jimmythegreek Posts:10704 Followers:376
On 10/21/2012 09:43 AM in NFL

NFL GREEK INSIDER WEEK 7

NYG -6 over Washington (bought half):
Griffin's Washington Redskins actually swept two meetings from the New York Giants without him last year, and the electrifying rookie will play his first division game in this rivalry Sunday. Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora jokingly referred to Griffin as 'Bob Griffin' in the offseason because he believed the much-hyped rookie needed to earn his nickname of 'RG3.' After Griffin threw for 182 yards and one score and ran for 138 and two more in last Sunday's 38-26 win over Minnesota, those who still doubt the Heisman winner from Baylor seemed more than convinced.

Griffin ranks 15th among all players with 379 rushing yards to top all quarterbacks, and his six touchdowns on the ground are second to Houston's Arian Foster. While his running prowess hasn't been too surprising, Griffin also leads the NFL in completion percentage at 70.2. New York (4-2) is one game ahead of Washington (3-3) and Philadelphia, which is off this week, for the division lead. The Giants are 0-2 in NFC East play and 2-5 in division home games all-time at MetLife Stadium. The Giants' priority will be to slow down a Redskins' running game ranked second in the league at 166.0 yards per game. New York had no problems stopping San Francisco's top-ranked rushing attack in last week's 26-3 victory, limiting the 49ers to a season-low 80 yards on the ground.

New York's pass rush also came alive with a season-high six sacks after producing eight over the first five contests. Now those rushers will have to try to chase down Griffin. Eli Manning's 1,772 passing yards are the NFL's third-highest total, but his problems against Washington last year were part of the reason New York dropped both meetings. Manning had no touchdowns and four interceptions in those games - two of three all season in which he failed to throw a touchdown. New York's offense also figures to be boosted by a revitalized Ahmad Bradshaw, who has 316 yards on the ground over the last two weeks after finishing 2011 with one 100-yard effort. Bradshaw is expected to play despite missing practice Wednesday with a foot injury. New York's defensive front will be bolstered if Chris Canty makes his season debut after being out due to offseason knee surgery. Fellow tackle Rocky Bernard has missed the last two games with a quadriceps injury.

RGIII may be creative under center and might pull off a few tricks, but Eli Manning is clearly the class of the two and should take advantage of a weak Washington secondary. The Giants defense buckled down big time last week and has been playing well since getting off to a slow first half several weeks back against Cleveland. Too much firepower on both sides of the ball should lead to an easy victory.


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jimmythegreek Posts:10704 Followers:376
10/21/2012 09:51 AM

New England -10 over NYJ (bought half):
Facing the Patriots always seem to bring out an even more challenging side of the Jets who again expressed confidence despite being outscored 112-40 in losing the last three regular-season meetings. Sunday's contest will give the winner an upper hand over the other in the division race, with the Jets trying to improve to 3-0 against East rivals.

Tom Brady completed 36 of his career-high 58 attempts for 395 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions Sunday, but Seattle's 46-yard touchdown pass with 1:18 remaining dealt New England a 24-23 defeat. Wes Welker caught 10 passes for 138 yards and a touchdown for the Patriots, whose losses have come by a combined four points. They fell 20-18 to Arizona on Sept. 16 after Stephen Gostkowski missed a field goal as time expired, and 31-30 at Baltimore on Sept. 23 when the Ravens made their winning kick with no time left. While the Patriots may be disappointed with their mark, the Jets may feel a bit more proud given their struggles with injuries.

Among the more serious injuries New York has had were shutdown cornerback Darrelle Revis (ACL) and top receiver Santonio Holmes (foot) being lost for the season in September. Additionally, tight end Dustin Keller (hamstring), rookie wideout Stephen Hill (hamstring) and center Nick Mangold (ankle) all have been nursing injuries. Nothing slowed the Jets last week, though, as they routed Indianapolis 35-9 to end a two-game skid. Embattled quarterback Mark Sanchez finished 11 of 18 for 82 yards and two touchdowns, including a five-yard scoring pass to Stephen Hill. Shone Greene also hasn't done enough over the whole season to really justify giving him the football 20+ times. In order to run the ball the Jets may look more to Tim Tebow than they have all season long. Greene however did run for 161 yards and a couple of TD's.

This is a game New England should win convincingly as long as the Patriots don't make mistakes, take care of the ball and hold the decisive edge in time of possession. While the Jets never feel intimidated given the historic rivalry, Sanchez and company will have to engineer long and successful drives keeping New England's offense off the field while being able to contain the league's # 1 offense.

