Friday, October 3, 2008

Could this year be a repeat for the NFC?

The GIANTS are the only unbeaten team so far but let's look at their victims. They played the winless BENGALS and RAMS, and in week 1 they played a SKINS team that was absolutley lost in not only week 1, but the last two pre-season games. Seattle has a pretty good run defense, but look for the GIANT trio of backs to get alot of action, especially with Buress is out this week. They should be able to pull out the next two, but the rest of their schedule and NFC East await.

Will the COWBOYS recover from last week? They should against the winless BENGALS this week, but they better run the ball more than the 11 attempts against the SKINS last week. Felix Jones is averaging 8.2 yds and Barber should make his Fantasy owners happy again. With the exception of week 7 and maybe 13, it's hard to say how the BOYZ will finish this year. Everyone else on their shedule is playing well and tough road games at the GIANTS, SKINS, STEELERS, and EAGLES remain. I will be bold enough to say this...if Anquan Boldin is healthy next Sunday, the CARDINALS will put up big numbers on the BOYZ.

Now for the BUCS and PANTHERS. With Muhammad healthy and Steve Smith on the field, Delhomme should have a good Fantasy year. It's the lack of a running game that will hurt the PANTHERS this year. DeAngelo Williams hasn't scored a TD yet, and neither him or Jonathan Stewart have eclipsed the century mark. Brian Griese is 3-0 at the helm, but what happens this week on the road against the team that drafted him? The other stat that doesn't bode well for the BUCS, Mike Shanahan has only lost one time in the 9 meetings he has had with Jon Gruden.

The last team I touch on this week is my beloved SKINS. Watching them in week 1 reminded me of the Spurrier days, but it looks like Coach Z has Jason Campbell spreading the ball around pretty well. The poise of Jason Campbell is what has impressed me most the last three games. He is stepping up deeper in the pocket and has even been able to slip out on occasion to keep the play going. With Santana Moss eating up the secondary the last three weeks and Cooley and Randle El making plays, Campbell should have a great year. By the way he's thrown over 120 passes this year without an INT. We play a banged up EAGLES team in Philly this week and if we can get by them, the next three weeks look promising.

Ok my NFC Power Ranking for the week:


My Early ROY Candidates:

NFC: DeSean Jackson WR Eagles, Matt Forte RB Bears
AFC: Chris Johnson RB Titans, Eddie Royal WR Broncos

Since I started this thing late in the week I will touch real quick on this Saturday's games. USC could go down for the second week in a row, and my Auburn Tigers play an undefeated Vandy team. The Auburn offense has done nothing the last three weeks...look out War Eagles. The Gators don't look impressive this year and with Coach Meyer's new plan for Tebow, don't look for the Gator QB to be in the Heisman race this year. My top two on the list are RB Javon Ringer (Mich St.) and QB Chase Daniels (Mizz). Oh and with BYU's schedule, they have the chance to run the tables right into a BCS bowl game.

Sunday I will recap the top College games and talk some on the teams from the Sunshine State. I thought USF had a chance...

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