The Jets are coming off a big win against division rival the Buffalo Bills last week. But there are still questions about Favre’s consistency that remains a big concern for New York. As a fan you love a quarterback who takes chances. But being a Jet fan, you’re pessimistic and pissed when they don’t work, and lately, they haven’t been working for #4. Last week he was ok with the exception of that costly interception. Obviously the velocity is not there either as he is definitely playing hurt. Last week the defense bailed him out and secured the victory but can they do it again this week?
Jim Haslett has the Rams playing at a much higher level then there were under Scott Linehan. If Steven Jackson is healthy and can play the full game then I think the Rams could have a chance of upsetting the Jets. The offensive line has been horrendous this year. Marc Bulger has barely anytime to step back and throw the ball and the receivers can’t get any separation from their defenders.
Jets should keep the momentum going in their favor. Hopefully last week’s win is another step in trying to find an identity for this team. They haven’t played their best ball yet but with 2 big road games coming up in New England and Tennessee lets hope it shines its face then.
Jets 27, Rams 16
ATLANTA FALCONS (-1) vs. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
I think it’s safe to say that the Atlanta Falcons and the Miami Dolphins are the biggest surprise teams so far this season. Both are playing over .500 and have a good shot at being playoff potentials considering this was to be rebuilding seasons for both. Matt Ryan is clearly hands down rookie of the year. Mike Smith has this team playing superbly and should be noted for coach of the year. John Abraham is having another pro-bowl season and is only playing 60% of the defensive snaps.
New Orleans is my Superbowl pick to come out of the NFC. Drew Brees will break Dan Marino’s passing record this season and is almost a sure thing to win NFL MVP. They have a few key players on offense with injuries though. Reggie Bush is sidelined after getting his knee scalped, Marques Colstons’ thumb and Jeremy Shockey, sports hernia. Still Brees is playing at an MVP level. Colston and Shockey will be back this week after their much needed bye.
Although Atlanta is playing well at home, I’m going to go with New Orleans coming off the bye. Even without Reggie Bush Deuce McAllister was a beast last week and until further notice from the NFL he is still scheduled to dress for this contest.
Saints 33, Falcons 27