Season 1 Game of the Week

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  1. dj illmatic 23

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    Week 7 Game of the Week
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    In this week's featured game, the defending Super Bowl Champion NY Giants travel to Washington to take on the undefeated Washington Redskins. The Giants come into this game off to a slow start at 3-3. Meanwhile, the Redskins have shocked the NFL at 6-0 and are one of only three teams left undefeated. While NY comes into this game completely healthy, Washington will be without WR Santana Moss. Moss has gotten off to a great start with 20 receptions and 4 TD's and could be a big loss for the Skins.
    The Giants come into this game hoping to get Eli Manning turned around. Manning has thrown more picks than interceptions, and does not look like the two-time Super Bowl winner that he is. Manning has a great stable of receivers led by WR's Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks. If Eli can just manage to throw it to the guys in blue instead of the guys in red, Washington's winning streak could come to an end. While Manning and the passing game have struggled, the running game has flourished. Rookie HB David Wilson has been a pleasant suprise averaging an amazing 7.9 yards a carrry on 87 carries. Both Wilson and Ahmad Bradshaw have 5 TD's a piece as well, and are the reason the Giants stand at 3-3 despite Manning's struggles.
    Defensively, the Giants pass rush has been destroying QB's all season. DE Jason Pierre-Paul has 11 sacks already, and is on pace to shater the all time record for sacks in a season. The defense has also been opprotunistic coming up with 10 turnovers on the year. The player under the biggest spotlight could be MLB Chase Blackburn. Redskins QB RG3 is a dual threat player, and Blackburn will have to cover the middle of the field against the pass and the theat of a QB run. If Griffin does take off, the Giants will need to punish him and make him think twice about running out of the pocket.
    While many expected RG3 to compete for rookie of the year, they never expected him to compete for MVP. Griffin has an amazing 1,613 yards, 16 TD's, and only 3 interceptions on the season. He has also rushed for almost 400 yards and 5 TD's. Griffin's favorite target has been TE Fred Davis. Davis leads the team in all statistical categories. Washington needs to get WR Pierre Garcon involved in the offense more. He is a big play threat, and needs to be involved in the offense. When Griffin is not lighting up the scoreboard, the Skins look to HB Tim Hightower to carry the rock. Hightower will need to have a good game to keep the NY pass rush off of RG3.
    The Redskins defense revolves around do everything LB Brian Orakpo. The Giants must account for Orakpo at all times. The CB tandem of DeAngelo Hall and Josh Wilson have three interceptions a piece, which doesn't bold well for turnover prone Eli Manning. The Redskins have gotten a decent pass rush this season, and will need to harass Eli if they hope to remain undefeated.
    The Redskins have been on a roll, and Griffin has become a star. Eli Manning has struggled, but he is stll Eli Manning. Manning will get back on the right track, and start producing Manning like numbers. Washington hangs tough, but their undefeated streak comes to an end here.
    Prediction
    NY-30 Washington-27

     
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  2. Bl0ndeRedHead

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    dj illmatic 23 great work.

    Garçon has only played in 3 games to my knowledge with injuries, hence his lack of numbers. That will change with Moss being hurt now, expect Garçon to put up big numbers in his absence.
     
  3. RyanC

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    I did a half decent job on Garcon, however Davis ripped me a new one
     
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    Rudolph made Davis look like a Pop Warner player in comparison lol
     
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    I dunno, Rudolph needed at least 6 more catches to get 10 or so more yards. I need LBs who can cover badly
     
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    Yeah and Davis is a much better YAC tight end. He's an oversized receiver.
     
