Yvette’s Game of the Week: New England Patriots at Chicago Bears
Everyone is asking, “Are the Bears for real?” Well I think this game will answer that question once and for all with a win against the Patriots. It’s now Week 14, and it’s safe to say one thing: the Belichick and Brady combo are as strong as ever. The Patriots are 10-2.
Last Monday, they beat a hot Jets team into submission. And can clinch a playoff berth with a win against the Bears.
But a win against the Chicago Bears will not come easy. Tom Brady will have to face the Bears and their 3rd Ranked Defense with Mr. Do-it-all Julius Peppers and the veteran Brian Urlacher. The Patriots will have a lot on their hand.
Jay Cutler on the other hand, faces the Patriots defense that is 31st against the pass, which bolds well for the Bears.
The Bears are 2nd in the NFL against the run, so ground yards will be DIFFICULT. And for the Bears, Matt Forte (who I love) may find running against the Patriots quite difficult.
So if you weigh on hand against the other, who does the edge go to? It goes to the Chicago Bears for one reason.....DEVIN HESTER...
Devin Hester has the ability to change the complexion of a game with a single run back for a touchdown. But more valuable is his ability to give the Bears great field position. And field position will be key to winning this game. Chicago Bears, 17 - 24
Yvonne’s Game of the Week: Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys
The 4-8 Dallas Cowboys play host to their conference rival and NFC East leader, the 8-4 Philadelphia Eagles.
The Cowboy are pretty much out of play-off contention, but this game is still one to watch.
The Cowboys are 3-1 since Jason Garrett was named head coach (I bet Jerry Jones is kicking himself, not getting rid of Wade Phillips earlier in the season).
They should be feeling pretty good about themselves, especially after last week’s performance against the Colts.
However, Philly is different from Indy. Rest assured, Michael Vick will not have a 4-interception game against the Cowboys. The cowboys are ranked 28th against the pass, and Michael Vick will make sure to take full advantage of this. The Eagles ground game should be in pretty good shape as well, facing a Dallas defense that allows 107 rushing yards per game as average, ranking 15th overall.
This game will be close. I expect the Cowboys to continue their upward trend. Still, I give the game to the Eagles. Philadelphia Eagles, 34-30
WEEK 14 PICKS
Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans
Yvonne: Indianapolis Colts
Yvette: Indianapolis Colts
Cleveland Browns at Buffalo Bills
Yvonne: Cleveland Browns
Yvette: Cleveland Browns
Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers
Yvonne: Pittsburgh Steelers
Yvette: Pittsburgh Steelers
Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions
Yvonne: Green Bay Packers
Yvette: Green Bay Packers
New York Giants at Minnesota Vikings
Yvonne: New York Giants
Yvette: Minnesota Vikings
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Washington Redskins
Yvonne: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Yvette: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers
Yvonne: Atlanta Falcons
Yvette: Atlanta Falcons
Oakland Raiders at Jacksonville Jaguars
Yvonne: Jacksonville Jaguars
Yvette: Jacksonville Jaguars
Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco
Yvonne: Seattle Seahawks
Yvette: Seattle Seahawks
St. Louis Rams at New Orleans Saints
Yvonne: New Orleans Saints
Yvette: New Orleans Saints
Miami Dolphins at New York Jets
Yvonne: New York Jets
Yvette: New York Jets
Denver Broncos at Arizona Cardinals
Yvonne: Denver Broncos
Yvette: Arizona Cardinals
Kansas City Chiefs at San Diego Chargers
Yvonne: Kansas City Chiefs
Yvette: San Diego Chargers
New England Patriots at Chicago Bears
Yvonne: New England Patriots
Yvette: Chicago Bears
Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys
Yvonne: Philadelphia Eagles
Yvette: Philadelphia Eagles
Baltimore Ravens at Houston Texans
Yvonne: Baltimore Ravens
Yvette: Baltimore Ravens