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PFT’s Week Five picks

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Though I nearly pulled off the prognostication hole-in-one last week, picking the Niners to beat the Eagles by the score of 25-24 (the actual score was 24-23), Rosenthal had the last laugh, nailing 12 of the 16 games.  I finished with only 11 right.

Rosenthal has extended his lead through four weeks to two games.  He’s 43-21, and I’m 41-23.

We only disagree on two games this week, but that’s just enough to close the gap.

Eagles at Bills

Florio’s take:  The Bills desperately need to avoid falling to 3-2, and the Eagles desperately need to avoid falling to 1-4.  Though I remain a believer in the Bills, the Eagles seem to be realizing the connection between having a talented team and using that talented team to win some games.

Florio’s pick:  Eagles 27, Bills 24.

Rosenthal’s take: Every week, there’s one game that I just can’t decide on. Eagles-Bills is the game that keeps me up at night this week. (Or maybe it’s my new daughter.)  The Bills have shown they can win shootouts, but it’s worth noting that their defense simply isn’t very good. Buffalo also has a lot of injuries up front and not a lot of depth.

Rosenthal’s pick: Eagles 38, Bills 36.

Saints at Panthers

Florio’s take:  The Panthers need to learn how to win games, not just lose close ones.  The good news this week?  They won’t lose a close one.  Sure, tight end Jeremy Shockey will be motivated to stick it to his old team.  But it won’t be enough to knock off a Saints squad has an impressive collection of weapons and a defense with just enough punch to keep Cam Newton and company in check.

Florio’s pick:  Saints 34, Panthers 17.

Rosenthal’s take: It was remarkable watching Cam Newton move the ball at will on the Bears. If the Panthers defense was even average, Carolina could compete for a playoff spot.  But the Panthers defense isn’t close to average.  That will show up in this game especially.

Rosenthal’s pick: Saints 35, Panthers 31.

Raiders at Texans

Florio’s take:  The Titans managed to win last week without their top receiver, Kenny Britt.  The Texans tend to rely a little bit more on Andre Johnson.   He has missed 13 games during his career, and the Texans have lost eight of them.  With a better-than-advertised Raiders team coming to town and the Texans’ new-look defense having not yet seen a tailback like Darren McFadden, the record with Andre could be moving to 5-9.

Florio’s pick:  Raiders 20, Texans 13.

Rosenthal’s take: This will be a different sort of test for the rebuilt Texans defense. Houston has shown they can get after the passer, but handling the smashmouth Raiders is altogether different. Both of these teams are talented, but make too many bone-headed mistakes. Look for Houston to make more mistakes Sunday.

Rosenthal’s pick: Raiders 28, Texans 24.

Chiefs at Colts

Florio’s take:  The Andrew Luck Elimination Tour moves to Indy, and it’s time for the Colts to join the ranks of the one-win teams.  After three close losses and steady signs of improvement, the Colts are ready to outscore an opponent, especially since the opponent is the Chiefs.

Florio’s pick:  Colts 21, Chiefs 16.

Rosenthal’s take: The Chiefs followed up two blowout losses with two respectable showings. The Colts followed one blowout loss with three narrow defeats. Curtis Painter should get the start again, and he’ll keep it as a reward for finally getting the Colts in the win column.

Rosenthal’s pick: Colts 24, Chiefs 21.

Bengals at Jaguars

Florio’s take:  The Bengals have a surprisingly good defense, and the Jags have a characteristically mediocre offense.  With Cedric Benson still not suspended and rookie quarterback Andy Dalton playing well and rookie receiver A.J. Green looking like the pass-catcher that Ochocinco never was, the Bengals are ready to move over .500 — and to nudge Jack Del Rio closer to his long overdue exit from Jacksonville.

Florio’s pick: Bengals 26, Jaguars 19.

