Here's a few picks for this weekend's action:
Dallas/Carolina UNDER 37 1/2 (3 units). . . Both teams will struggle to move the ball and sustain drives. The Dallas O-Line is in horrible shape, and they'll have to run the ball some (with very little successs) to give Bledsoe any sort of chance to stay upright, and as long as the Dallas D doesn't allow Delhomme and Smith to go off, it'll be hard for the Panthers to mount much offensively. . .
Carolina 13 Dallas 10
Tampa Bay -3 (2 units): Atlanta has proven they can't beat the better teams in the league. Tampa will rebound from their poor play last week, in which they were overmatched by one of the hottest teams in the NFL. They'll get the Cadillac rolling this week for over 125 yds rushing.
Vick actually had a good passing game when these teams met last time (those are few and far between), but the Bucs D will be all over him on Saturday. Tampa's going back to the playoffs after a two-year abscence. .
Bucs 24 Atl 13
Kansas City +1 (2 units). . . Chiefs as a home doggie ?? hmmmm. . . . Both teams have a whole lot to play for, so this isn't considered a “letdown" spot for SD after beating Indy. But, it is a HUGE chore to expect them to win at Indy AND KC in back-to-back weeks. . .
LT is banged up, but will play. He may be limited though, which is bad news for the Chargers. The key will be if KC can run against SD's front, which has been magnificent.
Larry Johnson may not have a whole lotta room to run, but he'll be effective enough to help keep the heat off Trent Green, who I expect to have a huge day.
I give KC a slight edge on Saturday, which will keep the AFC wildcard race a mess leading up to week 17. .
KC 30 San Diego 24 (slight lean to the over also)
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