Ron Glover’s Week 3 NFL Predictions

In what I’ve tabbed as the Game of the Week, the Dallas Cowboys (2-0) fresh off of their Monday night victory over the Philadelphia Eagles travel to Green Bay to take on Aaron Rodgers and the undefeated Packers. Other games of interest include Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh and Jacksonville vs. Indianapolis.

Sunday September 21, 2008

Carolina (2-0) at Minnesota (0-2) 1pm: Steve Smith returns to a Panthers team full of confidence as they look to take advantage of a Vikings squad on a downward spiral.

The Pick: Panthers 23 – Vikings 17

Kansas City (0-2) at Atlanta (1-1) 1pm: The Chiefs defense averages 213 yards against the run. Michael Turner and Jerious Norwood haven’t stopped salivating.

The Pick: Falcons 20 – Chiefs 7

Oakland (1-1) at Buffalo (2-0) 1pm: The Bills have a stingy defense, the Raiders can take their shots, but to pull off the upset they need turnovers in bunches. Something the Bills don’t do.

The Pick: Bills 28 – Raiders 13

Tampa Bay (1-1) at Chicago (1-1) 1pm: Bucs vs. Bears is always hard on the eyes, Brian Griese doesn’t do enough to scare his former teammates into submission.

The Pick: Bears 17 – Bucs 13

Houston (0-1) at Tennessee (2-0) 1pm: The Texans come back and try to play football now, this is the easy part.

The Pick: Titans 24 Texans 10

Cincinnati (0-2) at New York Giants (2-0) 1pm: A physical Giants squad will out muscle the Ben-gals on both side of the rock to complete the demolition of a team two seasons removed from Super Bowl contention.

The Pick: Giants 31 – Bengals 14

Miami (0-2) at New England (2-0) 1pm: Matt Cassell throws three TD’s in his first home start, the offense runs like Tom Brady never left.  Wait they’re playing the ‘Phins.

The Pick: Patriots 31 – Dolphins 0

Arizona (2-0) at Washington (1-1) 1pm: Imagine if the Cardinals were still in the NFC East? When these former division foes meet on Sunday, you’ll think they were.

The Pick: Cardinals 23 – Redskins 21

New Orleans (1-1) at Denver (2-0) 4:05pm: Reggie Bush and Jeremy Shockey matching up against the Broncos linebackers poses a problem for Mike Shanahan. As Broncos receivers Brandon Marshall and Eddie Royal do for the Saints secondary. This will be a good one.

The Pick: Broncos 31 – Saints 30

St. Louis (0-2) at Seattle (0-2) 4:05pm: Maybe these two can play the rest of the season out against one another.

The Pick: Rams 17 – Seahawks 13

Detroit (0-2) at San Francisco (1-1) 4:05pm: Failure to establish and stop the running game will doom the Lions. The good thing is that the Lions hear less booing on the road.

The Pick: Niners 35 – Lions 17

Cleveland (0-2) at Baltimore (1-0) 4:15pm: The Browns are desperate for a win, I expect the defense to take some chances against the rookie Joe Flacco and hope for the best. Jamal Lewis always looks forward to going up against his former mates.

The Pick: Browns 24 – Ravens -13

Pittsburgh (2-0) at Philadelphia (1-1) 4:15pm: The Birds #1 ranked run defense will be tested against Willie Parker and Rashard Mendenhall. Getting in Big Ben’s face is essential in winning this one on 5 days rest.

The Pick: Eagles 20 – Steelers 17

Jacksonville (0-2) at Indianapolis (1-1) 4:15pm: With Bob Sanders out 4-6 weeks and an offense yet to find it’s legs, the time is right for the Jags to jump on the Colts. Problem is the Jags have gaping holes on their offensive line, and Dwight Freeney is back.

The Pick: Colts 28 – Jags 20

Dallas (2-0) vs. Green Bay (2-0) 8:15pm: I believe that the Eagles gave others a glimpse into how to handle the Boys. Rodgers played well against them last year when Favre was knocked out of the game. On offense I think Green Bay’s weapons match up well against Dallas, hell they match up well across the board. Lives up to the billing.

The Pick: Packers 24 – Cowboys 21 (Madden Divorces Brett Favre)

Monday September 22, 2008

New York Jets (1-1) at San Diego (0-2) 8:30pm: Somebody has to pay for the Chargers two painful losses and the Jets are in the way. The Chargers will take away the run, forcing Favre to throw, playing into the hands of their opportunistic secondary.

The Pick: Chargers 31 – Jets 14

Record Last Week 8-7

Season 8-7

69 Responses to “Ron Glover’s Week 3 NFL Predictions”

  1. Miranda says:

    HD, he did……but well…..for some he will be “Pacman” no matter what he does. You know that everybody ain’t allowed to “move on”.

  2. GrandNubian says:

    Miranda,

    Are you sure that it was 45,000 that came out? I was thinking around 35,000……but I could be wrong. :-)

  3. Temple3 says:

    Seems like muhphukkas in Pittsburgh never heard of a 2 tight end formation. They got their asses whoooooooooooooped!!

    Big up to the Eagles Defense. The Eagles offense was along for the ride, but performed well enough to cash in the W.

    JJRS-ONE. DAMN!!!

  4. CDM the XXXL Cre8tv says:

    Eric D:
    Don’t forget about the dreaded Randall Cunningham Effect.

