The 2012 season reached the end of the first quarter with the great replacement officials’ fiasco finished. The pros were back and most of the action last week seemed much more down to earth where the game was the focus. Not that there weren’t some real freak shows like the New England Patriots visiting Buffalo and playing total inhalation football in the 2nd half leading to a 52-28 massacre. The Chicago Bears laid the big hurt on the Dallas Cowboys on national TV Monday night that one would think any pretense of calling Tony Romo an elite quarterback or the ‘Boys a top team is totally absurd. They are not a top tier team and haven’t been since the days of of Michael Irvan, Emit Smith, and Troy Aikman. The big surprise has to be
Arizona undefeated so
far. That Atlanta and Houston have no losses shouldn’t be a big
surprise especially considering their competition so far. New Orleans at 0-4 shows just how much the
punishment for the bounty scandal runs deep. They are a team in disarray.
Week 5 Picks:
It’s time for the Ravens to kick up their defense effort and show they are still one of the league’s best units with a convincing defeat against the Chiefs.
More education for Andrew Luck who will see how a truly great NFL quarterback picks apart his team’s defense and scores a big win.
No fun in Landover Sunday, the Dirty Birds will win convincingly and have the Redskins wondering what hit them.
The 2/2 Giants will look much more like defending champs playing the winless Browns; however, the Browns should not be taken as pushovers.
Battle for Pennsylvania finds two
teams with lots of fight but lots of questions. A Philadelphia win will reveal father time has
gone to work on the Steelers – not the killers they had been for most of the
A great opportunity for Cam Newton to show his sophomore jinx is over. It’s time for
to start falling back into the scrap heap where they normally reside.
Hot off their dominating defeat of
the Bears can enjoy a short Florida
vacation slapping around the hapless Jaguars.
The early days of the Peyton Manning era has not created one tough butt kicking team yet and
New England is
not the place for that quality to emerge.
The chronic underachievers against the team in the doghouse – slight edge to
The Jets are going down hard. At what point will Tim Tebow come into the game?