Cowboys, Football, NFL discussed on The GM Shuffle
All right let's talk some games to reiterate Mr Lombardi thirty nine nine hundred. Ninety one against the sporadic got five games to break down. Let's kick it off. I with the bears and the packers. I did see a tweet and when we come across all these mean to somebody kind of mocking Oh you guys have been talked about trubisky. Lelio embarrass her seven and six. Okay great on your hundred trubisky mountain out there buddy. Ah bears the trubisky machine. Taking the packers at Lambeau when the great matches biking all football you know. One of the great scenes in that Art of coaching is when Bella check talks what about when he gets on the airplane and he sees after game and everybody's lost and he sees all the coaches looking at their videos. And really you know. We got a tackle better. We gotta do something that reminds me of the bears and you know like look. Give Mitchell all the credit in the world right. He's played good the last two weeks but he's played against really bad teams. Like what Bella checks trying to tell the people as as you got to figure out why you win why you lose and it's not on the computer it's not in the stats like it's the art of seeing as much as coaching. And I think that scene is symbolic of this game here. Chicago Green Bay Look Trubisky. Played really well but he hasn't played against a team. That truly truly is a very good defensive team and not that Green. Bay's a great defensive team by no means at all but Green Bay GonNa be complicating. Green Bay is GONNA move people around re-based GonNa try to take away some things things I mean. They held him the three points. He's really never played well in Green Bay up there you know. Last year they won a game up there but the reality I think they're one in four. Since he's been there against against the packers and one and two on the road up there for me in my power rankings. I'm not picking this game so I'm not recommending it but for me in the power rankings. It's Chicago all the way. Take the points points I have. The line should be three and the south point you get four and a half so you gotta take the bears in this game you know and so I think that's the play but I think the part I really. They wanted to talk about. Why we're talking about this game is is? I think it's really important when you watch a player who's he playing against level of competition matters. And why is he playing good good. And why wasn't he playing good before I think that's the fundamental question is running the ball more. Will he run the ball in Green Bay that remains to be seen. Aaron Rodgers is seventeen and five in his career as a starter versus the bears. So he's always had their number and he's also got twenty three to two touchdown interception ratio this season which is incredible third-highest NFL history pursue this for trubisky numbers. Don't lie one through twelve. He had a total of ten touchdowns six picks and eighty passer rating last two weeks six touchdowns two picks anna the water and sixteen passer rating numbers Green Bay that remains to be seen. I think the other thing we have to really we haven't talked about this and it's kind of like because they're ten and three we don't. We haven't addressed it but Aaron Rodgers. The last five weeks hasn't been great. He averages six point two two yards per attempt. That's lower than what what Mitchell has been doing six point two two. That's not typical. I mean when he was going to the super bowl he was at eight to you know so his numbers. He's now overall for the season seven four but he hasn't been as dynamic namic in the last few weeks and I think that's really why I lean towards Chicago again I'm not recommending that in my four but I lean towards Chicago and that's why I think the numbers say take Chicago all right to the game actually are picking Seattle's ten and three there are on the road against the five and eight panthers and Russell Wilson is first nine games as the MVP for me. One hundred in eighteen passer rating twenty two touchdowns one pick however Russell has lost four games. Four touchdowns four picks eighty two passer rating now. He faces that Carolina Defense Fence. Would you like in this one. I love Seattle here my line. I think it's the line should be seven and a half the line right now six. I think you've gotta get it. Now get it while at six. You know we gotta get them now. While we got the muscle you know and take it because I think this line is going to go up. I think Carolina Carolina struggling offensively. Seattle struggled struggled defensively to handle the run. I could see Seattle plan well in the first quarter but I think Seattle knows they need to stay more than ever with the rams. Plan the cowboys this week. I think it's a problem but I do. I like Russell Wilson on the road in a really good road team. They lost last week. I think they'll bounce back. I think the wind by a touchdown frankie contains lead by the way for those who didn't catch the reference from Mike. Now now won't get the muscle one of the thoughts. McCaffrey Mike how good he's like. We haven't talked a lot about him because he was five and eight. But McCaffrey's got a hundred more scrimmage yards in seven consecutive games. That's the longest active streak in football. We're Carolina be with a Christian. McCaffrey I don't know but I think Carolina's in really good shape. The more I hear about this owner the more this owners thoughtful. He's these measures twice. He cuts once. I think they're going to be in good shape. I really do. I think he's going to reshape the entire organization. He hasn't done that yet but I think he knows what the needs to do. And I think he's going to get the people in there to help them do it so I think there's hope for Carolina along the way all right big game for the Dallas cowboys after the Eagles who the stirring comeback on Monday the night football against the giants. It's now