This is typically the time of year when the good teams separate from the not-so-good teams. There are some big hot games this week and I want to highlight them. Because I care.
Cincinnati at Baltimore: Cincy has lost close games and Baltimore is tenuously in charge of the division. This should be a great game.
Dallas at Washington: Can the Redskins save their season? Can Dallas save their season? Expect brutal hits and high emotions in this game between two bitter rivals struggling to stay afloat.
Kansas City at St. Louis: This should be the highest-scoring game of the weekend between evenly matched teams. I predict a barn-burner, with the chickens left inside.
Denver at Pittsburgh: Denver lost a heartbreaker at home. How they respond will tell us a lot about this team. The defending Champs are playing hard, but Roethlisberger is in no position to be playing right now. Anyone out there ever receive a concussion during a football game? Were you capable of playing the next week? What if you had gone face-first through a windshield at 50 mph a few months earlier? Cowher should be fined for starting Roethlisberger against Oakland.
Indy at New England: Not much need to add to the hype for this ESPNMNF matchup. Fantasy Football Poster Child Peyton Manning will likely throw for 300+ yards and lose to the well-coached and unflappable Patriots. If the Colts win in New England after their very impressive win in Denver, they will (justifiably) be lauded as the very best in the NFL halfway through the season.
I would love to hear your stupid predictions for week 9.
Hooray for football! Hooray for dead kittens!
Both of these adorable kittens are dead. Owls, coyotes, bobcats, mountain lions, rattlesnakes, dogs ... it ain't easy being delicious when there's such a long line at the buffet table. Bienvenido Nuevo Mexico!