Week 7 Viewer's Guide: What to watch in Cardinals-Giants, more
The Cardinals are on a roll and the Giants were humbled in New Orleans, so those trends will continue, right? Not exactly. There are several flaws in the idea that the Cardinals can torch the Giants secondary like
For one, the game will be at home for the G-Men, which means the Cardinals may have to use a silent cadence. If so, Arizona's offensive tackles will have to watch the football rather than listen to
In other words, expect Warner to get hit early and often, and don't expect Arizona to light up the scoreboard.
The Vikings have been fortunate during their undefeated run, what with
All of their tough opponents so far this year, however, have had to come to the friendly confines of the Metrodome. It's now time to see what this team and Favre are made of as they hit the road for two difficult games in a row that I will be calling for the SportsUSA Radio Network. Next week will be Favre's return to Lambeau Field, but this week he'll face a Steeler squad that appears to have gotten its mojo back, thanks primarily to Big Ben's arm and to a lesser extent
It is highly unlikely
This game, another NFC North vs. AFC North clash, looked so enticing a couple of weeks ago that the executives at Fox switched it to the late game. Then both teams went out and got beat in games that were very winnable. Now both desperately need this win to keep pace in their respective divisions, which might make the game even more compelling.
The Bengals secondary is going to have to improve significantly from the drubbing it got from
The franchise that is in complete and utter disarray against the team coming off one of the most pathetic losses it has had this decade. Interesting Monday-Nighter, to say the least.
Watching the Redskins offense in action should be kind of like rubber-necking on the highway at an accident or attending a NASCAR event and hoping for a crash. It could be that ugly. We've all heard about new playcaller
The Eagles couldn't have played much worse in a losing effort to the lowly Raiders last week. That's why the timing of this gimme game against Washington is welcome. This season is already a lost cause for the Redskins.
Now on to your e-mails and tweets ...
Fair enough. The Houston game definitely was not the Bengals' first mental hurdle. It was, however, the first game they were "supposed" to win at home after going on an impressive streak, and they failed.
Talent is important but I couldn't disagree more with your assessment. If that greatly overshadows everything else then the Titans, with 20 starters returning from last season, would not be 0-6. The Broncos, with a bunch of no-names playing on defense, would not be 6-0. In fact, if your talent-trumps-all theory was accurate, the Chargers and Cowboys would be significantly better than they are and the Ravens' defense, which is littered with Pro Bowlers and Hall of Famers, would not be getting gashed on a consistent basis.
I don't think the Patriots ran up the score on Sunday and I don't believe that such a thing exists in professional sports in the United States, contrary to your premise. High school and college, because of the nature of their scheduling process, are a different animal.
Definitely Al Davis because so many of his free-agent signings and draft choices are so horrendous it literally skews the market comparables in terms of contracts for the rest of the season. What's interesting about your trio, however, is that those owners want to win as desperately as anyone. They just don't know how.
Kickers usually hang out with the punter and the long-snapper, and those guys are typically on their own program. Teammates usually praise them when they make the big kick and don't say anything when they miss, other than maybe a couple of guys to offer their support.