As we approach the first quarter mark of the regular season, many questions still linger as to which teams will move into the fast approaching playoff spotlight. While the Panthers and Packers will enjoy this year’s first “get out of jail free” cards, the rest of the field must continue their postseason march. Despite the uncertainty of what the rest of the regular season holds, the matchups this week are surprisingly even matched in regard to win vs. loss.
Looking past the fact that the Falcons are 1-2 so far this season, a QB showdown between Brady and Ryan is always an enticing prospect. While Belichick and company have not faltered in taking care of business during these first weeks, the Falcons and Patriots are tied at 6-6 in the regular season. Atlanta stands as good a chance as any to complicate New England’s current pattern of dominance.
After a loss in Week 3 against coach Reid and the Chiefs, the Eagles find themselves in a very realistic position to go 1-3 as they face what might be the most dangerous group of individuals in the National Football League. The Broncos continued to roll, not to anyone’s surprise, over the less than impressive Raiders on Monday night. After handing one over to Coach Reid and the Chiefs Thursday night Philly finds themselves very much in need of a win if they want to feel good about their chances for the rest of the season.
While they might have had success at shutting them down in the preseason, the Miami Dolphins will have a much more difficult time of getting the “W” this week against an undefeated Saints team coming off of a blowout win over Arizona. Undefeated themselves, the Dolphins will be headed to New Orleans after their victory on Sunday against Matt Ryan and the Falcons. With a spread of only 6 points this one is a tough pick.
After yet another loss for the Giants in Week 3, things aren’t looking any better as they must now face the unbeaten Chiefs, and at home no less. While Eli and his entourage have struggled thus far, they remain only a 4.5 point underdog to the Chiefs, who historically are 2-10 against the Giants in regular season play. If the Giants are planning on turning things around, this would be a good week to do so.
|Thursday, September 26||TIME (EST)||TV||Location|
|San Francisco 49ers vs St. Louis Rams||8:25 PM||NFL||Edward Jones Dome|
|Sunday, September 29
|Baltimore Ravens vs Buffalo Bills||1:00 PM||CBS||Ralph Wilson Stadium|
|Cincinnati Bengals vs Cleveland Browns||1:00 PM||CBS||FirstEnergy Stadium|
|Chicago Bears vs Detroit Lions||1:00 PM||FOX||Ford Field|
|New York Giants vs Kansas City Chiefs||1:00 PM||FOX||Arrowhead Stadium|
|Pittsburgh Steelers vs Minnesota Vikings||1:00 PM||CBS||Wembley Stadium|
|Arizona Cardinals vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1:00 PM||FOX||Raymond James Stadium|
|Indianapolis Colts vs Jacksonville Jaguars||1:00 PM||CBS||EverBank Field|
|Seattle Seahawks vs Houston Texans||1:00 PM||FOX||Reliant Stadium|
|New York Jets vs Tennessee Titans||4:05 PM||CBS||LP Field|
|Philadelphia Eagles vs Denver Broncos||4:25 PM||FOX||Sports Authority Field at Mile High|
|Dallas Cowboys vs San Diego Chargers||4:25 PM||FOX||Qualcomm Stadium|
|Washington Redskins vs Oakland Raiders||4:25 PM||FOX||O.co Coliseum|
|New England Patriots vs Atlanta Falcons||8:30 PM||NBC||Georgia Dome|
|Monday, September 30
|Miami Dolphins vs New Orleans Saints||8:30 PM||ESPN||Mercedes-Benz Superdome|