posted on Nov, 19 2004 @ 05:55 PM
Arizona at Carolina
Last week the Panthers got their defense going with six sacks on NY Giants QB Kurt Warner. The Panthers rallied late to beat the 49ers but have been
hit by yet more injury problems. With the RB corps being hit hard by injury they should be going with the passing game. Veteren WR Muhsin Muhammad
will be a target again this week after last week's three scores. A hard hitting defense has contributed to Arizona's good start. Arizona has equaled
its win total for all of last season, and is one game out of first place in the NFC West. The big blow for Arizona is that RB Emmitt Smith is a
gametime decision and if he doesn't start things get a bit harder for them.
If QB Jake Delhomme doesn't start due to his thumb injury i will go with Arizona.
Dallas at Baltimore
The Cowboys had a rough time last week against the Eagles and this week it won't get much better. They was humiliated in mondays prime time game 49-21
and they yielded their highest point total ever in a home game and surrendered four touchdowns in a quarter for the first time. Does it get any worse?
Yes, next up the Ravens. To really have a chance, the Cowboys need error-free play from QB Vinny Testaverde. Teams seem to have got the measure of RB
Jamal Lewis this year and he is not the force he was but he is due a big game. Comming up against a defense that has yielded more than 40 points twice
in its last four games he has a chance to burst into action. The biggest surprise is that QB Kyle Boller seems to have found out that he has a
throwing arm. If he decides that he can throw the ball again Dallas are in trouble.
Denver at New Orleans
The Broncos are comming off their Bye week and should be raring to go. Expect a big week for Jake Plummer and the WR's against the league's worst
defence. Derrick Blaylock ripped into the saints defense last week for a whopping 186 yards and expect much the same from RB Reuben Droughns. The
Saints do have the league's worst defence but still managed to post a surprise 27-20 win over Kansas last week despite giving up a whopping 497 yards.
Can they repeat that feat? No!
San Diego at Oakland
Both teams are coming off their bye week and San Digo will be looking to crush the Raiders like they did in week 8. The Chargers have been one of the
season's surprise stories and went into last week's bye on the back of another crushing win (43-17 over New Orleans). Now, San Diego is talking about
ending its eight-year postseason drought. Drew Brees and surprise packet TE Antonio Gates will be looking for another victory. Oakland who was on a
five game losing streak beat another struggling side the Panthers before their Bye week and it should give them a confidence boost at least. Will that
be enough to get them past San Diego?
San Francisco at Tampa Bay: Tampa Bay
St Louis at Buffalo: Buffalo
New York Jets at Cleveland: Jets to bounce back
Miami at Seattle: Seattle