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NFL Week 4 Preview and Predictions

September 29th, 2011 by Scott Dargis | 1 Comment | Filed in Eagles, Football, General

Even though last week was only the third week of a 5 and 1/2 month long season, we learned a good amount about some teams and more question marks were raised about others. The Lions showed that they have some poise beyond the team’s young age. They knew that they could come back from the 20 point deficit and they went out there and took care of business. Why Adrian Peterson only ran the ball 5 times in the second half is beyond me, but know this, Matt Stafford to Calvin Johnson is a combination that looks like it is going to be impossible to stop this season.

We also found out that indeed, no one circles the wagon like the Buffalo f’n Bills. Admit it you thought that after Ryan Fitzpatrick was intercepted and Tom Brady threw his second touchdown of the first quarter that it was going to be a rout. Then after the Patriots made it 21-0 in the first half you called your friend and complained about why the Bills were getting any respect going into this game and then it happened. The Bills began to expose the one dimensional Patriots and made the comeback that no one saw coming. Great comeback and what an atmosphere in Ralph Wilson stadium, here’s to hoping that both of these teams are in the race come late December.

Let’s take a look to this week, where I will try to improve with my selections, 7-8 last week is just flat out embarrassing, even though over a handful of those games finished with a one score differential.

Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys 1:00pm

The Lions had a very tough comeback on the road last week in a place that they had not had success in years. The offensive line really looked shaky in that first half, but was able to settle down and give Stafford time to actually look down the field. When he gets time to look around things can be dangerous. Now finding Brandon Pettigrew will be tougher this week because the Cowboys have done a great job of shutting the tight end position down, but stopping Calvin Johnson will be something else. I expect Jahvid Best to have a much better game this week.


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NL Division Series Preview

September 29th, 2011 by Christian | Comments Off on NL Division Series Preview | Filed in General