The NFL landscape is taking shape and teams are beginning to separate from one another. This weekend lacks the appeal of many marquee match ups. There are lot of teams with winning records playing teams that are struggling, or teams with similar records playing one another.
The undefeated Kansas City Chiefs are playing the Buffalo Bills, I don’t think that there is an upset in the works there. The Chiefs are playing incredible defense, even if the Bills start the mobile Thad Lewis they aren’t in danger. The Chiefs defense sacked the mobile Terrelle Pryor 10 times.
I strongly doubt the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers travel across the country and beat the Seattle Seahawks. Aside from the travel, it is just a tough match up. I also can’t see the Pittsburgh Steelers waltzing into Foxboro and beating the New England Patriots.
The Indianapolis Colts could be set up for a upset by the Houston Texans this weekend, but that is doubtful as well. The Texans are struggling with health at running back leaving third string quarterback Case Keenum to carry the load by himself.
That leaves the game that I think could have a team on upset alert. The New York Jets hosting the New Orleans Saints.
The Jets have the benefit of being the home team, that helps them. The Jets have been better at home than on the road, they’re 3-1 at MetLife Stadium. The Jets are just two weeks removed from beating the New England Patriots at home.
The Jets don’t have the best pass defense to try and hold Drew Brees in check but they have the league’s best run defense coming into the weekend. The Saints have a tough defense, particularly against the pass and that could cause quarterback Geno Smith some trouble. His play has seemed to be so up and down this year and after a poor outing this past week he could bounce back and have one of those stellar games.