Ron Glover’s @TSFSports Week 8 NFL Predictions: Chiefs looking to end the first half on a perfect note

(Philly.com)

Andy Reid came to Kansas City with one goal in mind. He’s almost halfway there.

I expected a noticeable improvement from the Kansas City Chiefs when Andy Reid was awarded the job, but a 7-0 start is a bit much. The Chiefs have looked impressive on the first two months of the season with an above average offense and a reckless defense — which isn’t afraid to get after the quarterback.

We’re two weeks away from the first meeting between the Chiefs and the one-loss Denver Broncos, but fans are no less excited about the renewal of this AFC West rivalry.

Byes this week: Bears, Chargers, Colts, Ravens, Texans and Titans

Thursday Night:

Cam Newton donned his Superman cleats and proceeded to finish off the Buccaneers.

Carolina Panthers 31, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13 - The Carolina Panthers are on their first three-game winning streak with Cam Newton under center. The Panther have one four of their last five games and are playing with more vigor on both sides of the ball under head coach Ron Rivera. Newton was once again the offensive catalyst for Carolina — who scored 30 or more points for the third consecutive game. Old times have returned for the winless Bucs, some of the teams fans could be seen wearing paper bags over their heads entering Raymond James Stadium.

Sunday October 27th Games beginning at 1:00 pm:

San Francisco 49ers (5-2) at Jacksonville Jaguars (0-7) - The Niners are aiming for their fifth win in a row. That sound you hear is the defense smacking its chops. Jacksonville has scored only 76 points the entire season.

Niners 34 – Jaguars 6

Cleveland Browns (3-4) at Kansas City Chiefs (7-0) - Another season means another quarterback carousel in Cleveland. The Browns are light years away from a three game winning streak in September. The Chiefs defense is allowing a little more than 11 points per contest.

Chiefs 27 – Browns 12 

Miami Dolphins (3-3) at New England Patriots (5-2) - For all intents and purposes the Patriots got jobbed last week. The good news is Rob Gronkowski hasn’t missed a step. The Dolphins have dropped three in a row after opening the season with a three game winning streak. So much for that challenge to the Patriots for the division.

Patriots 24 – Dolphins 16

Buffalo Bills (3-4) at New Orleans Saints (5-1) - The Bills defense turned opportunistic against the Dolphins last week. Against the Saints, Mario Williams & Co will need more of the same. The Saints are preparing to pull away in the NFC South.

Saints 31 – Bills 24

Dallas Cowboys (4-3) at Detroit Lions (4-3) - I like the Lions in a very entertaining game. The Cowboys cannot score 17 points against this team and expect to win.

Lions 28 – Cowboys 27

New York Giants (1-6) at Philadelphia Eagles (3-4) - The Birds let one get away last week as Chip Kelly’s offense continues to sputter. With Michael Vick as the starter, the offense has a fighting chance. The Giants are beginning to wake up with Brandon Jennings on a weeks rest. Philly’s last home win came against the G-Men.

Eagles 23 – Giants 21

Games beginning at 4:05 or later:

Pittsburgh Steelers (2-4) at Oakland Raiders (2-4) - The Steelers gutted out a tough division win against the Ravens. The Raiders are making progress, but like their opponent is looking for some consistency.

Steelers 24 – Raiders 20

NY Jets (4-3) at Cincinnati Bengals (5-2) - There has been little talk about the Jets defense – which gives up points as it punishes. Andy Dalton and A.J. Green are good for two scoring hookups in this one as the defense will be out to rattle Geno Smith. 

Bengals 23 – Jets 17

Atlanta Falcons (2-4) at Arizona Cardinals (3-4) - I wonder what Tony Gonzalez is REALLY thinking about this season.

Cardinals 20 – Falcons 17

DC (2-4) at Denver Broncos (6-1) - This has all the makings of a great game. I don’t see Robert Griffin III turning it down after last week’s outing. The Broncos were embarrassed last week and are looking for someone to take it out on.

Broncos 33 – DC 27

Green Bay Packers (4-2) at Minnesota Vikings (1-5) - Paging Josh Freeman! I have no idea who that guy was under center for the Vikings last week. The Packers will now have to make due without tight end Jermichael Finley.

Packers 24 – Vikings 13

Monday October 28th 2013 8:40 pm:

Seattle Seahawks (6-1) at St. Louis Rams (3-4) - No Sam Bradford means absolutely no chance for the Rams.

Seahawks 32 – Rams 10

Last Week: 8-7

2013 Season: 48-39

9 Responses to “Ron Glover’s @TSFSports Week 8 NFL Predictions: Chiefs looking to end the first half on a perfect note”

  1. mal tucker says:

    Couldn’t make up your mind on Jets/Bengals? I don’t blame you. The point spread is under 10 points.

  2. DN says:

    Cowboys v Lions will be a great game -and Cowboys got this.

  3. mapoui says:

    I made up my mind on the Jets/Bengals…

    Bengals by at least 7 at home

    Cowboys by 3/Lions at home seemed impossible to split

    if DN saw this correctly he should buy lottery tickets. he can read the future.

    ha hahaha

    its going to be wet in London Tomorrow night. that should make for a lot less scoring than expected. Jax beats the spread.

    that said I think Ron gets close to 100% this week

  4. mapoui says:

    in Minnesota I think the blame for this season lies firmly with the GM.. not with Fraser.

    but I suspect both will pay the price for a failed season

  5. Miranda says:

    I feel bad for Tony Gonzalez….he should be able to go out on a high note but its just not gonna happen.

  6. Ron Glover says:

    Imagine him in KC this season in Reid’s offense. Chiefs could use him.

  7. mapoui says:

    I have a funny feeling Tony will agree to be traded soon.

    oh Man! turnovers and NFL refs are killing my Buffalo. Buffalo needs to get within 2 touchdowns for my ticket.

    what a feisty and tuff lil player that Thad Lewis is.

    does Marrone have a touch or what!

  8. mapoui says:

    pain…….pain…pain! my Bills killed me.

    I got all the rest..all the games already decided. oh my! Buffalo had every opportunity to prove me right. but a rookie-ish team..a young, inexperienced QB

    oh well! I am enjoying the Bills however. I love Thad Lewis. strong arm, business like, sturdy and determined. he is fun to watch.

    and Mario Williams is a pleasure to watch this year as well, doing his brilliantly his violent and terrible work.

    and the change to Doug Marrone has made the Bills sweet again.

    I live within 50 miles or the Bills..and they will be in Toronto again this year. still trying for tickets

  9. mapoui says:

    the real Jason Campbell made an appearance today.

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