The first lock of the week is the (5-3) Packers at home to the (1-6) Cowboys. The Packers are favored by 9 and it shouldn't even be that close. The Cowboys D isn't trying and the offense may be better if Kitna can throw to his own teammates. The Packers win a laugher 31 - 10.
The second lock of the week is the (5-2) Falcons over the surprising (5-2) Buccaneers. The Bucs have been a great story so far, but I am still liking my preseason prediction of the Falcons winning the division. This is a great chance to take a nice lead in the division and I also think the Bucs will be coming back to earth. Falcons win 27 - 17.
The first shock is the (2-5) Bengals over the (5-2) Steelers. The Bengals have a lot of talent at wide receiver but somehow this hasn't translated to a lot of yards or points. Cedric Benson has been running decently they just haven't gotten the breaks this year. They get them Monday night in the 'Natti as the Bengals win 20 - 17.
The second shock is the (5-2) Chiefs beating the hated (4-4) Raiders on the road. Both teams have been surprises thus far in the NFL season. Cassel has played much better and McFadden for the Raiders is finally living up to the potential he showed at Arkansas. These are usually close games, but I'm picking the Chiefs on a final five minute drive kicking the winning field goal. Chiefs 23 and the Raiders 20.
The first jock is Drew Brees. The Saints are playing the Panthers who don't have a whole lot going for them, except they are second on the waiver wire list. Brees will throw for over 300 yards and 2 touchdowns as the Saints try to get right on the road in Carolina.
The second jock is Philip Rivers of the Chargers. The Chargers are only (3-5) but they are going against the Houston Texans secondary, which hasn't stopped much all year. Rivers will hang 300 yards and 2 scores on the sloppy Texans D.
Remember there isn't a show this week, but Chris & Matt will return November 16 for more scintillating discussions!!