Arizona at Philadelphia -14
Arizona traded away a good player and a nice pick for a mediocre QB.
Kolb's not likely to play leaving the Cardinals to the hands of John
Skelton. Larry Fitzgerald remains in wide receiver purgatory. I keep
betting on the Eagles and keep losing. This is it, if they lose this
one, call the season a failure and start over.
Eric: ARI 13 PHI 24
Danny: ARI 13 PHI 38 ***********Lock
Tennessee at Carolina -3 ½
Tennessee misses Kenny Britt in a terrible way. He freed up the
underneath passing game for Matt Hasselbeck. Chris Johnson play, or
lack thereof, puts even more pressure on a passing game without its
star. Newton's impressive play has yet to translate into very many
wins. He starts to change that this week.
Eric: TENN 24 CAR 30
Danny: TENN 20 CAR 27
Houston -3 1/2 at Tampa Bay
This is a big potential let down game for the Houston Texans. They
have the bye week approaching and they are coming off a few good wins.
On paper the Texans win this game, and that is what Eric thinks will
happen. However, the Bucs are not done in the NFC South and they will
show up in the second half to win this game outright. Freeman and
Blount have big second halves for the Bucs.
Eric: HOU 31 TB 27
Danny: HOU 20 TB 24
Washington +4 at Miami
John Beck courageously marches back into Miami to face the team that
drafted him but saw fit to give up after only a handful on win less
starts. Can he keep his win less starter streak alive? I sure hope
so. Sure Rex was wildly inconsistent and prone to making handfuls of
awful mistakes, but at least he could make a great throw now and
again. That said, I (Eric) think the Skins D shuts the Dolphins down
Eric: WASH 17 MIA 10*******Lock
Danny: WASH 13 MIA 20
Jacksonville at Indianapolis +3
If they're going to win one, this is probably it. If not, they will
find themselves in the cat bird seat for Andrew Luck leading to a
number of interesting story lines in the months prior to the draft.
Don't lose sight of the Jaguars defense, coming off a bye, should put
up a very stingy fight.
Eric: JAX 17 IND 20
Danny: JAX 24 IND 16
Denver at Kansas City -3 ½
I hear Denver's putting in the option for Tebow. That ought to win a
Eric: DEN 17 KC 21
Danny: DEN 16 KC 27
Buffalo +5 1/2 at Dallas
The Cowboys were the top running defense in the league 3 weeks ago.
Since then, they gave up back to back 100 yard performances and
appeared to have no answers. Fred Jackson plays a lot like McCoy and
looks poised to have a nice game. Dallas will get some pressure on
Fitzpatrick, but will have to play more conservatively due to Jackson.
They have the fire power to keep pace with the Bills yet something
about their red zone play calling terrifies me.
Eric: BUFF 27 DAL 28 **********Lock
Danny: BUFF 31 DAL 27
New Orleans -1 at Atlanta
Matt Ryan at home is always solid, but can he step up in this HUGE
divisional matchup and outplay a superbowl MVP?
Eric: NO 35 ATL 33
Danny: NO 27 ATL 31
St. Louis +3 at Cleveland
A boring low scoring game here, or maybe this will turn in to an
explosive high scoring affair! Doubtful, we like the Rams regardless.
Eric & Danny: STL 21 CLE 10
Pittsburgh -3 at Cincinnati
It's a well known fact, James Harrison has no respect for red-heads.
Put up or shut up for the Bengals, Big Ben shows his game in this one.
Eric: PITT 28 CIN 21
Danny: PITT 20 CIN 10**************LOCK
Baltimore -7 at Seattle
Classic trap game but I have zero faith in Seattle.
Eric: BAL 24 SEA 9
Danny: BAL 20 SEA 10
NY Giants at San Francisco -3.5
How does Eli Manning respond after a huge win against New England?
Can he fly across the country and perform against a superb defense? I
say he struggles, but the Giants defense should keep the game close.
Eric: NYG 24 SF 27
Danny: NYG 17 SF 23
Detroit +3 at Chicago
Eric loves the Lions in this matchup. He looks at this as a tough
game for the Bears to win after the MNF performance against the
Eagles. I see this game differently. The Bears get great pass rush
from the defensive line which allows them to keep their safeties 20
yards deep. This will allow the Bears to limit the big plays from
the Lions and really pressure them to have very successful drives. I
think the Lions score a lot of 3's not 7's and this allows Cutler to
have a big 4th quarter comeback win.
Eric: DET 31 CHI 24
Danny: DET 24 CHI 27
New England +1 at NY Jets
If Welker is shut down, and the Jets limit the big plays to Hernandez
and Gronkowski how can the Patriots win? I say Mark Sanchez costs the
Jets this game, and once again I will come out and say "How good would
the Jets be with a top tier quarterback?"
Eric: NE 31 NYJ 28
Danny: NE 27 NYJ 23
Minnesota +14 at Green Bay
Green Bay will win this game, I think it will be lower scoring than most think.
Eric: GB 35 MIN 24
Danny: GB 28 MIN 13