by Gerald Udowiczenko
Thanks to Graham, Peter, Jon, Richard and Alan for this weeks contributions.
As I'm pushed for space and time I'll cut it short.
W4) @ NJ (4-0,
W4) Last Season (10 - 14)
Gerald : Someone's going to loss the perfect
record and I think it will be the Jets. Bills by 4.
Jon : One of several big games this week and
one of two perfect records that will bite the dust. The leagues most effective
D vs the leagues No.1 offence could make this a classic. I'm going for
defence. Bills by 3.
Graham : NJ by 3
Richard : The Bills defence is overrated while
the Jest have been astonishing on offence. The Bills however do have a
useful offence themselves so it should be a close game. I will take the
Alan : A tough call, but I will go with homefield
to swing it the Jets way just. Although I believe that the Bills will
win the division.
W2) @ MD (1-3,
L1) Last Season (21 - 21(OT)
Gerald : No Comment.
Jon : Both team have improved after a shaky
start, but the Dolphins are at home. Miami by 1.
Graham : NE by 3
Richard : Two teams better than their current
records Fish by 3.
Alan : The Dolphins are better than a 1 - 3
team and will prove it by beating the Patriots.
W1) @ PS (2-2,
W1) Last Season (31 - 3)
Gerald : Going to be close but unfortunately
homefield won't save the Steelers. Bengals by 3.
Jon : Both teams have somehow pulled wins out
of the bag against the odds, but the Bengals have looked a more complete
team overall. Bengals by 3.
Graham : CI by 14
Richard : The Steelers have real problems with
their offence and will not score enough to trouble the Tiggers.
Alan : This could get ugly unless the Steelers
O puts in a belated appearance, Bengals by 20.
L5) @ TT (3-1,
W3) Last Season (13 - 6)
Gerald : Titan are looking good at the moment.
Titans by 10.
Jon : This should not be close. Titans by 14.
Graham : TN by 13
Richard : The Titans look real good at the
moment and will win easily.
Alan : No comment.
L2) @ DB (3-1,
W3) Last Season (35 - 18)
Gerald : The Seahawks need to win so that the
Broncos don't get too far ahead. But it's going to be tough. Broncos by
Jon : The Broncos D seems to have come of age
this season and could well be capable of holding a potent Seahawk offence
in check. Broncos by 1.
Graham : DB by 7
Richard : This could be a classic and too close
to call. However as I must commit I will go for the Hawks by 3.
Alan : Big game for the Seahawks who must not
let the Broncos get too far away at the top of the division, and they
should do it as the Broncos are still reeling from their shock defeat
at Pittsburg. It is interesting to note that the combined record of the
teams that the Broncos have beaten this season is 1-11 ! Seahawks by 7.
L4) @ OR (0-4,
L8) Last Season (10 - 6)
Gerald : Another perfect record will fall,
unfortunately I can't see the Raiders 'Good Times' yet. Chiefs by 10.
Jon : The Raiders pass D did a great job last
week, whilst the Chiefs, though 0-4, scored more points against the Bills
than anybody else so far. Hard to call, but experience takes it. Chiefs
Graham : KC by 6
Richard : This is not a good week for easy
predictions but both teams have lacked luck recently so Chiefs by 1.
Alan : Surely the Chiefs will start winning
here. Chiefs by 3.
W5) @ DC (4-0,
W6) Last Season (21 - 17)
Gerald : Close one to call. So I'll go with
homefield. Cowboys by 2.
Jon : Another tough match-up. Both teams are
playing differently from last season and personally I'm not even going
to try and call it. No further comment.
Graham : PE by 3
Richard : I never rate run and shoot teams
but this Dallas team might be the exception. Boys by 7 and I rarely bet
Alan : Should be close but the Eagles will
continue to dominate this division with a win by a TD.
W2) @ AC (0-4,
L13) Last Season (21- 17)
Gerald : It's probably going to be a very boring
defensive game, and we'll be lucky to see double points by either team.
Skins by 3. Jon : The Cards D has been badly
let down by their O and it probably won't get any better yet here. Redskins
Graham : WR by 10
Richard : Two great defensive teams and while
the Cards do not deserve their current record I think they will have to
wait longer for a deserved win. (So I guess that means the Skins to win?
Alan : Easy for the Skins as the Cards continue
L2) @ CB (2-2,
W1) Last Season (14 - 31)
Gerald : Bears by 10.
Jon : The Bears should know the Buccs well
enough to win. Bears by 10.
Graham : CH by 1
Richard : Two uncoached teams go with homefield.
Bears by 3.
Alan : The Bears seem to be improving and should
win this one by 3.
