Saturday, October 29, 2011

2011 Playoff Predictions

With the halfway point of the 2011 season approaching, the destiny of teams is beginning to reveal itself. Only one undefeated team remains in the Green Bay Packers, the favorite to win the Super Bowl this year. The NFL Report has made their predictions for the 2011 season, and be sure to comment!

AFC: 1. Chargers (13-3)  2. Patriots (13-3)  3. Steelers (12-4)  4. Texans (11-5)  5. Ravens (12-4)  6. Jets (12-4)
NFC: 1. Packers (14-2)  2. 49ers (13-3)  3. Saints (13-3)  4. Cowboys (11-5) 5. Lions (12-4)  6. Eagles (11-5)

AFC 1st Round: 3. Steelers over 6. Jets & 5 Ravens over 4. Texans (OT)
NFC 1st Round: 3. Saints over 6. Eagles (OT) & 4. Cowboys over 5. Lions

AFC 2nd Round: 5. Ravens over 1. Chargers & 3. Steelers over 1. Patriots
NFC 2nd Round: 1. Packers over 4. Cowboys & 3. Saints over 2. 49ers

AFC 3rd Round: 5. Ravens over 3. Steelers
NFC 3rd Round: 1. Packers over 3. Saints

Super Bowl: 5. Ravens over 3. Packers (2OT) 24-23
Super Bowl MVP: Ray Rice

Super Bowl XLV

MVP: Aaron Rodgers

Offensive Player of the Year: Aaron Rodgers

Defensive Player of the Year: Jared Allen

Offensive Rookie of the Year: AJ Green

Defensive Rookie of the Year: Von Miller

Coach of the Year: Jim Schwartz

Comeback Player of the Year: Matthew Stafford

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Greatest Players in NFL History at Each Position

     To be considered one of the  best your position is obviously a true honor. However, to be named the absolute greatest player at your position in the history of the game makes you a god. A select few in the Hall of Fame are considered the absolute best, but The NFL Report has decided to rank the greatest players in NFL history in each position, making the ultimate dream team. The rankings are below, and be sure to comment based on what YOU think.

Quarterback: Tom Brady: Even as Tom Brady ages, he continues to win big games and post incredible statistics. As of 2013, Tom Brady of the New England Patriots has thrown for 47,702 passing yards, 351 touchdowns, and a career passer rating of 95.9. In 2007, the Patriots were one game shy of the perfect season, where Tom Brady broke Peyton Manning's passing touchdown mark with 50. His three Super Bowl rings are tied for second among quarterback, and with 5 trips to the Super Bowl since the start of his career, Brady is without a doubt the best quarterback of all time.
Runner-up: Joe Montana

Fullback: Jim Brown: With out a doubt, Jim Brown is the greatest football player of all time. In a single season, Brown rushed for 1,863 yards and 17 touchdowns in only 14 games, giving him a yards per rush of 6.4. Jim Brown had both speed and power, a lethal combination, which enabled him to tear apart defenses. Not many people expected a 225 pound man to out-run everyone on the field, but that is exactly what Jim Brown did. Brown is the only player in history to average over 100 yards per game and 5 yards in a career. With the statistics, abilities, and smarts that Jim Brown had, he is the clear choice for greatest full back of all time.
Runner up: Bronco Nagurski

 Running Back: Barry Sanders: Though he only played for 10 NFL seasons, each one was a stroke of pure greatness. Every year, he rushed for 1,100 yards or more, something few running backs have done. Sanders did an extraordinary job deking out defenders or bouncing off of a tackle, something no one had ever seen before. Unlike most running backs, avoiding a tackle appeared to be second nature to Barry, almost as if his moves required no thinking at all. Many people criticize Sanders for retiring at age 30, even though he was 1,457 yards from the career rushing yards record (which was later broken by Emmit Smith). Though he did not get the career rushing yard record, Barry Sanders still has great statistics, outstanding athleticism, and spectacular reflexes, making him the greatest rusher of all time.
Runner up: Walter Payton

