September 30, 2012

NFL Winners & Losers: Week 4

If Michael Vick plans on continuing to not be Vince Young, it would behoove him to snap out of this funk and ball out Sunday night.

...Then again, maybe Mike Vick should want to be Vince Young? After all, Young beat the Giants when he started for the Eagles last year and Vick didn't. Hmmm... Okay, I think Vick will be Young and the Eagles will redeem themselves after an embarrassing loss last week. Eagles winners, Giants losers.

In theory, Dallas should probably win because we are the better team, but this is just the type of game we find a way to lose. Cowboys winners, Bears losers.

(Side note: I think the injury to our center Phil Costa is one of the most impactful, yet overlooked injuries of the season. Yeah, the Cowboys always have a lot of penalties, but most of the pre-snap penalties are due to us playing with a center who arrived mere days before the season started.)

I like the Bills, but I just can't see the Patriots falling to 1-3 on the season. Patriots winners, Bills losers.

I hate to say the Jets are hopeless without Darrelle Revis, but the Jets are hopeless without Darrelle Revis. 49ers winners, Jets losers.

When the schedule came out and we saw this Week 4 match-up on the horizon, who would've thought these 2 teams would have 1 win between them?

Anyway, if the Packers' so-called high powered offense doesn't show up against the Saints' terrible defense, I won't know what to say. Packers winners, Saints losers.

It's hard for me to think this same Panthers team that didn't show up in Carolina is gonna go into the Georgiadome and snatch a win. Falcons winners, Panthers losers.

Both of these team's only win came against Pittsburgh, but Denver beat them by more (12 to Oakland's 3), so I'm going with them. Broncos winners, Raiders losers.

San Francisco beat Detroit, and Minnesota beat San Francisco, so that means Minnesota is gonna be Detroit, right? Not so fast. I'd like to see Minnesota do it on the road before I believe they're a good team. Lions winners, Vikings losers.

Raheem Morris returns to Tampa Bay as the defensive backs coach of Washington, and I say he gets his revenge on the team who quit on him a year ago. Redskins winners, Buccaneers losers.

I guess you can call it karma because I'm going with the upset here. Rams winners, Seahawks losers.

List of players with more rushing yards than Chris Johnson: Alex Smith, Matt Cassel, Matt Ryan, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Andrew Luck, and Jake Locker. What do all of those guys have in common? They're all quarterbacks. So yeah, expect Houston's rush defense to get a bump after this week seeing as how they're only allowing 67.7 yards per game, 22.7 more yards than Johnson has for the season.

And besides that, the Titans had to pull out every thick in the book to beat the Lions without Matthew Stafford, so they stand no chance in Houston. Texans winners, Titans losers.

I really don't know shit about this game, but I'm taking Cincinnati. Bengals winners, Jaguars losers.

Did you realize this game was Baltimore's 4th in 18 days? That's right, 4 full-length, hard hitting NFL games in just over 2 weeks. Good thing Roger Goodell is so into player safety because there's no way that schedule put anyone at risk. Ravens winners, Browns losers.

The Dolphins did everything in their power to ensure the Jets won their game last week, and I'm expecting more of the same as they head to Arizona to play the shockingly undefeated Cardinals. Cards winners, Dolphins losers.

I don't really believe in the home field advantage of Arrowhead anymore (mainly because of KC's raping there by Atlanta in Week 1), but I'm even less of a believer in San Diego. Chiefs winners, Chargers losers.

This Week: 13-2 (.867)
Last Week: 6-10 (.375)*
Season: 36-27 (.571)*

*Due to the Inaccurate Reception, these win/lose totals are fucked for the season.