Don't look now, but Eli Manning is having his best year ever.
Week 9 is just about in the books, but there's just a little matter of the Philadelphia Eagles hosting the Chicago Bears left for this evening. This Monday Night Football game should be played with playoff intensity, and a sense of urgency, because both teams need this game to keep pace in their respective playoff races. The Giants won again and aren't going anywhere in the NFC East, and the Bears need another wildcard tie breaker to notch their belt with.
1) I know I may catch Hell for saying this, but I think Pittsburgh and Baltimore are the top rivalry going in the NFL right now. No teams bring the violence against each other like these two do.
3) But I am buying the Colts as legit Andrew Luck sweepstakes winners. That team minus Payton manning is terrible.
4) I'll admit, I came 'this close' to putting a Tim Tebow photo with this post today. A hundred yards on the ground and 2 TD passes is getting it done for the Broncos. I love how they've incorporated some of the college style read option stuff for Timmy in Denver. He'll never be a drop back pocket passer, but if used correctly he can be a winner.
5) Speaking of winning, does anyone want to win the AFC West? The last place 3-5 Broncos are in the thick of the race behind three 4-4 teams.
9) Arizona's Patrick Peterson is gonna be a special player.
10) I think the Texans have the best 1-2 RB tandem in the NFL.