In the spirit of this month’s quickly-approaching Halloween holiday, I’ve decided to name one of this week’s NFL weekly thoughts columns, after one of the best known ‘scary’ days in fright history.
That’s right NFL fans, I’ve got 13 ‘ghoulish’ thoughts that accompany each Week 5 contest on the docket and I’m going to scare … I mean, share, them with you right now, starting in the City of Brotherly Love where the ‘dream team’ Philadelphia Eagles are looking at a ‘nightmare’ 1-4 start if they fall to explosive Buffalo.
1. If the Philadelphia Eagles don’t win at Buffalo, they’ll be playing for their playoff lives for the rest of the regular season in the talent-laden NFC.
2. Kansas City should be able to pull off the road win at Indianapolis in Week 5.
Why? Because Indy head coach Jim Caldwell can’t coach a lick!
3. The Vikings get their first win of the season in Week 5 at home against Arizona – mostly because Arizona head coach Ken Whisenhunt is clueless.
4. The Seattle Seahawks and quarterback Tavaris Jackson in particular, are in trouble against the Giants this week! I smell a two-pick game coming from Jackson.
5. I’m thinking the Tennessee Titans have a very realistic shot at beating Pittsburgh, mostly because of veteran quarterback Matt Hasslebeck’s outstanding play this season.
6. Could Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers pull off the upset at home against Drew Brees and the Saints in Week 5? Nah, but it should be a fun-filled game if nothing else.
7. I think Cincy has a shot to get the road win at Jacksonville which looks a mess under lame duck head coach Jack Del Rio.
8. I like Houston to shut down Oakland’s vaunted rushing attack after seeing them b**ch slap Pittsburgh all over the field in Week 4.
9. San Francisco hosts Tampa bay in a battle of 3-1 teams that could very well turn out to be the best game of the week. Now, who would’ve ever thought that?
10. Could the ‘choke artist’ Chargers lose at lowly Denver in Week 5? Not likely, they’ll probably save their choking for the postseason.
11. Something tells me that Tom Brady and the Patriots could be in big trouble against the desperate Jets on Sunday!
12. I’m thinking Sunday’s showdown between Green Bay and Atlanta is going to play out just like their NFC divisional playoff meeting in January.
13. The Lions could get their first loss of the season at home against Chicago, but I think they win in a nail-biter that makes Monday Night Football fans forget all about Hank Williams Jr.