by Nelly Semela
The NFL Week 7 – What to Look For:
ATL @ DET: The Detroit Lions look to bounce back from their first defeat of the season. For the Atlanta Falcons it’s gut check time as they look to go above .500 and won’t have it easy against the hungry big cats from Motown who lost by only 6 to the Niners. Wideout Julio Jones will need to test that hamstring he injured in week 5, but the team remains hopeful he’ll be ready to go Sunday. Coach Jim Schwartz doesn’t appear to have any back injuries from the shot he took from Jim Harbaugh postgame Sunday.
SD @ NYJ: A well-rested and time-healed San Diego Chargers team will have a chance to get the ball rolling again against the New York Jets who have the short rest after a lackluster MNF win against the Miami Dolphins in Jersey. It is perhaps the most crucial turnaround in their season because at 3-3 they need to climb the division standings to have any hope of making a run deep into the playoffs. After a bye week, Gang Green will have a brutal stretch of three games in eleven days, against the impressive Bills, Tom Brady, and Tim Tebow (who has the man upstairs on his side)!
STL @ DAL: Romo and the ‘Boys find themselves in a similar situation to the Jets in week 6 – they have been up and down to say the least and they have a gimme in the winless Rams. Playing “not to win” vs Tom Brady and the Pats resulted in a loss, so we’ll see if Jason Garrett decides to trust his quarterback late in the game should it come to that.
IND @ NO: The Saints know how crucial it is to win the NFC South this season and thatmission had a major setback Sunday as the Buccaneers got the six-point victory. A hapless and, most importantly, Peyton Manning-less Colts team could be just the remedy. They’ll be hoping TE Daid Thomas returns from his concussion after missing Sunday’s game. His timeline remains indefinite, but the Saints look good when Brees has plenty of targets to hit.
GB @ MIN: Aaron Rodgers is on fire. Donovan McNabb, gone. Two players in the opposite stages of their respective careers, the young man who wears the championship belt to go with his ring will be happy to put the nail in the coffin of the flailing Vikings. The new Vikings starter rookie Ponder will be looking to make his name with a rebuilding team against a potential new dynasty. Don’t look for an upset in this one.