Dolphins @ Giants – OK, the pick is obviously the Giants, because the Dolphins are clearly a very bad football team with a coach that’s basically trying to get fired at this point. They aren’t, however, “Rams bad.” Let’s look at some of the Dolphins’ games this season:
Week 1 – OK, so Tom Brady torched them for 517 yards, but the Fins were down by 4 late in the 3rd Q in this one.
Week 2 – The Dolphins hung in there against the Texans as well. Down 3 in the 4th.
Week 3 – The Fins kicked a FG to go up 6 with 3:23 to go in Cleveland. Then the Browns drove down and scored with :43 to go.
Week 4 – Down 7 in the 4th in San Diego.
Week 6 – Loss to Jets wasn’t really that close, but the Jets couldn’t move the ball on the Dolphins’ D at all for 4 quarters.
Week 7 – Well, you know… Tebow.
Anyway, the point here is… The Dolphins have at least been in every game, and they’re eventually going to win a few. And let’s not forget… Seattle. This is no gimme.
Redskins @ Bills – Not that I would have picked the Skins anyway, but they’re just way too banged up to match the Bills’ offense, led by the great Fred Jackson. Soooooo… Bills.
This isn’t exactly analysis, but can I make a fairly obvious observation here? The two best players on each offense are named Fred. When’s the last time that has happened?
In fact, Fred Davis is really the only true offensive threat the Redskins have. Of the healthy Redskins’ skill position players, Fred Davis leads the team with 423 yards from scrimmage. Take Davis out of the equation, and here are the remaining healthy skill position players:
|Player||Yards from scrimmage||TD|
And Fred Jackson:
|Player||Yards from Scrimmage||TD|
OK, so that’s not really analysis either, but you know… Bills.
Cowboys @ Eagles – Oof… (Deep breath)… Forgive me. Cowboys.