Ron Glover’s NFL Predictions: Week 4

It’s Show n’ Prove Sunday for some teams that have been pleasant surprises so far in the first month of the season. The  undefeated Detroit Lions travel to Dallas to take on a Cowboys team that has been inspired by the play of quarterback Tony Romo. The Bills, Bucs and Chargers will try to avoid trap games on the road, today’s opponents have a combined record of 1-8. Other games of note are: Pittsburgh at Houston (I know they’re the Titans now, but  remember those late 70’s early 80’s matchups), New England at Oakland and the NY Jets at Baltimore.

Sunday October 2, 2011

Games with a 1pm start:

Buffalo Bills (3-0) at Cincinnati Bengals (1-2) – The Bills are riding high right now, they’re in perfect position to be sucked in by the Bengals.

Bills 23 – Bengals 16

Tennessee Titans (2-1) at Cleveland Browns (2-1) – The Titans are 2-1 without getting much from Chris Johnson, if he gets off to a hot start today, the Browns will be in trouble.

Titans 20 – Browns 18

Pittsburgh Steelers (2-1) at Houston Texans (2-1) – This will be one of the more physical games today, I think the Texans have a legit shot here if the Steelers continue to turn the ball over.

Texans 30 – Steelers 23

Detroit Lions (3-0) at Dallas Cowboys (2-1) –  Ndamukong Suh will be licking his chops when he lines up over struggling rookie center Phil Costa, ditto DeMarcus Ware when he goes against Jeff Backus who had no answer for Jared Allen last week. Stafford must stay upright in order for the Lions to have a chance.

Lions 24 – Cowboys 22 

Jeremy Maclin Jeremy Maclin #18 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Washington Redskins on November 15, 2010 at FedExField in Landover, Maryland.

San Francisco 49’ers (2-1) at Philadelphia Eagles (1-2) – Frank Gore is the key as he goes against a poor Eagles linebacking unit. Watch the refs as they throw at least two flags in Michael Vick’s favor today. Paging DeSean Jackson and Ronnie Brown.

Eagles 23 – Niners 21

Carolina Panthers (1-2) at Chicago Bears (1-2) – Cam Newton’s NFL education continues today as he looks to avoid Julius Peppers and Brian Urlacher. Expect plenty from the Panthers backs and tight ends today.

Panthers 20 – Bears 17 (ot)

Washington Redskins (2-1) at St. Louis Rams (0-3) – The Skins could get caught up in an up and down battle today against the Rams. The defense should have a big day.

Redskins 28 – Rams 10

New Orleans Saints (2-1) at Jacksonville Jaguars (1-2) – The Saints dodged a bullet last week. Today they can take ease up on the gas a little. Oh wait! Scratch that wideout Marques Colston is back.

Saints 35 – Jaguars 13

Minnesota Vikings (0-3) at Kansas City Chiefs (0-3) – Expect a heavy dose of Adrian Peterson today. The Vikings shouldn’t have to worry about blowing a lead today.

Vikings 24 – Chiefs 10

Games starting at 4pm or later

New York Giants (2-1) at Arizona Cardinals (1-2) – No Justin Tuck means more time for Larry Fitzgerald and Kevin Kolb. Osi Umenyiora may play today –  no more than an audition.

Cardinals 27 – Giants 17

Atlanta Falcons (1-2) at Seattle Seahawks (1-2) – The debut of Sidney Rice fared well for Tavaris Jackson and the Seahawks. The Falcons are reeling and are headed to a place where teams on the skids don’t need to be.

Seahawks 28 – Falcons 20

Denver Broncos (1-2) at Green Bay Packers (3-0) – Curious to see how John Fox comes at the high-powered Packers offense –  try starting with twelve defenders.

Packers 38 – Broncos 17

New England Patriots (2-1) at Oakland Raiders (2-1) – The Patriots struggle against the run and may be front row at the Run DMC concert today.

Raiders 27 – Patriots 25

Miami Dolphins (0-3) at San Diego Chargers (2-1) – Phillip Rivers foot is going to be an issue as the season goes on, but for now the Bolts will continue their good start.

Chargers 30 – Dolphins 14

NY Jets (2-1) at Baltimore Ravens (2-1) – Last season the Ravens served the Jets. If Joe Flacco gets pass happy today the Jets will make him pay. Ray Rice and Ricky Williams will be the key.

Ravens 23 – Jets 20

Monday October 3, 2011, 8:30 pm:

Indianapolis Colts (0-3) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-1) – On this night, America finally meets Josh Freeman.

