My Pick: Arizona 27 Philadelphia 23
Larry Fitzgerald WOW! The Cardinals score early and often as I expected and were able to put the Eagles in a deep enough hole that they couldn't get out. I thought offensive co-ordinator Todd Haley became a little too conservative in the second half but they managed to get the job done. The Arizona defense played fairly well but looked really discouraged and fatigued in the 3rd quarter. On the Eagles side they just couldn't match the intensity of the Cards in the first half which is understandable but their defense which has received much praise for its play lately really couldn't stop the Cards offense. The 1st drive was extremely disappointing as Arizona just passed and ran the ball right down the field. Much of the blame will be put on Mcnabb but he played quite well. The reason the Eagles "O" couldn't be consistent was because of their lack of a running game not McNabb's errant throws which was all that the Fox commentary crew talked about. The latest big argument seems to be whether McNabb n Warner belong in the hall of fame THEY BOTH DO! People will say McNabb hasn't won the big one but you have to be a big game Qb to reach 5 NFC championships its unfortunate the pieces have never come together for him
Pittsburgh 23 Baltimore 14
My Pick: Pittsburgh 30 Baltimore 13
Game pretty much went as I had expected other than I expected Willie Parker to have a bigger game after Chris Johnson's performance last week. Roethlisberger did a great job of buying time and did especially well considering Hines Ward couldn't go. As for Baltimore it was a magical run but Joe Flacco just couldn't do it. Maybe this is the end of this Ravens era led by Lewis and Co... Time for the Flacco era this guy is a special player. Last but not least all the best to McGahee and his family hope hes OK. For everyone who said I was crazy maybe i was but in the end I was only 8 points off (imagine if Ward had played)
Cards vs Steelers looking forward to it!