Oct 032012
 

Last week: 5 (+0) Record: 2-2 In spite of their incredibly impressive win over the Buffalo Bills, I still think there are two better teams in the AFC. Houston is the obvious one and Baltimore is less obvious, more arguable, but I give Baltimore the advantage because they won the head to head matchup (albeit [...]

Oct 032012
 

Last week: 8 (+1) Record: 3-1 Through 4 games, the 49ers lead the league in yards per play differential. I still don’t trust Alex Smith to lead this team deep into the playoffs, but this was one of my preseason disappointing teams and I’ve definitely come around on them. They haven’t had to dominate the [...]

Oct 032012
 

Last week: 9 (+0) Record 2-2 See, Peyton Manning wasn’t done. He just needed to face the Raiders. After 3 less than stellar performances in his first 3 games against tough defenses (Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Houston), Manning exploded for 338 yards and 3 touchdowns on 30 of 38 passing against the Raiders’ lowly defense. He’s not [...]

Oct 032012
 

Last week: 12 (+0) Record: 3-1 The Vikings are still the favorite to be this year’s team that goes from 5 wins or fewer to the playoffs. They are the only candidate even in the top-22 in yards per play differential, ranking 9th. Their defense and offensive line are both much improved. Christian Ponder and [...]

Oct 022012
 

Last week: 15 (-1) Record: 2-2 The Bills have now allowed 100 points in two divisional matchups. Yikes! The defense isn’t the problem, however. The 48 they allowed to the Jets was largely due to their offense giving the Jets the ball with good field position and then the defense quitting down big late, while [...]

Oct 022012
 

Last week: 21 (+3) Record: 3-1 The Bengals have sufficiently proven they can beat up on crappy teams. Assuming Cleveland, Jacksonville, and Washington don’t make the playoffs and Baltimore does, the Bengals are now 12-0 against non-playoff teams since Andy Dalton took over week 1 last year. Unfortunately, they are also 0-10 against playoff teams [...]

Oct 022012
 

Last week: 22 (+0) Record: 2-2 Despite their records, St. Louis and Arizona actually have the same yards per play differential. Neither has a very good one (tied with 27th with Oakland), but the Rams have a very good chance to knock off the undefeated Cardinals this Thursday Night, especially on home with the Cardinals [...]

Oct 022012
 

Last week: 23 (+0) Record: 1-3 I had the Lions as one of my disappointing teams to start the season and I’m feeling pretty good about that. Their special teams are a mess, having already allowed 4 special teams touchdowns this year, but special teams aside, they still rank 14th in yards per play differential. [...]