Since it’s a long weekend here in Canada (both in the form of Thanksgiving and the return of the NHL), I figured I might as well preview these games a little earlier than usual. I also promised some more coverage on what is now the NFL’s currently only undefeated team at 3-0, the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs will take on a team that knows something about starting a season undefeated in the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts haven’t looked like the Colts of old so far this season, and you have to figure they would be winless without the guy they have playing Quarterback. Unfortunately for K.C. fans, I think the fun is going to stop here, but I can’t help but feel this is the best time to face the Colts in years.
Another interesting matchup takes place in Baltimore, where the 3-1 Ravens face the 2-2 Broncos. The Ravens put together an important win last week over the Roethlisberger-less Steelers while the Broncos came from behind with a big win over the Titans. Kyle Orton is currently leading the NFL in passing yards, and Joe Flacco has a big arm of his own, so if you’re into running the football, this may not be the game for you.
If you’re looking for a 4 o’clock game, the Titans and the Cowboys will likely be the most talked about. Both of these teams are off to disappointing starts, and the Titans have to be particularly upset with the way they played in the 4th quarter last week against Denver. After being unstoppable all of last year, Chris Johnson is averaging only 3.8 yards per carry so far this season.
This game is kind of a big deal. Randy Moss returns to the Vikings, the team he started his career with to help turn around the 1-2 Vikings. They face the Jets, who are always interesting in some way or another. After a week one loss, the Jets have arguably been the best team in the league since then. LaDainian Tomlinson captured AFC offensive player of the week honours after topping 100 yards in a game for the first time since 2008. Maybe I do want him back on the Chargers?