It's Football Friday! Hopefully everyone enjoyed the college basketball preview blog that was posted late yesterday. Definitely worth a look. The Stack is elated today after the Minnesota Vikings pulled out a 34-27 win over the Washington Redskins last night. Christian Ponder played well. Adrian Peterson scored two touchdowns. The Vikings defense was awful in the first half as RGIII torched them, but they settled down in the second half and came out with the victory. One of the more exciting games of the Thursday Night Football schedule. Ponder got injured in the third quarter. He didn't return and it didn't look good. We'll have to wait and see. Now though, it's time to get to some more previews and predictions for week 10 in the NFL in "the stack" for today, Friday, November 8:
Seattle Seahawks @ Atlanta Falcons 1:00 PM ET FOX
The Seahawks survived a scare last week against Tampa Bay. They get another bad team this weekend, this time on the road. The Falcons may get Roddy White back, but they still will have to go against the best secondary in the NFL. Won't be surprised if they get a win, but it's going to be tough.
Prediction: Seahawks 27 Falcons 20
Cincinnati Benglas @ Baltimore Ravens 1:00 PM ET CBS
Last week you would hope was a wakeup call for the Bengals, but something tells me that the Ravens are going to pull out all of the stops and have a fantstic time on offense and look close to the defense of old. Kind of hope I'm wrong.
Prediction: Ravens 27 Bengals 23
Detroit Lions @ Chicago Bears 1:00 PM ET FOX
Lions seemed somewhat of a lock earlier this week, but that was before Jay Cutler was announced as the starting quarterback for the Bears. Expect the Lions to get after Cutler. The Bears will have a hard time stopping Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson.
Prediction: Lions 34 Bears 24
Philadelphia Eagles @ Green Bay Packers 1:00 PM ET FOX
If I'm Philadelphia, I put eight, nine guys in the box against the Packers to stop Eddie Lacy and force Seneca Wallace to beat them. Doubt we'll see seven touchdowns from Nick Foles, but they'll have enough offense to get by Green Bay.
Prediction: Eagles 24 Packers 16
St. Louis Rams @ Indianapolis Colts 1:00 PM ET FOX
Sensational comeback win by the Colts last week. I doubt they'll need those sort of heroics to get by the Rams in this one. The Rams need running back Zac Stacy to run wild if they want to pull off the upset.
Prediction: Colts 30 Rams 16
Oakland Raiders @ New York Giants 1:00 PM ET CBS
Eli Manning throws his fair share of interceptions, but if the Raiders can give up seven touchdowns to Nick Foles at home, imagine what they'll give up to Manning. I'm guessing five touchdowns and two interceptions?
Prediction: Giants 34 Raiders 20
Buffalo Bills @ Pittsburgh Steelers 1:00 PM ET CBS
The Steelers gave up a franchise record 55 points last week. Expect the Bills to run the ball a ton with Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller and pull off what I guess would be a mild upset on the road.
Prediction: Bills 23 Steelers 16
Jacksonville Jaguars @ Tennessee Titans 1:00 PM ET CBS
The Jaguars are without wide receiver Justin Blackmon the rest of the year. Do you really think their offense will get much going against a pretty good defense in Tennessee?
Prediction: Titans 28 Jaguars 10
Carolina Panthers @ San Francisco 49ers 4:05 PM ET FOX
If the Panthers want people to take them seriously, they need to beat the 49ers. They have the defense to do it. It's just whether or not their offense can move the ball down the field and not turn the ball over. Until they do it against a really good team, I have my doubts.
Prediction: 49ers 27 Panthers 17
Houston Texans @ Arizona Cardinals 4:25 PM ET CBS
The Texans may have found their quarterback of the future in Case Keenum, but give the week that Houston has endured and the fact that they are going against a pretty good defense in Arizona and are without their head coach, it could be a slightly rude awakening.
Prediction: Cardinals 23 Texans 16
Denver Broncos @ San Diego Chargers 4:25 PM ET CBS
Expect a lot points in this one. Both Peyton Manning and Philip Rivers are playing outstanding this season, but the Broncos are just slightly more consistent given their 7-1 record. It will be 8-1 at the end of this one.
Prediction: Broncos 41 Chargers 31
Dallas Cowboys @ New Orleans Saints 8:30 PM ET NBC
Speaking of points, there will be plenty of points at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Both the Cowboys and Saints have pretty prolific offenses. Neither team likes to run all that much. The Saints are ticked after last week's loss to the Jets. They'll be out for blood and to send a message.
Prediction: Saints 38 Cowboys 24
Coming up Monday: NFL week 10 reaction and a MNF preview