The preview will be a bit shorter this week due to two teams with Frogs sitting this one out.
Game of the Week:
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Indianapolis Colts. Noon. CBS. Raise your hands if you thought Andy Dalton's Bengals would be the team with the 3-2 record and the Colts 0-5 heading into this one? Raise your hand if you thought Andy Dalton would be giving up 7 points in this one with the Vegas types? I have a feeling Andy's mom is the only one, if she's a reader. Really impressive stuff from ole Red. If you haven't jumped on the Sunday Ticket wagon yet for Fantasy purposes, I bought it 50/50 for Red Zone Channel and Bengals games and haven't regretted it once. It just makes me so proud!
The Colts clearly aren't the same without Peyton Manning under center and they've got to be kicking themselves at least a little bit for not taking Dalton in the draft this past year. I don't think Red is the vengeful type, but it has to be in the back of his mind at least a little bit, doesn't it? Dalton hasn't been over the top statistics wise, and fortunately he hasn't had to be because of the surprise success of the Bengals Defense. If DC Mike Zimmer isn't already on the short list of assistant of the year, then something is broken with that system. The Colts don't have a great passing defense - 254 yards per game - but they have the second worst run D in the league and have to be kind of broken at this point. Could be more of the same from Red, Ced and... AJ.
On the other side of the ball is Jerry Hughes has seen a small amount of snaps but is probably going to be on the bread line when his rookie contract runs out. He had one tackle and has 4 for the year.
Green Bay Packers vs. St. Louis Rams. Noon. Fox. I'm not for certain Marshall Newhouse will get another start, but it shouldn't matter for the Pack when the lowly Rams come to town. Green Bay is due a loss eventually, but it won't be this week.
Jacksonville Jaguars @ Pittsburgh Steelers. Noon. CBS. Similar to the game above with Newhouse, I'm not sure Drew Coleman will even play for the Jags due to a bo bo on his noggin, but at 1-4 the Jags really can't lose any starters. The passing defense - 10th in the league - has been a bright spot and they'll need all the help they can get to slow down Rapeslithberger.
NYJ vs. Miami Dolphins. 7:30PM Monday. ESPN. After catching his first career TD last weekend, Jeremy Kerley, LDT and crew look to get back into the win column against divisional foe Miami. Wow, that was a pretty professional looking sentence. Let's try that again: If Rex Ryan would stop making terrible home videos about his wife's feet and switch his fetish to hands, he'd realize he has a pretty special rookie athlete lining up out wide in Jeremy Kerley. That's a little better. Tomlinson hasn't seen the field too much this season as the Jets are set on Shonn Greene at starter, but Kerley could get some catches against the 31st ranked passing unit. Anyway, at 2-3 the Jets need a win, especially at home against the winless Dolphins who have pretty much put the concrete shoes on the career of HC Tony Sparano. If you like laughing at ESPN's scheduling ineptitude, please review the upcoming Monday night games. I have no idea whose idea it was to televise Jacksonville and the Chiefs in back to back weeks, but hopefully that person is fired. Flex-scheduling, ESPN needs it.
The Seahawks and Cardinals are idle this week.