    When a team is so bad that the coaching staff becomes a revolving door. Newoaching staff comes in, promises made, expectations high, team sucks, loses, coaching staff gets fired, new coaching staff gets hired, QB has to learn another system and philosophy, team sucks, coaching staff gets fired, repeat until QB is broken down and ends up wearing a Vikings and Cowboys uni, respectively. Ugh.

  5. Temple3 says:

    How ’bout them Jag-wires?!?

  6. Miranda says:

    Grandnubian,
    You would think the red seats would camoflauge it a bit better….but when whole sections are empty I think it actually stands out more…but at least the colors blend well! LOL

  7. Temple3 says:

    Eric Daniels:

    That’s great advice for QBs except it doesn’t fit the position. The QB is SUPPOSED to be respected. So, when you tell a QB that respect doesn’t matter – they don’t get it. If it matters that Manning and Brady and Cutler be respected, how can it not matter for Black QBs? Aren’t QBs supposed to be a link between players and management – the walking embodiment of the franchise? Wasn’t Steve McNair perceived as Mr. Titan – a true son of Tennessee (even amidst the white supremacist hand wringing). Wasn’t he an MVP?

    Will these people learn that they are Black folks who happen to be quarterbacks AND NOT quarterbacks who happen to be black? Eric – if they ever learn that subtle distinction, your advice will make pure and perfect sense. If they don’t, they’ll forever beat their heads against the walls of the cage.

    My take away from this weeks games was the sad fact that Visanthe Shancoe was able to hang on to a TD pass from Gus Frerotten this week. His hands of stone cost the Vikes a chance to beat the migthy Colts. Jackson’s mental toughness is likely pretty high…I don’t see any reason why he should take personal what has transpired. He’s still learning the game and throws a beautiful short and deep ball. He has considerable room to improve. Ultimately, if the Vikings are going to compete at the highest levels, they’ll have to come back to him. Childress knows, as did Wayne Fontes, that Gus Frerotte is not the answer. If the Vikings don’t want to become the Lions, they’ll end this experiment sooner than later — and then they’ll go out and get a tight end with reliable hands.

  8. CDM the XXXL Cre8tv says:

    Jumping ahead a little bit. With Zinger the Americans winning the Ryder Cup this weekend, how long before we see the “How Not Having Tiger Woods Playing Is Better For Golf” story?

  9. Mizzo says:

    They will not write that story bruh. Too much money at stake. Golf would become Isiah’s Nightmare

  10. Temple3 says:

    Sharp’s piece was written before the Cup. Now that he’s become a prophet, there should be several more taking the same line of approach.

    It’s not as if this line of thinking is unprecedented — and it has no bearing on Tiger’s skill set. Which basketball team won 19 games in a row sans a really, really, really big star? Which football team won the Super Bowl without Barber OR Shockey? Which rag-tag team made the playoffs by winning six in a row down the stretch without Donovan McNabb?

    We could on and on about scrubs increasing their concentration and effort in the absence of a superior talent. It happens all the time.

  11. Mizzo says:

    Figures it would be Sharp.

  12. GrandNubian says:

    I’m trying to figure out why the Steelers’ offensive coordinator didn’t spread out the offense with 4 or 5 WR sets and have Ben take 3 step drops and hit his receivers with some quick slants to combat all the blitzing the Eagles were doing. That would have at least kept the defense honest and allowed the offense to run a few draw plays with the run. That’s what Dallas did last Sunday and they had some success at it.

  13. thebrotherreport says:

    Too much speed in the middle of the field with those linebackers, also very dangerous because of the press coverage.

  14. GrandNubian says:

    @TBR

    I feel what you’re saying but since Dallas had success with it, there’s no reason why the Steelers couldn’t do the same thing with the quick slants or screens to Parker.

    I think it was poor coaching/playcalling.

  15. thebrotherreport says:

    I’m in agreement with that since Pitt probably has a better receiving corps and running game.

    You know how some coaches refuse to make adjustments (Reid is notorious for it) come hell or high water. I think since they were only down one score I think Tomlin was looking for lightning in a bottle.

  16. KevDog says:

    LOL at the notion that Golf is a team game.

  17. GrandNubian says:

    “You know how some coaches refuse to make adjustments (Reid is notorious for it) come hell or high water. I think since they were only down one score I think Tomlin was looking for lightning in a bottle.”

    Yeah, i definitely feel you on that one bruh. But they (the Steelers) better correct the problem quickly because they have the Ravens on Monday night and the Ravens D-Coordinator (Ryan) is gonna bring it!!!

  18. Eric Daniels says:

    Temple you are right about the QB postion it involves a postion of respect like MLB and Center because of the very nature of the leaderships roles in Football. What I am saying is kinda of a benign neglect of pleasing white sports fans and black apologists because they want “SuperNigga” not a QB learning the NFL game which takes time for a postion such as QB to become a complete player where those gifts can be enhanced.

    And you are right about when are these Black celebrites and in this example Black NFL QBS realize they are always going to be judged as a “Black QB”, not the opposite because you are being judged on and off the field according to your race not your character and if VY and the Black QBS don’t understand that reality they are going to continue to struggle. The only thing that matters if your teammates , coaches, management respect your skills, the fans and media are not part of your development unless you let hem in your head.

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