Football Games To Watch This Weekend [Opinion]
The weekend is here…and that means FOOTBALL! Here are the games that I think will be the ones to watch:
#15 TEXAS A&M (7-2) AT #1 ALABAMA (9-0) 1:30 P.M. on CBS
Johhny Football and his #1 ranked offense in the SEC will have a harder time this week against an Alabama defense that is second nationally in total defense and first in scoring. This is probably the last real obstacle standing between the Crimson Tide and the SEC title game.
#22 MISSISSIPPI STATE (7-2) AT #9 LOUISIANA STATE (7-2) 5 P.M. on ESPN
LSU is still licking their wounds from the loss to Alabama last week. LSU is gonna try to take it out on a Mississippi State defense that gave up almost 700 yards against Texas A&M last week. Zach Mettenberger threw for a career-high 298 yards and a score last week and will look to build on that against a Bulldogs defense that gave up 332 yards through the air last week.
Atlanta Falcons (8-0) at New Orleans Saints (3-5) 11 A.M. Fox
Quarterback Matt Ryan leads Atlanta and its potent offense against a Saints’ defense that yields a league-high 471.3 yards per game. New Orleans has the NFL’s fifth-ranked total offense thanks to quarterback Drew Brees. Though it gives up significant yardage, the Falcons’ defense allows just 17.9 points per game, the league’s fifth-lowest per game average.
Dallas Cowboys (3-5) at Philadelphia Eagles (3-5) 2:25 P.M. Fox
Philadelphia rolled up nearly 500 total yards in Monday night’s loss to the Saints, but the Eagles may not do the same against a Cowboys’ defense that ranks fifth-overall in the league. After allowing Michael Vick to be sacked seven times on Monday, the Eagles must address their offensive line problems. Dallas has been effective on offense in most games, but quarterback Tony Romo has thrown a league-high 13 interceptions. He should have time to throw, as Philadelphia has a league-low 11 sacks.
Houston Texans (7-1) at Chicago Bears (7-1) 6:20 P.M. on NBC
The game of the week which could be a potential Super Bowl preview. The Texans’ offense scores 29.6 points per game behind Arian Foster and the league’s eighth-ranked rushing offense. Led by Brian Urlacher, the Bears’ defense has been lethal, allowing just 15 points per game, picking off a league-high 17 passes and registering 25 sacks. Quarterback Jay Cutler leads Chicago (7-1) against a Texans’ defense that ranks third-overall in the NFL and defends both the pass and the run well.
Enjoy the games!