nova's NFL Preview Thread (Presented by Coon Chicken)

nova's NFL Preview Thread (Presented by Coon Chicken)

Postby nova » 16 Sep 2010, 11:47

Clayton Bigsby - Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:31 pm: nova: NFL Week 2 Preview. Game to watch, game to miss, O and D MVPs of the week, and top fantasy pick


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Game to Watch: New England at New York Jets
There's a school of thought that any game before Week 6-10 can't be a "must win", but I disagree. The AFC East should be competitive this year with three legitimate contenders, and every matchup between New England, New York and Miami is a "must win". I would expect Randy Moss to have a few big plays, but the bulk of the damage will be done by America's Sweetheart, Wes Motherfuckin Welker. IfI think no matter what the Jets do with their coverage, they're going to decide to cover Moss downfield or leave the short routes open for Welker and his Mini Me. The Jets' sole hope here is if they can get LDT and Shonnnn Green moving against New England's defense, but after seeing what they did to Cincinnati last week, I don't like their chances.
Runner-Up: Philadelphia at Detroit: The Mike Vick Experience goes to Motown where the Lions showed sign of life last week. I think the Eagles win this game handily with Shaun Hill leading Detroit, but I'm intrigued to see how Vick does with the gameplan tailored to him,

Game to Miss: St. Louis at Oakland
Guh. Jason Campbell's start with the Raiders wasn't very good, and the Rams showed signs of life last week. I would expect his numbers to turn around this week against a defense that allowed Derek fucking Anderson to throw for 297 yards. Other than the requisite black QB notes...I got nothing. Sam Bradford makes start #2...um, yeah. <pantomimed jerk-off motion
Runner-Up: Pittsburgh at Tennessee. Lots of running and shitty passing here. As exciting as Dennis Dixon and Vince Young were in college, it's just not the same in the pros.

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Defensive MVP: Terrance Newman, Dallas
Top Fantasy Pick: Chris Johnson, Tennessee
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Re: 2010-11 Season

Postby MisterTambourineMan » 16 Sep 2010, 12:06

Moss wrote:Words don't really hurt me. I guess he's entitled to say what he wants to say. Then again, we're coming to the Meadowlands on Sunday, man, so you got 60 minutes of this 'slouch.' I don't really get into the trash talking, but if what he called me was a 'slouch,' then I guess the 'slouch' will be there to see you on Sunday.
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Re: 2010-11 Season

Postby PornoGil » 16 Sep 2010, 13:12

I'm not a h8er... I like Moss more now than I ever have. But he's gonna get shut down on Sunday.
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Re: 2010-11 Season

Postby MisterTambourineMan » 16 Sep 2010, 13:25

PornoGil wrote:I'm not a h8er... I like Moss more now than I ever have. But he's gonna get shut down on Sunday.


Highly possible, highly possible - though Revis will have help over the top. 1on1 my aunt Sally.

But that'll just mean more for Wes, Gronk/Hernandez, Tate, Taylor, etc., etc. Even when Moss gets shut down, he's still the most important player on the field, the one opening it up.

I got my Moss blinders on though....90 and 2tds, and they'll call off the dogs at the beginning of the fourth.
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Re: 2010-11 Season

Postby ONTB » 16 Sep 2010, 13:40

Revis had help over the top on pretty much every passing down in 2 games against moss.
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Re: 2010-11 Season

Postby nova » 23 Sep 2010, 08:32

Game to Watch: Houston at Dallas
This is a no-brainer of sorts. The Cowboys are 0-2 after shitting the bed against the super-insane-mega-frisky-but-cautiously-optimistic-upside-sleeper Washington Redskins and the suddenly juvenated Jay Cutler led Chicago Bears. Having seen both teams play this season, I think that it will be a fairly offensive game but nowhere near the combined 830 passing yard game the Texans played last week. The Cowboys have a better base pass rush than Washington, and won't leave a disabled defensive back covering the receiver with the greatest physical gifts in the entire National Football League. The key, obviously, will be how well either team can run the ball. If the Cowboys can establish the run, they should win handily. The Texans are not good enough defensively to account for Barber/Jones, Austin and Witten all game. If the Texans can wear down the Dallas defense with Nation Foster, the Cowboys will get desperate, start loading the box and blitzing....leaving Andre Johnson open to do his thing.
Runner up: Atlanta at New Orleans Contrast in style, plus a short week for New Orleans could push the NFC South into a clusterfuck three weeks into the season.

Game to Ignore: Oakland at Arizona
There is going to be a continuing trend here in the Game to Ignore section. Oakland, Arizona, Cleveland and St. Louis are going to find themselves fixtures. The Raiders benched Jason Campbell last week, and not surprisingly, they lost. Jason Campbell can be a starter in the league with the right offensive line. Unfortuntely, he went from the 31st worst run franchise in the NFL to the 32nd. The Cardinals are fucking dreadful as well. At this point, it seems obvious that 'Zona and Cleveland are playing for the Ryan Mallet sweepstakes. Expect this one to be a floater in an airplane bathroom.
Runner up: Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay More ugly football should be here. The Steelers got lucky to have caught "Bad Vince Young" last week, and are trotting out some combination of Chaz Batch and Byron Leftwich. The Bucs are showing signs of life by toppling two titans in the season's first two weeks, and should have a chance to beat Pittsburgh. Game's going to suck, though.

