I’m sure that the NFL familiy will do it’s part as a whole to remember NFL pioneer and Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis who passed away yesterday.
The Raiders will be playing with heavy hearts as they are in Houston to take on the 3-1 Texans. We also get two divisional playoff rematches from last season as the Green Bay Packers take on the Falcons in Atlanta and the NY Jets look to defeat the New England Patriots in Foxboro. Bye weeks for the Browns, Cowboys, Dolphins, Rams, Ravens and Redskins
Sunday October 9, 2011
Games Beginning at 1pm:
Tennessee Titans (3-1) at Pittsburgh Steelers (2-2) – Rashard Mendenhall is out for today’s game, the problems for the Steelers are coming in bunches. Somehow Mike Tomlin gets his players to rally.
Prediction: Steelers 20 – Titans 13
Oakland Raiders (2-2) at Houston Texans (3-1) – There are plenty of appreciative players on the Oakland Raiders who feel as though they owe Al Davis for an opportunity. This will be their day to show it.
Prediction: Raiders 27 – Texans 17
Kansas City Chiefs (1-3) at Indianapolis Colts (0-4) – Man, do I feel for the broadcasters of this one.
Colts 17 – Chiefs 9
Cincinnati Bengals (2-2) at Jacksonville Jaguars (1-3) – The Bengals outscored the Bills 20-3 in the second half in a great come from behind win.
Prediction: Bengals 24 – Jaguars 7
Seattle Seahawks (2-2) at NY Giants (3-1) – Tom Coughlin making fools of us all again.
Prediction: Giants 24 – Seahawks 6
Arizona Cardinals (1-3) at Minnesota Vikings (0-4) – Hard to believe that Kevin Kolb has as many wins as Donovan McNabb and Michael Vick one month into the season.
Prediction: Vikings 27 – Cardinals 18
New Orleans Saints (3-1) at Carolina Panthers (1-3) – I think the Panthers have a real shot today, I don’t know why but I do.
Prediction: Panthers 28 – Saints 24
Philadelphia Eagles (1-3) at Buffalo Bills (3-1) – Talk about your reversal of fortune. A loss today is going to cost someone their job, maybe not Andy Reid but someone will be gone.
Prediction: Eagles 29 – Bills 23
Games Beginning at 4pm:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-1) at San Francisco 49’ers (3-1) – The Niners are feeling good about themselves after coming back from down twenty in Philly last week. Legarrette Blount is just as much of a problem as Frank Gore.
Prediction: Bucs 23 – Niners 17
NY Jets (2-2) at New England Patriots (3-1) – Will the Jets run the ball against a team that struggles to stop it. If Darrelle Revis is an island, Patriots DT Vince Wilfork is a continent.
Predictios: Patriots 34 – Jets 20
San Diego Chargers (3-1) at Denver Broncos (1-3) – No one notices the Chargers at this point, and they want to keep it that way.
Prediction: Chargers 30 – Broncos 21
Green Bay Packers (4-0) at Atlanta Falcons (2-2) – I don’t know if Matt Ryan has ever recovered from last season’s playoff exit.
Packers 34 – Falcons 21
Monday October 10, 2011, 8:30 pm:
Chicago Bears (2-2) at Detroit Lions (4-0) – Matt Forte was great last week . Nick Fraley may debut tomorrow night. Damn, the Lions are 4-0.
Prediction: Lions 24 – Bears 16
Last Week: 9-7
2011 Season: 28-24