What a chance of pace during last night’s game. The Colts, notorious for their slow starts lately, once again fell into an early hole. Tennessee took advantage of ball possession, riding a couple of nice runs by Chris Johnson to take the early lead. Once again it looked like the Colts were going to have to rally after only managing to score two touchdowns in the first half. Apparently Andrew Luck gave some sort of speech to his teammates at halftime, trying to rally everyone to perform better in the second half. The 3rd quarter proved to be a direct result because it was all Colts. After taking a 30-20 lead with only 3 minutes left, the Colts were able to last a rally attempt from the Titans that came a little too late. For Tennessee is looks like a mediocre season is inevitable. Their schedule still has the Colts again and the Broncos so I don’t see them recovering from a 4-6 record to make some kind off playoff buzz. And because their best chance to catch up in the division was to win last night’s game, that might have been enough to pretty much give the division title to Indianapolis. The Colts are now sitting comfortably in first place in the AFC South with a nice shot to take the second seed from the Patriots. Then again, this is the NFL and nothing is for certain. Don’t forget how bad the Colts looked less than a week ago against the Rams. Some might think it was just a fluke game but others worry that there might be some real holes on the team. At least we can keep confirming that Andrew Luck has the clutch gene in him.
Only two teams on bye this week (Cowboys and Rams) so there are lots of early game this Sunday. Unfortunately out of the eight games that are being played early, only a couple look good on paper. So unless your team is playing, just keep one the Red Zone channel for the early slate. Believe it or not, the Browns taking on the Bengals is the most interesting early game. Cincinnati has been looking stale as of late, fortunate to be in games while Cleveland seem to be gaining some momentum. If the Browns are able to pull out a victory, there are some real chances for the division. Ravens in Chicago could get interesting and even Redskins at Eagles because division games always turn it up a notch. Then come the good games. Starting off with the Chargers in Miami. If either of these teams want a shot for a wild card spot, this is the game to prove it. 49ers in New Orleans to take on the Saints is a mammoth of a game that has lots of playoff implications in the NFC. The Saints have looked nearly perfect at home but we’ll see how the Niners bounce back from last week’s loss. Then at night comes the biggest game of the season. Undefeated Chiefs head into Denver to take on Peyton Manning. Is Manning completely healthy? Are the Chiefs the least respected 9-0 team of all time? Too many questions for this game but they will all be answered in what should be a great ending to a Sunday of football.
Upset pick of the week? I like the Browns (+6). The Bengals have had so many injuries that it’s starting to catch up them. The good luck can’t last forever, can it? I also think Jason Campbell has been good enough for the Browns, not making those critical mistakes that usually doom Cleveland QBs. Browns win and make the AFC North a lot more interesting.View All Photos ›