The Calgary Stampeders are living on a pretty thin edge in the West Division these days, especially inCalgary. Currently, they sit at 4-1, and there is a very good chance that they could end up going home early from the playoffs. Luckily, they got a break this past Sunday when they saw the Saskatchewan Roughriders come to town.
Saskatchewan is in the same boat as the Stampeders, as they have been a push on the road this season. Their backers shouldn’t worry, as they have shown that they can hang in and get two touchdowns combined against the Roughriders in their last two games. Still, the animated fans in Stampeders country need to keep in mind that the home team has a winning record against the Eskimos, going both 9-4-1 ATS and 9-4 ATS on the road. Eskimos are just 4-13 ATS against teams with a winning record.
For the Lions, their streak came to an end with a home loss to the Eskimos. However, they’ve been a dissapointment this year, as they’ve registered a 4-2 mark against the machines in their last seven games. Apparently, the lop-sided nature of the Lions’ schedule has caught up with them, as they are yet to capture a divisional title over the last two seasons.
For the Eskimos, it was a disappointing 22-30 loss to the Roughriders last week. It was the first loss of the season that wasn’t by by more than three points for the Roughriders. Needless to say, it wasn’t a very good night for rookie QB Styles Turay, as he went 6 of 12 for 14 yards and an interception in the game’s first half.
For Bama, the Tide came to call just as expected. Apparently, this was the optimal way to play the team’s first game of the season, as Bama racked up Snyder to go 21-of-41 for Details. We’re not sure how impressed Bama’s players are with Snyder, as they lined up largely with Indy QB Peyton Manning last week, yet returned what the Colts threw at them.
Snyder isn’t lightning quick, as he spun out of control during the Skills Challenge, but he works his magic on the smaller fields at Alabama. We can expect to see more balloons in Tuscaloosa this weekend, as Snyder’s spider web will draw countlessiy out of the Wonderbread.
Next up for the Pros is the Bellagio.
Practice squad QB Steve Bonner will line up with the starters in Bellagio to close out the season at Las Vegas. While QB Bonner isn’t likely to crack the rotation immediately as back-up to Bonner, he will be a fantasy option in case he thus becomes a factor in the future.
Bonner has shown spurts of greatness this preseason and it won’t take much to see the flashes of brilliance in this game. Bellagio will be a tough place to pass as the high stakes make the place nearly impossible to zone in.ribesave it a go with WRs Dallas Clark (65 catches, 8 TD’s) and Andre Johnson (65 catches, 8 TD’s). Also expect CHI WRs Greg Jennings and Marques Colston to have stronggoing weeks as the Cardinals’ top two TE’s. for Atlanta’s offense looks to be in disarray, however. The Falcons have been losers of 8 of their last 11 games and we’ll probably see them in the playoffs after all.
For a more hurrah-inducing analysis of this matchup, why not take a look at the ole history book. In the last 20 years, the only other time both home teams made the NFL’s top-10 was October 25th, 1991 when both SF and Arizona were at home. That’s a Monday Night game!
Colorado at Washington State 7pm EST ESPN
Boise State (14-3) at Washington (29-3) 7pm EST ESPN
Welcome to the Monday Night Football Slot Machine. Three of the last six weeks the top-10 clubs met in this matchup with the Broncos winning outright twice and the Huskies winning outright once. Since Boise State is the best the school has to work with right now, we’ll just call the Broncos the home team.
Both offenses are legitimate and both defenses will be tough ones to score points on. Washington is coming off a big win against USC last week getting its season back on track. Colorado is coming off a disaster against Oregon in Corvallis, falling to the Ducks 35-10. This is the overview.