The Trope SeekerIt all depends if they manage to man up. The Chiefs didn't exactly have a good start and they're still missing their star running back, so while the schedule will ease up a bit, it's no walk in the park. Anybody willing to call an upset for this week?
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I changed accounts.I'm a Bears fan, theoretically, but I don't watch much football. I'm a basketball and hockey fan, mostly, myself...
Batshit Crazy*Just because no one has mentioned them yet, Browns over the Raiders in Week 6. Yes, I am certifiably crazy. No, I didn't take my meds.
Functioning poorly since 1992.
Anyone believe Cam Newton and the Panthers can pull off the upset against the Falcons? I still don't buy the Falcons as being a championship team at this point, and I think that the two wins they had so far came from luck and interceptions (though I have no right to be talking, considering the state the Eagles are in at this point). Newton seems to be on pace to break several records this year, and not at all the bust most people thought he was going to be(myself included).
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Cam's improving a damned lot, so its very possible. He's gonna be a great QB for carolina. as for the chiefs, i think they just had an awful start. But their team chemistry seems to be picking up and if they keep improving, they at least have a shot at a decent season.
Cat Planet Cat PlanetI would not be very surprised if the Panthers won. On another note, who could have believed seven weeks ago that Lions vs. 49ers would be one of the more interesting games this week?
Grin and bear itWho would've believed the Lions versus anyone was going to be interesting? Or relevant? EDIT: Are we looking at the same Chiefs schedule? They still have Oakland to play twice, not to mention New England, Pittsburgh, Chicago, NY Jets, and Green Bay (and that's in a row, mind you). The only games that I would consider easy are the Miami game and maybe the Denver games (if Tebow doesn't turn things around).
edited 14th Oct '11 10:36:15 AM by Arctimon
I Am The WalrusOakland is always inconsistent and Pittsburgh and the Jets have been problematic this season. The AFC West is a very weak division and they have a good shot of a second place finish based on much of their schedule.
Grin and bear itI'd still take Oakland over KC. And the NE game, Chicago game, and NY game are away games for them. I might give them a chance against Pittsburgh because it's a home game. Although Oakland gets to play Detroit...hmm.
The Trope SeekerJust to make it interesting, Dallas over Patriots as long as Romo doesn't implode. I think Bills should beat the Giants because they can hit such inconsistent strides at times you don't know which kind of team it'll show up. They're still learning to win more consistenly, mind you, but a victory against New York will work wonders for the Bills, particularly since they now know they can hang with any team and win.
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Oakland is always inconsistent and Pittsburgh and the Jets have been problematic this season.I disagree(about Pittsburgh). Losing to Baltimore and Houston does not exactly make the team's performance "problematic." Especially with the recent shellacking of Tennessee... The "problematic" part of Pittsburgh is the same as it has been over the past 5 season with Bruce Arians as the offensive coordinator—They don't want to run the ball if they don't have to. And that game is at KC, but Pittsburgh will be coming off of a bye going into it... Honestly, looking at Pittsburgh's schedule, I don't see them not making the playoffs. They will be at least 11-5(assuming losses to NE, Baltimore, and SF) by the end of the season, if not better(they might win those games). Since there won't be three wild card contenders at 11-5 or higher, a 6 seed is all but guaranteed to Pittsburgh if they don't repeat what they did in 2009...
edited 14th Oct '11 10:52:50 PM by Swish
Cat Planet Cat PlanetI don't know, they struggled against Indianapolis. They have a saving grace via a fairly weak schedule, but this team looks like it's on a Super Bowl loss hangover. I don't like the look of that O-line.
The Vikings are dying horribly.
I Am The WalrusThe team was bound to decline after they bet all their chips on Brett Favre instead of building their future.
Pretty much. But the Bears are absolutely tearing them limb from limb. This game has pretty much been "tThe Bears win" since the 1st quarter.
edited 16th Oct '11 7:49:16 PM by Midgetsnowman
I changed accounts.BEARS WIN! Too bad they still kind of suck. But they're better than the Vikings!
I dunno. today they showed signs of a completely different team from last week.
I changed accounts.I just feel very satisfied at responding to my Packer fan friends with "Hester, bitches."
That was a hilarious moment. One second "the vikings finally have some momentum!" Next second "nevermind."
I changed accounts.Oh yeah, me and my dad were watching, in our Hester fanboyishness, and saying "oh, oh, is it going to be another Hester win moment?! BOOYAH!" It really was rather pathetic after halftime...
My dorm roommate is a vikings fan. But a big enough fan of football in general he didnt mind the hilarious defeat. though he knew the game was pretty much over the second hester went 'lol, wheee"
I changed accounts.Too bad the '06 Superbowl wasn't like that.
I Am The WalrusSo Hester got his groove back, eh?
I changed accounts.No, because he got injured. ;_;
Cat Planet Cat PlanetFun thought: if the 49ers hadn't scored that safety, the score would have been 23-19.
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