Rosenthal’s take: The best unit in this game: Cincinnati’s swarming defense.  They held Buffalo’s offense to one touchdown. The best rookie in this game: A.J. Green.  Andy Dalton throws the ball anywhere near the kid, and Green pulls it down. Blaine Gabbert has no such weapon.

Rosenthal’s pick: Bengals 20, Jaguars 13.

Cardinals at Vikings

Florio’s takeLarry Fitzgerald returns to Minnesota with a team that can’t seem to find a way to win football games, against a team that can’t seem to find a way to win football games.  Either team could be 4-0 or 0-4.  The Vikings are the latter, and the Cardinals are close to it.  Though Donovan McNabb may not win many more games, this could be his best chance to save his job.  At least through Halloween.

Florio’s pick:  Vikings 27, Cardinals 21.

Rosenthal’s take: Kevin Kolb hasn’t received a lot of criticism yet, but he hasn’t played much better than his old teammate, Donovan McNabb.  These are the two worst finishing teams in the league. They both keep it close, then find a way to lose. Someone has to win, though, and I’ll guess that McNabb finds a way to delay the move to Christian Ponder at least another week.

Rosenthal’s pick: Vikings 23, Cardinals 20.

Seahawks at Giants

Florio’s take:  The surprisingly 3-1 Giants host the not-as-surprisingly 1-3 Seahawks.  Seattle hasn’t beaten the Giants in New York since 1983.  With three home games and a bye over the next four weeks and a blast of motivation and confidence, the Giants keep pushing toward an unlikely playoff berth.

Florio’s take:  Giants 17, Seahawks 12.

Rosenthal’s take: The Giants have won three straight by avoiding big mistakes. Against Seattle, that should be enough.  Seattle is competent at home and among the worst teams in football on the road until proven otherwise. I’m not knocking the Seahawks; I’m giving the 12th man credit.

Rosenthal’s pick: Giants 27, Seahawks 13.

Titans at Steelers

Florio’s take:  Maybe the Steelers aren’t very good this year.  Maybe, like the last two times they went to the Super Bowl, they’ll miss the playoffs the next year.  Maybe the team needs a complete overhaul.  But it’s impossible to envision the Steelers losing at home this week.  If they do, it’s quite possible that the wheels will fly off in 2011.

Florio’s pick:  Steelers 23, Titans 20.

Rosenthal’s take: For all the talk about the “old” Steelers defense, the Steelers offense remains the problem.  That won’t change when they face a Titans team allowing the fewest points in the NFL. The Texans earned newfound respect last week by beating the Steelers at their own game. People will start taking Tennessee seriously after this one.

Rosenthal’s  pick: Titans 19, Steelers 17.

Buccaneers at 49ers

Florio’s take:  But for the Sunday night clash between the Packers and Falcons, Bucs-Niners could be the best game of the day.  Both teams are 3-1, and both have demonstrated an ability to win the old-fashioned way.  The way that works best in January.  Running the ball, and playing good defense.  Though I still like the Niners to win the NFC West, the Isaac Sopoaga staph infection could make it hard for home team to get the Tampa offense off the field.

Florio’s pick:  Buccaneers 17, 49ers 13.

Rosenthal’s take: They may as well just start this game in the fourth quarter. Both offenses play not to lose because they lack weapons. The Bucs rely on their young defensive line, while the 49ers lean on the best inside linebacker duo in football.  (Seriously, watch  Navorro Bowman.) In a battle of evenly-matched overachieving teams with serious mojo, I’ll take the home squad.

Rosenthal’s pick: 49ers 20, Bucs 17.

Chargers at Broncos

Florio’s take:  The schedule-makers have made it much easier for the Chargers to get off to a good start, despite playing so-so football against primarily bad teams.  Look for that to continue on Sunday.

Florio’s pick:  Chargers 24, Broncos 14.

Rosenthal’s take: The Chargers quietly haven’t played very well despite their 3-1 record. The Broncos have played like you’d expect a 1-3 team should. When John Fox fixes one problem on defense, another pops up. Kyle Orton gets the blame on offense, but the Broncos can’t run well either. The Chargers can get away with winning ugly for another week.

