Congratulations to #5 winning in his return to the city of brotherly love. You can see that the 'Skins came in to win it for McNabb. That just shows how much respect they have for the man. You will always be respected by me Donovan, even though your team beat the Birds. On to Week 5 picks.
Jacksonville (2-2) 10 @ Buffalo (0-4) 17
A thrilling 59 yard FG to beat the Colts last week for the Jags. Scobee ran around like a little kid after that kick was an awesome sight to see. For some reason the Jaguars always play the Colts tough. I see one of those "Let Down" games here as they travel to upstate New York to face the Bills. Buffalo gets off the snide here and wins their first victory of the season. Earlier in the week the Bills traded Marshawn Lynch to the Seahawks. This should give Fred Jackson and CJ Spiller some more touches. The only problem is that this team will normally play from behind.
Tampa Bay (2-1) 10 @ Cincinnati (2-2) 16
I don't know why I've been thinking that this Bengals offense will wake up. Maybe its just that Carson Palmer isn't that good anymore. They seemed to be moving the ball, but are not getting Touchdowns. Tampa had 2 weeks to prepare for this team which is the reason why it's a close game.
Atlanta (3-1) 38 @ Cleveland (1-3) 13
What I like about the Falcons this season is that they are winning games that they should lose. One being the Saints when Hartley missed a 29-yd chipshot in OT and last week when Clements didn't secure the ball. Great hustle play from Roddy White, who because of that (actually the 2nd time it happened- more on that later) is becoming one of my favorite non-eagle players. I don't know why Mangini has to think if Delhoume is healthy to play him. The truth is Jake sucks and at least the Browns have been in the games Seneca has started in. I don't think this is a contest, leave Wallace in there until he has one of the Delhoume's 5 int games.
St. Louis (2-2) 27 @ Detroit (0-4) 28
The hardest game to pick this week. Sam Bradford is growing right in front of our eyes. It's amazing what this kid has done in his first 4 games as a pro. Yes he is making mistakes, as all rookie QBs do, but he has made some real nice throws. And not only that has made a real possibility of contention for the Division. It's the wild wild west out there and someone has to come out on top and why not the Rams. As for the Lions if not this week- when? Stafford will be sitting out this week, which I think is the right move because the Lions bye is next week. This will give him 2 weeks off to rest that shoulder. In the end, Detroit comes out with a victory.
Kansas City (3-0) 20 @ Indianapolis (2-2) 35
I wish this game was at Arrowhead. I think it will had made a hell of a game, but Peyton being home after a defeat is a recipe for disaster for the visiting team. This will be a good test to see whether or not to take the Cheifs seriously for the rest of the season.
Green Bay (3-1) 24 @ Washington (2-2) 10
Did you see that INT by Woodson last week- loved the dive at the end. Great win by the Redskins last week against my Birds. It was an ugly game, but they came out on top. Green Bay almost lost a big lead to Detroit. It looked liked they put the foot off the gas. I don't think you will see that this week. In order for the 'Skins to win this game, they need to put tons of pressure on Rodgers.
Chicago (3-1) 13 @ Carolina (0-4) 17
My third winless team getting a victory pick this week. Carolina gets a break with Todd Collins being the QB for the Bears this week. But they also need to watch out for former Panther Julius Peppers. Who wants to have a beast of a game. But the horrible play from Chicago's O-line is the main reason for picking the Panthers this week.
Denver (2-2) 13 @ Baltimore (3-1) 24
Huge win by the Ravens last week. Also a nice last minute win by the Broncos last week. Denver will again be an one-dimensional offense as Moreno is out again. You can not go into Baltimore like that.
New York Giants (2-2) 24 @ Houston (3-1) 34
You know what I hated about last Sunday night's game. It reminded me of 2007 when they sacked McNabb 12 times. What a dominating performance by the Gmen's D-Line. Their offense though is a different story, but this week they should produce but will come up short to a superior offense in the Texans. Houston should get a big boost by having Andre Johnson back in the lineup this week.
New Orleans (3-1) 38 @ Arizona (2-2) 17
This is the game where Drew Brees and Co. can sit back and relax in the 4th quarter. Every game so far this year for the Saints has been a tight one. Max Hall will get his first start for the Cardinals- I don't know how much of an upgrade this is from Derek Anderson though.
San Diego (2-2) 31 @ Oakland (1-3) 27
Which San Diego team are we getting this week. I was pretty close on picking the Raiders because it is such a crap shoot. The Raiders have been in pretty much all of their games and I see no difference in this one. At least they don't have to worry about LT, because it seemed he always had his best games against Oakland. San Diego in a tight one, but I wouldn't be surprise if Oakland gets an upset here.
Tennessee (2-2) 17 @ Dallas (1-2) 24
The Titans lost a heartbreaker last week. And it seems like 2,500 yards is now a distant goal now for Chris Johnson. After being held in check for the past two weeks, expect him to come back to form against the Cowboys. Vince Young comes back home to Texas and might be able to pull out a victory, but I think with the Cowboys are too much for them.
Philadelphia (2-2) 27 @ San Francisco (0-4) 21
It looks like the Kevin Kolb era is back on. With Vick out for at least the next couple of weeks, Kolb has to be the man. It appears that Shady McCoy will play with a fractured rib which should help Kolb since he doesn't have to it himself. The D has to come in and step up and make some plays to cause turnovers. The Birds will be without Samual this week. I am beginning to think that San Franciso is a bad coached team. I love Singletary and all but when Roddy White comes down the field to strip the ball after an Int for the 2nd straight season- Yeah that's right it happened last season also. Last year in week 5, Dre Bly Intercepted the ball and guess who came from behind to strip the ball- Roddy White. You will think they will learn their lesson from last season.
Minnesota (1-2) 24 @ New York Jets (3-1) 17
News of the week was that Moss was traded to the team that drafted him. To be honest with you, I would've picked the Jets if this game was on Sunday. It being on Monday night made me think a lil bit, because for some reason Favre and Moss bring their A game on MNF. And now they are on the same team.
Tough back to back losses to AFC East foes. Have an extra week to have that salt in their mouths before they come back.
New England (2-2)
Traded Moss at the right time I think. Right before the Vikings play the Jets. Smart move by the Pats.
Great 4 week stretch without Big Ben, almost came out of it being undefeated. Now with their starter back, I think Pittsburgh is going to be really tough out from here on out.
Hope to have a running game when they get back, with Marshawn Lynch there now.