Tag:New York
Posted on: October 5, 2008 5:14 am

Seahawks @ the New York football Giants

This post is difficult for me. Do I play homer and tell you that the Seahawks will win for sure, or do I preach gloom and doom, the Giants are too good, we have too many question marks etc.? Well, I've never been a homer, so that's out, but I've never been a sky is falling kind of a guy either. So here's what I'll do... I'll really tell you what I feel and you can rip me if I'm wrong. At this point, I give the Seahawks about a 35 percent chance of winning this game. In order to do that, they must control the line of scrimmage, especially on offense. Hasselbeck can not be sacked 5 times and expect to win this game. If I were Holmgren, I'd really be about trying to establish the run in the first half, especially with a solid pass rush on the other side and some rusty receivers on ours. The Hawks need to use the pass to keep the Giants D honest at times, but I'd try to use a ball control passing game and not go deep too often.

We do have Deion Branch and Bobby Engram back, but I'll be surprised if they make a big impact this first game. Also, the Giants will be without wideout Plexico Burress whom the team has suspended for missing a team meeting. The Seahawks have got to be concerned about falling to      1 -3 and for that reason, I think they make a game of it. I look for the Giants to have the lead in the 4th, Seahawks close the gap late, but... ugh... fall a little short, but cover the 7 point spread, 24-20. I hope I'm wrong and they win it. I have been before. The fact is though, we are 1 -2 with our only victory being against one of the worst teams in the league right now. The Giants are 3-0 with a victory over the Redskins, who are looking like one of the best teams in the league. Kind of scary. Go Seahawks! Prove me wrong.

In other NFC West games, the 49ers play host to the Patriots, the Cardinals host the Bills, and the Rams take a much needed week off.  My quick picks: 49ers by 3, Bills by 10, Rams lose even though they are off.

One last thing. Thanks to those of you who checked out my Cubs post. Kind of cool to actually have someone reading my stuff. Sorry Cub fans. Rough Series. But your still not cursed. Maybe jinxed, but definitely not cursed.

Category: NFL
Posted on: September 28, 2008 3:20 am
Edited on: September 28, 2008 3:38 am

Will we gain ground in the bye week?

At first glance, it appears that the Seahawks could end September 2008, one of the worst months in recent franchise history, only 1/2 game out of first place. The bye couldn't come at a better time considering all the injuries to our receivers. Okay, the Cardinals and 49ers are playing a better brand of football than they've played in several years, but this week looks like it could be tough for both clubs. And then there's the Rams. Sorry Rams fans, methinks you are done for.

Here are the games to be played in the NFC West this Sunday.

Buffalo Bills (3-0) @ St. Louis Rams (0-3)  Line: Bills by 8.5
The Bills are coming off a gut-wrenching, nail-biting, last second, 1 point victory over the Raiders. The Bills appeared to have overlooked the Raiders, a team with head coaching issues who probably couldn't beat anyone but the Chiefs right now. They meet the Rams this week, another team with head coaching issues who wishes they were playing the Chiefs right now. The Rams are coming off a gut-wrenching, nail-biting , last second, 24 point loss to the Seahawks. Will the Bills sleepwalk through the first 3 quarters of a football game for the 2nd week in a row? Will Trent (oops, where'd the ball go)  Green spark his club like Gus (I've played for every team in the NFL... twice) Frerotte did for the Vikings last week? Will the Bills team from the last few years finally show up and give the Rams a chance in this one? Uhh... no. In a game that is not as close as the final score, Buffalo takes it behind 2 Marshawn Lynch TDs and steady, if not spectacular play by Trent (I'm better than Green and Dilfer) Edwards by the final score of 24-10.

San Francisco 49ers (2-1) @ New Orleans Saints  (1-2) Line: Saints by 4.5
This should be an entertaining ball game. Mike Martz offensive schemes have done wonders for his team as has the play of J.T. (boy am I glad I don't have to hold the clipboard anymore) O'Sullivan and Frank Gore. The Niners have gone from dead last in most offensive stats in '07 to a steady middle of the pack and O'Sullivan, who is starting his 4th NFL game after 7 years on the bench, appears to be gaining confidence every week. The Saints are led by Drew (am I really leading the league in passing yards for a 1 and 2 team) Brees and Reggie Bush. Tight End Jeremy Shockey is out for 3 to 6 weeks in what could be a bonus for Reggie Bush FF owners. Bush's running yards are not spectacular, but he may end up reminding 49er fans of Roger Craig - solid runs, good catches out of the backfield, and good at watching the short yardage back score TDs. In a nail biter, Martin Gramatica hits the go ahead FG with just over a minute to play. 49ers fall just short on the 2 minute drive when O'Sullivan throws a pick just as the Niners are nearing FG range. Final score: Saints win 38-36.

Arizona Cardinals (2-1) @ New York Jets (1-2)   Line: Jets by 1
Arizona, led by QB Kurt (I'm glad they didn't make me give my MVP trophies back when I was sucking it up with the Giants) Warner, WRs Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald, and RB Edgerrin James, can move the ball downfield in a hurry. The New York Bretts proved last week against the Chargers that they can let the ball move downfield in a hurry. Brett (do you really think I might not play because I'm "questionable") Farve has not yet met expectaions with his new team. I for one, have not been aboard the Favre bandwagon this season but am preparing to jump on for this game. Knowing New York fans attitudes, the honeymoon is likely over. If the Jets lose this game, the grumbling will begin. God knows they are freaking out over the baseball season (Mets will be knocked out of the playoffs Sunday and shouts of "Fire Manuel" or "Fire Girardi" will be heard all over the 5 boroughs) and fans are just waiting for the Knicks to begin play so they can take out their frustration by booing mercilessly from their 200 dollar seats, while drinking their 10 dollar Budweisers. Farve knows all of this by now, or he will once he reads my blog, and will know that he must win one for the great fans of New York. Kurt Warner is knocked out of the game and the Jets win going away, 30-16.

I could be wrong.
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