...the Ravens are still not getting any respect for their win against the Bengals, as evidenced by their being an underdog at Houston.
...I'm not too sure how the Texans can get steamrolled by the Steelers and still be favorites over the Ravens, who won last week.
...it's not like the Texans were upset last week, or they were supposed to be such a good team this season.
...the national media have a much clearer memory of the Ravens injury-riddled 2007 5-11 team as opposed to the healthy 2006 13-3 one.
...with the Ravens healthy this season, it should more closely resemble the 2006 one.
...after the Cleveland Browns lose to the Steelers this Sunday to go 0-2 with both losses at home, they will slink into Baltimore for their first road game and third loss of the season next week.
...the Cincinnati Bengals return home with a very important game on the line for the team and especially head coach Marvin Lewis. An 0-2 start puts them in the division basement & a slow boat to a high draft pick.
...the best games this weekend are the Patriots-Jets, Broncos-Chargers and the Cowboys-Eagles.
...I'm also interested in the Vikings-Colts game, as one of them will end up a very disappointing 0-2 start.
...I fully expect the Colts to still be in the playoff chase with a win or loss this weekend because as long as Peyton Manning is on the field, they are one of the better teams in the league.
...the Pats will still be a very good team and new QB Matt Cassel will have some pretty good targets to still throw to.
...a lot of Tom Brady's TD passes to Randy Moss were completed because of Moss' ability, not because of Brady's.
...therefore, don't be surprised if Moss still has a dozen TD receptions and Cassel ends up looking pretty good.
...weren't the Pats' fans panicking when Drew Bledsoe went down with an injury years ago and the Pats were left with an unproven 6th round draft pick named Tom Brady?
...I'm not saying Matt Cassel is the next "Tom Brady" but if he is, you heard it here first!
...while Brett Favre is an upgrade over Chad Pennington for the Jets (sorry Miami!), I'm not convinced which "Brett Favre" he will be this season- the horrible 2006 one or the incredible 2007 one!
...the Raiders, Bengals, Texans, Dolphins will line their respective division basements in the AFC.
...the Lions, Redskins, Falcons and 49ers will do the same in the NFC.
...the above opinions are mine and only intended to spark debate, not piss off the fans of the teams I degraded. Sorry.
Peace to all those affected by the events of 9/11. We are all Americans. U-S-A, U-S-A!!!