By Bryan Jeon
Last week: 7-7
Week 10 Recap: Brett Favre hits another milestone – 60,000 passing yards in his career, joining Dan Marino as the only players in NFL history to do so. Favre is now just 1,105 yards away from throwing for the most ever. He is also now just one game away from tying Marino’s record of most games (62) with at least three touchdown passes. In the Packers’ 34-0 romp over the Vikings, they also managed to knock rushing leader Adrian Peterson (1,081 yards) out of the game with a torn knee ligament. A.P. fantasy owners must be kicking the dirt, as I wouldn’t be surprised if he missed much more than one game. That also makes it extremely difficult now for him to break the rookie rushing record held by Eric Dickerson (1,808) with the 1983 Rams…All in all, a wacky day that saw the St. Louis Rams get their first win of the season on the road against the red-hot New Orleans Saints and Peyton Manning throw 6 INTs and Adam Vinatieri miss a game-winning 29-yard field goal.
Week 11 Picks:
Cleveland (5-4) over Baltimore (4-5) – Week 4: Cleveland 27 – 13 Baltimore. Things could get uglier the second time around with a Ravens offense that has scored just one touchdown in each of their last two games.
Jacksonville (6-3) over San Diego (5-4) – San Diego knows they got away with one against the Colts last week but will not find the same luck against a Jacksonville club that is in the top 5 in the NFL.
Philadelphia (4-5) over Miami (0-9) – 26-year-old rookie John Beck out of BYU, will make his NFL debut against an Eagles offense that still has a lot to improve on despite their win over the Redskins last week.
Oakland (2-7) over Minnesota (3-6) – No Adrian Peterson, no shot of winning for the Vikes. Daunte Culpepper will find a way to get it done, as his time is running short with JaMarcus Russell ready to make his debut.
Indianapolis (7-2) over Kansas City (4-5) – Boy, did Peyton Manning and the Colts really get shaken after the Patriots visited them two weeks ago. Look for them to right the ship today against the Chiefs.
Green Bay (8-1) over Carolina (4-5) – The Pack have put together another 4-game winning streak and Brett Favre will look to make it 4 games in a row with over 300 yards passing at Lambeau Field.
Tampa Bay (5-4) over Atlanta (3-6) – Byron Leftwich has just one start while Joey Harrington has led the Falcons to all three of their wins, yet Leftwich will be the starter. I don’t understand what first-year coach Bobby Petrino is doing here.
New Orleans (4-5) over Houston (4-5) – The Saints should bounce back from their loss to the Rams last week. I feel like the Rams will have a decent second half of the season. New Orleans has put up an average of over 30 points per game in their last five contests.
Arizona (4-5) over Cincinnati (3-6) – Cincinnati was fortunate to play a terrible Ravens team that committed six turnovers while having no touchdowns to show for it. They won’t be able to get away with that against Kurt Warner and the Cardinals.
NY Giants (6-3) over Detroit (6-3) – Last week saw the start of the decline of the Lions. After the first half of the season that saw their win total double from last season, Detroit faces the Giants, Cowboys, Chargers and Packers twice. I predict an 8-8 finish for Rod Marinelli and his squad.
Pittsburgh (7-2) over NY Jets (1-8) – Ben Roethlisberger is really gelling with his receivers this year, as the Steelers have put up an average of over 30 points per game in their last four games after their bye week.
Dallas (8-1) over Washington (5-4) – Dallas should blow away the ‘Skins in the first of two meetings between the two teams.
Seattle (5-4) over Chicago (4-5) – With Rex Grossman back, look for bad things to happen. You know the story by now.
St. Louis (1-8) over San Francisco (2-7) – Week 2: St. Louis 16 – 17 San Francisco. Look for a totally different game this time around. The Rams offense is back, folks. One win to show for it, but the fireworks will be flying today against the hapless 49ers, whose offense has regressed, as they ride a 7-game losing streak.
New England (9-0) over Buffalo (5-4) – Week 3: New England 38 – 7 Buffalo. Same score, another 4-touchdown game for Tom Brady?
Denver (4-5) over Tennessee (6-3) – Denver lost at home on Monday Night Football just three weeks ago when Green Bay won a thriller on the first play of overtime. The Broncos will get their redemption against the Titans, who will soon see that they need Vince Young to pass the ball to win games.