The Best NFL franchise period
2 ranked the best NFL franchises period. The top 10 teams are:
Dallas CowboysPittsburgh SteelersSan Francisco 49ersMiami
DolphinsDenver BroncosOakland RaidersMinnesota VikingsWashington RedskinsSt. Louis RamsNew England Patriots
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ALLHipHops NFL Game of the Week for Week 4
ALLHipHops NFL Game of the Week for Week 3
Sunday, 9/21/08, 4pm
Steelers (2-0) at Philadelphia Eagles (1-1)
Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
When I started typing up this weeks picks, the
Cowboy/Packer game was in the lead for Game of the Week. Then something told me
to take one more look. Lo and behold, the tide changed and now, the
Steelers/ Eagles game became this weeks match-up.
Its the battle for bragging rights in the Keystone
State. The Steelers are ranked 4th in total defense
while the Eagles are ranked 3rd in total offense. This game will be
a battle and I got wait for it the Eagles for the win.
I know the Steelers are the better team on paper, but after
watching the Monday Night Game versus the Cowboys,
the Eagles look like they can hang with the best teams in the league. As long
as they stay away from the mental
mistakes, they can beat the Steelers at home.
My Pick: Eagles
1 pm games
City Chiefs (0-2) at Atlanta Falcons (1-1)
Croyle, out (right shoulder injury). Damon Huard, out (head and neck injury).
In steps Tyler
Thigpen. Who? Thats exactly my point. Id rather have Pigpen from Charlie Brown and the Peanuts Gang at
QB before I have Thigpen.
The leagues 31st rushing defense (Chiefs) will
square off against the leagues 2nd ranked rushing offense (Falcons).
Good luck with that Herm
Edwards. Can you say coach on the hot seat?
My Pick: Falcons
Raiders (1-1) at Buffalo Bills (2-0)
Did anyone know that the Bills defense is currently ranked
5th in the league? Neither did I, you learn something new every
The Bills offense is a little overwhelming for the Raiders
and their 18th rank defense. After last weeks rushing performance
from the Raiders, look for them to go to the ground game again. This is game will be a battle of the running
backs and whichever team runs the ball well, and throws the ball well, and will
win the game. The running game will open up
the passing game for the winning team.
If the Bills can get Marshawn Lynch going and open up
the passing game against the
Raiders not so strong secondary, they have this game in the bag.
My Pick: Bills
Bay Buccaneers (1-1) at Chicago Bears (1-1)
Tampas offense is ranked 12th in the league and
the Bears, who have surprised me lately, are ranked 6th in total
defense. The Bears offense is ranked 24th
in the league while the Bucs defense is ranked 23rd.
The Bucs seem to have the numbers on their side, but the Bears
defense has been consistent and with the young Matt Forte running the ball, the Bears
have the edge in my eyes.
My Pick: Bears
Texans (0-1) at Tennessee Titans (2-0)
The Texans were off last week due
to Hurricane Ike. I know the Titans are
the better team on paper, but the Texans are coming into Tennessee with their
fans on their minds. This game wont
just be a win in the record books for the Texans; it will also be a win for
their fans recovering from Ike.
My Pick: Texans
Bengals (0-2) at New York Giants (2-0)
Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
The Bengals are ranked 29th in total offense, the
Giants are ranked 3rd in total defense. Plus the Giants have a solid offense while
the Bengals have no defense at all. You do the math.
My Pick: Giants
Panthers (1-1) at Minnesota Vikings (0-2)
Apparently the Vikes felt they werent getting the most out
of QB Tarvaris Jackson. So head coach Brad Childress has opted to start veteran
QB, Gus Frerotte to get the offense
going. Why mess with a good thing?
Look, I know the Vikings havent
started the season off on the right foot (0-2) but look at it like this; you basically
have the same offense you had last year and you added WR Bernard Berrian
in the off-season to get stronger. You
got Jared Allen in a trade during the 2008 draft to strengthen your defense. Jackson was hurt for most
of the preseason and missed a few reps, so hes gonna be rusty. Plus, the play calling has been very
conservative in the past two games and youve run the hell out of Adrian Peterson.
If this Jackson is going to
be your future QB, hes going to have to play, bottom line. If he screws up, he
screws up. The organization decided to
make him the starter, they need to deal with it. Confusion at the QB
spot is not a good look. Maybe it will work out for them, maybe it wont. We’ll
have to wait and see. For now, I cant
have faith in a team that switches up their QB only in the 3rd week,
and the switch isnt injury related.
If youre gonna have issues at the
QB spot, maybe you should look elsewhere
for a new QB or a new job at the end of the season.
My Pick: Panthers
Miami Dolphins ()-2) at New England
“If it’s not Tom Brady, it
shouldn’t be that hard You treat him like you treat a backup. How do you prepare
for a backup? He don’t get that many snaps, right? So you throw the kitchen
sink at him. That’s what we’re going to do.
Thats just a little tidbit from an
Dolphins LB Joey Porter had with reporters about this
weekends game against the Pats.
