Everyone seems to be on the Rams bandwagon this week to upset Philadelphia. That’s dandy and all, but how are Mike Sims-Walker, Brandon Gibson, Danny Amendola and company going to get open. Good luck Mr. Bradford.
The thing to watch is Steven Jackson, how will Casey Matthews handle a barreling Jackson running full steam up the middle? Jackson needs to be held in check.
The Rams do have an underrated offensive line. Jason Brown is one of the betters centers in football, guard Harvey Dahl was brought over from Atlanta and tackles Jason Smith and Rodger Saffold are young.
Watching defensive ends Trent Cole and Jason Babin matching up against youngsters Saffold and Smith should be fun.
On the offensive side of things, the line is a mess. Todd Herramans is moving over to right tackle and Danny Watkins has been benched for Kyle Devan. We might be seeing a lot of screens and short passes.
LeSean McCoy will be the key to victory this week with his pass-catching skills out of the backfield.
PREDICTION: 24-16 Phi
2011 NFL Predictions
- Philadelphia: 12-4
- Dallas: 9-7
- NY Giants: 7-9
- Washington: 3-13
- Green Bay: 14-2
- Detroit: 10-6
- Minnesota: 8-8
- Chicago: 6-10
- New Orleans: 12-4
- Atlanta: 10-6
- Tampa Bay: 8-8
- Carolina: 3-13
- St. Louis: 8-8
- Arizona: 7-9
- San Francisco: 6-10
- Seattle: 5-11
- New England: 12-4
- NY Jets: 11-5
- Miami: 7-9
- Buffalo: 5-11
- Pittsburgh: 11-5
- Baltimore: 10-6
- Cleveland: 6-10
- Cincinnati: 2-14
- Houston: 9-7
- Tennessee: 8-8
- Indianapolis: 6-10
- Jacksonville: 4-12
- San Diego: 13-3
- Kansas City: 8-8
- Oakland: 6-10
- Denver: 5-11
Wild Card Playoffs
- (3) New Orleans vs (6) Detroit (No: 41-20)
- (4) St. Louis vs (5) Atlanta (Atl: 34-20)
- (3) Pittsburgh vs (6) Baltimore (Bal: 13-10)
- (4) Houston vs (5) NY Jets (NYJ: 23-22)
- (1) Green Bay vs (5) Atlanta (GB: 41-24)
- (2) Philadelphia vs (3) New Orleans (Phi: 30-27)
- (1) San Diego vs (6) Baltimore (SD: 24-17)
- (2) New England vs (5) NY Jets (Ne: 16-10)
- (1) Green Bay vs (2) Philadelphia (GB: 27-24 ot)
- (1) San Diego vs (2) New England (SD: 26-24)
SUPER BOWL XLVI
- (1) Green Bay vs (1) San Diego (GB: 37-27)
I believe we’re seeing a dynasty in the making in Green Bay. The Packers were the team of the decade in the 1960′s, they’ll be the team of the decade in the 2010′s.
NFL MVP: Philip Rivers (SD)
NFL LEADING RUSHER: Adrian Peterson (Min)
NFL LEADING RECEIVER: Greg Jennings (GB)
DEFENSIVE MVP: Ndamukong Suh (Det)
OFF ROY: Julio Jones (Atl)
DEF ROY: Patrick Peterson (Ari)
About the Author
Written by Adrian Fedkiw
I currently work for the Sports Network. It's the best job ever! I am a 2010 graduate of Temple University where I majored in broadcast journalism, I LOVE SPORTS! That's why I am here. I have a vast knowledge and want to share my athletic intelligence with the world. Some people like to spend their time shooting down aliens in Halo; I like to spend my time watching sports, current and old. It's my passion! I got asked one time how I can watch a game over again when I already know the outcome. 5 minutes later, he's watching Happy Gilmore reciting all of the lines from the movie. Hypocrite! As for my favorite sports teams, I've been a lifelong Philadelphia sports fan. My favorite athlete is Allen Iverson. He didn't like practice that much, but when it came to gametime, no one let it all out on the floor like Iverson. He is absolutely beloved in the city of Brotherly Love. For college athletics, obviously I pay close attention to Temple. (Yes, football too) Even before I stepped foot on Temple's campus for the 1st time in 2005, I was a fan. Oh the good old days of John Chaney! Some other tidbits about myself, I love cheesesteaks, I hydrate myself with Welch's Grape Juice and Snapple. I love the HBO show Entourage. Also, when is Kenny Powers making his much anticipated return in Eastbound and Down!