Okay guys, after going 15-1 in week 17 and predicting 3 of the 4 games played last weekend, I think by now I should have your full attention.
TITANS over Ravens
Yes, the one pick I missed last week was underestimating Joe Flacco and overestimating Chad Pennington. Who hasnt? Anywho, this week Flacco is going to a venue where even the Steelers got blown away in week 16. The Titans can move the ball thru the air or an the ground with equal effectiveness. Joe Flacco blew his playoff wad last week.
PANTHERS over Cards
The top running game in the land will not be denied. Warner is most likely going to be without Anquon Boldin this week due to a hamstring, and dont look for Edgerrin James to repeat his running performance he had versus Atlanta. Jake has been here before, Mushin Muhammed and Steve Smith are deadly veterans at WR, and we know how the Panthers RBs can steamroll anyone.
Eagles over GIANTS
*Upset special* If any road team has a chance to win this week its Philly. The Giants are not the same team thru the air without Plaxico. Too many of Eli's deep passes are dropped by Hixon and Co. and Eli can no longer throw the auto-fade to Plax in the endzone and have him simply out jump the DB given his height. The last time these teams met Philly exposed the Giants defense. McNabb looks like a new man. Watch out.
STEELERS over Chargers
The biggest weapon the Bolts have is Darren Sproles, and he will come as no suprise on the Steelers radar as LT has basically ruled himself out of this game. The Steelers have the best LBs in the NFL, so dont look for Antonio Gates to go off. Neither Chris Chambers nor Vincent Jackson will beat the Steelers deep. Watch the Steelers make SD have long drives and punish them on every short run or reception.
C'mon guys, lets hear you try to chew me over that Iggles pick. ;)