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Even though there are a fewer amount of games this week, with six teams on a bye week including the only undefeated team left in the NFL in the Atlanta Falcons, there are still some quality matchups.
Game of the Week
When two 5-1 teams get together, it is usually a sign that they will have a game. This week the two 5-1 teams that are playing each other are the Houston Texans will play host to the Baltimore Ravens at 1:00 PM. It will also be a rematch of last year’s divisional playoff game. The Ravens will be without defensive stars Ray Lewis and Lardarius Webb, who are both out for the season. Lewis has a torn right triceps and Webb has a torn left ACL. Reigning Defensive Player of the Year, Terrell Suggs who hasn’t played at all this season may return for the Raves after being activated from the Physically Unable to Perform List on Wednesday.
Getting back Suggs would be a huge lift and could help fill the void of Lewis. The Texans lost their first game of the season last Sunday to the Green Bay Packers 42-24. The Texans should respond after their first loss and be able to take advantage of the Ravens not having Lewis and Webb. Texans Matt Schaub should have a big game and pass for over 300 yards and 3 touchdowns. Ravens running back Ray Rice and quarterback should keep the Ravens in the game, but it won’t be enough as the Texans will win 31-27.
Upset of the Week
As a 5.5 point underdog this week the St. Louis Rams are definitely capable of beating the visiting Green Bay Packers. The Rams are 3-0 at home this season and the Packers are 1-2 away from Lambeau Field. Even though the Packers had a huge win the previously undefeated Texans last week, their All-Pro quarterback Aaron Rodgers is questionable with a calf injury.
Even with Rodgers the Rams are definitely capable of beating the Packers especially at home. The Rams beat the then undefeated Arizona Cardinals at home in Week 5 and they also beat decent Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins teams at home. The Packers also lost on the road at Indianapolis, who are a lot worse than the Rams. Due to the Rams success when playing at home and the Packers road woes, the Rams will win 34-28.
Lock of the Week
The Chicago Bears have gotten off to a hot start and have matched exceeded expectations so far. On the other hand the Detroit Lions are below .500 and have failed to meet expectations so far. When the two meet for Monday Night Football this week in Chicago look for the 4-1 Bears to be an easy winner.
Coming off a bye week Jay Cutler should have a big game and the tenacious Bears defense should allow fewer than 14 points. Look for the Bears to dominate their NFC North conference foe, the Detroit Lions in a big way as they will win 31-10.
BEST OF MAXIM
By now the entire football universe has heard that Baltimore Ravens Middle Linebacker Ray Lewis is out for the season with a torn triceps muscle. The injury will bring to an early end Lewis’ 17th NFL season and will be the future Hall of Famer’s 3rd trip to the Injured Reserve list in his career.While many in the sports world are speculating on whether this injury will end the...
NEVER SAY NEVER
Ravens defensive lineman Haloti Ngata says he spoke with Ray Lewis and the 37-year-old said he has not played his last game, despite suffering a season-ending injury.
Prior to this past week, the Baltimore Ravens were one of the more healthier teams in football, but that luck ran out last Sunday as the Ravens lost CB Lardarius Webb and LB Ray Lewis to season ending injuries. Baltimore's injury report yesterday had some names on it that have not been there all season.
First we will begin with yesterday's injury report:
NFL veteran Ray Lewis suffered a torn triceps Sunday that put him on the Baltimore Ravens' injured reserve list leaving fans wondering if he would ever return.Ravens coach John Harbaugh gave fans some hope when he announced Lewis would be placed on injured reserve with the "designated to return" tag."I have no idea, we have no idea, whether that timeframe has anything...
With Ray Lewis and Lardarius Webb out for the season, the Ravens may be getting desperate on defense.
NFL.com is reporting that Terrell Suggs will play on Sunday against the Texans after being activated from the physically unable to perform list.
Suggs tore his right achilles tendon in May. Typical recovery time for a similar injury can be up to 11 months.
With Ray Lewis possibly gone for the rest of the season, the Baltimore Ravens will have to hope that linebacker Terrell Suggs will be able to fill in for his absence.
Suggs hasn't played a game this season due to a tore Achilles tendon but it believed that he might play against the Houston Texans later today.
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Jason: Normally I'd be concerned, but both the Texans and the Ravens suffered ball-busting injuries last week. I'm not even sure if Baltimore will win their division without...
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