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