Bucs 27 – Colts 13

Last Week: 10-4

2011 Season: 29-17


15 Responses to “Ron Glover’s NFL Predictions: Week 4”

  1. Miranda says:

    Andy Reid betta get police protection.

  2. Origin says:

    Romo better do the same.

    Funny how when Wade was the coach the OC was calling an inbalanced game to get Wade fired. Then the OC was elevated to interim head coach and begins to call a balanced offensive game. Then once the head coaching position was given to him he begins to call a unbalanced offense again.

    Once again Romo does his version of his hero Farve and turns into a turnover machine. Romo was the MVP of the detroit team.

  3. Yeah Miranda…from me.

  4. Ron Glover says:

    Can’t believe in his closing comments that he threw his rookie kicker under the bus. Same as he did with David Akers after the playoff loss last season. When you start reaching that far, you’re running out of fingers to point. There’s only one thing left for Reid.

    Question is, Is there a big enough sword for him to fall on.

  5. Miranda says:

    Ummm…did the refs give the Giants the game? What was that all about?

    Obviously the only way the Eagles will win a game is divine intervention and they need to score 35 points….so by Tuesday the banner across all the sports sites needs to say ‘Eagles bring in Randy Moss’.

  6. Origin says:

    RG- So Reid threw the rookie kicker under the bus. Bad move by Reid instead of blaming the kicker he needs to blame himself for only running Shady 9 times. Heck Vick had 8 rushes by himself.

    But I think the Eagles will bounce back. Reid is known to have his teams get off to poor starts only to start running the ball once the media gets on him and then they get off to a winning streak.

  7. kos says:

    Reid doesn’t have much of a choice now, but to use his running game. With an offensive line that can’t protect his qb & a defense that wears down by the fourth quarter, the running game is the best remedy. If Reid wants a chance beyond this year, the Eagles are going to have to start to gain ground on the Giants & Washington.

  8. Jerold Wells Jr says:

    Lots of blame to go around in Dallas. Rob Ryan saying Megatron would be the 3rd best reciever in Dallas? Poor route running by Laurent Robinson on Romo’s 1st pick 6 (the one on the right sideline). I’m not exactly a Romo apologist but a bum he ain’t. Dude can win games in this league. Last week he was the Last of the Mohicans, this week he’s Tonto? C’mon now. Decision making has always been suspect. But then again look at Staffords 1st TD to Megatron. Triple converage. Poor decision? Nah, he put his guy in a position to make a play and something good happened.

    Philly, heh. Vick throws for 4 bills, runs for 75, keeps the team in contention late into the 4th and they still lose. I’m reading about heart issues. Toughness issues. This aint the yellow brick road. The wizard doesnt have heart to give out. The OLine has gotta block. Vick is talented enough to overcome changes in blocking scheme. More runs, more play action, more short passes. More Celek. There must be ways to build the confidence of the line so that they improve.

    Just some thoughts

  9. Scott Burks says:

    Hey man,

    Nice post, and I agree with you on most of those picks. I think my Steelers are done. Check it out…

  10. Temple3 says:

    Romo is Favre II. He’s not a bum but it’s beside the point. Favre won 1 Super Bowl in his career and it is arguable that as good as he was then, the best players on that team were on defense. In 1996, the year the Packers won it all, they had the #5 offense AND the #1 defense, by yards. Both units were #1 by points, and guess who led that team in touchdown catches? — Someone that very few people even associate with the Packers: Keith Jackson.

    The best players on that team were on defense. Reggie White, Sean Jones, Leroy Butler, etc. They forced double digit turnovers in 14 of 19 games.

    So, yeah Favre could play in this league but his STYLE was conducive to LOSING playoff games. Put another way, Favre’s career playoff record is 13-11 and only 2 of his wins were decided by less than 6 points. He was 2-4 in the close ones.

    The Cowboys have had a Top 10 defense, by yards, 6 times since 2003. I’m not sure that the play of the defense provides an excuse for the overall performance of the team.

    As an owner, are you going to wait 20 years to get the same results from Tony Romo? He’s 31 and he’s 1-3 in the post-season, even though he’s had more offensive support than just about any player in the league. If I was the owner, I’d be looking for a QB with better decision-making. I’d be looking at Wilson from Wisconsin or I’d look somewhere else, but I wouldn’t be looking at No. 9.

    He’s not a bum, but he’s not the one.

  11. Scott if you are to come on the site do more than post links.

  12. Origin says:

    @Temple – Well said as always brotha.

    @Mizzo – I just heard your interview from yesterday on The Batchelor pad. All I can say is that you are a class act man, great interview.