“NFL-Preview…Big Games-Big Problems”
CHARGERS-BRONCOS…What’s the bigger surprise? The Chargers with torrid QB-Justin Herbert, not really in the playoff race any longer, or the coaching job done by Sean Payton, resurrecting QB-Russell Wilson and taking a Broncos team to 5-wins in a row. Yes the same Broncos team that gave up 70-points and over 700-yards in a terrible loss to Miami early in the season.
BILLS-CHIEFS…Important game for a troubled (6-6) Bills team, now challenged with this off the field story that Coach Sean McDermott made reference to the 9/11 hijackings, talking about the Saudi’s teamwork in hijacking the planes that went into the Twin Towers. On the field, turnover plagued Josh Allen faces turnover plagued Patrick Mahomes.
COWBOYS-EAGLES..Some season by Dak Prescott, with a QB rating now of (108) with his TD-Interception ratio of (26-6). The Eagles, what a year for Jalen Hurts (3425APY-31TD) even if they were steamrolled by the Niners last week.
MIAMI-TITANS…Tua Tagovailoa’s offense (426YPG)…Tua has thrown for (3457Y-24TD) in their big play package.
PACKERS-GIANTS..Green Bay has won 3-in a row, and Jordan Love’s numbers keep growing (22TD-10Int).
TAMPA BAY-FALCONS…Two struggling teams. Big challenge for Falcons QB-Desmond Ridder (8TD-14Tovers).
LIONS-BEARS..Detroit now is averaging (400YPG) going for their 10th win of the year…QB-Justin Fields needs to make this a shootout.
COLTS-BENGALS…Which is more impressive, Gardner Minshew leading Indy to 4-wins in a row or Jake Browning, lifetime backup, throwing for (354Y) last week?
JAGUARS-BROWNS..No Trevor Lawrence for the next 4-weeks so the defense and CJ Beathard will have to have an extraordinary day. Joe Flacco comes off a stunning first game start after joining Cleveland.
SAINTS-CAROLINA…Derek Carr is hurt, as is Michael Thomas, so the Saints are in big trouble. A bad year for rookie Bryce Young and the (1-10) Panthers.
HOUSTON-JETS..CJ Stroud has QB-rating (100) and a (20TD-5Int) season. The Jets meanwhile are putting Zach Wilson back into the starters role of an offense that has jsut 10-TDs on the season.
RAVENS-RAMS…Sean McVay has driven his team to 3-wins in a row, but now they face a monster, QB-Lamar Jackson’s offense and a Baltimore defense giving up just (273YPG) and has 47-sacks.
VIKINGS-RAIDERS…Minnesota is keeping turnover plagued Josh Dobbs in the starting lineup. Minnesota faces a Raiders team that has lost 4-of-6 and its QBs have thrown 17-interceptions.
SEATTLE-SAN FRANCISCO…The Seahawks have lost 3-in a row. The Niners numbers are staggering (391YPG) on offense…a defense has has 36-sacks-21-takeaways..and Brock Purdy had a wild (116R-23TD-6Int)
STEELERS-PATRIOTS…Two once proud teams, virtually incompetent on offense. What a bad Thursday night game we had.