Wide Reciever: Jerry Rice: What a surprise. Was there any doubt that Jerry Rice was going to be named the greatest wide receiver of all time. For a period of time, Rice was completely unstoppable. Even if teams tried to double cover him, Rice found a way to make a spectacular catch and score. From 1986 to 1996, he had at-least 1,000 yards each year and over 151 touchdowns in that time span. The 13-time pro bowler has three super bowl rings, all of which were with the San Francisco 49ers. With accomplishments like Rice has, he is the clear choice for the greatest wide receiver of all time.
Runner up: Randy Moss

Tight End: Tony Gonzalez: This may come as quite a shock, but I believe Tony Gonzalez is the greatest tight end of all time. Though he may not have had as consistent of a career as most receivers, Gonzalez has outstanding statistics. He has the most career receiving yards (11,760), receptions (994), and touchdowns (82) out of any tight end in NFL history. Amazingly, Tony Gonzalez was at his best while playing on the Chiefs, a team that has not been recently known for having a great quarterback. Many would argue that several earlier tight ends top Gonzalez due to the fact they 'changed the position', but Gonzalez has the statistics and reputation to compete with any tight end in NFL history
Runner up: Jimmy Graham

Offensive Gaurd: John Hannah: Though there are not great statistics that can portray the athleticism of a offensive guard, John Hannah is by far the best guard of all time. Hannah had speed, great reflexes, and size (32' inch thighs), allowing him to dominate the offensive line. Many people considered Hannah and tackle Leon Gray the greatest guard/tackle tandem of all time. However, many people say right before the ball was snapped, Hannah would hit Gray's opponent in the head, allowing Gray to guard him more easily, and Hannah would go back to guarding his own man with ease. In 1978 while playing on the Patriots, Hannah was a major part in the record breaking season, where the Patriots team rushed for a total of 3,165 yards. Hannah's success allowed him to be the first Patriots player elected to the Hall of Fame, and rightfully so.
Runner up: Bruce Matthews

Offensive Tackle: Anthony Muñoz: For 13 seasons, the NFL was dominated by offensive tackle Anthony Muñoz. Before being drafted, several teams were skeptical about Muñoz due to previous injuries. Once he was drafted by the Cincannati Bengals in 1980 NFL draft (3rd overall), his abilities shined through, and was dominate in protecting the Bengals' quarterback. Munez had the quickness, footwork, and size (similar to Hannah) necessary to block large defensive ends. The 11-time pro bowler is easily considered the greatest offensive tackle in NFL history.
Runner up: Forrest Gregg

Center: Mike Webster: From 1974-1979, the Pittsburgh Steelers dominated the NFL, winning 4 Super Bowls in total. A huge part of that success was due to Hall-of-Fame center Mike Webster. After being drafted in the 5th round by Pittsburgh, Webster shared the starting job with Ray Mansfield. Once he was named starter, Webster played in 150 consecutive games using his strength to over power defenders. Not only did he play in 9 pro bowls, but Webster also won the 1980 Ironman competition, proving the overall athleticism of the All-Pro center. Webster was a key to the Steelers dominance, and is the greatest center to ever play the game. 
Runner up: Jim Otto

Cornerback: Deion "Prime Time" Sanders: A pass to an open receiver; surely it will be a touchdown pass. Out of no where comes a flash of red, and the ball has been pulled out of the air. An interception. This was quite common for wide receivers being covered by Deion Sanders. Sanders is one of the most versatile players in NFL history. He was a wide receiver, a starting punt returner, and an MLB ballplayer. However, what Sanders is most known for is being a spectacular cornerback. He was able to shut down great receivers, taking them out of the game completely. What separates Deion from great cornerbacks is his outstanding speed. When Sanders picked off a pass, he would basically taunt the defender by galloping to the endzone.  In his career, Sanders had 53 interceptions and a total of 22 touchdowns. In 2011, he was inducted to the Hall of Fame, and has been named as the greatest cornerback of all time.
Runner up: Night Train Lane