Rosenthal’s pick: Chargers 34, Broncos 27.

Jets at Patriots

Florio’s take:  Twice last year, these two teams met in New England, with two starkly different outcomes.  The rubber match gives us a chance to decide which of the games was the aberration — the Monday night shellacking of the Jets, or New York’s unlikely toppling of a 14-2 juggernaut in the playoffs.  Rex Ryan is coaching with his back pressed against the wall, and the so-so New England defense is just what the Jets need to build some confidence on the offensive side of the ball.  But then Jets receiver Santonio Holmes decided to run his mouth, giving the Pats just enough bulletin board material to find a way to continue the Jets’ tailspin.

Florio’s pick:  Patriots 27, Jets 17.

Rosenthal’s take: These AFC East rivals are both still trying to figure out what they do well. Only one of them has Tom Brady to carry the team through choppy waters. Sometimes it’s that simple. The Jets’ run game and defense  isn’t quite good enough yet to lift up a mediocre passing attack.

Rosenthal’s pick: Patriots 31, Jets 27.

Packers at Falcons

Florio’s take:  The Falcons’ strategy for dealing with the Packers seems to be, “If you can’t beat ‘em, try to outscore ‘em.”  But the offense simply won’t have enough octane to keep pace with a Packers team that has decided to keep playing in 2011 like it did in the 2010 playoffs.

Florio’s pick:  Packers 34, Falcons 21.

Rosenthal’s take: The Falcons traded up for Julio Jones for this game. They wanted the firepower to hang around in a shootout.  Unfortunately, the Falcons haven’t found solutions for the defense that gave up 48 points to Green Bay.  If anything, Atlanta’s defense and offense have taken steps back since last year.

Rosenthal’s pick: Packers 38, Falcons 28.

Bears at Lions

Florio’s take:  I thought the Lions would make a statement against the Cowboys on Sunday.  In the end, what they did may have been even more significant.  This week, it’s time for a more traditional statement game.

Florio’s pick:  Lions 41, Bears 13.

Rosenthal’s take: The Bears beat Carolina with the run game and Devin Hester. That’s similar to their 2006 model, except it’s missing one key ingredient: A suffocating defense. It’s too easy to move the ball on the Bears. The Lions shouldn’t need to erase a 20-point deficit this time.

Rosenthal’s pick: Lions 31, Bears 24.

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52 Responses to “PFT’s Week Five picks”
  1. pattyarbuccholz says: Oct 6, 2011 1:08 PM

    Pats 31-10.

  2. hendawg21 says: Oct 6, 2011 1:19 PM

    Your reasoning for thinking the Eagles will win is downright stupid…we’ve seen teams like this before and they all usually end up the same way in the end on the outside looking in wondering where it went wrong. I can strongly see Philly being 1-5 after the next two weeks!

  3. Patriot42 says: Oct 6, 2011 1:20 PM

    Do you ever watch games or do you just read about them?

  4. lionfan419 says: Oct 6, 2011 1:24 PM

    i won 13 last week. How do i amd half the peopel in my weekly pool have a better record than these clowns weekly?

  5. lionfan419 says: Oct 6, 2011 1:25 PM

    people, my bad

  6. justwinbaby29 says: Oct 6, 2011 1:33 PM

    Darn..you guys had to pick the Raiders to beat the Texans didn’t you. We’re screwed now ..haha

  7. terripet says: Oct 6, 2011 1:35 PM

    jets 27 pats 21 49ers 23 bucs 17 gmen 34 seattle 14 3 locks for week 5

  8. kc4life7 says: Oct 6, 2011 1:35 PM

    Do you guys ever taken into account anything about the team except for their record when making predictions? The Colts are down to their 4th string left tackle, their right tackle has a bum ankle, and they are going up against Tamba Hali this weekend.