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    Week 8 Game of the Week
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    In this week's featured game, the 4-3 Seattle Seahawks travel to Motown to take on the 5-1 Detroit Lions. Both teams are in the thick of their division race, and need a win to keep pace with the rest of the division. The Seahawks come into this game without a key player on defense. FS Earl Thomas will miss the game with broken ribs. The Lions are completely healthy, and hope to stay that way by weeks end.
    Seattle enters this game trying to get their offense on track. Rookie QB Russell Wilson has played well this season throwing for 1,212 yards, 13 TD's, and only 6 interceptions. His favorite target has been WR Braylon Edwards. Edwards has twice as many catches as the second leading receiver on the team Sidney Rice. Rice does seem to be Wilson's favorite target in the redzone, as he leads the team in receiving TD's. Seattle has had some difficulty protecting Wilson, as he has been sacked 21 times this season. In order to take some of the pressure off Wilson and the passing game, HB Marshawn Lynch will need to have a big game. Lynch is averaging only 3.5 yards a carry. If Lynch can move the chains, this will keep the explosive Lions offense off the field. Also look out for rookie HB Robert Turbin. Turbin has seen limited carries, but he is averaging 5.6 yards when he does. The Lions also have to be careful not to let return specialist Leon Washington run one back. Washington has ran a punt back for a TD already this year, and would love to add to that total.
    In the Lions, Seattle's defense faces its kryptonite. The Seahawks have struggled all year trying to defend the pass, and Calvin Johnson is the last thing they want to see. Rookie MLB Bobby Wagner has been a pleasent suprsie for Seattle, leading the team in tackles. They will need team sack leader, DE Red Bryant, to get pressure on Matthew Stafford and disrupt the timing of the passing game. The biggest spotlight may be on SS Kam Chancellor. Without Earl Thomas, it will be up tp Chancellor to patrol the deep middle of the field and not give up the big play.
    Detroit is led by one of the most explosive offenses in the league, and at the helm is QB Matthew Stafford. Stafford has thrown for over 2,000 yards and 22 TD's so far this season. Of course his favorite target is the most unstoppable WR in the game, Calvin Johnson. Johnson leads the team in all statistical categories, and is averaging an eye popping 18.9 yards a reception. WR Mike Williams has benefitted from the attention Megatron receives, averaging 16.5 yards a reception. While the passing game has been succesful, the running game has not. Now whether this is a product of not needing to run or not being able to run remains to be seen. While they may not need a running game with all the weapons they have on offense, it could help keep Stafford in one piece all season. The offensive line has done a great job of protecting him, but it only takes one hit.
    Detroit's defense is led by DT Ndamukong Suh. Suh has gotten off to a slow start this season, but he is always a threat to make plays and disrupt the offense. DE Cliff Avril and DT Corey Williams have benefitted from the attention Suh gets and have 5 and four sacks respectively. One are the defense needs to improve on is forcing turnovers. They have only forced nine on the season.
    This game comes down to two simple facts. Seattle can't stop the pass, and Detroit is one of the best passing teams in the league. This game could get ugly.
    Prediction
    Detroit-42 Seattle-13
     
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    Pretty close on the prediction. The game unfolded just as you stated... couldnt stop pass (or run). Couldnt get my running game going as usual. Not to mention both RBs got hurt, Best for the season... not sure how long for Lynch.

    You also have to notice that the Lions are one of the top defenses so far this season. This is a tough team that plays a very fair and sim style. Couldn't be mad about that. Looking forward to moving on.
     
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    Week 9 Game of the Week

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    In this week's featured game, the 3-4 Miami Dolphins travel to Indianapolis to take on the 6-1 Colts. The Colts are coming off their first loss of the season and would like to rebound against the Dolphins this week. Miami has battled injuries all season and will be without the services of TE Michael Agnew, DT Paul Soliai, OLB Kevin Burnett, and WR Davone Bess for this game. The only Colt expected to miss this game will be WR Jerome Simpson.

    The Dolphins' strength so far this season has been an explosive rushing attack led by rookie HB Lamar Miller from The U. Miller is averaging 7 yards a carry and has scored 8 TD's this season. His emergence allowed Miami to trade Reggie Bush earlier this season. The problem for the Dolphins has been at QB. Joe Flacco has impressive passing numbers, 1,667 yards and 17 TD's. However, his 15 interceptions is way to high and has put the defense in tough situations all year. Flacco needs to make better decisions if the Dolphins hope to come out on top. Flacco has done a good job spreading the ball around. WR James Jones leads the team in all receiving categories, while Terrell Owens has made an impressive return after being out of the league last year. The x factor could be TE Travis Beckum. Beckum is averaging 24.3 yards a reception.

    The Miami defense is led by MLB Karlos Dansby. Dansby leads the team in tackles. The player the Colts must contain is DE Jared Odrick. Odrick has 9 sacks on the season, and will be expected to harass Andrew Luck all night. The Dolphins have struggled forcing turnovers this season. They have only compared to their 17 turnovers. If Miami hopes to make a playoff push during the second half of the season, they have to get these numbers turned around.

