posted on Nov, 12 2004 @ 04:40 PM
Ok decided to post this one early for a change instead of like half an hour before the games start like they have been so far. Took a couple of days
to write up my choices so get yours in early!!
Baltimore at New York Jets
The Jets start Quincy Carter instead of Chad Pennington and, though Carter has some mobility, he's prone to turnovers and loses confidence when
rattled. The Ravens will try to rattle Carter into making mistakes like he made when he was at the Cowboys. Baltimore's defense is playing as well as
any defense in the league and there offense should be able to outscore the Jets. Jamal Lewis is in his second comeback game and he should perform much
better than he did last week, he should get 25-30 carrys and he is a great TD possibility.
TRD's Prediction: Baltimore Ravens
Tampa Bay at Atlanta
The Falcons have a three-game lead in the NFC South and are comming off there bye week. They are the most comfortable of the division leaders and with
a healthy RB Warrick Dunn and a new-look Vick anything is possible. The Buccaneers seem to be finding their way and have received great contributions
from RB Michael Pittman and QB Brian Griese. The team is getting healthy again with Joey Galloway and Joe Jurevicius back in the WR roles, but rookie
Michael Clayton (42 catches, 595 yards, two touchdowns) has been in great form.
TRD's Prediction: Tampa Bay
Carolina at San Francisco
The teams have a combine total so far this season of a terrible 2-14. The 49ers get a boost from the return of quarterback Tim Rattay, who missed the
previous game with a strained forearm. They will rely on him heavily to throw some big plays if his arm holds up. If the Panthers get RB Stephen Davis
on the field then they will have the edge, but that is a long shot. Brad Hoover and Nick Goings who have been filling in can be easily stopped in the
run game and the Panthers don't offer much more than that. Expect Tim Rattay to pick on the Panthers young cornerbacks and add to there misery.
TRD's Prediction: San Francisco
Kansas City at New Orleans
Neither team bothers to bring a defense to there games, although the Chiefs have improved slightly in that department. The Chiefs have the ability to
score big even though its very doubtful that Priest Holmes is going to play. TE Tony Gonzales has been in exceptional form lately and if Derrick
Blaylock is good to go he is a huge TD threat going on his four TD's a couple of weeks ago in one half. The Saints must get RB Deuce McAllister
rolling to have their best shot at winning as there WR's have been pretty poor lately.
TRD's Prediction: Kansas City
Houston at Indianapolis
The Texans, given their woes defending the pass will be in for a tough time. Peyton Manning leads the league in passing and touchdowns thrown, with
the Texans giving up 18 TD's thrown in 8 games he should be in for a big game. The texans have a young side and may be one for the future but the
Colts at home is going to prove too much for them.
TRD's Prediction: Indianapolis
Seattle at St. Louis
Everyone remember week 5? The Seahawks was cruising in the 4th quarter with a 17 point lead, but the Rams started throwing the ball and clinched the
game in overtime. That game rocked the Seahawks and they have only just started to recover. The Seahawks WR's seem to have forgotton how to catch a
ball and they will be relying again on RB Shaun Alexander to take the pressure off QB Matt Hassleback. So what type of Rams side will we be seeing
this weekend? They was an explosive team with the pass but they seem to have forgotton how to do it. With the NFC West up for grabs this is going to
be one of the most crucial games at the weekend.
TRD's Prediction: St Louis Rams
Jacksonville to beat Detriot
Giants to beat Arizona
Redskins to beat Cincinnati
Chicago to beat Tennessee
Buffalo at New England is a close one, i really like the Bills to cause and upset this week. When they met in week four, Buffalo had the Pats on the
ropes, but a couple of key turnovers cost them the game. But with Bledsoe and McGahee playing so well it will be a hard one to call...