L1) @ DL (2-2,
W1) Last Season (6 - 24)
Gerald : The Lions are back. But where they
ever away? (Bruce?). Lions by 3.
Jon : Th Vikings need this if they're going
to start justifying the pre-season prediction. But Bruce is back. Lions
Graham : DL by 3
Richard : These two team should top the Central
by the end of the season and I fancy Bruce to sneak this one with homefield.
Alan : Lions win another NFC central yawn.
W far too many, 12) @ AF
(2-2, L2) Last Season (48- 17)
Gerald : Paul's run of late hasn't been good,
so he should be due some luck. But I can't see it. Rams by 10.
Jon : The Falcons have hit the ground with
a thump recently whilst the Rams are still rolling. Rams by 7.
Graham : AF by 3
Richard : Cannot help the feeling that the
Falcons have something up their sleeves so Falcons by 3. Have I ever predicted
against Jon and Graham before?
Alan : After the last two weeks for the Falcons
this could be a basketball score. Rams by a lot.
L1) @ NO (0-4,
L12) Last Season (10 - 21)
Gerald : 49ers by 10.
Jon : It's about time the Saints won again,
and the 49ers D could be bad enough to let them. Saints by 1.
Graham : NS by 6
Richard : Another difficult call but if in
doubt go with homefield. Saints by 3.
Alan : Just what the doctor ordered for the
49ers after last weeks mauling from the Eagles. 49ers by 10.Ý
by Graham Canwell (Week 4)
||A brilliant 500+yd effort against a Bengals 'D' that looks a shadow
of last year's selves, but the 'Hawks own 'D' and special teams ensured
it was all in vain.
||A good effort against the rampant Bills, with 90 of the 285 yards
coming on just one play. Still lost, but gave a bit of hope to the
rest of the league.
||Another good win and another award. Titans might be a naff name
(and I know 'cos my AC team now sports it) but they look pretty hot
||Rarely have I seen a team blow as hot and cold as the Bears, but
this was a hot week as they tore the highly rated Falcon 'D' to shreds.
||It's a tough task playing in the NFC East, and the 'Skins are going
to need a lot more 'D' like this to keep the Eagles & 'Boys in sight.
||Don't really believe Neil is still at home, but we'll give him the
benefit of the doubt this week.
|Barry Switzer Award
||For doing his review (for Wk.3), and again posting
it too late for last weeks newsletter D'OH! That's twice in-a-row.
Well done Peter. At least you won't be getting another one this week
as I got your review in time.
||For the third time in four weeks the Cards' 'D' held
the opposition to just 10 points, but have they managed a single win?
No, and it doesn't take a genius to work out who's to blame.
Graham to Paul M : Well, here we go again.
History says we'll split the two games, but this week it's anyone's guess.
History also says homefield doesn't count for much (and I'm hoping that
at least is true!)
Graham to Lewis : A belated welcome. It's
a tough division but hang on in there and you'll turn it round (and believe
me, the Raiders have a lot of baaaaad history to be turned around!!)
Graham to Gerald : Back on track, eh? And
on the bright side, one of the Bills and Jets is going to lose this week
Graham to Paul S : Same message as Gerald,
but with Eagles & Cowboys substituted in (you two have a lot in common
in Gameplan terms don't you?)
Graham to All : Toughie - Bills/Jets or Eagles/Cowboys
as game of the week. I reckon a tie . . .
Richard to Graham : Sorry to take so long
to write but congratulations on the Superbowl win, the Rams were superior
in all aspects. While the AFC is much stronger in depth than the NFC it
is clear that the very top few teams are mainly from the NFC. Perhaps
that is now changing.
Richard to Bruce : Pleased to see you are
back, the Lions are looking much stronger.
Richard to Lewis : Great to see a new coach
and doing it the hard way by turning a team round. Good luck.
Richard to Terry : Hope it will be a good
game regardless of the result.
Richard to Jon : Good luck in AW playoffs
let hope we meet up in week 20.
Jon to Bruce : So you're still there! But
no courier? Did the website ever get off the ground?
Jon to Gerald : either you were making a
sarky comment (who me?? Ed) or you'd heard some news that I missed (Marino)
Gerald to Jon : None intended. I though I
had read/heard that the great man had left the game. obviously I was wrong.
Jon to Dave : How did you lose?
Jon to Troy : How did you win?
Jon to Andy : Looks like both of us will
be using a different approach this time. Could be interesting
Alan D to Jon : love the winning, hate the
Alan D to Stuart : Sorry, I've lost a few
like that myself.
Well I've little to say this week. It must have something to do with
winning games. So with luck I'll have nothing to say until the end of
the season. Yeah, .like that's going to happen......