    I think you guys just look at the Vegas lines and pretend like you came up with the prediction then justify with some stupid reason.

  9. wrossi81 says: Oct 6, 2011 1:37 PM

    As an Eagles fan (painful though that may be), I can’t see them pulling this one out… the talent may be there but they don’t have the necessary support. You’ve got a team that can’t stop the run, can’t score in the red zone, can’t stop a team in the red zone, and hasn’t figured out that their overpriced CBs should be in man coverage, that’s not ingredients for a win.

  10. august589 says: Oct 6, 2011 1:38 PM

    The Vikings are not improving, while the Cardinals nearly beat the Giants last week. If not for a bizarre call on a seldom-used rule, they would have. Cards over Vikes, 24-16.

  11. blizzard01 says: Oct 6, 2011 1:38 PM

    me also having the recodr that is haveng the jellus to the otherz- alwayz pickin the besst teems to winn.

  12. purpleman527 says: Oct 6, 2011 1:44 PM

    lionfan419 says: Oct 6, 2011 1:24 PM

    i won 13 last week. How do i amd half the peopel in my weekly pool have a better record than these clowns weekly?

    lionfan419 says: Oct 6, 2011 1:25 PM

    people, my bad
    —————————————
    How about “and” instead of “amd”?
    And how about “I” instead of “i”

    You really bad.

  13. texanssteve says: Oct 6, 2011 1:46 PM

    I cant believe you actually dont give the texans a chance to win. We beat them without andre before. They got gashed by a non existant Patriots running game. Do you actually think Foster cant get his?

  14. klunge says: Oct 6, 2011 1:50 PM

    lionfan419 says:
    Oct 6, 2011 1:24 PM
    i won 13 last week. How do i amd half the peopel in my weekly pool have a better record than these clowns weekly?
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    It’s classic over-analyzing. We pick based on just watching teams play and gut feeling. These guys have access to too much information, they think too hard about too many factors and end up outsmarting themselves.

  15. skins23 says: Oct 6, 2011 1:53 PM

    Glad to see you lost by one because you picked the Skins to lose, AGAIN. Hater.

  16. skins23 says: Oct 6, 2011 1:57 PM

    wrossi81 says:
    Oct 6, 2011 1:37 PM
    As an Eagles fan (painful though that may be), I can’t see them pulling this one out… the talent may be there but they don’t have the necessary support. You’ve got a team that can’t stop the run, can’t score in the red zone, can’t stop a team in the red zone, and hasn’t figured out that their overpriced CBs should be in man coverage, that’s not ingredients for a win.
    _______________

    Glad to see a level headed Eagles fan with rational reasoning. Kudos to you, sir.

  17. homelanddefense says: Oct 6, 2011 2:05 PM

    at least Mike F didnt repeat his ridiculous 13 point prediction for the Patriots. Although it would make more sense this week compared to last week.

  18. stoogy says: Oct 6, 2011 2:17 PM

    Raiders have a tall task at hand its simple. Stop the run they win. Raiders can win throwing and running. The raiders speed is going to look extrem on turf. 31-17 raiders

  19. goawayeverybody says: Oct 6, 2011 2:19 PM

    Rosenthal,

    If the Falcons have taken steps back both on offense and on defense, then shouldn’t the Packers game end up 56-3?

  20. 46defense says: Oct 6, 2011 2:22 PM

    How can you say a team will win 41 – 13? Blowouts like that are so rare in the NFL today, let alone in divisional games.

  21. scudbot says: Oct 6, 2011 2:23 PM

    Lions 41, Bears 13? Did you have a premonition about Cutler’s death?

  22. warvette says: Oct 6, 2011 2:25 PM

    i really got a feeling the cardinals, bears, and jets will win. oh, and i didn’t just have a kid.

  23. waxthat says: Oct 6, 2011 2:26 PM

    Good call on the Niners, Rosenthal. They are a better all-around team than the Bucs and it will show on Sunday.

