From the New York Times, here are this week’s win probabilities:
||Miami at Kansas City
||Atlanta at Indianapolis
||Tampa Bay at New Orleans
||Jets at Buffalo
||Seattle at Dallas
||Cleveland at Houston
||San Francisco at Washington
||Cincinnati at Tennessee
||Denver at Oakland
||Giants at New England
||St. Louis at Arizona
||Green Bay at San Diego
||Baltimore at Pittsburgh
||Chicago at Philadelphia
So, everybody was hyping the LSU versus Alabama. The number one ranked team in the country versus number two. The game was a snoozer.
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New York Jets versus Buffalo Bills – Buffalo is doing a lot of things right. I like Buffalo in this game.
Seattle Seahawks versus Dallas Cowboys – I’m still flabbergasted over the extremely poor performance at Dallas put up on Sunday night. Seattle is beginning to play some football that is solid. It is that old cliché – don’t turn the ball over and you will win. The Dallas Cowboys must protect the football. If they don’t they will lose this game and their season. Look for Dallas to try to come up with ways to score early and often and then cruise to victory. The problem with Seattle is that they do not have a viable quarterback, yet.
Cleveland Browns versus Houston Texans – If Matt Schaub can take care of the ball, this game should be easily chalked up in the Houston Texans victory column. By the way, what’s with Peyton Hillis? I completely understand that football is a brutal sport. Players get hurt all the time but he seems to be particularly injury prone. If he cannot spend more time on the field look for Cleveland to let him go in the off-season. It is kind of sad. I think one could easily say that he was the heart and soul of this team. Your heart and soul cannot be on the bench for weeks at a time.
Atlanta Falcons versus Indianapolis Colts – I’m taking Atlanta, all day long. I guess, now would be a great time for me to once again asked the ownership of the Indianapolis Colts to return the season-ticket money to Indianapolis Colts season-ticket holders! Seriously!
Miami Dolphins versus Kansas City Chiefs – I wish there were something that I could say in support of the Miami Dolphins. I wish I could see a way for them to win this game but I can’t. I suspect that the Chiefs will come out and take care of business and win this one easily.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers versus New Orleans Saints – the New Orleans Saints offensive line was simply atrocious last week. There is simply no excuse especially against the St. Louis Rams. I look for the offensive line the play much better this week. Josh Freeman has had an up-and-down season so far. I’m going with the New Orleans Saints, at home.
San Francisco 49ers versus Washington Redskins – After the Redskins performance last week, it’s hard for me to figure out a way for them the win ball games. San Francisco is playing extremely well. Look for Frank Gore to easily run for over hundred yards. Alex Smith seems to have learned how to protect the football. I look for the 49ers to cruise to victory. (more…)