ITS RAIDER WEEK! I know we have a playoff spot locked up and I know there is always a risk of injury, but there is plenty of incentive to play this game like it means everything. Either way, I expect the starters to play until the game gets out of hand, if that happens. Anyways, lets do this.
Bring it on -
This is not only about watching his play, but watching how much he plays. I really feel that Matt Cassel needs to play the entire game unless we are winning or losing by a lot. There are multiple reasons for this. One, he is 3 touchdowns away from tying the Chiefs all time record, and 4 away from breaking it. Another being that we should avoid having him be rusty in the playoffs. We all saw in the St. Louis Rams game that it took Cassel almost an entire quarter to shake of the rust from missing a week. In the playoffs, we don’t have a quarter to waste.
Wow, this post is starting to be a lot like last weeks. Anyways, words cannot describe how badly I want Jamaal Charles to get the rushing title. It would be an incredible testimony to our offensive line and to his incredible play. I know he is a ways behind Foster, but hopefully the Jacksonville Jaguars can hold him to a minimal afternoon.
I was going to single out Brandon Flowers in this, but I will make it about the entire defense. Tamba Hali hasn’t had a big game in a while, and a big game this week, like 3 sacks, would go along way to him potentially being a Pro Bowl Reserve. I would also like to see Flowers get an INT. He had 2 in the first two weeks and has had none since. He is our best lockdown man, and he needs more reward for his great play.
What to Watch for: Around the NFL
For some odd reason the packers are in my game of the week really often. Anyways, this game has major implications. The Packers need a win and they are in, and the Bears can go for the one seed thanks to the Vikings surprise victory over the Eagles. Anyways, I predict the Packers to win this one. Green Bay 38 Chicago 28
Honorable Mention: St. Louis @ Seattle