Sunday Predictions

Steve O Speak

Two 3-0 Teams Go Down today: Now everyone knows at least one 3-0 team will lose, with the Saints and Jets facing off. While it seems like the Cinderella magic of Mark Sanchez and the Jets is going to expire at midnight (4:05 pm), don’t be surprised if the Jets defense and running attack put them on top when the dust settles. I also think the Cowboys will knock off the Broncos in Denver. The Broncos might be 3-0, but they haven’t really played anyone tough yet, I still think they are no better than an 8-8 team. So if the only two 3-0 teams are the Saints/Jets and the Broncos, that means the Ravens won in Foxboro. The Patriots weren’t able to handle the “Ravens” defense two weeks ago against the Jets, so color me skeptical that they can handle the original form of the defense, which comes with Ray Lewis and Ed Reed.

One 0-3 Team Puts One In The Win Column: And the winner is….Tennessee Titans. As much as I’m tempted to pick against my Washington Redskins given their lackluster performances against the Rams and Lions, I can’t bring myself to think that Josh Johnson can lead the troops in DC for the first Buccaneer victory. The Chiefs are completely outclassed by the New York Giants, even with the injury list they have. Kansas City will be lucky if they hold the G-men to with in 10 points. Even without facing Frank Gore, I think the 49ers will be too much for the Rams to handle. That 49er defense has been pretty impressive so far, and can’t really be blamed for losing to Brett Favre in the last seconds of the game. That’s analogous to blaming your clean up hitter for not getting the walk-off home run against Mariano Rivera. I also have zero faith in Chad Henne, to get the Dolphins out of the loss column today. I’ve thought Henne was overrated when they drafted him, and I still think he is today. As much as I like that defense and running game, I think the Bills steal a win in Miami because of the ineffectiveness of Henne. In the battle of Ohio, I think the Bengals can pretty easily handle the Browns, and newly named starting quarterback Derek Anderson. So far this year the Browns haven’t been able to run the ball, haven’t been able to pass the ball, and have a defense that can stop anybody, and for good measure they are turning to a quarterback who has as many interceptions in 2 quarters as their starter had in 10. The Titans are an easy pick here…there defense has been bad, but their offense has been able to move the ball pretty effectively. They need to punch the ball in a bit more, which should be fairly easy today against the Jags.

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