Ron Glover’s NFL Predictions: Week 3

As I looked at the six division rivary games that will take place this weekend, I thought of some of the images from these games. Here’s one that I think slipped through the cracks. The Charles Martin hit on Jim MacMahon in this 1986 contest ended Jimmy Mac’s season and derailed the Bears chances for a repeat as Super Bowl Champions. It isn’t called the Black and Blue Division for nothing.

Peep the hit list on Martin’s towel and whose number is at the top of the list – think this would fly in todays NFL?

Sunday September 25,2011

Games beginning at 1pm:

Jacksonville Jaguars (1-1) at Carolina Panthers (0-2) –  The Panthers backs have to get some production in order for this team to make strides. Cam Newton needs a win more than  another big game, how about he gives the Carolina fans the best of both worlds today.

Panthers 31 – Jaguars 23

Houston Texans (2-0) at New Orleans Saints (1-1) – It would be wise for the Texans not to get into a track meet with the Saints who will be looking to control the Houston ground attack.

Saints 35 – Texans 31

New England Patriots (2-0) at Buffalo Bills (2-0) – The Bills have beaten the Chiefs and the rebounding Raiders, they’ve lost 15 straight to the Patriots, it has to end at some point – not tomorrow.

Patriots 27 – Bills 23

Miami Dolphins (0-2) at Cleveland Browns (1-1) – Falling to 0-3 in a divison where at least one team will be 3-0 at the end of Sunday could all but doom the ‘Phins season.

Dolphins 24 – Browns 14

Denver Broncos (1-1) at Tennessee Titans (1-1) – So far the Titans are keeping pace in the wide open AFC South and Matt Hasselbeck is playing well. Didn’t think either would be the case even, after Week 2.

Titans 23 – Broncos 10

New York Giants (1-1) at Philadelphia Eagles (1-1) – Two things you can count on in this game, all injuries will be real and the will be no direct punts to DeSean Jackson. The Giants receiving corps is depleted, the Eagles secondary plays big but the linebackers are tested with Brandon Jacobs and Ahman Bradshaw.

Eagles 27 – Giants 16

Detroit Lions (2-0) at Minnesota Vikings (0-2) – The last time Donovan McNabb faced the Lions he was benched, if things don’t go well on Sunday he may suffer the same fate.

San Francisco 49’ers (1-1) at Cincinnati Bengals (1-1) – This may be Frank Gore’s break out game, with key receivers out with injuries expect a multi-dimensional Gore.

Niners 26 – Bengals 13

Games beginning at 4pm:

New York Jets (2-0) at Oakland Raiders (1-1) – I have a good feeling about the Raiders this week who should be 2-0. The Jets will miss center Nick Mangold.

Raiders 23 – Jets 20 (ot)

Kansas City Chiefs (0-2) at San Diego Chargers (1-1) – You have to feel for the Chiefs who are without Eric Berry and Jamaal Charles for the season. Who will step up in the KC offense? Paging Dwayne Bowe.

Chargers 35 – Chiefs 6

Baltimore Ravens (1-1) at St. Louis Rams (0-2) – The Ravens have been on both ends of blowouts this season, I think that Flacco struggles against the Rams, but the defense forces some key turnovers to give them the edge.

Ravens 20 – Rams 10

Green Bay Packers (2-0) at Chicago Bears (1-1) – The offensive line was embarrassed last week in New Orleans, if  Jay Cutler goes down this week there will be no second guessing. The Pack are looking just as good as the Patriots – maybe better.

Tarvaris Jackson Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson #7 of  the Seattle Seahawks gives the ball to teammate runningback Marshawn Lynch #24 against the San Diego Chargers during their  NFL preseason game on August 11, 2011 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.

Arizona Cardinals (1-1) at Seattle Seahawks (0-2)  – One of the few games this season where the Seahawks have a legit shot.

Seahawks 21 – Cardinals 17

Atlanta Falcons (1-1) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-1) – If the Bucs can control the Falcons run and keep it close, I’m banking on Josh Freeman in the end.

Buccaneers 27 – Falcons 21

Sunday Night 8:20pm:

Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1) at Indianapolis Colts (0-2) – Someone will be blowing up David Garrard’s phone by halftime.

Steelers 35 – Colts 10

Monday September 26, 2011 8:30pm:

Washington Redskins (2-0) at Dallas Cowboys (1-1) – Tony Romo’s “legend” grew with a gutsy performance in last Sunday’s win against San Francisco. I’m curious to see how Rex Grossman handles the Cowboys pass rush.

 Redskins 24 – Cowboys 20

Last Week 10-6

2011 Season 19-13

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

  1. Origin says:

    Great picks RG.

    I like the Jets over the Raiders, I think that the Jets and Pats are going to meet with both teams being undefeated.

    If both the Vikings and Seahawks lose this could be the end of Mcnabb and TJ as starting QBs in the league.

