The Detroit Lions are coming off their first loss of the season, having lost at home last week to the San Francisco 49ers. They have another tough matchup this week when the Atlanta Falcons come calling.
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The Oregon Ducks have been steamrolling teams again this season. They’ll look to keep their momentum going this Saturday when they travel to Boulder to take on the struggling Colorado Buffalos in a Pac 12 matchup.
The Philadelphia Eagles have abandoned the title “Dream Team,” and for good reason. The Eagles’ season has been closer to a nightmare than a dream come true. With loads of talent on both sides of the ball, Philly hasn’t been able to put things together. They’ll look to get on track this Sunday when they travel to the nation’s capital to take on the surprising Washington Redskins.
The best game on Saturday will likely be the one in East Lansing. Michigan State hosts Michigan in what promises to be another great game in one of college football’s most underrated rivalries. Both teams have played well this year. Sparty enters the contest at 4-1 having lost to Notre Dame, while the Wolverines are 6-0 including a dramatic comeback win against the Fighting Irish.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish is finally starting to put things together this season. They’re riding a three game winning streak and are looking to make it four in a row when they host the Air Force Falcons this Saturday. In their last three games, the Irish have beaten Michigan State, Pittsburgh, and Purdue.
The Arizona Cardinals host the New York Giants this Sunday in a cross divisional NFC matchup. The Cardinals are coming off a humbling loss to the Seattle Seahawks, while the Giants look to build off last week’s road win over Philadelphia.
The Kansas Jayhawks are coming off a bye week, and they certainly needed the time to lick their wounds. Kansas was mauled by the Rambling Wreck from Georgia Tech, 66-24 two weeks ago. The Jayhawks yielded 604 rushing yards, which set an NCAA Division I-A record. They’ll look to get back on track this Saturday when they host the Texas Tech Red Raiders in Lawrence, Kansas.
The Baltimore Ravens head to St. Louis to try to rebound from last week’s somewhat surprising loss to the Tennessee Titans. After demolishing the Pittsburgh Steelers in week 1 – a win that many people thought signaled the newfound dominance of the Ravens in the AFC – the Ravens laid an egg in Tennessee. This week won’t be any easier, facing a Rams team still smarting from two tough losses.
The Oregon Ducks are starting to look eerily similar to last year’s team that steamrolled through the season, en route to a national championship invitation. The Ducks ran into the buzz-saw that was Cam Newton’s Auburn Tigers and lost a close, hard fought game. And like the game against Auburn, Oregon faced LSU to begin the season, only to fall just short against a top tier SEC team.
The Oregon Ducks have to be angry. They basically gave LSU the ball(game) last week. That loss alone might be enough to derail any national championship plans. They can still make the BCS title game, but to do so they basically need to run roughshod over the remainder of their schedule. For Oregon, the rest of the season begins this Saturday afternoon when they welcome the Nevada Wolf Pack to Eugene.