I've decided to make some changes with my NFL Preview. First off, I will be forgoing the stats. It just took up too much time and weren't accurate according to some people. I will still post a second blog with the standings and I will keep the stats for points scored and points allowed, but I will also add power rankings underneath all of this.
Week 5 Games:
October 7, 2007
Arizona (1-3) @ St. Louis (4-0)
Atlanta (2-2) @ Tennessee (0-3)
Carolina (3-1) @ New Orleans (2-1)
Cleveland (3-1) @ New England (3-1)
Detroit (2-2) @ Washington (0-3)
Jacksonville (3-0) @ Kansas City (2-2)
Miami (1-3) @ Houston (0-4)
NY Jets (2-2) @ NY Giants (1-3)
Seattle (2-2)@ Pittsburgh (3-1)
Tampa Bay (0-4) @ Indianapolis (4-0)
Baltimore (4-0) @ San Francisco (1-3)
San Diego (3-1) @ Denver (2-2)
Chicago (3-1) @ Green Bay (2-2)
October 8, 2007
Dallas (2-2) @ Buffalo (1-3)
Bye: Cincinnati (1-3), Minnesota (0-4), Oakland (1-3), Philadelphia (4-0)
Atlanta (2-2) @ Tennessee (0-3) - It's crunch time for Titans quarterback Vince Young. Coming off a bye week at 0-3 is tough, especially when your last game was a 38-6 drubbing on national TV. The Titans need Young to come up with a big game to stay alive. Going 0-4 would not be the best thing for them.
Carolina (3-1) @ New Orleans (2-1) - With Atlanta and Tampa Bay playing subpar football, this game could be imperative to either team's postseason success. The winner of this season series will most likely win the division. David Carr is nipping on Jake Delhomme's heels, so Delhomme needs a few more good games to keep his starting spot secure.
San Diego (3-1) @ Denver (2-2) - One of the best matchups of the year pits two of the top teams in the AFC up against each other. Travis Henry is having a monster season for the Broncos, but LaDainian Tomlinson is countering with a good one for the Chargers. If San Diego wins this, they will put themselves two games ahead of Broncos. It remains to be seen if Jay Cutler would be able to lead the Broncos out of that kind of deficit.
Chicago (3-1) @ Green Bay (2-2) - The Packers were not picked to do well in what is probably Brett Favre's last season, but they are playing some inspired football. A win here would put them into a tie with the Bears for first place and keep the division within reach for the Lions. Can the Packers make an inspired playoff run?
St. Louis (5-0) 28, Arizona (1-4) 27
Tennessee (1-3) 21, Atlanta (2-3) 14
New Orleans (3-1) 28, Carolina (3-2) 17
New England (4-1) 45, Cleveland (3-2) 24
Washington (1-3) 17, Detroit (2-3) 13
Jacksonville (4-0) 23, Kansas City (2-3) 10
Miami (2-3) 23, Houston (0-5) 17
NY Jets (3-2) 26, NY Giants (1-4) 22
Seattle (3-2) 14, Pittsburgh (3-2) 9
Indianapolis (5-0) 31, Tampa Bay (0-5) 21
Baltimore (5-0) 17, San Francisco (1-4) 10
San Diego (4-1) 24, Denver (2-3) 13
Green Bay (3-2) 26, Chicago (3-2) 14
October 8, 2007
Dallas (3-2) 24, Buffalo (1-4) 7
Five unbeaten teams remain in St. Louis, Jacksonville, Indianapolis, Baltimore, and Philadelphia, Jacksonville being rather surprising. Vince Young and the Titans get their first win of the season over a flailing Atlanta team quarterbacked by Joey Harrington. New Orleans takes over first place in the NFC South with their victory over Carolina, San Diego solidifies their hold on the AFC West with a victory in Denver. Green Bay moves into a tie with Chicago for the lead in the NFC North, while Dallas defeats Buffalo in a Monday Night snoozer.
Week 5 Standings and Power Rankings coming up soon!