There are some new faces going under center this week as injuries and decisions have caused some teams to make changes. The Colts and Dolphins are still in pursuit of victory number one this season. LaDanlian Tomlinson faces his ex-Charger teammates for the first time as they travel to the Meadowlands to face the Jets. There are also a couple of recent Super Bowl rematches as Larry Fitzgerald looks to get a win against the Steelers and the Colts travel to N’Awlins to meet the Saints.
Byes this week: Bengals, Bills, Eagles, Giants, Niners and Patriots.
Sunday October 23, 2011
Games with a 1pm start:
Denver Broncos (1-4) at Miami Dolphins (0-5) – Tim Tebow could’ve been a Miami Dolphin, you won’t be able to tell the difference today. A loss today could have Tony Sparano swimmin’ with the fishes.
Broncos 23 – Dolphins 13
San Diego Chargers (4-1) at NY Jets (3-3) – The Jets are looking to finally get some steam behind them, while the Chargers look to prove that they can beat a team with a winning record.
Chargers 27 – Jets 21
Houston Texans (3-3) at Tennessee Titans (3-2) – No one thought that this game would mean anything as the Titans were looking to be in transition. The Texans need this win after tough back to back losses.
Texans 24 – Titans 16
Atlanta Falcons (3-3) at Detroit Lions (5-1) – Now we’ll see how well the Lions respond to a tough loss.
Falcons 24 – Lions 23
Washington Redskins (3-2) at Carolina Panthers (1-5) – John Beck is at the helm today and will probably be there for the duration. The Panthers should mix it up today against a young, speedy Redskins defense.
Panthers 28 – Redskins 13
Chicago Bears (3-3) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-2) – The Bucs dug down deep last week to pull one out against the Saints. There’s no time to slack as the Saints, Texans, Packers and Titans follow the Bears this week.
Bucs 31 – Bears 21
Seattle Seahawks (2-3) at Cleveland Browns (2-3) – Charlie Whitehurst gets the start for the injured Tavaris Jackson as the Seahawks try to stay in the Niners rear-view.
Seahawks 22 – Browns 20
Games beginning at 4:05 or later:
Pittsburgh Steelers (4-2) at Arizona Cardinals (1-4) – The Steelers are gaining momentum, best thing is that the turnovers are down. Did Larry Fitzgerald really sign a deal to stay in Arizona?
Steelers 30 – Cardinals 26
Kansas City Chiefs (2-3) at Oakland Raiders (4-2) – Al Davis may be gone, but the hatred for he Chiefs isn’t.
Raiders 30 – Chiefs 13
Green Bay Packers (6-0) at Minnesota Vikings (1-5) – If this gets butt-ugly early (which it potentially could) can/does Leslie Frazier go to the bench?
Packers 33 – Vikings 13
St. Louis Rams (0-5) at Dallas Cowboys (2-3) – I hope the Cowboys aren’t taking this one lightly.
Cowboys 23 – Rams 12
Indianpolis Colts (0-6) at New Orleans Saints (4-2) – I think the Colts defense will keep it close for a half.
Saints 31 - Colts 17
Monday October 24, 2011 8:30 pm:
Baltimore Ravens (4-1) at Jacksonville Jaguars (1-5) – Even with the Jags record, you can still count on a physical game. Maurice Jones-Drew and Ray Rice will see to it.
Ravens 24 – Jaguars 16
Last Week: 9-4
2011 Season: 46-33