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The sun is out here so it must be out everywhere. That’s the kind of rock-solid logic you can take to the bank, mister.
TO THE GAMES!
I mean, this one was over as soon as the sked was revealed, right? Carolina defends the long ball well so look for Mahomes to take what he is given underneath. (bodes well for the rb’s) Now here is where it gets funny-if the Panthers successfully defend the long ball and limit plays underneath that means that the defense with the most amount of missed tackles will then have to shine. Nope. McCaffrey and his beaver brown band is back.
Denver has a great coverage unit but old Julio is kinda bulletproof. With Ridley out Gage (he has the third most yards among wr3’s) and Christian Blake will see some as well. Atlanta can’t defend the te so Fant is in play-if he gets at least 5 targets the odds are that he’ll also get a TD.
It seemed like MVP talk involving Josh Allen happened a long time ago. The first 4 weeks of the year he was QB2, the last 4 weeks he’s been QB13. There is good news for him today though-the Hawks have allowed more rushing TD’s to his spot than any other team. Neither of these teams can stop the talent out there so, PLAY ‘EM ALL!
Both teams are coming off 2 straight losses but I have faith in the Titans (Survivor!) Besides, at the time I called the 5-1 Bears the weakest in the league and they’re just obeying me. Chicago has allowed the most 15+ rushing gains so far this year and well, well, look who has the third most in the league? I think Henry has himself a game if he can get to the second level a few times. The Bears also give up tons of yards to te’s so Jonnu might be in play.
Those of you (like me) that have been sitting on Dobbins all year can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. A hundy vs the Steelers and a 33% missed tackle number surely means that he gets the lion’s share of carries going forward, right? Woo boy, according to PFF, since last year Rivers has thrown (in a noodly fashion) 42 turnover-worthy passes-that ties him with the one and only Dimes.
Good news for Minny-without Golladay on the field his QB rating takes a swan dive. He’ll still do some tossing so Marvin Jones is playable but your sneaky start might be Marvin Hall who went for 114 last week. As for Cook, he owns the Lions so he going for 125 and 2 for sure.
Many pundits are telling the air that Team’s d-line will crush today but if any unit of the Giants is showing improvement it’s the o-line. They were supposed to have their collective heads clobbered vs Tampa and it didn’t happen. Thing is, they’re doing it with 3 rooks. Weird! Don’t be afraid to start McLaurin-in the first meeting, of the 12 targets he had he was defended by Bradberry only twice.
Let’s all welcome Jake Luton aboard. As far as debuts are concerned you couldn’t ask for an easier one here. His draft assessment tells us that he has a much stronger arm than Minshew but that he’s also a guy that doesn’t take a lot of risks. So maybe fade Chark (he’s being covered by Robey also) and take a swing at Laviska Shenault. A super sneaky play might be Jordan Akins because the Jags have surrendered 7 TD’s to te’s.