The Week 6 Fearless Forecast
With just a week to go until the arrival of the Buccaneers at Wembley, it's a standard fearless forecast this week. But prepare yourselves next week for a dose of Dick van Dyke and Austin Powers as I go all "touristy London" on you.
A last look back at Week 5
The Eagles threw every blitz known to man at Josh Johnson during that game. And the kid handled it pretty well. Mind you, it was the first time I'd ever seen a 14-man blitz. Who on the line was supposed to pick up the guy coming off the sideline and the one coming from behind the goal-posts?
11-3 last week including getting the upset pick again. Ladies and gentlemen, the man is on a roll. 47-29 overall now and chasing Lee and the Pigskin Preacher hard now. Be afraid guys, be very afraid.
Tennessee Titans at New England VideoCheats
Jeff Fisher's team has no secondary left. Anyone who can cover for just a little bit. please call the Titan switchboard now. Pick: Patriots.
Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers
The Brownies got their first win, 6-3 over the Bills. Doesn't matter how many, it's the win that counts. Last time a Cleveland team won 6-3, Cliff Lee was still pitching for them. Pick: Steelers.
Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers
If Matthew Stafford was fit, I really would have gone with this the upset pick of all-time. But they have Daunte "I'm as mobile as Byron Leftwich" behind center. Pick: Packers.
Philadelphia Eagles at Oakland Raydurs
This is a 14 point spread on the road! The Raiders have the worst record in the NFL since Super Bowl XXXVII and are by far the worst team around this season. Again, Jon Gruden leaves a team with nothing in the cupboard. Pick: Eagles.
Buffalo Bills at New York J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets
Bill Cowher called rookie QB Mark Sanchez out on TV last week for not being as good as the hype. And he is right too. But the kid will have enough this week over Kevin Cadle's favourite team. Pick: Jets.
St.Louis Lambs at Jacksonville Jaguars
Can anyone figure the Jags out? Awesome one week, pitiful the next. Up and down like the Assyrian Empire as Monty Python would have put it. Del Rio is out of a job in three months time. Pick: Jaguars.
Chicago Bears at Atlanta Falcons
That laughing sound coming from Georgia is the Falcons' left tackle realising now he has to prepare to face Gaines Adams on a "pass rush" (his words not ours). Pick: Falcons.
Carolina Kitty-Cats at your very own Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Lee Bromfield of course hates the Panthers so much, he gets up an hour earlier on gameday with them, so he can hate them for longer. Heck if he has a cat and the Bucs lose, that kitty had better watch out. But not today as here comes the first win of the season. Pick: Buccaneers.
Kansas City Chiefs at Washington Redskins
Native American Bowl. And here ladies and gentlemen, is where Jim Zorn gets his marching orders. Upset pick: Chiefs.
Exit 16W off the Jersey Turnpike Giants at New Orleans Saints
The game of the season so far as the 5-0 Giants take on the 4-0 Saints. Or as Terry Bradshaw will sum it up, "only one team will remain unbeaten here today". The Saints have scored 24+ points at home for a long time and the Giants don't have that kind of firepower. Pick: Saints.
Baltimore Ravens at Minnesota Vikings
This is a tough one to call and you would hate to have to pick this a survivor contest. Baltimore is coming off a pair of losses whilst Favre is due for a meltdown sometime soon. I'll guess it's today. Pick: Ravens.
Denver Broncos at San Diego Superchargers
A cracking Monday Night game as the Denver bandwagon rolls on. Norv Turner is doing his usual "make a great team average" routine and all is not well in California. But I think they come good for one night on national TV. Pick: Chargers.
Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks<
Anyone else see that 41-0 pasting the Seahawks dished out last week (apart from me!). With the NFC West wide open, now the question is can they do it again? Pick: Seahawks.
Paul Stewart, TBO.com, October 2009