frank Gore finally found the holes and hit them, racking up 127 yards on the day. Vick’s aforementioned inconsistency and injury risk still makes me a bit skeptical, but I’m confident that if he can stay healthy he’ll have a great season. Just remember that repeating the same performance two seasons in a row is next to impossible.

Vick's 416 yards proved to not be enough in Week 4 as the 49ers upset the Eagles 24-23 (live.drjays.com).

New Orléans Saints @ Jacksonville Jaguars

Did anyone besides fans in Jacksonville honestly believe they had any chance against the Saints? Drew Brees threw for 351 yards and Tight End Jimmy Graham had 132 yards receiving. Actually, he was the leading receiver of the game. Maurice Jones-Drew ran for 84 yards in the loss. Next week, the Saints take on Killer Cam and the Panthers and the Jags host Cincinnati.

Brees led his team to a win in Jacksonville with 351 yards (worldbestsports.com).

Atlanta Falcons @ Seattle Seahawks

Even thought the final score was a lot closer than I expected, the Falcons still came up with the W. Tarvaris Jackson actually threw for more yards than Matt Ryan (with Jackson throwing for 319). Michael Turner added 70 yards and 2 TD’s on the ground, and Julio Jones was the leading receiver with 127 yards. In all honesty, I’m very surprised that Roddy White didn’t lead the team in receiving yards. I mean, he is the Pro-Bowler. I will admit, the Seahawks put up more of a fight than I expected, so I would keep an eye on this team for now.

The rookie Jones showed us that he can produce in the NFL with 127 receiving yards (cbssports.com).

New York Giants @ Arizona Cardinals

After watching that game, all I can say is WOW, we got lucky. Victor Cruz almost cost us the game with that fumble. If you missed it, here it is:

Credit: BSOTube on Youtube.com

The call on the field was that he “gave himself up”, so in reality he didn’t fumble the ball. Ken Whisenhunt was about to challenge it, BUT the ref’s said that since it’s the refs call, it cannot be challenged. My dad told me it’s “Kinda like balls and strikes in baseball, you know?” Anyway, the Cardinals almost had us there, but thanks to that call, Eli was able to lead us to a 4th quarter comeback win. Eli passed for 321 yards with Hakeem Nicks being his No. 1 target: 162 receiving yards on the day for Nicks! Beanie Wells did not disappoint either with 138 yards on the ground.

Denver Broncos @ Green Bay Packers

Wow, I thought it would be a decisive win, but I didn’t think it would be 49-23! Rodgers eclipsed the 400-yard mark (408) on the day. But, Brandon Lloyd took the “Top Receiving” award for the day with 136 yards and Willis McGahee (NOT KNOWSHON MORENO) had the most rushing yards with 103. Next week, the Broncos take on the Chargers and the Packers got to Atlanta to face the Falcons.

Rodgers passed for 408 yards in the blowout win against the Broncos (images.teamtalk.com).

Miami Dolphins @ San Diego Chargers

I swear to God the Miami Dolphins have no idea what they’re doing. Now, they’re 0-4 with no identity on offense or defense. Philip Rivers passed for 307 yards, with 108 of them going to Vincent Jackson. Sophomore Ryan Mathews rushed for 81 yards. Will Tony Sparano get the pink slip? If they lose in Week 6 to the Jets, I think he should.

New England Patriots @ Oakland Raiders

I predicted an Oakland upset in this one, and I was let down. The Patriots had no problem picking apart the Raider D.

Stay tuned for more posts by me, @TheSportzGuru!