The first lock of the week is the Patriots over the Jets. The Jets took it to the Patriots in Week 2, but don’t look for a repeat performance. The Jets have lost 4 of the last 5 and while the Patriots are coming off a last second loss to the Colts, the Jets will not make it two in a row. Brady will light up the Jets and it won’t be close. Patriots win 31-10.
The second lock is the Ravens over the Colts. After a last second win over the Patriots, look for a letdown in Baltimore. The Ravens are tough at home (3-1) and while they have lost some games late, the Colts D doesn’t intimidate anyone. The Ravens will run for 200 yards and Flacco will do just enough for the Ravens to hand the Colts their first loss of the year. Ravens 24 and the Colts 20.
The first shock is that the Broncos are four point favorites over the Chargers!! Orton is a game time decision and didn’t practice on Friday, with that being said, the Chargers will win in the thin air of Denver. This won’t be a pretty game, if you like seeing a lot of punts this could be your game! The Chargers will make less mistakes and take advantage of Denver’s. The Broncos will continue to be called the Donkeys another week. I got the Chargers over the Denver Donkey’s 17-10.
The second shock is the Falcons over the Giants. The Falcons are seven point dogs to the Giants and neither team has really shown much the last several weeks. The Giants have lost four in a row after winning their first five games. The Falcons on the other hand have lost three out of their last four with their only win against the Redskins. This is a battle of 5-4 teams, with the winner having a leg up for a possible playoff berth on the line. There are four 5-4 teams and only two spots! The Falcons D will harass Eli all afternoon and Matt Ryan will find White & Gonzalez all afternoon. The Falcons win 24-20.
The first Jock will be Rashard Mendenhall. The Steelers play against the Chiefs this year, and the Chiefs have not played that great against the run, they rank 26th. The Steelers have always loved running they ball, and they will be loving it again Sunday afternoon. Mendenhall will have over 125 yards running with multiple touchdowns.
The second jock will be Kurt Warner. He goes back to St. Louis and will torch the secondary of the Rams for over 300 yards and at least three touchdowns. Steven Jackson running the ball will be the best defense the Rams play all day. Keep the ball out of the Warners hands, that is what the Rams must do to keep it close. A healthy Bolden isn’t what the doctor ordered for St. Louis.