LAST WEEK’S biggest loser was the 49ers. The team once again made a QB switch, and now it’s Alex Smith’s team. Who knows what’s next?
This week’s best bets
GO SEE IT IN PERSON: Minnesota (6-1) at Green Bay (4-2); OK, we know there’s no way in hell you can get tickets at Lambeau by just showing up today. But, we’re just saying, if there’s ONE game to go see today, this is it … c’mon, Favre’s return? You gotta be there.
GO TAILGATE: Cleveland (1-6) at Chicago (3-3); If you’re a fan of hearty food, these two teams’ fans won’t disappoint. But we wouldn’t want to watch the game, though.
HAVE THE GUYS OVER: N.Y. Giants (5-2) at Philadelphia (4-2); Now this is one of the best rivalries in the NFL today. And it actually means something this year, as the NFC East is pretty tight.
WATCH IT FOR THE FOOTBALL: Atlanta (4-2) at New Orleans (6-0); It’s the only decent matchup of any of the combinations of NFC South teams. The Saints are No. 1 in the league in scoring, but the Falcons aren’t far behind at No. 12.
SURPRISE THRILLER: St. Louis (0-7) at Detroit (1-5); With so few games circled as winable on both teams’ schedules this season, they’re both likely to put everything they have into this one.
THE SNOOZER: Oakland (2-5) at San Diego (3-3); No one cares. The Raiders can’t even sell out a game at home (blackouts), and the blackout for this game just got lifted on Thursday.
(New Topic) UPSET ALERT: Tennessee (0-6) at Jacksonville (3-3); Sure, the Titans are gawdawful, but in not looking like a “true” 0-16 team, they’ve got to win sometime, right? This is definitely a winable game for Tennessee.
(New Tpoic) THE LOCK: San Francisco (3-3) at Indianapolis (6-0); It’s the team with one of the worst quarterback situations against the team with the most stable QB in the league.
Here’s how we did on some of the topics from last week.
GO SEE IT IN PERSON: Philadelphia at Washington; It was a Monday Nigh game where most of the scoring was done in the first half. If you were there and slipped out early to catch some D.C. late night, then you got to see the good stuff.
HAVE THE GUYS OVER: Chicago at Cincinnati; The Bangals whipped the Bears’ asses, 45-10. Sorry, we blew this one.
WATCH IT FOR THE FOOTBALL: Minnesota at Pittsburgh; This one didn’t disappoint as the Steelers pulled the upset and gave Favre’s Vikings their first loss of the season.
SURPRISE THRILLER: San Francisco at Houston; At first, it looked like we blew this one. But three Alex Smith (yeah, that name’s right) touchdowns in the second half turned this game into a late thriller.
THE SNOOZER: Indianapolis at St. Louis; Colts won, 42-6 … enough said.
Last week’s record: 3-2.