It’s a brand new ballgame, Baby! Not only did Brett Favre lead the Packers to an OT win and 6-1 start last week, he saved me from trailing Kelloggs23 for more than a week. It’s all tied up now. This week we have a few games where the teams just hate each other, how much fun is that? Once again it appears that the lead will be determined by the Monday Night game.
TINO: 2-1 (13-11 overall)
Kelloggs23: 1-2 (13-11 overall)
This is the deepest in the regular season that we have ever seen two undefeated teams. We can only hope that this game is as good as the AFC Championship was last season. I have been saying all season that I can’t pick against the Patriots until they lose. I have just been in awe of what they are doing to opposing teams…opposing teams seem to be too as they watch themselves get throttled. The Colts have not been putting up the offensive numbers that they normally do but they have balanced out with a D that is playing better than usual…so they don’t have to. What I see happening in this game is the Patriots “overthinking” and the Colts just going out and doing their thing. Advantage Colts.
I’m gonna blame this week on the full moon that has been causing people to be crazy lately as I go with a couple of “against the grain” picks. With that said, Peyton will have a great game against the NE D. They try to confuse with multiple fronts and coverage schemes, but Manning has seen them plenty of times and his audibles will confuse the NE D that is trying to confuse him. Did you follow that one? Anyway, IND’s D will surprise the masses by playing a very quality game, just enough to let Addai & Manning get them the W.
Kelloggs23: Indianapolis Colts
After a big start the Cowboys started to tail off a bit. They almost dropped one to Buffalo and then were smacked around and brought to earth by New England. The Pats game was a good example of what happens when a kid is awesome on a playground with his friends (NFC) but is average when they suit up in High School (vs. Pats). The Eagles are waiting back on the playground for the Cowboys this week. They have not been themselves as they can’t seem to find the endzone. They should be downright embarrassed by the Bears comeback win a couple weeks ago. They are just not putting up enough points to beat the Cowboys.
Why hasn’t ESPN been going ga-ga over this game? Isn’t TO returning to Philly? Oh yea, they are over-hyping that other football game that is going on this week. Regardless TO will come “home” and show McNabb what a real WR looks like. Surprisingly though, the Dallas 2headed rushing machine will be what wins the game for them. TO will have a nice game, but MBIII and JJ will both have great games and the Dallas D will stifle the Philly offense that had troubles last week against a weaker MN D.
Kelloggs23: Dallas Cowboys
What a week. We get to pick three games where the teams just hate each other. The Monday night game should be the type of smash mouth game that football is all about. If we could just add some rain/snow I would be in heaven. In this game I’m using a formula that I have used often this season. Offense+Defense is better than Defense-Offense. The Steelers have both. In fact they have a better defense as well. There is a good chance that the ravens will be in thrid place behind the Browns in the AFC North after this game.
Where has Baltimore’s shut down D been this year? Where is this RB that was supposed to turn them into a title contender? Well you will see both this week. Ray-Ray & Ed Reed will open up a can on Big Ben and shut down the Steeler’s running game. Willis won’t be spectacular, but he will do enough as he chews up yards, works the clock and puts them in scoring position. This will be the week that TINO either catches up or I pull away and put them in their place. Be sure to tune in!
Kelloggs23: Baltimore Ravens