Seahawks AT Chiefs
Going up against his former Patriots teammate, five-time Pro Bowl cornerback Ty
Law, won't be easy, especially with QB Matt Hasselbeck out with a sprained
knee. And Arrowhead Stadium is not a favorite stop for visiting wideouts: The
last one to score there was Randy Moss, in Week 8 of 2005.
Raiders VS. Steelers
He has been suffering from a bad case of alligator arms, failing to go all out
for passes, and has let catchable balls slip though his hands. Even after his
129-yard game against the Cardinals--his most yardage since Week 1 of
2005--don't expect the brazen Moss of old to reappear against the rugged
Patriots VS. Vikings
He leads his team in catches, but that's largely because Tom Brady threw a lot
of short balls to him early in the season. Now that Brady is getting
comfortable taking deep shots to his wideouts ( Chad Jackson scored on a 35-yard
catch last week) and the running backs are gobbling up goal line carries (Corey
Dillon had two red zone touchdowns), Watson will become an afterthought.
Buccaneers VS. Giants
He was wonderful against the Eagles, but Giants Stadium is not exactly
kicker-friendly. Had he tried that 62-yarder there during this windy October,
it might have landed on the New Jersey Turnpike. Bryant may have been a monster
last week--he was 3 for 3, plus two extra points--but he started the season as
a crummy fantasy kicker, and that's how he'll end it.
Baltimore's defensive problems can be traced to its sputtering offense. Because
of iffy quarterback play, the once top-ranked defense has had to spend too much
time on the field. New Orleans has a methodical attack--it ran an eight-minute
drive against Philly in Week 6--and will find ways to capitalize.