Defensive End: Reggie White: In the game of football, Reggie White contains each skill set necessary for him to be known as an amazing pass rusher. White was extremely strong, yet surprisingly fast for a 300 pound defensive end. Whenever White powered through a blocker, he would use his sensational agility to demolish an unsuspecting quarterback. Even though teams would double team this tackling machine, that did not stop White from breaking the NFL record for most consecutive double digit sack seasons. His most amazing statistic is by far earning 21 sacks in only 12 games. By the end of White's career, he had a total of 198 sacks (a record at the time) and averaged 13.2 sacks per season, an NFL record. He also won two Super Bowl rings and two Defensive Player of the Year awards, earning the top spot at defensive end. 
Runner up: Deacon Jones

Defensive Tackle: "Mean" Joe Green: In the 1981 NFL draft, a defensive tackle by the name of Joe Green was taken 4th overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers, leaving many fans asking Who's Joe Green? In his first year, Green showed his speed, amazing strength and spectacular reflexes, earning him the 1969 Rookie of the Year award (even though the Steelers were 1-13 that year). It was not until 1972 when the Steelers had a winning season with Joe Green on the roster, who went on to win the 1972 NFL Defensive Player of the Year award. Then, from 1975 to 1980, the Steelers won 4 out of 6 Super Bowls, mostly due to the defensive presence  of "Mean" Joe Green. Green played in 10 Pro Bowls, was named to the 1970's All Decade team, and won 2 DPOTY's. The athleticism and toughness allowed Joe Green to be named the greatest defensive tackle of all time.
Runner up: Merlin Olsen

Middle-Linebacker: Dick Butkus: In the 60's, no one was meaner then Dick Butkus. His ferocity on the field made him one of the most feared players in the game. What separated him from most linebackers was the ability to rip footballs out of the ball carriers hands. Unfortunately, statistics like fumbles recovered was not kept during that age of football, so there is no way in measuring his specific ability. In 1969 and 1970, Butkus won the NEA Defensive Player of the Year award, and played in 8 Pro Bowl games. Not to mention, he was named to the 60's and 70's All-Decade Team. After a tragic knee injury in 1975, the linebacker was forced to retire from the league. Though his career was short, Butkus was dominate for a period of time, and is the best middle linebacker of all time.
Runner up: Ray Lewis

Outside-Linebacker: Lawrence Taylor: In NFL history, the best defensive player of all time is clearly Lawrence Taylor. Taylor made an immediate impact on the league, winning both the Defensive Player of the Year award, and the Defensive Rookie of the Year award in 1981. From 1981 to 1990, there was no one quarterbacks feared more then Lawrence Taylor. Every tackle he made, Taylor intended to tear the ball carrier apart. What LT is most known for is the career ending injury he put on Joe Theismann in a Monday Night Football game, which emphasized the ferocity of Taylor. Offensive tackles could not stop the unstoppable force of LT, forcing offensive coordinators to make plays preventing Taylor from dominating the game. Taylor has won two Super Bowls, an MVP award, three Defensive Player of the Year awards and has played in 10 Pro Bowl games. With the skill set that LT has, he is obviously the greatest Outside Linebacker of All Time.
Runner up: Jack Ham

Safety: Ronnie Lott: In NFL history, there is no player more devoted than Ronnie Lott. After his finger was crushed in a 1985 game, Lott decided to amputate the tip of his finger so he would not have to miss another NFL game. In his 14 NFL seasons, he recorded 63 interceptions, 5 of which were returned for touchdowns. He also started in 10 Pro Bowl games and won 4 Super Bowls during the 49ers dominating run. The safety was amazing at making devastating hits, sometimes sacrificing his body in order to make the tackle. Ronnie Lott will go down in history as the heart and soul of the NFL.
Runner up: Ed Reed