    For the Colts, the spotlight will be where it has been firmly focused all season, on first overall pick Andrew Luck. Luck has had amazing season throwing for 2,034 yards, 24 TD's, and only 12 picks. Indy's offensive line has done a good job of protecting Luck as they have only given up 12 sacks on the season. Luck's favorite target has been veteran WR Reggie Wayne. Wayne has almost 700 yards receiving and 9 TD's on the season. Luck's college team mate and fellow rookie TE Coby Fleener is also having a big season, although he has been overshadowed by Luck. HB Donald Brown is having a big year and is on pace for over 1,000 yards on the season. The Colts will need to establish the running game to slow down the Miami pass rush.

    The Colts defense is led by DE Robert Mathis. Mathis leads the team in tackles and sacks, and has lived in the backfield for much of the season. While Mathis has shined, DE Dwight Freeney has had a disappointing season so far. It will be interesting to see if he can turn it around in the second half of the season. While takeaways have been difficult for the Miami Dolphins to come by, the Colts have no such problem. The Indianapolis defense has forced 22 takeaways this season, which is fourth best in the league. They are +8 in turnover difference this season, and will look to add to that total this week.
    This game is pretty simple to pick. The Dolphins have a problem with turnovers, and the Colts defense is one of the best in the league at taking the ball away. If both of these things hold true, the Colts will get back to their winning ways this week.
    Prediction​
    Indianapolis-34 Miami-23
     
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    Week 13 Game of the Week
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    In this week's featured game, we have a battle between two long time division rivals with playoff implications. The Packers are coming off a tough loss to the NY Giants, and a loss against the Vikings will make the NFC North a much tighter race. The Vikings will be without LB Erin Henderson for this game, while the Packers will be without LB A.J. Hawk.
    Despite having the best HB in the league, Minnesota has relied on QB Christian Ponder. Ponder is having a big season in his second year throwing for over 3,000 yards and 29 TD's already this season. The key numbers Green Bay fans are looking at are his 18 interceptions and the 34 times he's been sacked. Ponder's favorite target has been TE Kyle Rudolph, Rudolph leads the team in all receiving categories. Percy Harvin is the big play receiver for the team. He only has 20 catches on the season, but 7 of them are for TD's. Adrian Peterson is having a quiet season by his standards with only 510 yards and 1 TD, but he is a threat to go the distance any time he touches the ball. Minnesota could be better served to give AP the rock and keep the dangerous Packers offense off the field.
    Minnesota's defense is predicated on their ability to rush the QB. DE Jared Allen and Brian Robison both have 10 sacks on the year, and make it difficult for offenses to sustain any momentum. They will have to harass Aaron Rodgers and disrupt the timing of the passing game if they hope to win. They cannot afford to give Rodgers time to throw, or he will pick them apart. The Vikings secondary is young, and may be the weakest part of their defense.
    The Packers are led by MVP QB Aaron Rodgers. While Ponder is actually having a better statistical season than Rodgers, Rodgers still is the best QB in the league. He can make throws no one else can. His 22 TD's are a good number, but his 16 interceptions are not up to standards. The main reason for the high number of turnovers is the Packers have adopted the Al Davis style of football, "throw it deep baby!" Green Bay's top four receivers all average over 18 yards a catch. It will be interesting to see if Rodgers has the time to get these passes off against the Vikings pass rush. The running game has struggled with the addition of Reggie Bush. Although he is a big play threat, he is averaging only 3.9 yards a carry.
    The Packers defense likes to rely on blitzes in order to get pressure. LB Nick Perry leads the team with 11 sacks. The Vikings have not done well in pass protection this season, so Perry could have a big game. Green Bay is in the top 10 in takeaways, and the Vikings have a -2 turnover difference for the season. This stat could decide the game.
    This is a difficult game to pick. It boils down to strength versus strength. The Packers passing game against the Vikings pass rush. I don't think the Minnesota secondary can hold up.
    Prediction
    Green Bay-41 Minnesota-28
     
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  11. CTfromDC

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    We shall see, Coach CT has a huge Monkey wrench he is throwing into the mix this week, mixing things up on Offense and Defense, we need a spark
     

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