Mangini took some heat after the loss because
But this was just second quarter action. The real bummer came in the last period, when the Jets, itching to climb back from a 16-10 deficit, let
Thus, two points of honor were conceded most rudely. Favre was shoved aside. And a novice tamed their defense in the clutch. Anger abounds.
Everyone's fear of the costly interception hangs over Favre at age 39. Just as it did at age 35, and 30. What else is new? Belichick's boys will intercept him, maybe more than once. But Mangini, who grew up as a defensive coach, must counter by making Cassel's evening most unpleasant as well, and that's what I think will happen.
I don't think New England will run on the Jets, whose 300-and-whatever pound nose man,
If it indeed becomes a duel. I'm not sure Favre will be any more unchained than he has been this season. I think Mangini would like nothing more than a nasty defensive struggle captured by his boys in something like a 13-10 contest. I'm guessing that's what it will be. I'm seeing something like
The Tennessee Titans are a team that embarrasses people. Any NFL club that has reached the 9-0 level usually has least half a dozen Pro Bowl spots wrapped up by now and a couple of book contracts in the works. The Titans have a 35-year old quarterback and a bunch of no-name receivers and a good plus-to-minus turnover ratio. How boring.
But who's going to beat them?
Well, I thought the Bears could at home. They did exactly what I think the Jaguars will do Sunday -- crowd the running lanes and make
If the Jaguars had a little more teeth to their attack, I'd say the upset chances were there. But the heart of their offense, their line, has been crippled beyond recognition. Upset possibilities still exist, but not strong enough for me to favor the underdog.
Denver never loses in Atlanta. They will this time because they have no backs, and their top receiver,
Chartists are losers. There, I've said it. Sorry,
Last week: 3-3