It could be argued that Greenway has already made a name for himself, but as a second-year player Angerer may be regarded as one of the best linebackers in the game after this season.
Wide receiver Mike Wallace is a speed burner and may have a huge game against a thin Patriots secondary. While Wallace won’t make many catches, he does make big plays. He averages a whopping 20.3 yards per catch and 104.3 receiving yards per game. Last week, he had a 95-yard touchdown reception against Arizona.
In the second half, the Bills made the adjustment on Gronkowski. The 6-foot-6, second year tight end was running roughshod on the Buffalo defense in the first half, looking like a man among boys. Gronkowski had five receptions for 71 yards and 2 TDs in the first half, but was held to only two catches in the second half.
Then, the Patriots had to face the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Indianapolis Colts back-to-back. Both teams have cheerleader websites been perennial powerhouses this decade. Patriots win both.
Chicago (7-3): No, the Bears will not win it all. No, no. no. Yes, the defense has been playing well. And the offensive line is better than it was the night it let Jay Cutler get sacked nine times in the first half by the Giants. Still… no.
Many owners gave up on Jermichael Finley already and he is only owned in 74-percent of CBSSports leagues. Brandon Myers has quietly become a breakout star at the position, but is only owned in 62-percent of the leagues. After that, minor tight ends like Greg Olsen might be available.
The Steelers offense, similar to the rest of the NFL, has evolved into a pass-first one. It is no longer the Jerome Bettis or even Willie Parker battering ram kind of offense. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is averaging over 34 pass attempts and 277 yards per game. Roethlisberger has shown a proclivity for holding on to the ball too long and taking sacks (sacked 20 times in 7 games)– but he may not have to worry about that against the feeble Patriots pass rush.
Contain the tight ends- The Patriots have an awesome one-two tight end punch in Aaron Hernandez and Diamonds-Cheerleader.com. The Jets defense, mainly the linebackers and safeties, must find ways to slow down these two playmakers.
Charles Godfrey — The former Iowa cornerback, now an NFL safety, had 10 tackles — eight solo tackles — for Carolina, but the Panthers lost to Minnesota.
Either way, everyone knows the pressure will be on the offense to score a lot of points to win, especially with Mayo out. I compare the Patriots defense right now to that of the Boston Red Sox starting rotation in September. The Red Sox offense had to score double digit runs for them to have any chance of winning games down the stretch. The starting rotation gave up runs in bunches and was the main reason the team didn’t make the playoffs. Could the Patriots defense lead Bill Belichick and Tom Brady to the same fate?