Not much in the way of glamour matchups this weekend in the NFL. There are plenty of games that will effect some division races and probably some playoff positioning down the stretch. Tim Tebow faces a huge test against an angry Detroit Lions defense. The Bills are looking to keep pace in the NFC East when they take on the Redskins. The Cowboys and Eagles renew their rivalry. And the Steelers host the Patriots in a possible playoff preview.
Byes this week: Bears, Buccaneers, Falcons, Jets, Packers and Raiders
Sunday October 30, 2011
Games Beginning at 1pm:
Miami Dolphins (0-6) at New York Giants (4-2) – Ahmad Bradshaw is running hot right now – not good news for Tony Sparano who has had everything go wrong this season.
Giants 27 – Dolphins 10
Jacksonville Jaguars (2-5) at Houston Texans (4-3) – The Jags maxed out against the Ravens last week. A win on the road against these up and down Texans would go a long way.
Texans 24 – Jaguars 17
Indianapolis Colts (0-7) at Tennessee Titans (3-3) – The more I looked at Peyton Manning last week, the more I felt like he’s not coming back. Unfortunate to hear rumors about Jim Caldwell’s future.
Colts 20 – Titans 1 7
Minnesota Vikings (1-6) at Carolina Panthers (2-5) – Cam Newton is everything that they said he’s not – and then some.
Panthers 30 – Vikings 20
New Orleans Saints (5-2) at St. Louis Rams (0-6) – The nightmare season for Sam Bradford and the Rams continues…
Saints 31 – Rams 13
Arizona Cardinals (1-5) at Baltimore Ravens (4-2) – Ed Reed has been living in Kevin Kolb’s head all week long.
Ravens 21 – Cardinals 20
Games Beginning at 4:05 pm or Later:
Detroit Lions (5-2) at Denver Broncos (2-4) – The last thing the Lions need is Tim Tebow going off in his home debut as a starter. Curious to see how Suh and the D-line hold up in the mile high air while chasing Tebow around.
Broncos 24 – Lions 27
Washington Redskins (3-3) at Buffalo Bills (4-2) – The Bills get a much needed win at home, the Skins slide out of the NFC East race begins today.
Bills 28 – Redskins 13
New England Patriots (5-1) at Pittsburgh Steelers (5-2) – The Steelers have been putting it together the last few weeks. I see alot of scoring in this one.
Steelers 30 – Patriots 28
Cleveland Browns (3-3) at San Francisco 49′ers (5-1) – Will the Niners be the NFL’s first division winner? Jim Harbaugh coach of the year for the first half of the season?
Niners 23 – Browns 21
Cincinnati Bengals (4-2) at Seattle Seahawks (2-4) – Cover your eyes and hold your nose.
Seahawks 17 – Bengals 15
Dallas Cowboys (3-3) at Philadelphia Eagles (2-4) – This rivalry has no juice unless someone has a winning record.
Eagles 24- Cowboys 23
Monday October 31, 2011 8:30 pm:
San Diego Chargers (4-2) at Kansas City Chiefs (3-3) – The Chiefs could be in a tie for first place with a win on Monday night, no one thought that when Jamaal Charles and Eric Berry were lost for the season.
Chiefs 28 – Chargers 23
Last Week: 8-5
2011 Season: 54-38