Some tough games to pick are on the slate for this weekend. They should be some damn good ones though.
These two teams played in week 5 and the Titans won 13-10 on a late TD drive. The Ravens are considerably better now. Back in week 5 they had just lost in Pittsburgh, went to Tennessee and lost and went on to lose in week 6 in Indy–giving them a 3 game losing streak against some tough teams.
The Titans biggest pro has to be that they are rested while Baltimore had to play their physical style of game play just last weekend. The Ravens best asset is still their defense even if not fully rested.
The Ravens cause for concern has to be the rookie QB going against a good Titans defense. On the other hand the Titans have not been playing meaningful games the last several weeks. That can sometimes hurt a team.
The Pick: Ravens
Most people are not giving the Cardinals a snow balls chance in Phoenix to win this game. I’ll tell you right now I’m not picking them straight up but I wouldn’t bury them just yet.
They could be getting as many as 10 points by kick off. The Cardinals already kept it close in Carolina earlier this year and now they have to be playing with even more confidence.
That being said, there is not much to say. The Panthers are the better team.
The Pick: Panthers
I give the Eagles the best change at getting the road win this weekend. They already beat the Giants in New York in week 14.
It’s hard because you never know which Eagles team is going to show up or should I say which McNabb. At the same time the Giants have struggled for several weeks now.
One key is is Brandon Jacobs is truly healthy. In the Giants loss to the Eagles he was held to 52 yards.
The Pick: Eagles
The big question; is Roethlisberger healthy? I do not think that it is going to matter THAT much. The Steelers passing game is not what is going to win the game for them. Compared to last week, I don’t think that the Chargers running attack is going to be as affective against the Steelers.
If this ends up being an ugly, low scoring game again then you have to think that the Steelers and their defense have the upper hand.
The Pick: Steelers