Chargers vs. Raiders
- Philip Rivers hotter than the weather (12TD-2Int)…Chargers 3rd in NFL in pass offense (281P-per game)…lst in NFL-defense (194Y)…of course that against 3-very young quarterbacks on bad teams…RBs-Branden Oliver-Ronnie Brown will be asked to prop up weak run game…Chargers on their 4th center with loss of Doug Legursky with torn knee ligaments…OT-DJ Fluker-bad ankle and all has to hold up with poor play of RT-Willie Smith in relief role…S-Eric Weddle, socked with 22,000-fine last week will need to control the heavy hitting hammer tactics…next fine would 35,000 for personal foul….Raiders coach Tony Sporano has had 10-days to fine tune team shortcomings…QB-Derek Carr slated to start….Shall be interesting to see if Raiders try to pound the ball with McFadden-Jones-Drew combo to display toughness Sporano wants-and to keep Rivers and offense off the field….This could be a trap game.
– Top NFL games on the weekend –
- Denver-Jets..Peyton Manning has now thrown 503TDs-career…facing horrific Jets secondary..Rex Ryan bold statement “the embarrassments are over.”
- Dallas-Seattle…DeMarco Murray (670R)..Tony Romo (9TDs)..improved Cowboys defense faces Russell Wilson (852P-8TD).
- Carolina-Cincinnati…Cam Newton-without a run game-against Andrew Dalton.
- Chicago-Atlanta..Matchup of disappointing (2-3) teams.
- Green Bay-Miami..Aaron Rogers (12TDs-5G) against leaky Dolphins defense.
- Detroit-Minnesota..Lions will be without WR-Calvin Johnson…big question will Teddy Bridgewater be able to holdup
- Baltimore-Tampa Bay…Joe Flacco looks to unload vs disappointing Bucs team.
- Jacksonville-Tennessee…Two teams with combined (1-9) record.
- Pittsburgh-Cleveland…Brian Hoyer has made Browns a surprisingly dangerous team…Ben Roethlisberger goes against improving Browns defense.
- Washington-Arizona…Redskins off to (1-4) start-Kirk Cousins not doing as well as a year ago…QB-Drew Stanton remains the starter for Cards.
- NYGiants-Philadelphia..Eli Manning offense starting to really cook (1174P-11TD) after awful preseason…questions about Eagles banged up defense.
- San Francisco-St Louis…Colin Kaeperneck-Frank Gore taking over control of Niners offense…rookie QB-Austin Davis throwing alot for Rams-but no help.
– Thursday Night Football –
- Indianapolis-W-Houston (33-28)…Andrew Luck torches Texans (370P-3TD)…Colts jump out to (24-0) lead in lst quarter…WR-TY HIlton (9R-223Y)….Colts put up (456Y) offense vs JJ Watt….Indy defense 5QBX-2 Turnovers.