Bye weeks begin this week, with the Bengals, Browns, Broncos, Seahawks, Cardinals, and Rams all taking a week off. A few surprises going into this week; the Bengals are 3-0 and the only undefeated team in the AFC. The Texans and Bills are starting out strong with 2-1 records. The Jaguars, Bucs, and Raiders still have yet to win a game. Will that change this week? Keep reading to find out!
Packers at Bears. Green Bay has a solid team, but they're struggling this year so far. Chicago's run defense has been weak as of late, however, and expect Eddie Lacy to have a big game this week (that's right, get him into your lineups this week if you play fantasy). However, Chicago prevails at home. Bears 35, Packers 28.
Bills at Texans. The Bills and the Texans are the top teams in their respective divisions at the moment. Who would have predicted that?! This is going to be a close game, and could go either way, but I like the Texans defense against a young Bills offense. Foster could play this week, and that will help the Texans out. Texans 21, Bills 14.
Titans at Colts. The Bengals exposed a very sloppy Titans team last week, and injured Jake Locker in the process. Charlie Whitehurst is not the QB you're looking for. Colts win, and Andrew Luck has another big game. Colts 42, Titans 14.
Panthers at Ravens. Tod Heap is getting inducted into the Ravens ring of honor (since the Ravens are continuing to hide their Cleveland Browns roots of course), and the Ravens roll, 28-24.
Lions at Jets. Anyone know what the acronym "JETS" stands for? Just end the season. Once again, the Jets begin to implode, and the Lions take advantage, 35-27.
Buccaneers at Steelers. The Buccaneers might chase Lovie Smith into an early retirement this season. The Steelers, however, look competent at least. Steelers take advantage of a weak Buccaneers team and win, 45-14.
Dolphins at Raiders. The Raiders have to win a game eventually. However, Miami's defense is solid, and Oakland's offense has some major question marks still. Miami pulls this one out. Dolphins 24, Raiders 21.
Jaguars at Chargers. Upset Special, because this one is too easy to pick...the Jaguars will beat the Chargers 24-14. Someone's gotta stand by Jacksonville, might as well be me this week! The Bengals aren't playing, so I need someone to cheer for. Let's go Jacksonville!
Falcons at Vikings. A rookie QB, a weak run game with no AP, and little-to-no hope for success? I'll take the Falcons in this one, 35-28. Cordarelle Patterson has a breakout game.
Eagles at 49ers. This is going to be a hard-fought divisional battle, and the 49ers are due to start getting hot. The 49ers will hand the Eagles their first loss of the season, beating them 24-21. The 49ers also find a way to stop the Chip Kelly offense!
Saints at Cowboys. This game is tough to call. Both teams are showing weaknesses. The Saints offense has woken up, the Cowboys, not quite as much. I think this is the game that Romo finally pulls it together and performs at a high level. This game will be a shootout, but Dallas prevails, 35-28.
Patriots at Chiefs. A tougher schedule this season is exposing the Kansas City Chiefs for what they truly are...an average team. The Patriots are still dangerous with Tom Brady. However, New England has come back down to earth a bit since Brady's prime. I think this becomes a close game, with New England winning in overtime, 24-21.
Ok so I will admit I got the Larry Donnell and Eli Manning show 100% wrong. its bye week for teams starting now which sucks fantasy wise and not as many game to watch.
Packers @ Bears: WHY IS THIS NOT A SUNDAY OR MONDAY NIGHT GAME. OR AT LEAST A 4:15 game?!?. But anyway Aaron Rodgers vs. Jay Cutler. Eddie Lacy vs. Matt Forte. Cobb and Nelson vs. Marshal and Jeffery. Peppers vs. former team this game just has so much going for it. Plus its BEARS PACKERS like that's rivalry football. Anyway the packers need a win and the bears have looked sloppy as anything in their two wins. Plus they haven't played a QB as talented as Aaron Rodgers yet with their terrible D. Rodgers told fans basically to shut up and stop throwing hissy fits. They made it to post season past 2 times they started 1-2. Packers win this one yes on the road in Soldier Field. Packers 34 Bears 28.
Bills @ Texans: I gotta admit my love for the bills is so huge its hard to call their games even. But I will say this I was disappointed in how both teams performed last week. I had them both winning and instead they both fell on their faces. Texans being at home is the only reason I have the Texans winning this one. Texans 24 Bills 20.
Titans @ Colts: Titans where did you go after week one seriously its time to wake up. Colts they are a better team then 1-2. They have had a really tough opening schedule. I think the colts at home will continue the murder of the Titans. Colts win this thing big. 31 Colts 17 Titans.
Panthers @ Ravens: Ravens at home doesn't mean what it used to. Baltimore fans don't even talk about the ravens like they used to with the Orioles doing what they are. Its nice to hear no Ravens are the best talk now a days. Joe Flacco has been nothing more then average again they shouldn't have beat the browns. Cleveland beat themselves they had opportunities to clos the door and left it open. Don't see the ravens as good enough to win this one. Carolina beat themselves senseless last week. Ron Rivera wont allow that to happen again. I feeling some Cam Magic in a 2 minute drive. Panthers win this one 21 - Ravens 17
Lions @ Jets: Stafford is Matt Stafford and Calvin will be Calvin. The Jets have no one I can say they can rely on to be dominant. The only thing Jets can rely on is Geno throws INT and Rex will sound like a moron after the game as always. Heck he might even mention Tom Bradys wife just for fun. Lions win this thing. 29 - Jets 20
Bucs @ Steelers : I don't have much to say about this game except Lovie and company slide to 0-4. Steelers are good and set for another win. Steelers win this one 30 - Bucs 17.
Dolphins@ Raiders: Dolphins shocked me last weekend. I think Joe Philbin will get them back on course here and that's not hard when you are playing Oakland. Oakland doesn't have much going for them this year to win a game. Dolphins win this thing in a boring matter. 24 - 10
Jags @ Chargers: I am actually going to agree with Mike on this but I have one reason I have stood behind my if Blake Bortles starts they win and I know this is a game I still have a hard time picking them. But I will regardless that its San Diego. Jags behind Bortles win this one 31- 23.
Eagles @ 49ers: Eagles win I don't want to go into detail. Let me just say this Kaepernick is worse then Foles and Jordan Matthews is going to explode again if they open up the passing game again. If not Sproles and McCoy are a deadly duo. I got the Eagles winning this one 28 - 24 for the Niners.
Falcons @ Vikings: Oh Matt Ryan will just continue to roll to being talked about as one of the best in the league now. Julio will show why he might just be better then Calvin YES Calvin. Bridgewater is exciting to have finally playing and if AP was in I would truly have a hard time picking this. But Atlanta wins this thing big due to their incredible offense and team chemistry. Falcons 34 Vikings 18
Saints @ Cowgirls: Jerry Jones and Co. would love to win this game and as a hater of the Saints I would too. But the Saints and Drew Brees know they can't afford to fall 1-3 with Atlanta and Carolina in their division so they will come to play. The Cowboys pitiful Defense will be destroyed by Drew Brees and Brandin Cooks and Jimmy Graham. I got the Cowboys beating the terrible Saints defense up too but its not enough. Saints will win this one. Saints 38 Cowboys 34.
Pats @ Chiefs: Defensive showdown with Tom Brady in the game who would think those words would be uttered. But Tom hasn't showed up yet this season. So far I have been completely let down by the lack of offense that the Pats have shown. I will take the Patriots because they don't want to fall behind the Bills any further you give a young team hope and the reality they can do it they will and the bills will. Patriots D will hold and the Pats will win this thing against a boring Chiefs team. Patriots 27 Chiefs 21.
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