Colts @ Titans, Raiders @ Chiefs, Giants @ Cowboys, Saints @ Broncos, 49ers @ Cardinals
October 27, 2012 by luckylester
A great Sunday Night Football game both to watch and to own fantasy players in. 7-4-2 last week with a couple close losses/pushes. Here are my picks for this week.
This should be an interesting game. It looks like Hasselbeck is holding on to the starting job for Tennessee, so that’s one old dude with a soft arm against one young cat with accuracy and a cannon. The only thing is, this game might end up relying on the ground attack that Tennessee doesn’t have. Still, I’ll put my money on Luck leading a ball control attack for the slight upset on the road.
Both these teams are very bad. At least Kansas City has a history of winning at home, a tough place for road teams to play. I don’t think Brady Quinn is the answer for the Chiefs, and they probably don’t think so either, but that means they’ll likely ride that rushing attack all day long and Jamaal Charles is one of the most dynamic players in the league. The Raiders make too many mistakes.
Sure, the Cowboys are everyone’s favorite team to hate on, but at 4-3 they just aren’t that bad. They might not be the Super Bowl team that Jerry Jones thought they were, and they aren’t very well coached (see loads of mistakes, lots of dumb penalties, and absolutely no understanding of the clock despite being run by a former NFL quarterback). But Tony Romo is good, and he seems to step up and remind people of that fact when just about everyone and their mother is having talk shows about how he’ll never win the big game and how he’s so overrated. Is he a dynamic leader? Nope, but he’s a good throwing QB and the Giants haven’t been tested by one in their 5 wins this year. That’s right, Griffin isn’t a dominant passer yet, though he’s very good all around (and they could have easily lost that game), then you got Alex Smith, Brandon Weeden, Cam Newton, and Josh Freeman (who might be the best thrower of that bunch). Tony Romo is much more accurate and accomplished than those 3, and I’m guessing the Giants end up showing those big holes in the secondary this week in Dallas.
What a great game. Both QBs should have their way with opposing secondaries. I like the points in this one, just because both QBs are so great about bringing their team back, and neither team is good about running out the clock or putting their opponent away. Also, the Saints need wins like you need winning picks. Go points!
A very good defense playing at home on Monday Night, a team that NEVER gets to play in the spotlight of a National TV audience. You bet, I’ll take all those 7 points and see what happens.