The Black and Blue division faces a tough weekend. Three games will put NFC North teams on the road against talented competition, while a certain hated rival to the south gets the week off.
We all know about this matchup in detail. Tom Selleck (and his mustache) and Aaron Rodgers always get top billing.
Personally, I see parallels between Ted Danson and Jared Allen: neither one is funny any more. At least Ted has moved on to CSI instead of trying to do another comedy like Becker. Allen should probably give up his goofy act as well.
The Vikings get Robert Griffin III this week. Don't expect a whole lot of offensive fireworks from the Vikings, even though the Redskins pass defense is really bad. They'll still pound the rock with Adrian Peterson and get the ball to Percy Harvin on short routes. Griffin's play should determine the outcome of the game, and with him still recovering from a concussion, there's no guarantee that he'll be the same QB he was in the first few weeks of the season.
Remember when Steve Guttenberg was the guy you cast to make your movie cool? The Lions were just as trendy a pick this off-season. Now look where both of them are.
Both of these teams have a lot of flash at the skill positions, but the difference is that the Eagles actually have some players in their secondary who are capable of covering some of the Lions' receivers. Detroit can't say the same for their defense against the Eagles' receivers. Their best chance at a win will be to put pressure on Michael Vick and force some fumbles.
The Chicago Bears have a bye.