  24. waxthat says: Oct 6, 2011 2:28 PM

    klunge says:
    Oct 6, 2011 1:50 PM
    lionfan419 says:
    Oct 6, 2011 1:24 PM
    i won 13 last week. How do i amd half the peopel in my weekly pool have a better record than these clowns weekly?
    ———————————————-
    It’s classic over-analyzing. We pick based on just watching teams play and gut feeling. These guys have access to too much information, they think too hard about too many factors and end up outsmarting themselves.
    —————————————–
    OUTSMART THEMSELVES? ROFLMAO…THESE GUYS COULD THINK THEMSELVES OUT OF A CARDBOARD BOX.

  25. skins23 says: Oct 6, 2011 2:41 PM

    scudbot says:
    Oct 6, 2011 2:23 PM
    Lions 41, Bears 13? Did you have a premonition about Cutler’s death?
    _________________________

    No, he probably had a premonition about Cutler playing.

  26. waitingguilty says: Oct 6, 2011 2:44 PM

    “The surprisingly 3-1 Giants..”?

    They have played WAS, Rams, AZ and Philly! Why would they not be 3-1?

    This is literally the only place that I have seen refer to the NYG record as a surprise. They were 10-6 last year. Redskins? 49ers? Bills? Those are 3-1 surprises…not the Giants.

  27. catchhester23 says: Oct 6, 2011 2:45 PM

    41-13 don’t think so, bears played the packers and saints and didn’t allow that many points. Lions offense isn’t better than those two teams. I do think it is a statement game the bears win 24-21 (all 3 td’s go to c.j.) it is a division game going to be close not a blow out either way.

  28. stoogy says: Oct 6, 2011 2:50 PM

    The Steelers are ganna loose due to being old and slow and a horrible offensive line. Redman starting running back maybe better thn mendenhall piss pore effert. Wont be a blowout but Ben bumblessburger isnt tough enough to win this one.

  29. blabbaboo says: Oct 6, 2011 2:56 PM

    OK, now I know not to listen to Rosenthal. The Bucs have no weapons on offense? Has he heard of Mike Williams, Kellen Winslow, Lagarrette Blount, and Josh Freeman? The Bucs are going to beat up on the 49ers, I’ll say 27-10.

  30. klunge says: Oct 6, 2011 3:50 PM

    purpleman527 says:
    Oct 6, 2011 1:44 PM

    How about “and” instead of “amd”?
    And how about “I” instead of “i”

    You really bad.
    ———————————————
    LOL at this guy criticizing someone else’s grammar and spelling! Even if your name didn’t give it away, I could tell from your post you’re a Vikes fan!

  31. kkickflip says: Oct 6, 2011 3:53 PM

    As a Bills fan this season has been a blast. I’ve jumped into my father’s arms as David Nelson caught the ball. I cried when we beat the Patriots. I’ve seen people screaming with their arms up in the streets and heard screams and cheers and horn honking every time we pulled out a game in the waning moments. I’ve seen red, white and blue everywhere and every day people I never talked to anymore would text me to ask what I thought about the game. It’s been a dream come true in some ways. I think this team is going the right direction but the Eagles look scary given their horrible start to the season. I think this may be the beginning of an ugly few weeks in Buffalo. I hope I’m wrong.

    Go Bills!

  32. stephenjr311 says: Oct 6, 2011 3:55 PM

    blabbaboo says:
    Oct 6, 2011 2:56 PM
    OK, now I know not to listen to Rosenthal. The Bucs have no weapons on offense? Has he heard of Mike Williams, Kellen Winslow, Lagarrette Blount, and Josh Freeman? The Bucs are going to beat up on the 49ers, I’ll say 27-10.

    Winslow hasn’t done jack this year and Blount won’t be able to run against the 9ers. Their offense is entirely predicated on play-action (if you’ve actually watched any of their games), so Freeman and Mike Williams have to win the game without having that going for them.