Kicker: Adam Vinatieri: Less than 10 seconds left in the Super Bowl. Kicker Vinatieri steps onto the field, hoping to kick the game winning field goal. The ball is snapped with the crowd on its feet. Vinatieri makes contact with his foot, and the ball splits the uprights; the Patriots have one the Super Bowl. This routine has happened not once, but twice in Vinatieri's career. Though he may not be the most outstanding kicker in the middle of the game, Vinateiri is the best to have kicking a field goal with the game on the line. Precipitation clearly does not stop Vinatieri from making field goals; in the 2001 AFC Championship game, he nailed an overtime field goal to win, sending the Patriots to the Super Bowl. In his prime, no kicker is more clutch than Adam Vinatieri. 
Runner up: Morten Anderson

Punter: Shane Lechler: Many football view punters as an unimportant position. However, that is not entirely true; they can be quite key when you need the opponent to be as far away from the end zone as possible late in a game. That is why it is important to have Shane Lechler as a punter. Lechler averages 47.5 per punt in his 11 year career, currently a record in the NFL. The six time Pro Bowler is the best at his position, and is clearly the greatest punter of all time.
Runner up: Ray Guy

Returner: Devin Hester: As a punt returner, no one is better than Devin Hester. Hester is entering his sixth NFL season, and has 11 punt return touchdowns and 5 kick return touchdowns. He also owns the record for career yards per punt return in a Super Bowl. The 3 time Pro Bowler also owns the record for the most punt return yards in a single season with 17.1. Good things are in store for Hester, and he already has been labeled as the greatest returner of all time. 
Runner up: Joshua Cribbs

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers?

    Both have won a Super Bowl. Both play important roles in their team's success. Both are outstanding quarterbacks who have shown true signs of greatness. In the 2011 season, Tom Brady of the New England Patriots and Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers have been continuously compared by football fans. After Week 6, it appears one has the edge over the other, in terms of statistics, leadership quality, and intelligence. So who is the better quarterback? 
Aaron Rodgers
     Aaron Rodgers: In his fourth year as a starter, Aaron Rodgers has made a huge impact on the league. Rodgers has everything you can ask for in a QB; arm strength, accuracy, and leadership. What differentiates himself from top quarterbacks is the ability to move around in the pocket. When being heavily pressured, Rodgers can sprint away from the rusher, and make an accurate throw while on the run. Against Atlanta in Week 5, it appeared like Rodgers would be sacked numerous times. However, he used his agility to escape the threat and make a perfect throw. Rodgers currently leads the league in touchdowns (17), completion percentage (70.2) and passer rating (122.5). With statistics like those, it is hard not to give him the top spot. The Packers are already 6-0, and show no signs of slowing down. If Rodgers can continue to play well, his team may go back-to-back.

     Tom Brady: It is safe to say the New England Patriots is Tom Brady's team. Bellicheck may be the coach, but Brady is well respected by teammates, and appears to make most of the important decisions. In my opinion, Brady is so amazing that he makes the players around him better.  Just look at wide receiver Deion Branch; originally, Branch played for the Patriots from 2002-2005, with somewhat solid statistics. Then, he was traded to Seattle, and went completely off the radar. In the middle of last years season, Branch was traded back to the Patriots, where, under Brady, caught 5 touchdown passes and 706 yards in 11 games. It is quite hard not to put up great statistics as a wide receiver if the ball is thrown straight to your hands. If you were to compare the Green Bay WR corp to the Patriots WR corp, it is obvious how much of an advantage Rodgers has over Brady (Greg Jennings, Donald Driver and Jermichael Finley compared to Wes Welker, Deion Branch and Rob Gronkowski). Besides Brady's ability to throw hard, accurate passes, his outstanding intelligence allows him to be one of the best 2 minute drill quarterbacks in football history. Last weekend against the Cowboys, Brady was able to march up the field with 2:31 seconds remaining in the game, and throw a game winner to Aaron Hernandez, making the Patriots 5-1 this season. Brady currently leads the league in passing yards (2,163), where he is second to Rodgers in just about every other category. He may not be amazing statistic wise, but he makes a winning team out of average football players. He is one of the greatest quarterbacks, if not THE greatest quarterback, in the history of the NFL, and Brady continues to show signs of greatness in his 12th year of football.

