I’ve been on a roll the past week going 5-1 on my selections. I don’t know if that is pure luck or if my crystal ball is starting to work. I don’t want to get ahead of myself just yet, because week to week the games get even more unpredictable. The Vikings and Redskins kicked off the week in entertaining fashion, and I look forward to seeing many exciting games this weekend as well. Take a look at our selections for this week, feel free to comment.
Dallas Cowboys @ New Orleans Saints
Drew Brees and the Saints are very hard to beat playing at home. After coming off of a disappointing defeat last week against the Jets I think they will be too much for the Cowboys. With Rob Ryan playing against the team that fired him I think that the Saints defense will look to create a lot of turnovers this week. Saints win big.
Detroit Lions @ Chicago Bears
The Bears have looked pretty well without Jay Cutler, and if he is expected to come back this week against the Bears then Chicago Bears fans should be excited. The Detroit Lions seem to be for real, but I think their cornerbacks could be very vulnerable against Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall. The Lions beat the Bears at home, and now it’s the Bears turn to return the favor.
Carolina Panthers @ San Francisco 49ers
This game takes me back to the late 1990′s when the Panthers and 49ers use to duke it out. The Panthers would have the Niners number with former 49ers Head Coach George Seifert leading the charge. Today, the game isn’t a rivalry like it once was, but it is a huge game for both teams. Cam Newton has played great as a game manager, and he has limited his turnovers. The same has benefited for Colin Kaepernick. Since the 49ers receivers were not healthy in the beginning of the season, Coach Harbaugh decided it was time to go back to smash mouth football, and the Niners have won four straight games. Mario Manningham returns to the lineup, but I doubt he makes a huge impact. Michael Crabtree has returned to practice, but will not suit up. All in all I think it will be a great game, but I have my Niners winning the game.