by Matt Magill
Game of the Week:
Dallas at Green Bay – Sunday at 4. The Cowboys are truly overachieving and had a statement win last week against what many thought was a Super Bowl caliber team in Cincinnati. Green Bay is another massive test for this defense that did a great job of shutting down AJ Green and that Bengals passing attack last week. Can they do it again? My skeptic hat says the Dallas luck runs out, which fuels Jerry to make the change at quarterback over the bye. So really, you can call this game the beginning of the end for the Cowboys season if they lose it.
Time to do Yardwork Game of the Week:
Jacksonville at Chicago – Sunday at 1. We’ve yet to see Jacksonville play to their potential this year, and even if they do here, it’s against Chicago…so there’s that. Brian Hoyer could have another big day here.
Storylines for the Week:
This is a trap game for Buffalo if I ever saw one. Watch out for McCoy to have a huge day against that pitiful 49ers defense, but beyond that, I can easily see them pull out a win to shock the Bills.
Does Philly get back to their winning ways or will Washington continue to roll? It’s never easy to pick a division game, and this one is no different.
Mariota had a field day last week, and now he plays Cleveland this week…someone is going to call for him to win MVP on Sunday afternoon.
After a hot start, both the Giants and Ravens have cooled considerably. Who has it in them to win this week? My bet is on the better quarterback (Flacco).
Look for a big day from Drew Brees against the porous Carolina secondary (never thought I’d say that this year). This game will be a shootout, and don’t be surprised if New Orleans is the last one standing when the shooting is done.
How will San Diego give the game away this week?
Is Marvin Lewis on the hot seat? Amidst a season of high expectations, the Bengals have laid an egg so far, and I wouldn’t expect their fortunes to change this week against the Patriots.
Are we officially on Hackenberg-watch in New York yet?
Soooo….Miami is going to lose again this week….
LA vs. Detroit is the “they both kind of suck, let’s just get drunk and make fun of Matthew Stafford falling down” game of the week.
Andy Reid off the bye might just catch the Raiders napping on this one; keep that in mind you dirty gamblers.
So everyone is watching anything but Colts/Texans Sunday night, right? Is there a rerun of a presidential debate I can watch?
Can Atlanta keep their offense rolling along when they travel to Seattle? Can Russell Wilson and company keep up?
Minnesota (on bye this week) is the only remaining undefeated team. Their next five games are
Home for the Lions
Home for the Cardinals
Can they make it to 10-0?
On the flip side, Cleveland is 0-5. Their next five games are:
Home for the Jets
Home for the Cowboys
Do they start 0-10 or can they squeeze a win out of that schedule?