  33. Andre's Johnson says: Oct 6, 2011 4:05 PM

    No way the Raiders score 28 against the Texans in Houston.

    Texans 24
    Raiders 16

  34. texanssteve says: Oct 6, 2011 4:55 PM

    stoogy says:
    Oct 6, 2011 2:17 PM
    Raiders have a tall task at hand its simple. Stop the run they win. Raiders can win throwing and running. The raiders speed is going to look extrem on turf. 31-17 raiders

    ___________________

    Sir yall couldn’t stop one of the worst running games in the league last week. Dont forget the Texans has Owen Daniels and James Casey to stretch the defense. You have no linebackers who can handle them. Third of all RELIANT STADIUM FEATURES ALL GRASS NO TURF. Good Luck against our top 10 defense !!!

  35. philrat says: Oct 6, 2011 5:02 PM

    Texans beat the Raiders in Oakland last year with same core players without Andre Johnson plus Raiders had Namdi then. You both are delusional (as usual) if you think the Raiders will win this year in Houston!! With all of the writing you do about football one would think either of you would have some knowledge about the sport by now!!!

  36. deangelo23hall says: Oct 6, 2011 5:33 PM

    waitingguilty says: Oct 6, 2011 2:44 PM

    “The surprisingly 3-1 Giants..”?

    They have played WAS, Rams, AZ and Philly! Why would they not be 3-1?

    This is literally the only place that I have seen refer to the NYG record as a surprise. They were 10-6 last year. Redskins? 49ers? Bills? Those are 3-1 surprises…not the Giants.

    —————————————————-

    Um, the Giants LOST to the skins by TWO touchdowns. And you’re complaining that analysts are surpised that you’re 3-1? Skins could easily be 4-0. Just shut up.

  37. packerfanfordecades says: Oct 6, 2011 5:47 PM

    The Packers have to be well prepared for the game in Atlanta. I’m thinking the Atlanta coach won’t have to work so hard to come up with a passionate pre-game speech.

    Yes, Green Bay has deep talent and they have been exceptionally well prepared for 10 consecutive games … but … a passionate performance has been known to overcome gaps on the talent dimension.

    I’m hoping that the Packers can arrive for the Detroit game still undefeated. What a fantastic contest that could be !!

  38. iabearsfan says: Oct 6, 2011 6:29 PM

    blizzard01 says:
    Oct 6, 2011 1:38 PM
    me also having the recodr that is haveng the jellus to the otherz- alwayz pickin the besst teems to winn.
    ………………………………………………………………….
    Will someone please tell what the hell this guy is trying to say??????????

  39. vikes69 says: Oct 6, 2011 8:36 PM

    Stop crying about their picks. Dont get pissed off about them being wrong about picks when the games havent even happened yet

  40. blabbaboo says: Oct 6, 2011 9:51 PM

    stephenjr311 said:

    Winslow hasn’t done jack this year and Blount won’t be able to run against the 9ers. Their offense is entirely predicated on play-action (if you’ve actually watched any of their games), so Freeman and Mike Williams have to win the game without having that going for them.

    Actually I’ve watched all the games. Winslow hasn’t been big yet, but has made some clutch catches; Blount will absolutely run on the 49ers, they won’t stop him; our offense is well balanced, and play action has been a pretty successful strategy in the NFL, so what’s the problem?

    The Bucs adapt to the game situation better than most teams, and will win again Sunday.

  41. shian11 says: Oct 6, 2011 10:34 PM

    It’s simple between the bucs and the 49ers!! One team is going to the playoffs because they play in the worse division, the other is going to the playoffs because they have the talent. Bucs have recorded 8 sacks in last 2 games. They will focus on shutting down frank gore as there #1,#2,#3 priority, just like they did to Michael turner!! Falcons had Ryan, roddy white, Julio jones, and Gonzalez after turner and could not get it done. 49ers have ????? Smith????? Exactly. The bucs offense has struggled, struggled and struggled – what will happen there offense starts to get rolling!!! The bucs are very, very close to an explosion game!!! Bucs 34-13 setting up huge matchup vs saints!!!

