Week 9 Viewer's Guide: What to watch in Texans-Colts; mailbag
Some in Houston are calling this the biggest game in franchise history. They may be right. The Texans are 5-3 and trying to earn their first playoff berth. Getting a win on the road and slaying the Colts dragon at the same time would be monumental and the breakthrough win they have been seeking.
They appear to be getting the Colts at exactly the right time. Even though
On the other side of the ball, the Colts defense is first in the league in points against. Their depth is about to be tested, however, as this week they lost cornerback
The Giants can't really be as bad as they have appeared the past three weeks, can they? Well, they are about to find out as their suspect secondary will be severely tested by emerging star wideout
Offensively the Giants need to get back to their run-game roots against a Chargers front that hasn't made up for the loss of nose tackle
Anyone who has watched the Cowboys lately realizes how successful a talented offense can be when nobody cares who gets the credit. Are you listening,
The matchup to watch in this one is freshly minted Cowboys outside linebacker
It is critical for the Broncos to get off to a fast start to restore any confidence lost in their humbling defeat to the Ravens last week. There have been several teams this year, like the Jets and Giants, that have really struggled going forward after they lost their first game in a big spot. The Broncos can't afford to lose the swagger and faith they had as a result of winning their first six games.
The Steelers should be fresh after having enjoyed an extended break during their bye week. It will be interesting to see how much of an impact the likely absence of Steelers safety
On to the mail...
Thanks for pointing that out. I still would like an explanation for leaving their young tackles all alone as often as they did. Given the fact the Packers likely will start veterans
It really varies depending upon the individual. There are some guys who have to diet and actually watch what they eat to stay below a certain weight. They typically focus on keeping their calories down and eating low fat foods.
Conversely, there are a number of linemen who have to pretty much force-feed themselves to stay above a certain weight. I know guys who would set their alarm clock during the night so that they could get up and eat egg whites or something of that nature every three hours. I maintained my playing weight by eating what I would consider a normal amount of food, though normal is probably relative for a 320-pound person.
I am a big fan of Singletary but I felt he gave
In the AFC, it is the Colts given their aerial attack and deficiencies running the ball and stopping the run. They won't excel in bad weather. In the NFC, I would say the Saints because of their raucous crowd, even though their running game has been good enough this year that they could still survive on the road.
Huge. Canty will allow the defensive line to once again attack in waves. Boley is a true difference-maker because of his speed and what he can get done in space.