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Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady: Who will win Sunday?

October 05, 2012|By Houston Mitchell

Farmer, showing Kreskin-like predicting skills, opened by telling everyone: "Of the three undefeated teams in the NFL, the one most likely to lose is Arizona." And, of course, Arizona lost later that night to the St. Louis Rams.

On New England vs. Denver: Peyton Manning is 7-10 in his career against Tom Brady. But Manning is getting comfortable with the Broncos offense, completing 30 of 38 passes last week. This is far from a slam dunk for the Patriots. If the Broncos can hold it together in the regular season and get into the playoffs, they will really be dangerous.

About the Pittsburgh Steelers: The Steelers have usually been a one-dimensional team, but they have transformed under Todd Haley. However, their defense, usually a strength, has suffered this season.

Tennessee vs. Minnesota: Chris Johnson isn't the running back he once was, and although Matt Hasselbeck is a good quarterback, the Titans are not going to go into Minnesota and win. They can't establish the run, while the Vikings, with Adrian Peterson, can. Johnson just doesn't have the work ethic that Peterson does.

San Diego vs. New Orleans: Drew Brees will set the record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass, and he will do it against his old team, the Chargers. The Chargers are 3-1 but have not proved they are a good team. The Saints, with the energy they generate at home and the sense of desperation they feel at 0-4, will win this game.

Those are just a few of the topics covered. If you are an NFL fantasy football player, you will find a host of interesting nuggets to help you pick your team this weekend.


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