posted on Sep, 30 2005 @ 11:36 PM
This is the first week of my brief NFL breakdowns. I don't watch too much besides 5 or 6 select teams, so I'll just base other games off of feelings
and how they've done thus far in the season. Feel free to add you're own breakdowns or any comments.
Houston (0-2) @ Cincinnati (3-0) 1:00 PM ET
The Houston Texans are facing the Cincinnati Bengels, who many consider have had the best Quarterback play in the NFL right now. Carson Palmer is
playing surprisingly well, and should easily smash the weak Texans.
Indianapolis (3-0) @ Tennessee (1-2) 1:00 PM ET
The Strongly favored Colts should win this one easily. Tennesseehas struggled thus far, and are expected to continue this into this week. While
Peyton Manning is nowhere near his stats of last year at this time, his play, as well as the Runnng game and a great defense have allowed the Colts to
win all three of their games, and most likely another Sunday.
San Diego (1-2) @ New England (2-1) 1:00 PM ET
Despite their dissapointing start, I see a win here for the Chargers. New England has grown weaker and weaker since they won the Super Bowl, and now
they are just another team that'll get 13-14 wins. San Diego has had some issues, which I think will be fixed. I expect Tomlinson to have a big
Buffalo (1-2) @ New Orleans (1-2) 1:00 PM ET
New Orleans win over the Panthers proved they could play with the big dogs. They are a highly under rated team, with a top reciever and rusher.
Buffalo should keep the game close, but they won't be able to overcome the Saints. I don't expect much from the running game, but I have a feeling
Joe Horn will have a big game.
St. Louis (2-1) @ New York Giants (2-1) 1:00 PM ET
Eli Manning has done a much better job this season, than his horrid rookie season last year. This should be a close game, maybe only a 3 point game,
but I wouldn't be surprised to see a blowout if Barber have a massive rushing game.
Detroit (1-1) @ Tampa Bay (3-0) 1:00 PM ET
Tampa Bay is reminding me of thir Super Bowl team right now. They have the NFL's best defenseright now, and have a HUGE rushing threat behind
Cadillac Williams. I expect him to run all over the Lions, in a fairly easy victory.
Seattle (2-1) @ Washington (2-0) 1:00 PM ET
I've never really watched either team, but from the highlights I watched of both games, and from reading on ESPN, I feel the Redskins will have the
upperhand. I expect this game to be higher scoring, but close... something like a 24-27. Seattle will do it in the air, but it won't be enough to
stop the redskins rushers.
Denver (2-1) @ Jacksonville (2-1) 1:00 PM ET
Denver has greatly outdone mine, and many other Coloradoans expectations. Jake Plummer has done outstanding, as well as the offensive line and
defense, I expect this one to also be close, but for the Broncos to roll over Leftwich and the Jaguars.
New York Jets (1-2) @ Baltimore (0-2) 4:05 PM ET
Both teams have been fairly disappointing, especially the Jets. The thing that should win the game for Baltimore is their defense. Right now, it
seems that if the Ravens can hold them to attempting FG's, they should win fairly easily, because since the Jets kicker's miss last post-season, he
has been inconistent.
Minnesota (1-2) @ Atlanta (2-1) 4:15 PM ET
The highly disappointing Vikings will be facing the team that is most likely the best in the NFC. I don't see the Vikings doing much at all. Their
success will depend on Culpepper's play, but he'll have to have his best game of the year if he plans to win. Vick will have a high rushing game, as
well as Dunn. This should be a blow-out.
Philadelphia (2-1) @ Kansas City (2-1) 4:15 PM ET
This game all depends on whether or not McNabb plays, and if he does, how long. If he is able to stay in the whole game, I feel they will win this
one fairly easily. If he starts, but does not finish the game, I see a very close game. In any circumstance, I see the Eagles coming out
Dallas (2-1) @ Oakland (0-3) 4:15 PM ET
Dallas has played higher than their expectations. They will be playing an Oakland team that has hung in there with some great teams, and this one is
almopst a toss-up. I see a close game in the upper teens,with Dallas coming out on top.
San Francisco (1-2) @ Arizona (0-3) 8:30 PM ET
Both teams aren't the best in the worl, but the 49ers are most definately the better team. I don't see a high scoring game, but one that the 49ers
should pull out fairly easily.
Green Bay (0-3) @ Carolina (1-2) 9:00 PM ET on Monday
What may be Brett Favre's last Monday Night game, will most likely end in a loss. Green Bay is 0-3 for the first time in ages, but should still not
be worried with the weak NFC North. Green Bay scored 16 against the leagues best defense, only losing because a botched PAT and missed FG. The
Panthers are the Super Bowl picks for many, but have disappointed thus far. I wouldn't be surprised to see either team win. I'm seeing a low 20's
score, for both teams, but feel the Panthers will come out victorious.
Cincinnati over Houston
Indianapolis over Tennessee
San Diego over New England
New Orleans over Buffalo
New York Giants over St. Louis Rams
Tampa Bay over Detroit
Washington over Seattle
Denver over Jacksonville
Baltimore over New York Jets
Atlanta over Minnesota
Philadelphia over Kansas City
Dallas over Oakland
San Francisco over Arizona
Carolina over Green Bay
[Edited on 10/2/2005 by GiantsFan]
[Edited on 10/11/2005 by GiantsFan]