Oh really? Lets look at some of
the facts going into this weekends match-up Mr. Porter:
play for the DolphinsMatt
Cassel and the Pats are playing solid football without BradyCassels teammates have his backYoure
playing in Foxboro this weekendYOU PLAY FOR THE FREAKIN DOLPHINS!!!!!
You’ve lost way before you
opened your mouth.
My Pick: Patriots
Cardinals (2-0) at Washington Redskins (1-1)
The Cards are ranked 7th in total offense and
defense. The Skins are ranked 11th
in total offense and 14th in total defense. The numbers are in the Cards favor and with
the way Kurt
Warner has been managing the offense, it would be hard for me
not to pick the Cards in this match-up.
My Pick: Cardinals
4 pm games
Louis Rams (0-2) at Seattle Seahawks (0-2)
Yall smell that? Did you step in something before you came
in? Check your shoes. You sure you
didnt step in never mind, thats the smell from this match-up. This game
The Seahawks are beaten up with injuries and the Rams look
terrible. The Rams just cant get it together. This game
is going to be a snoozer. But, I gotta pick a winner, so Im gonna have to go
with the Seahawks. They may be beaten
up, but theyre a little more organized than the Rams.
My Pick: Seahawks
Lions (0-2) at San Francisco 49ers (1-1)
Candlestick Park, San Francisco, CA
The 49ers offense is ranked 14th in the
league. The Lions defense is ranked 31st
in the league. It looks as though the
Lions have a big task ahead of them on the defensive side on the ball.
Their main weakness is in their passing defense. The 49ers
are ranked 10th in passing offense while the Lions are dead
last. Add in the 49ers defense and you
have to go with the 49ers in this game.
My Pick: 49ers
New Orleans Saints (1-1) at Denver
The Broncos have the best offense in the league. Jay Cutler is playing well and with Eddie Royal and Brandon Marshall catching the ball,
this young gunslinger (Cutler) looks to have a career season ahead of him.
As solid as the Saints offense looks, their
defense looks iffy in this weeks match-up. The Broncos offense is too much for the
Saints defense and it looks to be a long day for the visiting team.
My Pick: Broncos
Jaguars (0-2) at Indianapolis Colts (1-1)
The Colts pulled out a good win last Sunday against the
Vikings. The Jags tried to stage a
comeback against the Bills, but fell short. Dont look for the
Jags to fall short this Sunday. Peyton
still looks rusty and the Colts rushing defense is still suspect.
Look for the Jags rush offense to step up this Sunday
against their divisional foe and run away with the victory.
My Pick: Jaguars
Browns (0-2) at Baltimore Ravens (0-1)
M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, MD
The Ravens have the #1 defense in the league. The Browns
offense is ranked 30th in the league. Ouch. With a sub-par offense
and a defense thats not making any noise either, 28th ranked in the
league, it doesn’t look good for the Browns.
My Pick: Ravens
Sunday Night Football
9/21/08, 8 pm
Whenever the Cowboys and Packers have met in the past, the
home team has won the match-up. The Packers are at home, so history
suggests that the Packers will win. Truthfully, if this game was played in
Texas, the Packers would win.
Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are on a high. Theyre playing
well and at the moment, they feel unstoppable. This is the big game and the Packers need to show everybody that they’re ready for the big
guns in the NFC. Look for the Packers to come into Sundays game with memories
from last years match-up and give the
Cowboys a run for their money.
My Pick: Packers
Monday Night Football
York Jets (1-1) at San Diego Chargers (0-2)
How much does your life suck right now if youre a Chargers
fan? You lose the 1st game of the season to the Panthers in the final minutes. Then you lose your 2nd game to the
Broncos in the final minutes, with a little help from the ref.
My next question is this, how much does you life suck if youre
a J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets fan? Your
team is going into San Diego to face off against an angry Chargers squad.
The Chargers have momentum on their side in this game so look for the Chargers to stand-up and get their Howard Beale on against the Jets.
Theyre not gonna take to losing anymore.
My Pick: Chargers
for perfection — I failed miserably.” Thats the response NFL referee
Ed Hochuli has been running with
since his blown call in last Sundays game between the Chargers and the Broncos.
Should Hochuli have let the game play out? Yes. Should Hochuli have
called Jay Cutlers slipped ball a fumble and given the Chargers the
ball for the win? Yes. But he didnt. He made a mistake. Was it an impulse?
Maybe it was. Was it an involuntary
reaction? You can roll with that. Whatever the case, death threats
arent the answer.
Is he paying for his mistake now? Yes he is. Hes devastated.
Will he pay for it down the line when the
playoffs come around? Probably. But he has the full support of the peers and
all we can do is chalk this up to human error.
Email all the bad words you want, say everything you can
possibly say that can hurt the mans feelings, but death threats are just dumb.
Remember, this is just a game. A win or loss from your favorite team doesnt
make or break us a person. Be a fan, not a fanatic. Dont let the sins of the
fans affect the overall image of the team.
Next week is the start of the Bye Weeks, so Fantasy Football
Players need to keep their eyes open for any roster changes.
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