New Orleans @ San Francisco - Ok, the Saints aren't playing in a dome and everyone is talking about how hard it's going to be for them to win because of the weather. People might want to pay attention to that 49ers defense more than any temperature that they will experience. The Saints have the offense but I still say they can't run the ball when it matters most. They have an opportunistic defense that blitzes a lot but seem to make plays to help get Brees back on the field. Sproles is going to have to have a big game because he's the one guy that you don't want to see with the ball in his hands and space in between the two of you. The 49ers need to get pressure on Brees and they will need to do that with their front 4, but look for Sopoaga and Smith to make some plays for that defense. If they can't get pressure, this one is over quick. Alex Smith also has to play mistake free ball (a proponent all year long) and keep his team in this longer than halftime. Winner - Saints.
Denver @ New England - And Tebow lives another week. Next up is Brady and the
Houston @ Baltimore - Finally the Ravens are right where I want them to be, healthy and ready to bring the pain. The Ravens have to solve their one issue which is how do they have Flacco and Rice co-exist in a meaningful game? Run enough so that it's not so hard for Flacco to make plays in the air, but not allow him to throw
New York Giants @ Green Bay - This should be the best game of the weekend. I say that because if you had to pick a team to beat the Packers, I'd describe a team that could run the ball, pressure the QB on defense, and have a good enough QB to put some points on the board. Sounds a lot like the Giants. The Giants have Bradshaw and
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