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Cincinnati -3.5 over Carolina
Pittsburgh -3.5 over Tampa Bay
Under 45.5 Green Bay-Chicago
Season Record: 1-2

Offensive MVP: Ray Rice, Baltimore
Defensive MVP: James Harrison, Pittsburgh
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Re: 2010-11 Season

Postby Brick Tamland » 23 Sep 2010, 09:10

nasty nova wrote:Game to Watch: Houston at Dallas
....If the Texans can wear down the Dallas defense with Nation Foster, the Cowboys will get desperate, start loading the box and blitzing....leaving Andre Johnson open to do his thing.
Runner up: Atlanta at New Orleans Contrast in style, plus a short week for New Orleans could push the NFC South into a clusterfuck three weeks into the season.


Something to watch: Houston's LT just got popped with a 4-game suspension this week... Schaub could be in for a long day unless they triple-team Ware.
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Re: 2010-11 Season

Postby Theny » 23 Sep 2010, 15:23

Those are really the two most interesting games? Ok.
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Re: 2010-11 Season

Postby nova » 23 Sep 2010, 15:30

Shame on me for omitting the life-changing, 9-7 matchup between the Dolphins and the Jets.
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Re: 2010-11 Season

Postby Clayton Bigsby » 23 Sep 2010, 15:32

nova: excellent job on your weekly preview. i agree with the games to watch, esp. hou/dal
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Re: 2010-11 Season

Postby Theny » 23 Sep 2010, 15:35

nasty nova wrote:Shame on me for omitting the life-changing, 9-7 matchup between the Dolphins and the Jets.


I'm just assuming you only watch the NFC. Packers/bears is more interesting.
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Re: 2010-11 Season

Postby paje » 23 Sep 2010, 15:49

Anyone else find the Niners / Chiefs to be a sneaky interesting game? On paper the Niners are the better team, but they are coming off a short week and a tough loss on Monday night now they have to go to Kansas City. Chiefs already beat a San Diego team at Arrowhead that was supposed to run away with their division again. I can’t see the 49ers falling to 0-3 but I think it’s just a tough break in the schedule to have to go to KC this week.
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Re: 2010-11 Season

Postby Jew Jitsu » 23 Sep 2010, 15:55

KC blowssssssssssssssss, they played horrible last week in cleveland (yet still won!). 9ers will win by 3 scores
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Re: 2010-11 Season

Postby nova » 30 Sep 2010, 09:15

Game to Watch: Ravens at Steelers
At this point, the Steelers are playing with house money. Sitting at 3-0 without their star sex offender quarterback is two wins more than most would have expected, and done no favors playing the Ravens in Week 4. Baltimore is a strange team; I don't know if they were looking ahead to this week, and forgot to study the Browns' game film, but Peyton Hillis looked like the rebirth of Mike Alstott last week against the so-called "good" Baltimore defense. Admittedly, I have not seen Pittsburgh play, but I have watched three Ravens' games, and if this team has any weakness, it's against the run. Something that Pittsburgh is doing VERY well to this point in the season. The Steelers should win this one convincingly; Flacco is too inconsistent and, prior to last week, was trying to be cute in teh passing game. Just get that bitch up in the air in Boldin's general direction, and you will have success. Unfortunately, with that enderaring little Samoan out there, Ray Rice won't be able to run as freely as he'd like. 24-7 Steelers, as the (wet) dream start to the season continues.
First Runner Up: New England at Miami: Two straight weeks in prime time for the Dolphins, and this should be a good one. Braylon Edwards had a big play me against the Fins secondary, and it's almost expected that Randy Moss will do the same at some point. I like the Dolphins here, even though it's a short week, because they've got enough offensive balance to keep that Pats on their heels defensively. Now that they have a real wide receiver, the Patriots have to account for Marshall AND focus on stopping the running game of Miami. Miami wins, 24-21.
Second Runner Up: Chicago at New York Giants: The Bears are off to a better than expected start, while the Giants are mired in an awful slump. The Bears can't run the ball, but Cutler has been effective in cutting down his turnovers. Statistically, the Giants have a stout pass defense but it's because their run defense is so bad. They're allowing 137 yards per game on the ground against 169 in the air. Beware of the Eli Manning Sneak Attack Game here. He's due for a big day passing.

Game to Ignore: Houston at Oakland
This will be a bloodbath. The Raiders are an awful team this season, and seem to be tanking (along with Cleveland) for their shot at Ryan Mallet. Matt Schaub and "Nation" Foster should run amok here.
Runner Up: Seattle at St. Louis: The race toward a 6-10 division winner continues onward with a crappy game within the NFC West. St. Louis is playing with confidence after being gifted their hard fought win against Washington. Whatthefuckever. Bradford looked good, but SJax being hurt won't help them.

My-T-Sharps Picks of the Week
New York Jets -6 over Buffalo
San Francisco +7 over Atlanta
Over 43 Washington-Philadelphia
Last Week: 3-0
Season Record: 4-2

Offensive MVP: Aaron Rodgers and Mike Vick
Defensive MVP: Troy Polumalu
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Re: 2010-11 Season

Postby PornoGil » 30 Sep 2010, 10:38

nasty nova wrote:The Raiders are an awful team this season, and seem to be tanking (along with Cleveland) for their shot at Ryan Mallet.

Probably just a brainfart on your part, but Oakland's #1 belongs to the Pats. Or maybe that's how awful Oakland is - they're tanking without even realizing they don't have their #1.

I agree with your picks, including the Miami one.
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