How is it that Andy Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals can be so terrible one week and then rebound to demolish the New Orleans Saints the next week in New Orleans? If I had the answer to that question I could make a boat load in Vegas.
Cincinnati isn't the only team that shows NFL fans that anything can happen from week to week in this league. A team might look atrocious one week and then look like a Super Bowl contender the next week.
The same is true about a team that looks great one week and then looks like a Pop Warner one the following week.
This is what makes the NFL exciting. It's hard to predict which team will win and most fans are looking for a few teams to separate themselves from the pack and emerge as contenders.
Besides the New England Patriots, Arizona Cardinals and the Green Bay Packers, it's a complete grab bag when it comes to nailing down a playoff berth. For NFL fans that uncertainty is sure to make for some great football down the stretch.
Buffalo Bills 9 at Miami Dolphins 22
Buffalo - Our man Orton didn't hear a who but he did feel the brutality of the Dolphins defense.
Miami - Our slogan for this season is...Yes we can.
San Francisco 49ers 16 at New York Giants 10
San Francisco - So we intercept Eli five times and we only score 16 points? Where's Alex when we need him?
New York - You want a win? Then we should be on your team's schedule. You want a good QB? Then go get my brother.
Denver Broncos 7 at St. Louis Rams 22
Denver - This is a minor setback. Now I'm ticked off and I wouldn't want to be the next team that plays against me.
St. Louis - We are the spoilers. We are the spoilers. Have fun playing is you chumps.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27 at the Washington Football Team 7
Tampa Bay - Washington is a terrible team and we should know it because we are the definition of a terrible team.
Washington - If my teammates did their job maybe we could win games. There's only one superstar on this team and it's me, RG3. There's no friction in the locker room. Didn't you see how great a leader I am?
Cincinnati Bengals 27 at New Orleans Saints 10
Cincinnati - Can we play against Rob Ryan's defense every week? They sure make me look good.
New Orleans - Can we play against our defense every week? Maybe we would have a winning record if we did.
Atlanta Falcons 19 at Carolina Panthers 17
Atlanta - We're tied for first in our division baby. Here we come!
Carolina - Ha ha ha ha ha. Yes we're laughing at our pathetic selves.
Seattle Seahawks 20 at Kansas City Chiefs 24
Seattle - Where's Golden Tate. Oh yeah. Where's Percy? Oh yeah.
Kansas City Chiefs - And the experts said this would be a bad year for us. That shows how little those guys know.
Houston Texans 23 at Cleveland Browns 7
Houston - We're .500! We're .500!
Cleveland - The real Browns showed up on Sunday. Yes we did!
Minnesota Vikings 13 at Chicago Bears 21
Minnesota - You know how bad we are? We just lost to the Bears.
Chicago - We found a team we can beat. Now Cutler is confident. Ha ha ha ha.
Oakland Raided 6 at San Diego Chargers 13
Oakland - Yes we are playing for the number one pick. At least that's our excuse for being so bad.
San Diego - It doesn't take much to beat those guys does it?
Detroit Lions 6 at Arizona 14
Detroit - Just when the experts were calling us a contender we go and lay an egg.
Arizona - We've got more in the tank and we're going to take it out on you!
Philadelphia Eagles 20 at Green Bay Packers 53
Philadelphia - We're not so good after all.
Green Bay - I don't think there's any way you can stop our guy Aaron Rodgers. You can double check that if you want.
New England Patriots 42 and Indianapolis Colts 20
New England - Let's be honest. Bill is a genius. Brady is still great and we keep getting better and better.
Indianapolis - Don't worry Andrew, you'll get your chance to beat Tom Brady...when he's 50.
Pittsburgh Steelers 27 at Tennessee Titans 24
Pittsburgh - How many quarters does it take to beat the Titans? According to ESPN analyst Steve Young, only a quarter and a half,
Tennessee - You can see why we're 2-8.