     On paper, Aaron Rodgers appears to be the clear pick; he has accuracy, arm strength, mobility, great statistics (etc.). However, Brady does not have a lot to work with, yet he still wins 12 or more games each season. For now, Brady is the greatest quarterback overall. Rodgers will eventually surpass Brady, but I think the Patriots quarterback still has a lot left in him, making him the best QB in the league.
Tom Brady Rating: 99
Aaron Rodgers Rating: 97.5

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Week 6 Predictions

It is official; the 5-0 Lions are a legitimate playoff contender. Before week 5, Detroit had not yet faced a competitive football team. However, an outstanding victory against the Chicago Bears last weekend has allowed them to be taken 100% seriously. On the other hand, many teams below .500 will need to start doing well, such as the Eagles, Falcons, Bears and Jets. Although it is only week 6, it will be very important for these teams to fix their problems before the end of the year. Otherwise, they may miss the playoffs. In my mind, Week 6 is one of the most important weeks of football before the halfway point. Teams should be able to learn from their early mistakes so they can go on a winning streak. As usual, the NFL Report has this weeks predictions ready for Sunday!
Ray Lewis

Game-to-Watch: Texans at Ravens: Unlike the past several weeks, there will not be many even match-ups this weekend. However, at 4:15 on Sunday, make sure to watch a defensive showdown between the Houston Texans and the Baltimore Ravens. Ever since a fluke loss to Tennessee, Baltimore has played almost flawlessly; Ray Rice has been stellar and the defense shows no signs of slowing down. The only problem is the inconsistency of Baltimore's passing game. They rank 19th in total passing yards per game, not quite a stellar statistic. Joe Flacco will need to do remotely well in order for Baltimore to pull off a win. Houston, on the other hand, is coming off of a disappointing loss against Oakland. Not to mention, their defense suffered an extraordinary blow by losing linebacker Mario Williams, who shall be sidelined for the rest of the season. Houston will not be able to recover from these two losses quickly enough, and Baltimore will get the home win this Sunday.
Ravens over Texans: 17-13

Stand-Out-Performance: DE Jared Allen: For the first time in 'The NFL Report' history, a defensive player has been predicted to be the stand-out performer. Jared Allen did not quite meet expectations in 2010, with a decent 60 tackles and 11 sacks. Allen has turned things around, and has been great so far this year (8.5 sacks and 20 tackles). With killer statistics like these, Allen will tear apart the weak Bears offensive line, which is one of the worst in the league.
Jared Allen: 4.5 sacks, 11 tackles

Player-to-Watch: Michael Vick: Vick certainly has been one of the most disappointing players in the league; he has disappointed fans, fantasy owners and teammates. Luckily for Vick, the Eagles are playing the Washington Redskins. The last time he faced off against Washington, Vick threw for 333 yards, 4 passing touchdowns and had 2 rushing touchdowns. However, it is hard to tell how Vick will do this season against the Redskins; Washington (who is 3-1 so far) is clearly not the same team as last year, and Vick has been playing extremely inconsistently. It will be interesting to see how Michael Vick and the Eagles do this weekend, so make sure to keep an eye on the score.
Michael Vick: 280 yards, 2 passing TD's, 1 rushing TD

Week 6 Predictions:

Falcons over Panthers OT

Bengals over Colts

Lions over 49ers OT

Packers over Rams

Bills over Giants

Steelers over Jaguars

Eagles over Redskins

Ravens over Texans

Raiders over Browns

Patriots over Cowboys

Saints over Buccaneers

Vikings over Bears

Jets over Dolphins

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Week 5 Predictions

Division rivals face-off. Undefeated teams might be handed their first loss of the year. Players are given their last chance for redemption. Week 5 should be great, with many great teams looking to get a win. Finally, the Detroit Lions are viewed as a legitimate football team, no longer the Loins who, three years ago, went 0-16. Players like Ndamukong Suh and Calvin Johnson have led the team to an outstanding 4-0 record. This weekend will be tough, as they play Brian Urlacher and the Bears in a division rival show down. However, the most anticipated game will be the New York Jets as they square-off against the New England Patriots (see below). No matter what, this weekend will be great for football fans everywhere, which is why the NFL Report has everything you need to know for Week 5!

Drew Brees

Game to Watch: Jets at Patriots: For the first time since a playoff upset last year, Tom Brady and the Patriots will play Rex Ryan and the Jets in Foxborough. The Patriots did extremely well against Oakland last weekend and they lead the league with the most total yards (507.5) and team passing yards (84.8). The Patriots are likely furious at the Jets after they were knocked-out of last years playoffs early on, and will look for revenge at home. The Jets have not yet hit their stride due to back-to-back losses against the Raiders and Ravens. The offense has been mediocre, but the rushing game has been completely atrocious (ranked 30th in the NFL). They will once again depend on the pass-defense, led by cornerback Darelle Revis. They key for New England is to do well on defense, which has been very weak the past few years. Tom Brady's team looks to have an edge, but count on a great rivalry match-up this Sunday!
Patriots over Jets: 33-20

Stand-Out Performance: Calvin Johnson: As I said earlier in the season, Calvin Johnson is the best wide receiver in the NFL. In every game, Johnson has caught two touchdown passes, and is on track for 32 touchdowns by the end of the year! Also, his 80 receiving yards per game prove just how much Stafford loves throwing to him. This weekend, he will play the Chicago Bears, a team known for their defense. However, they have not done very well on pass-defense this season (ranked 28th overall). Unless they can alter this statistic, Megatron will have a monstrous game.
Calvin Johnson: 110 receiving yards, 2 TD's

Player-to-Watch: Arian Foster: The Houston running back played his first game of the season last week against the Steelers (not a great team play against when coming off of an injury). Somehow, Foster ran for 155 yards and 1 TD, and this is against the STEELERS! In week 5, Foster will play a not-very-dominate Oakland Raiders, ranked 29th in rushing yards allowed. Foster probably deserves to be in the "Stand-Out Performance" category, but this week he will try and prove last weekends game was not a fluke. If he does well, his injury clearly is no longer a problem, and fantasy owners can go back to being happy.
Arian Foster: 90 rushing yards, 1 TD

Week 5 Predictions:

