Alright, week three time. 0-2-1 last week, 3-4-2 on the season. Looking to bounce back here, get on the right side of .500. So here we go...
Philadelphia vs Chicago under 40
I still can't really believe Chicago can score. Philadelphia has scored all season, but McNabb is banged up, and Westbrook is hurt. There just isn't much talent around McNabb offensively, and Chicago's defense has the swagger back. Philly's defense abused Ben Roethlisberger last week. What will Kyle Orton do?
Prediction: 16-10 Chicago
Washington +11 over Dallas
Washington is a solid team. Dallas has played a few big games in a row, and Washington will be hungry. 11 points is a lot to give to a Redskin team that is starting to click. Dallas might be the best team in the NFL, but I'm hoping they come out a little flat here. Washington will show up.
Prediction: 24-17 Dallas.
San Diego -7.5 over Oakland
Oakland looked pretty good as an underdog to Buffalo last week. San Diego is a smaller favorite than Buffalo was, which is hard to believe. They usually destroy Oakland, and with Darren McFadden banged up and Justin Fargas out, it's hard to think of how Oakland will score. We know the Chargers will put up points. How can the Raiders keep up?
Prediction: 24-10 Chargers
As for the Jets...
This is a big, big week for New York. A win and they are headed into the bye on a great note with a soft part of the schedule coming up. A loss, and two weeks of second guessing will not be fun to endure. I think the Jets have more overall talent than the Cardinals. Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin are scary, but ask the Detroit Lions, receivers don't make a football team. Arizona is much, much better than Detroit, but the point remains. At home, the Jets have to win this. But it won't be easy.
Prediction: 21-17 Jets