*Home team in CAPS
Washington Redskins over ST. LOUIS RAMS- The 0-3 Rams get a rested Steven Jackson back this week, but with Danny Amendola still sidelined, the Rams haven’t been a real offensive juggernaut. That said, we think Washington will be more motivated this week as they were embarrassed 30-16 in St. Louis last season, which, as it turned out, was Sam Bradford’s first win in the NFL. They also lost a squeaker last week to Dallas on a Dan Bailey 40 yard field goal with 1:47 seconds left; 18-16. Edge to Washington.
Detroit Lions over DALLAS COWBOYS- This was a tough one for us to choose. Dallas has won their last two after Romo blew the first; they’re playing in their own building, & Felix Jones is finally coming into his own this season. However, the Lions could very well be a ‘team of destiny’ this year as they are 3-0 to begin a season for the first time since 1980. They are on the road where they have won 2 of 3, and have Calvin Johnson and too many weapons for the corner back depleted Cowboys to handle. Go with the Lions.
Buffalo Bills over CINCINNATI BENGALS- Under the assumption that the Bills won’t have a setback this week after their amazing win vs the Pats last Sunday, they should be capable of knocking off the 1-2 Bengals. The Bills are one of three NFL teams sitting at 3-0 and have to convince us that they are not the ‘real deal’. Fred Jackson and Stevie Johnson have looked like they are having career seasons thus far and we don’t think the Bengals have the talent to match up with Buffalo. We’re taking the Bills.
BALTIMORE RAVENS over New York Jets- This is a ‘must win’ game for the Jets; we get it. But we are not sold on them so far this year. Tony Romo handed the ‘W’ to N.Y. in game one and in week 2, a totally inept QB on the Jags enabled the Jets with their second win. Oakland then rocked them at the Black Hole last week. Now they’re going up against their best defensive team this season; a team that has given up the leagues fewest points (40) over the first 3 weeks. Antonio Cromartie, who has been getting penalized way too often, and the rest of the defense, will not be able to contain Ray Rice for 60 minutes.
CLEVELAND BROWNS over Tennessee Titans- Not the biggest, most important game of the week, but since we’ve been bashing the Browns since week one, we thought we would lighten up on them a bit. We would like to see what they can do playing a team with a winning record for a change. The Titans go in to the Dawg Pound without Kenny Brit, lost for the year after tearing his ACL, and with an under-achieving Chris Johnson who is averaging just over 2 yards per carry. We’re showing Cleveland some love here.
*Last Week: 3-2
season to date: 8-2