NFL Outlook: Bandit's Blog


I would like to express my apologies for missing the 3 games on Turkey Day, but I always say better late than never.  I have decided to curtail the analytical details of how I have derived my picks and instead offer a Fantasy Football Prospect(FFP).  Keep in mind that the players I have chosen are those aside from the obvious superstars such as Brady, Moss, or T.O., who deliver prolific stats on a consistent basis.  Also, BEWARE of the HOME UNDERDOGS!!!  With that in mind, let's begin.....

CINNCINATI over Tennessee-  With the Bengals seemingly out of the playoff picture, I see them playing as spoliers..and a good one at it.    Bengals   26     Titans  24

FFP:   LenDale White    111 yds, 1 TD      
          J. Gage     6 rec   98 yds    1 TD

JACKSONVILLE over Buffalo- Losman is on the hot seat once again.  Jags too tough at home even with a banged up defense.   Jaguars   23     Bills   17

FFP:     Fred Taylor        18 rush    95 yds    1 TD
             Lee Evans         7 rec    88  yds      1 TD

KANSAS CITY over Oakland- Chiefs are feeling a sense of urgency in an otherwise lackluster AFC West Matchup.    Chiefs   24     Raiders   19

FFP:     Kolby Smith       22 rush     109   yds    1  TD
             Justin Fargas       19 rush     102 yds    3 rec    24  yds    1 TD

CLEVELAND over Houston-  Looks to be an offensive slugfest, with the home team coming out on top.  Browns sneaked one out in Baltimore, and will never look back .  No dramatic FG in this game, you can relax Mr. Dawson.   Browns   27     Texans  23

FFP:    Braylon Edwards   6 rec   106  yds   2  TD
             Owen Daniels      5  res   82 yds    1  TD

Seattle over ST. LOUIS-  Both teams are off a 2 game win streak.  Seahawks have won 4 straight from the Rams.  It'll be 5 straight after Sunday.   Seahawks  24   Rams  19

FFP:      DJ Hackett    8 rec   122  yds    2  TD
              Steven Jackson     22 rush   117  yds   1 TD   

NY GIANTS over Minnesota-  Eli will exploit the generous Vikings pass D.  It's interesting to see what Taylor does for an encore.  He does have a good offensive to open up lanes for him.     Giants    24     Vikings   14

FFP:          Sidney Rice      5 rec   78   yds   1 TD
             J. Shockey     7 rec   90 yds    1 TD

New Orleans over CAROLINA-  Bress and the Saints look to redeem themselves after losing 2 straight.  Carolina's offense to get a spark with the return of Steve Smith who has a great match-up against the ineffective play of Jason David.  Despite that, I look for Brees and Bush to put up a great performance.    Saints    24    Panthers   20

FFP:     Reggie Bush      19 rush    90 yds   1 TD    4  rec   33  yds   1  TD
            Vinny Testaverde      20-31 att    258   yds   2  TD, 1 INT

Washington over TAMPA BAY-  This game has all the ingredients for a defensive battle.  It will be a match up of FG's.     Redskins     22      Bucs    16

FFP:     Shaun Suisham    5  FG's, 1 XP
           Ike Hilliard    6  rec   85  yds   1  TD

ARIZONA over San Francisco-  49er offense is defunct, and they will have a difficult time moving the ball against an improving Cardinal D.     Cardinals   27     49ers  7

FFP:     Larry Fitzgerald    8   rec   128  yds   2  TD
             Vernon Davis    5 rec   88   yds   1 TD

SAN DIEGO over Baltimore-  This is a make or break game for Rivers, who has been a fanatsy dud the past few games. Ravens will not be focused in this game, as they are still devastated by Phil Dawson's field goal.  Chargers    27    Ravens   10

FFP:     Chris Chambers   6   rec    87   yds    1  TD
             Devard  Darling      7   rec   92   yds   1  TD

CHICAGO  over Denver-  A defensive battle in what looks to be a frigid Soldier Field.  Grossman looks to redeem himself  while the Broncos will land back down to mediocrity.   Bears   20      Broncos   16

FFP:     Greg Olsen   5  rec  80 yds   1  TD
             Brandon  Marshall     7  rec  105   yds   1 TD
NEW ENGLAND over Philadelphia-  McNabb or not, the Eagles are just like speed bump.  They will be slow down the Pats, but eventually they will get run over and over again.   Patriots cruise on with ease.  Sounds like a broken record doesn't it?
Patriots   45     Eagles  17

FFP:     Donte Stallorth      6  rec     101  yds    2 TD
            Bryant Westbrook     21 rush   78  yds  1 TD

PITTSBURGH over Miami-  Dolphins still playing hard for their first victory.  Steelers raising doubts after their shocking loss to the Jets.  it's good to be home sweet home.   Steelers get back on track.   Steelers  27    Dolphins  17

FFP:    Nate Washington     5 rec 75 yds   1 TD
            Willie Parker     22 rush  130 yds   1 TD
            Ted Ginn Jr     1 punt return for TD,    5 rec  77 yds



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