  2. Origin says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the Vikings lose this big lead again against the Lions.

  3. Origin says:

    Yeap the vikings give up the lead again. Wow and the Vikings coaches are trying to give this game away with the playcalling.

  4. Origin says:

    Vick broken right hand.

  5. Miranda says:

    I stopped watching the Giants-Eagles game in the 1st quarter – when did he break his hand?

  6. Origin says:

    Well thats game for the Vikings.

  7. Temple3 says:

    I’m wondering what you guys are going to write about now that MV7 has a broken hand. Eagles are done for this season, unless he heals quickly and they figure something out with VY.

    Let the excuse making for Brady begin. 4 INTs including the decisive pick 6. And that damn Cam Newton won a game in a deluge. He was looking like Noah out there, but he got it done.

    Matt Schaub still can’t win the close ones. The Texans are not ready for prime time. When the AFC South starts playing smash mouth teams in the conference, they’re gonna fold up again.

    The Vikings are done. Leslie Frazier gave that game away by giving the ball to Toby Gerhard on 4th and 1 on a dive play in the 4th quarter. Bad decision to attack the middle with your second best runner. Partial surrender, complete disaster.

    The Bills are going to be around all year long. So are the Lions.

    Nice to see Victor Cruz get some PT. Dude can ball. Raiders ain’t havin’ it today. I like the Jets, but this is their house of horrors. They only win here when Al Davis is in full bloom of loon.

  8. Miranda says:

    Bufallo won, but did the refs take a TD back and then they got the field goal? At one point it was 38-31 – but I see the final is 34-31

  9. Origin says:

    Great questions brotha Temple. The vikings straight threw that game Frazier must had some money on the game cause he and his staff were straight point shaving. Or maybe as I said before thats the master plan to get to LA.

    Anyway I am glad I saw that garbage game…..because that may have been the end of Mcnabbs career.

    Not sure if the Eagles are done its on Vick’s non throwing hand. I said when the season started that the eagles would get off to a slow start like the Heat. Then when everyone doubts them they get on a hot streak and make a run in the playoffs. Plus we all know that Andy Reid will call a conservative game once one of the 2 black super athletes at QB he has had over the last 12 years gets hurt.

    By the why was that hit on Vick dirty? Looks like the dude lead with his head. Doesn’t surprise me they have been commiting bounty like hits on him the last 2 years.

    Oh well seemed like some pretty good arena football…….ummm I mean NFL games today.

  10. Temple3 says:

    Um, scratch all that about the Faiders.

  11. Temple3 says:

    Thanks for reminding me that Vick’s left handed. DOH!! (Homer Simpson voice!)

  12. Origin says:

    No problem Temple. Hey one of the funniest plays of that Vikings games was in the 4th it was a 3rd and 1 and the Vikings throw a pass to Harvin that he drops. Peterson comes to the sideline and goes off that he should have gotten the ball.

    Then when the Vikings get the ball again on 4th and 1 Frazier sends out the field goal team. Peterson tells them to go back to the sideline. The Vikings line up with peterson and Toby and hand the ball to Toby who gets stopped short.

    I swear this and that call by Jim Harbaugh in the Cowboys game (to keep the field goal instead of the 15 yard penalty to get to the cowboys 25 yard line) are the two dumbest coach calls I have seen all year.

    Amazing Kolb and Stafford throw up trash to Megatron and Fitzgerald and they come down with those passes like its nothing.

  13. Miranda says:

    Apparently Mike Vick went off in his press conference. Good for him!

    Anyway, looks like it is Interception Sunday…WOW. Why is Ronde Barber playing like he 23?

  14. Origin says:

    He went off…………what did he say Miranda???

  15. Miranda says:

    The Bucs D is no joke.

    I guess some teams decided “dammit not this year”…LOL, cuz the Bills, Raiders and Lions are not laying down for ANYBODY.

  16. Origin says:

    Thanks for the info Miranda. I am glad he has said something because that dude lead with his helmet on that hit. Not to forget the hit the first week of the season when Fox Purposely would not replay the hit in which a defender jumped in the air WWE style and lead with his helmet into Vick. There was a roughing the passer call but the play was never shown in replay.

    Add that up with the dirty hits from last year and the ones we see this year.

  17. Miranda says:

    Oakland won! WooHoo!

  18. Origin says:

    I guess all those folks in ATL who were so happy that the Falcolns beat Vick last week are sad that their team laid an egg against the Bucs.

  19. Miranda says:

    Oh Origin, the Falcons can lose every other game this year…BUT THEY BEAT VICK!!! (not the Eagles, according to the AJC writers, its just Vick). LOL I swear they’re the NFL equivalent of Crimson Tide or Auburn fans…as long as you win the Iron Bowl, everything else is just extra! I read comments on the AJC blogs that bring up beating the Eagles as if that counts TRIPLE, so this Bucs loss is not as big a deal. LOL