After going 1-5 the past few weeks, I am feeling like I am in Tampa Bay Buccaneers mode as of now, searching for an answer. It is at the halfway point of the season so there is still room for improvment. This week is crucuial for several teams that are trying to take the next leap. With it being at the midpoint of the season teams can get a step closer to the playoffs or a step closer to the first selection of the NFL Draft. There are several entertaining games this week to keep an eye on. Take a look at our selections.
Dallas Cowboys @ Detroit Lions
Both teams are 4-3 and are looking to take the next step. I feel that that the Cowboys are playing pretty well, but they will miss Demarco Murray and Demarcus Ware in this contest. Without Ware on the field it gives Matthew Stafford confidence to stand in the pocket to deliver the ball. The Lions lost a heartbreaker last weekend to Cincinnati, and will look to bounce back. I think Tony Romo and the offense will hold their own, but withoutWare they will miss the pass rush making the defensive backs even more vulnerable. Lions win a close one.
New York Jets @ Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals are playing solid, and they are flying under the radar. The New York Jets are playing good as well. Geno Smith is getting better each game, but his progress may be halted, due to playing against the Bengals D. The Defense of the Bengals will look to feast on the rookie and make several big plays. I don’t think there will be too much offense in this game. Mike Nugent may have to lead the Bengals to victory. Bengals win in a close game.
San Francisco 49ers @ Jacksonville Jags (Wembley Stadium)
Roger Goodell has done a good job in expanding the NFL fan base. With this game being in London it gives fans to see a NFL game in person. I feel bad that the fans get to watch the Jags, but hey at least they get to see my Niners. I have the Niners winning big, and the Jags will be one step closer to the No.1 pick in the draft. I don’t know if should blame MJD’s dreadlocks, or the lack of a quarterback for the demise of the Jags.