Saturday, October 3, 2009
NFL Football- Week Four Previews
As we enter the month of October, the NFL Football season is already at the quarter mark as 28 of the 32 teams play their fourth game of the season this weekend.
There are some interesting matchups both divisional games and none-division.
The surprise team so far has been the Cincinnati Bengals, who are 2-1 in the rugged AFC North division and are coming off back-to-back wins over Green Bay (on the road) and a thrilling come from behind home victory against Pittsburgh last week.
Many nay sayers are scoffing at Denver's 3-0 post after they lucked out in the season opener against previously mentioned Cincinnati in the opener. Wide receiver Brandon Stokely took a deflected ball and ran for a 87-yard scoring pass from quarterback Kyle Orton for a 12-7 win over the Bengals in the closing seconds. The following two wins were against Cleveland and Oakland, both perennial losers in recent times.
Denver is at home this weekend against the Dallas Cowboys, who are coming off last Monday night's home win against Carolina, which is a surprising 0-3 this season.
The Baltimore Ravens have been kicking ass and taking names (as the saying goes) and this week travel to New England to face the Patriots, who finally showed signs of life in beating the Atlanta Falcons, 26-10 last week.
Let's not forget the matchup of the unbeatens as the New York Jets play at the New Orleans Saints. This game features the Jets' rugged defense trying to contain the NFL's best offense through the first three games. New Orleans QB Drew Brees already has thrown nine touchdown passes.
The two "prime time" games feature great matches as the San Diego Chargers play at Pittsburgh on Sunday night and then the GAME OF THE AGES takes place on Monday night in Minneapolis when the Green Bay Packers play the Minnesota Vikings.
The Vikings are coming off that dramatic last-second win over San Francisco when Brett Favre delivered the game-winner on a 32-yard TD pass to Greg Lewis in the back of the end zone with two seconds left in the game for a 27-24 victory.
Everyone knows the Packers want to tee off and nail Favre and at the same time the future Hall-of-Fame quarterback wants to stick it to his former team and especially the management and Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy.
It should be another exciting week for NFL fans ... so here goes... our fearless forecasts for Week Four.
(Home teams are in bold letters)
Chicago over Detroit
Cincinnati over Cleveland
Houston over Oakland
NY Jets over New Orleans
NY Giants over Kansas City
New England over Baltimore
Dallas over Denver
Tennessee over Jacksonville
Miami over Buffalo
Indianapolis over Seattle
San Francisco over St. Louis
Washington over Tampa Bay
Pittsburgh over San Diego
Minnesota over Green Bay
Last week's record: 11-5
SEASON RECORD: 30-18