Eagles over Bills

Saints over Panthers

Texans over Raiders

Chiefs over Colts

Bengals over Jaguars

Vikings over Cardinals

Giants over Seahawks

Steelers over Titans

49ers over Buccaneers OT

Chargers over Broncos

Patriots over Jets

Packers over Falcons

Friday, October 7, 2011

The Athleticism of Ndamukong Suh

     The Detroit Lions are 4-0! The same Detroit Lions in which three years ago, broke an NFL record in becoming the only team to go 0-16? What type of turn around allowed the Lions to do so well this year? Obviously having Calvin Johnson, the best WR in the NFL, helps (if you don't think so click here ). Otherwise, their offense hasn't changed drastically throughout the past three years. Their is one player however, a 'beast', who has torn apart team's offenses due to his size, strength and speed. Quarterbacks fear him. Running backs don't run his way. How can one player be so influential on a defense? We will never be able to explain the pure athleticism of Ndamukong Suh.
Ndamukong Suh
     Although he has only been in the league for less than two years, Suh has already made his mark in the league even before his first regular season game. The Lions were facing off against the Cleveland Browns in a preseason match-up during Suh's rookie year. As Jake Dehlomme, the QB for Cleveland, was being heavily pressured by the Lions defensive line. Suh was running straight at the Cleveland QB, so Dehlomme decided to pitch it to an open WR. He had clearly gotten rid of the football, but that did not stop Suh from grabbing his facemask, and hurling Dehlomme to the ground. Fans watching the game were shocked by this blatant illegal hit, by a player who has not even played a regular season game. After that moment, everyone knew Ndamukong Suh was one of the most threatening players in the NFL.
     Ndamukong Suh has agility, strength, and bursts of speed which allows him to be a complete pass rusher. Although he is only 307 pounds (I won't be able to say THAT many times in my life), he has the power to play nose tackle. His outstanding athleticism allows him to chase down the best of running backs. In his rookie season, Suh had 66 tackles, 1 interception and 10 sacks. However, these statistics can not accurately describe the all around skill of Ndamukong Suh. He has many years ahead of him, and if injuries do not become a problem, #90 will be one of the greatest defensive tackles in football history.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Week 4 Predictions

Wow. Who would have thought the Bills (yes, the Bills) would be the only remaining team in the AFC East to be undefeated. A surprising turn of events has also left the Eagles, the 2011 Dream Team, 1-2. Many things will not be explained until the end of the season, but so far, it has been a great year of football (I apoligize I haven't done a post in a while). In Week 4, there will be many great matchups, stand out performances, and players to keep an eye on; that is why the NFL Report has you covered!

Greg Jennings
Game to Watch: Jets at Ravens: Talk about complete domination. Last weekend, RB Darren McFadden and the Raiders literally ran over the Jets defense. Not only did they allow the Raiders to average 7.3 yards per carry, but they also had a 17-7 lead at one point! Now, they will be facing the Ravens, who are better than the Raiders at just about everything; defense, passing, and possibly running. The Ravens are coming off of a 37-7 victory over the Rams, a simple win for such a skilled team. Having the game in Baltimore will also give the Ravens team a boost. All-star runninng back Ray Rice (averaging 5.6 yards per carry) will be too much for the Jets defense, but there is always the chance the Jets come out on top.
Ravens over Jets 27-17

Stand-Out Performance: RB Adrian Peterson: Peterson has had a spectacular 2011 season so far, which is no surprise to football fans. Luckily, Peterson has not faced a challenging defense yet, and will definitely not have a problem with the KC defense this weekend (have allowed the most rushing TD's and the 5th most rushing yards out of any team in the NFL). Peterson has put up spectacular statistics in three games, with 3 rushing touchdowns and 296 yards. AP is going to have a great game, and will help the Vikings to their first win of the season.
Adrian Peterson: 140 yards, 2 Rushing TD's

Player to Watch: Chris Johnson: CJ2K has been very disappointing, especially for Fantasy owners everywhere (ahem). I know it is only week 3, but a lot is expected from someone with a 2,000 yard season. This weekend, he will be playing the Cleveland Browns, a team who has allowed the 4th most rushing yards per game (128.7 yards) among the NFL. Surprisingly,  Johnson has not even rushed for over 75 yards in any of his 3 games. Keep an eye out for CJ in Week 4, he may be the difference maker for your fantasy team.
Chris Johnson: 80 rushing yards, 1 TD

Week 4 Predictions:

Bears over Panthers

Bills over Bengals

Titans over Browns

Lions over Cowboys

Steelers over Texans

Saints over Jaguars

Vikings over Chiefs

Eagles over 49ers

Redskins over Rams

Giants over Cardinals

Falcons over Seahawks

Packers over Broncos

Patriots over Raiders (OT)

Chargers over Dolphins

Ravens over Jets

Buccaneers over Colts