Hey, we're down to the Final 8 in the good old NFL with some great games slated for this weekend. Here's my take on what's in store:
Baltimore vs. Tennessee
The Ravens are currently the sexy pick for a lot of people over at the World Wide Leader in Sports, but I ain't buying it. Jeff Fisher can coach, the Titans are at home, and the Ravens have a rookie QB. Tennessee 21, Baltimore 17. Update: Wrong. Ravens win. I'm 0-1.
Arizona vs. Carolina
Nobody is giving the Cardinals a chance to win, and they're right. Carolina will control the game on the ground and Arizona's surprising ground attack from last week will disappear. Carolina 31, Arizona 21. Holy crap. How did that happen? Arizona dominates. I'm 0-2.
Philadelphia vs. New York Giants
Philly is on a roll, having beaten Dallas handily and whipping up on the Minnesotas last week. The problem? Dallas was imploding and the Vikings were never very good. New York, on the other hand, is. New York 17, Philadelphia 10. Well, hell. Philly wins. My perfect record in intact at 0-3. Look out Steelers.
San Diego vs. Pittsburgh
Everybody is ga-ga over Darren Sproles, and for good reason. He's fun to watch. His fun ends here though as the Steeler's defense will hold him well under 100 yards. And although Pittsburgh's offensive line has shown all the strength of a cheesecloth curtain, Big Ben will stay upright often enough to win the game. Pittsburgh 27, San Diego 23. Woohoo! Got one right at least.