Ron Glover’s Week 9 NFL Previews and Predictions: These kids are doin’ their own thing

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Andrew Luck, Cam Newton and Robert Griffin III are setting the future standard for NFL QB’s.

The future of the quarterback position in the NFL is in pretty good shape. Last year Carolina’s Cam Newton set a new standard for all rookies. This year Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck have spent the first half of the season trying to one-up each other. Then there is Ryan Tannehill of the Miami Dolphins — who like Andy Dalton last season has made the most of his opportunities while surpassing expectations in the process.

The future of the NFL is on display Sunday as the Panthers meet the Redskins and the Dolphins face the Colts.

Byes: 49ers, Jets, Patriots and Rams

Sunday November 4, 2012 1:00 pm:

Denver Broncos (4-3) at Cincinnati Bengals (3-4) - Marv Lewis has told Andy Dalton to calm down and play. This is a winnable game for the Bengals at home.

Bengals 27 – Broncos 24 (ot)

Baltimore Ravens (5-2) at Cleveland Browns (2-6) – A poor performance by Joe Flacco could open the door for a Browns victory.

Ravens 17 – Browns 13

Arizona Cardinals (4-4) at Green Bay Packers (5-3) – Make that five straight losses for the Cardinals.

Packers 31 – Cardinals 17

Chicago Bears (6-1) at Tennessee Titans (3-5) – Jake Cutler returns to where he played his college ball. The Bears could get tripped up here.

Bears 21 – Titans 20

Miami Dolphins (4-3) at Indianapolis Colts (4-3) – Two surprises here.  Not the quarterbacks, the teams.

Colts 27 – Dolphins 25

Carolina Panthers (1-6) at Washington Redskins (3-5) – I think Cam Newton feels slighted going into this game. Both defensive units are on alert.

Panthers 28 – Redskins 23

Detroit Lions (3-4) at Jacksonville Jaguars (1-6) – The Lions need this game to stay relevant in the wild card race.

Lions 20 – Jaguars 9

Buffalo Bills (3-4) at Houston Texans (6-1) – The Texans begin a tough second half.

Texans 30 – Bills 21

Games beginning at 4:00 pm or later:

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-4) at Oakland Raiders (3-4) - Josh Freeman is having the great season no one is talking about. 

Bucs 23 – Raiders 20

Minnesota Vikings (5-3) at Seattle Seahawks (4-4) – The Vikings offense will be tested by an aggressive Seahawks defense.

Seahawks 24 – Vikings 14

Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3) at NY Giants (6-2) – Hurricane Sandy has forced the Steelers to travel the day of the game. Not good.

Giants 21 – Steelers 14

Dallas Cowboys (3-4) at Atlanta Falcons (7-0) – The ‘Boys in a shocker.

Cowboys 27 – Falcons 19

Monday November 5, 2012 8:30 pm:

Philadelphia Eagles (3-4) at New Orleans Saints (2-5) – The Saints defense doesn’t make this a gimme for the Eagles. Not as long as Drew Brees is on the other side.

Saints 31 – Eagles 23

Last Week: 8-6

2012 Season: 70-48

 

2 Responses to “Ron Glover’s Week 9 NFL Previews and Predictions: These kids are doin’ their own thing”

  1. mapoui says:

    Rodney Harrison on NBC Sunday Night had a fluent and satisfying interview with Tony Gonzalez and Matt Ryan.

    Tony Dungy schools Harrison well. Harrison has very good ability but he should relax a bit.

    what was with the officiating early in the Giants/Steelers game?

    yet the win was very satisfying for a Steeler fan like me. Can Tomlin go deep again this year?

    Geez! Steelers receiver Wallace is a blurrrr! Pheew! see me now or see me later.

    Josh Freeman and Russell Wilson are quiet effective QBs. Freeman is the Man.

    Is Mike Shanahan ok? does he realise what time it is…week 9 not 14 or 15?

    Andrew Luck, Griffin? Tampa’s running back Martin…Powerful rookies. ROY is going to be very interesting.

    Isn’t Reggie Bush a most attractive and pleasing but effective runner with the ball! Phew!

    Bush reminds me somehow of Tony Dorsett..another very attractive and pleasing, but effective running style.

  2. Ron Glover says:

    All great points. This is going to be one of the great QB classes.

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