Colin Kaepernick and Cam Newton are preparing to make a seismic boom at Candlestick Park on Sunday.
The most anticipated match up in Week 10 is between the Carolina Panthers and San Francisco 49′ers. The Panthers have won four of their last five while quarterback Cam Newton has been on his best hot streak as a professional. Lost in the glitter of Newton’s performances is the play of the defense — which is ranked in the Top 10 in points, total yards and rushing yards.
The San Francisco 49ers are the reigning NFC Champions, but seem to be flying under the radar while all eyes are on the Seattle Seahawks. The Niners offense is posting nearly 28 points per contest and an NFL-best 153 rushing yards per game. An already stout defense gets a shot in the arm with the return of linebacker Aldon Smith.
Byes this week: Browns, Chiefs, Jets and Patriots.
Not even a camouflaged RG3 could hold off a second half Minnesota Vikings rally.
Minnesota Vikings 34, DC 27 - DC blew a 13-point lead to the one-win Vikings on the road as their Jekyll & Hyde season continues. DC’s late rally fell short when Santana Moss could only get one foot in bounds on fourth down late in the game. Adrian Peterson rushed for 75 yards and two touchdowns. Robert Griffin was 24 for 37 for 281 yards and three touchdowns.
Sunday November 10, 2013. Games beginning at 1:00 pm:
Philadelphia Eagles (4-5) at Green Bay Packers (5-3) - No Aaron Rodgers doesn’t mean the Pack will be mailing it in. Expect heavy doses of Eddie Lacy and James Starks. Clay Matthews returns this week. Which Nick Foles will show up this week?
Eagles 27 – Packers 23
Jacksonville Jaguars (0-8) at Tennessee Titans (4-4) - Chris Johnson had a season-best day last week against the Rams, expect more of the same against the Jags.
Titans 27 – Jaguars 17
Buffalo Bills (3-6) at Pittsburgh Steelers (2-6) - It’s unknown whether E.J. Manuel — who was cleared to play will start this week. Can the Steelers recover from last week’s disaster in Foxboro?
Steelers 23 – Bills 17
Oakland Raiders (3-5) at NY Giants (2-6) - Can the Giants regroup to make a second half run in the schizophrenic NFC East?
Raiders 27 – Giants 23
St. Louis Rams (3-6) at Indianapolis Colts (6-2) - Andrew Luck may have found his deep threat in receiver T.Y. Hilton. Now if their running game can get going.
Colts 33 – Rams 20
Seattle Seahawks (8-1) at Atlanta Falcons (2-6) - Roddy White is back just in time for his meeting with Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman.
Seahawks 23 – Falcons 16
Cincinnati Bengals (6-3) at Baltimore Ravens (3-5) - Here’s the Bengals chance to send a message to the Super Bowl champs — who have played like anything but. I believe pride kicks in this week for the Ravens.
Ravens 24 – Bengals 21 (OT)
Detroit Lions (5-3) at Chicago Bears (5-3) - The Lions might be catching the Bears at the right time coming off an emotional win in Green Bay and Jay Cutler returning to the lineup. To not hear Brandon Marshall’s name among the league’s best receivers is a crime. Bears running back Matt Forte is warming up at the right time.
Bears 27 – Lions 22
Games beginning at 4:05 pm or later:
Carolina Panthers (5-3) at San Francisco 49ers (6-2) - The Panthers beat up on the Falcons like they should have, but a win here will open some eyes for sure. Colin Kaepernick and Cam Newton are both second on their teams in rushing, respectively.
Niners 23 – Panthers 21
Houston Texans (2-6) at Arizona Cardinals (4-4) - The Cardinals may have found their running game in the form of Andre Ellington. Case Keenum looks like a keeper for now in Houston.
Cardinals 28 – Texans 15
Denver Broncos (7-1) at San Diego Chargers (4-4) - The Chargers catch the Broncos looking ahead to next week’s meeting with the Chiefs just a bit.
Chargers 31 – Broncos 27
Dallas Cowboys (5-4) at New Orleans Saints (6-2) - The Saints defense will be looking to make life miserable for a Cowboys offense — which still has no hint of a running game (ranked 27th). We could see about 700-800 yards passing through the air in this one.
Saints 33 – Cowboys 23
Monday November 11, 2013 at 8:40 pm:
Miami Dolphins (4-4) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-8) - I hate picking Tampa Bay, but with the turmoil going on in the Dolphins organization, the last thing on their mind is the Bucs.
Bucs 23 – Dolphins 10
Last Week: 7-5
2013 Season: 65-46