eagles and cowboys tie before they look ahead to next week's matchup Dallas at six and seven is at home to eight and five. La Rams pivotal game here for the rams if they want to make the playoffs because obviously if the cowboys the only way they're gonNA make us they win the division the Rams. They'RE GONNA have to make if they win the wild card cowboys Owens six versus versus teams currently above five hundred this season. They're six and one against teams below five hundred. Do they finally beat a good team. You know this is to me my number so this should be Dallas. Dallas should be favorite. They were to start the week they were and now all of a sudden Dallas went from three point two and a half point underdog to now they're going to get a point and a half. I mean you gotTa Take Galaxy Right. You have to take them you get an appointment. It's your home dog. I mean they've had ten days off. I mean here's the thing I like about the game for Dallas. There's no kidding around around. Wade Phillips is going to play cover one. It's not going to be complicated. He's GonNa rush five play cover one and you may not be able to get the ball Amari Cooper because Jalen Ramsey might take him out of the game but ought to be able to get the hell out of Troy Hill the other corner and if you can block the front. which the cowboys can you can make progress the other thing I like about this game? I like the cowboys front. Having ability to rush the passer I think the cowboys will play better defensively than have. I know. It'll be an easy game for golf in terms of who were where they are but I plan on the road with some crowd noise and if they can get after Goff a little little bit. I'm GonNa take the cowboys here. I may regret but my model is take them. So I'm just taking myself out of it. You mentioned the cowboys defense. The Rams Stevens they've allowed fifteen point four points per game since it's acquiring Jalen Ramsey in week seven. That's the second fuse the NFL these men better and Dak Prescott got to play better against a good team owned four versus top. Ten total defenses this season Philadelphia and Washington so the news for the Eagles is also jeffries out. How phrases by the way? My era was like Josh mccown was going to be a wide receiver on Monday. Night that's how bleak it was all the injuries of and as you've said time and time again no playmakers but I give Carson wentz credit. I thought they were down out and they came back to beat the giants. Now they take care of visit us on the road against a redskins team. Yeah and now I mean that line has come way down that lines down to four now so it was it was it started opened at five. It's down the four of you can get it at four. I'm all over Philly here. I think Philly's should be over touchdown favored in this game. Here's why I mean. The redskins have lost. Some players. Caravans going on I R. So they're off their defensive lines not going to be as impactful their offensive line struggles. They have no real way to throw the football. They're going to have a hard time block it and to run the ball. Strictly with just a Adrian in Peterson against an eagle team. I think it's going to be really hard and I think the eagles knowing how they played them the first time we'll match up much better. I think philly coming off that game you know. They played like crap even though every announcer in Philadelphia gave him as for the game. I mean they're Billingham the entire game when they went to comcast and they did the grades of all the players. Yeah the three guys up there a a in a such homers right anyway so I like Philly here. I think everybody that contrary and pick here is Washington. I just don't see it I think Washington's while those teams that plays good for a week they try to keep the game close but anytime I think you can get Washington less than a five points. I think you should go against them every time. Good news for the Eagles Defense Defense the redskins ranked last in the NFL. Fourteen and a half points per game the season Dwayne Hassans. There's no matter who it is that they really struggled to score points. Yeah I and I think the eagles will get the pressure on them and I think I the they're not gonNA throw the ball. I mean I don't think they're going to be able to throw the ball here so we'll see. I mean Philly's not a good road team. I'm a little nervous about this one but I'm going to go with it all right. Lastly a six and seven Tampa Bay buccaneers against three nine thousand. One Detroit Lions. Maybe Matt Patricia. Right now is coaching for his job. At this point Bo scarbrough Bono's football fifty or more rushing yards four consecutive games. He's been good for Detroit but Tampa stories. Jim Is Winston the turnover machine that he is he leads the NFL and giveaways this season with twenty twenty. Eight and Mike Evans won't play. But I liked Tampa here. I think this line should be five point. Tampa should be. I think tap played really. Well now I know they turn the ball over and I. It's risky but I'm going to have to go with them here because I think Detroit just has David Blau a quarterback. I think that's not going to matter. They lost Marvin Jones at wide receiver. This week I think Detroit's voight struggles defensively and this is a really good offensive team for the Tampa Bay Bucks. I think they can even the game. You know Detroit starts out ten nothing. Fourteen I think Tampa has got the ability to come back and they play better on the road for some reason plan indoors. I think I like Tampa here to win this game. Yeah they actually ranked third in the NFL in total offense and scoring offense. This season the escort twenty nine point one points per game so Tampa Bay actually does have a really good offense. Considering the fact they are a sub. Five hundred team coming up next after the break. Mike Call that Joe Borough best quarterback in college football but whose second-best will discuss that more after.