49ers AT Rams
Gore can gouge St. Louis, even when he's not the go-to guy; in Week 16 last
year he tore off two TDs against the Rams coming off the bench. A starter this
season, he ran for 127 yards and a touchdown against them in Week 2. Count on
another stellar showing against the NFL's second-worst run defense.
Bengals AT Browns
Two things are certain with the Bengals: Chad Johnson will act like a fool in
the end zone, and Rudi Johnson will torch Cleveland. Johnson ran for 145 yards
and two touchdowns versus the Browns in Week 2, and in his last four games
against Cleveland he's gone for 160.5 rushing yards a game and six TDs.
Saints AT Falcons
No quarterback on the planet has been as prolific as Drew Brees, who's totaled
1,605 yards in his last four games. Enter Horn, who looked completely healthy
on a 72-yard touchdown romp on Sunday after sitting out two weeks with a
strained groin. Moreover, the Falcons' D is without two of its top three
Seahawks VS. Packers
Rejoice, all wideouts, when you see Green Bay on your upcoming schedule. The
weekly Matt Hasselbeck watch won't impact Jackson, who's reached the end zone
in five of his last six games, with Hasselbeck and Seneca Wallace at QB.
Jackson will burn the Pack, whoever's under center.
Cardinals AT Vikings
How many times have you heard that Fitzgerald was once a ball boy for
Minnesota? Well, he finally returns to the Metrodome for the first time as a
pro to show the folks in his hometown what Cris Carter and Randy Moss taught
him. The Vikings have given up six TD passes in their last two home games.
49ers AT Rams
First-round pick Vernon Davis (broken leg) hasn't seen significant action since
Week 3, and Johnson has been erratic in relief duty. But Johnson should get one
more start before he's benched in favor of a healthy Davis, and the opportunity
comes against the Rams, whom he torched for 10 catches and 113 yards in Week 4
of 2004, his last full season.
Cowboys VS. Buccaneers
The "idiot kicker" gets a matchup even an idiot would love. A week
after ending the Colts' perfect season, Dallas hosts Tampa Bay, which is
mediocre against both the run (20th) and the pass (18th). With their offense
healthy and firing on all cylinders, the Cowboys should run laps around the
Bucs--pausing for the occasional field goal.