The game of football is a wonderfully uniting sport, but with the weather disaster in Buffalo is still ongoing and troubling with a dozen deaths as the snow keeps piling on. If anything, a Buffalo Bills win would at least give the fans of the city a brief respite from their troubles. The New York Jets are a good matchup for this team too.
As much as I distrust Kyle Orton, it does appear that Fred Jackson will be back in the lineup as of this writing Monday morning and with the emotions of their city under mother nature's attack has me believing they will play their butts off. It's either going to be that way or they are going to be playing distracted as they think about their friends and families well being. The words coming from the players and coaches this weekend seems to be more about playing to win than distracted by the storm, but that too could be a smoke screen to deflect true emotions. At the end of the day, this is a tough time to play a football game for a team like Buffalo. Prediction: Bills 24, Jets 17.
Moving on to the real Monday Night Football game, we have two teams heading in opposite directions with the Baltimore Ravens in the thick of the tough AFC North division, while the New Orleans Saints seem content to keep losing games. Although, the Saints moved into sole possession after the Atlanta Falcons pissed away another chance to take control of the woeful NFC South.
Given that, the Saints no have less to play for than the Ravens I am going o go with the road team in this spot. I hate that, because even with all of the crap the Saints have put me through in pick'em leagues I still think they are much better than their record. I just trust the Ravens to be more consistent on a weekly basis. Prediction: Ravens 27, Saints 24.
Who do you all have in these games?