Nov 10, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Oakland Raiders running back Rashad Jennings (27) is tackled by New York Giants defensive tackle Linval Joseph (97) at MetLife Stadium. The Giants defeated the Raiders 24-20. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Thoughts from Heauxgue
Colts. The Colts had a very harsh beating at the hands of the Rams, who have Kellen Clemens at quarterback. Nuff said. The Titans, though, are the ones REALLY smarting after a loss to the win-less Jaguars. Out of the two, the Colts are in a much better position to avenge their embarrassing loss. Colts, no contest.
Some games are exciting because of how poorly the teams are doing and how evenly they matched in their mediocre-ness. Both of these teams are a pretty big wreck. The Raiders are perennial bottom-feeders while the Texans are having serious trouble meeting their high expectations. Both of these coaches are on the hot seat, none hotter than Gary Kubiak’s. In the end, I believe the Raiders have better talent at quarterback, which will do enough to claw their way to a win.
The Falcons are sad to watch. This is not the way Tony Gonzales should be going out. At the beginning of the season, I would have given this game to the Falcons, no questions asked. But, especially after such a stinker against the Seahawks, the Super Bowl is but a wisp in the past.
The 49ers are not in the best shape, while the Saints have had one of their best games of the season. The 49ers are never a team to sleep on, but if the Saints show the same tenacity as they did against the Cowboys, there is no question the Saints will win.
This will be a fun game to watch. The Broncos have a questionable defense; the Chiefs have a questionable offense. On the other hand, the Broncos have a superb offense and the Chiefs have a spectacular defense. The fact that this is a divisional game is that much more interesting. I give the nod to the Chiefs.