  42. onegamedoesnotaseasonmake says: Oct 6, 2011 11:45 PM

    every week the skins fans lose more and more support.

    stop yer whinin’ about how you don’t get any respect.

    the only folks that really hate the skins are dallas and philly fans.

    but am betting that every week, you are turning more and more folks against you.

    the skins will go anywhere from 7-9 to 10-6. good for you. now stop the whining. thanks.

  43. kcbulldog says: Oct 7, 2011 12:24 AM

    Honestly, are there more annoying fans than FAIDER fans? I mean, they are all so delusional. A couple of wins and Oakland is suddenly the best team ever. C’mon man!

  44. bosfaninva says: Oct 7, 2011 9:23 AM

    Shaun Ellis is going to make a late lunch out of “Dirty” Sanchez.

  45. rabidbillsfan says: Oct 7, 2011 10:07 AM

    I can honestly agree with the guys saying that MF and Rosie make their picks based on Vegas odds. You say the Bills have injuries up front, and not alot of depth. I’m pretty sure that should be for the Eagles. When a team moves guys from position to position, that usually means they don’t have proper depth. Reinhardt was battling for 1st team reps in TC so him stepping in at RG isn’t a weakness. Hariston, I think, will actually be an upgrade from Bell. Dareus and Williams will own that makeshift line. And just because the eagles realize they have talent doesn’t mean they can tap into that potential after blowing leads in 2 straight games. Lock ASO on Sj, and we will just throw to the other 4 WO on our Depthless roster. This game has the makings of a Low-point for the Eagles season. 35-17 Bills, this will be a huge game for Freddie. Glad I will be in the stands for this one.

  46. liontomyself says: Oct 7, 2011 12:26 PM

    Rosenthal’s take: Kevin Kolb hasn’t received a lot of criticism yet, but he hasn’t played much better than his old teammate, Donovan McNabb. These are the two worst finishing teams in the league. They both keep it close, then find a way to lose. Someone has to win, though, and I’ll guess that McNabb finds a way to delay the move to Christian Ponder at least another week.

    ___________________

    Funny that this is written about a game involving McNabb.

    Ummmmm….what if they tie?

  47. tformation says: Oct 7, 2011 5:45 PM

    41 points on the Bears? Ouch. Having trouble seeing that happening. If the Lions get 41 points, the Bears get 38, and the Lions get most their points in the 2nd half.

    I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t worried about this game. Cutler has a tendency to stink it up on Monday Night games… but then again, so do the Lions…

    Bear down!

  48. rangersleadtheway says: Oct 7, 2011 7:37 PM

    @KCbulldog.. You probably should stop talking. You will be lucky to get a couple of wins yourself this year…

  49. marilynpost says: Oct 8, 2011 5:19 PM

    Here it is: Jets, Giants, Panthers, Falcons WIN
    undecided about the remainders.
    Too early in the season to predict division champs EXCEPT AFC North- Ravens, would be nice were it the Browns but their gaming needs inspiration.

  50. thridandlong says: Oct 9, 2011 12:48 AM

    41 on the Bears ?!?!?!

    Rodgers could not produce those numbers.
    This game goes down to the last 2 minutes.
    Detroit is a lucky 4-0. Beating Romo with broken ribs is no great feat.

    Hester runs one back late to seal this win for the Bears !

  51. bcar1023 says: Oct 9, 2011 9:02 AM

    Tformation – you ought to be worried but not because Da Bears suck on Monday nights. The Lions are a better team top to bottom and are going to have the largest home field advantage of the decade. Just wait until Fairley hits the field for the first time. You’ll be able to turn your tv off in Chicago and still hear Ford Field roar.

  52. mogul218 says: Oct 10, 2011 2:35 AM

    @marilynpost I signed up for PFT to laugh at you about how you were wrong on every prediction!

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