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10/21/2012 09:57 AM

Chicago -6 over Detroit (Monday night):
Chicago (4-1) has had its way with Detroit (2-3) of late, taking seven of eight in the series - including a 37-13 home win Nov. 13. The teams got into a sideline-clearing fight in that game after Matthew Stafford ripped off D.J. Moore's helmet during Tim Jennings' interception return. Looking to pick up where they left off before their bye, the Bears try to continue their recent domination of the Lions as these division rivals square off in what could be another intense showdown at Soldier Field.

The Lions figure to have trouble ending their woes in this series if the Bears' recent efforts are any indication. Chicago outscored Jacksonville 38-0 in the second half of a 41-3 road win Oct. 7, extending its winning streak to three behind another superb defensive display. Charles Tillman and Lance Briggs became the first teammates to each return interceptions for touchdowns in consecutive weeks, giving the Bears a league-high 13 picks on the season.

The Bears, who moved into sole possession of first place with Minnesota's 38-26 loss at Washington, sit one-half game ahead of the Vikings and two in front of the Lions. Coming off their bye, the Lions - trailing by 10 with just over five minutes remaining in regulation - appeared headed for a fourth consecutive loss before clawing their way back to win 26-23 in overtime at Philadelphia last Sunday. Jason Hanson connected on the game-winning field goal in OT, his fourth of the afternoon.

While Detroit is allowing 3.7 yards per carry - 10th in the league - it could have its hands full with Matt Forte. The Pro Bowl back has given the Lions fits over the last eight games in this series, compiling 975 yards from scrimmage and seven touchdowns. Jay Cutler, meanwhile, has thrown 10 touchdowns and one interception while posting a 105.4 rating in his six games against the Lions in a Bears uniform.

It's still early, but if the Lions, who earned a wild-card spot at 10-6 last season, have any aspirations of making the postseason for a second straight year, they can't afford to keep losing. Not only do they sit at 2-3 at the bottom of a suddenly stacked NFC North division, but also the entire NFC—except for the South of course—looks like a legitimate wild-card threat. Chicago, on the other hand, is currently the king of the North. But with Minnesota looking vastly improved and Green Bay looking like Green Bay again, the Bears can ill afford to take their foot off the gas pedal, especially in a game in which they are heavily favored at home.

Both teams are led by quarterbacks who, while possessing the potential for monstrous, dominant performances, are quite erratic and have a propensity to turn the ball over at will. That will keep this one competitive. However in the end, it's hard to go against the team with the better defense and a distinctive home field advantage.

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jimmythegreek Posts:10704 Followers:376
10/21/2012 10:04 AM

Tennessee/Buffalo over 46:
After giving up 97 points and 1,201 yards in their previous two games - the most by an NFL team since the New York Yanks gave up 1,227 in 1950 - Buffalo (3-3) allowed 332 yards and avoided a third straight defeat last Sunday with a 19-16 overtime victory at Arizona. The Bills spent the week in the desert after getting routed 45-3 at San Francisco on Oct. 7, and that decision appeared to re-energize the defensive unit, which matched season highs with five sacks - two apiece by Mario Williams and Nick Barnett - and two interceptions. Jairus Byrd had both picks, including one in overtime that helped set up Rian Lindell's 25-yard field goal.

Getting Merriman back in the defensive end rotation could be a great addition for a team that will be without Mark Anderson (knee surgery) and possibly Spencer Johnson (ankle) for a third straight week. Merriman, who played five games for Buffalo last season before undergoing season-ending surgery on a partially torn right Achilles' tendon, is expected to dress Sunday after getting cut by Buffalo in August. Chan Gailey's Bills are yielding 32.0 points per game, second-worst in the league behind Tennessee (34.0). The Bills' defensive front will face a Titans line that's surrendered nine sacks in the last two games. Matt Hasselbeck was sacked three times in a 26-23 win over Pittsburgh on Oct. 11, but the veteran quarterback threw for 290 yards.

Tennessee (2-4) had just two offensive touchdowns - a 1-yard run by Jamie Harper and 5-yard reception by Kenny Britt - but it was a step in the right direction after the team totaled 21 points in consecutive road losses to Houston and Minnesota. The Titans also have to feel good about Chris Johnson rushing for 91 yards against the Steelers. Tennessee ranks last in the NFL in rushing with 70.2 yards per game and Johnson is running for a career-worst 3.3 yards per carry. Buffalo's Ryan Fitzpatrick has just one INT in the last two games after getting picked off four times in a 52-28 home loss to New England on Sept. 30, but he also has no TD passes and 279 total passing yards during that stretch.

If you like offense and points, you've come to the right place. This game is very much up in the air regarding the final outcome, but expect both teams go toe to toe out of the gate which could end up well into the 50's until whomever has the ball last.

Best of luck to all in week 7
YTD 10-14

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bobalou Posts:4956 Followers:143
10/21/2012 10:13 AM

GL JTG - I hope all these are as easy a win as LA tech last night! Great stuff and TY for sharing



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