Friday, September 25, 2009
NFL - Week Three Previews
The third week of the NFL season will feature some key games, including the Atlanta Falcons playing at New England while the Tennessee Titans travel to New York to face the undefeated Jets, fresh off their victory over the Patriots last Sunday in the Meadowlands.
The Minnesota Vikings (2-0) host the San Francisco 49ers (2-0) in a battle of unbeatens and the Chicago Bears, who surprised the Pittsburgh Steelers 17-14 last weekend in Chicago, face the Seattle Seahawks, who may be without starting quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, who suffered a rib injury in last week's loss to San Francisco.
In the AFC, some key battles include the Pittsburgh Steelers going to Cincinnati to face the resurgent Bengals. The San Diego Chargers host the Miami Dolphins, who lost a bizarre battle last week against Indianapolis, 27-23 in Miami on Monday Night Football.
Just three weeks into the 2009 NFL season and the Power Rankings are being touted by ESPN and the many other sports blogs around the country.
College football ranks their top teams, not the professional teams. That is why they have eight divisions and a playoff system and of course, the Super Bowl, to determine the true championship team at season's end.
All this silliness that is called "power rankings" is just ego on the part of the sportswriters and broadcasters to fill space and air times.
With that being stated, here goes for the third week of the NFL season.
By the way, we went 7-9 last week in what was definitely an "upset" Sunday around the league.
Home teams are listed in BOLD letters...
Chicago over Seattle
Tennessee over NY Jets
Green Bay over St. Louis
Pittsburgh over Cincinnati
Oakland over Denver
San Diego over Miami
Minnesota over San Francisco
Detroit over Washington
Philadelphia over Kansas City
New England over Atlanta
Baltimore over Cleveland
New Orleans over Buffalo
Houston over Jacksonville
NY Giants over Tampa Bay
Arizona over Indianapolis
Dallas over Carolina
Last week's record: 7-9
Season Record: 19-13
Notable Injuries- LaDainian Tomlinson (RB, San Diego Chargers); Donovan McNabb (QB, Philadelphia Eagles); Matt Hasselbeck (QB, Seattle Seahawks); Marion Barber III (RB, Dallas Cowboys); Troy Polamalu (S, Pittsburgh Steelers)