Week 5 Sunday Night Preview
Tonight’s game pits the reeling Houston Texans against the San Francisco 49ers. The Texans had a backbreaking loss last week, as Matt Schaub basically gave the game to the Seahawks. It will be interesting to see how he rebounds after a poor game. The Houston defense will surely be amped up and JJ Watt should be a terror like always. The 49ers rebounded last week and destroyed the Rams. Colin Kaepernick had a solid, yet unspectacular game and tonight should be a good measuring stick for him. I don’t expect him to have an outstanding game. He will probably have a TD pass or two, but I can’t see him having a monster game. The same goes for Matt Schaub. He has played fairly well this year, but each game he seems to make horrible decisions that costs his team big time. Arian Foster had a great game last week, so it will be interesting to see how he follows up that effort tonight.
One of the biggest stories coming out of the early games today is the Colts knocking off the Seahawks. Seattle was looking to continue being undefeated, but Andrew Luck and the Colts came back and escaped with a win. In other news, the Bengals defeated the Patriots, as Tom Brady’s streak of 52 consecutive games with a TD pass was snapped. The Patriots did not look sharp, and it was surprising because the Bengals pass defense was extremely banged up. Andy Dalton had another lackluster game, and his chances of getting a big contract extension are getting slimmer and slimmer. The Giants fell to 0-5 and looked absolutely terrible. Eli Manning threw three more interceptions and David Wilson left the game with a neck injury. For the Eagles, Michael Vick suffered a pulled hamstring and was replaced by Nick Foles. The Eagles didn’t seem to miss a beat, and there are serious problems in New York right now.
The only late game worth discussing so far is the Broncos-Cowboys game. Peyton Manning already has 4 TDs at half-time, and Tony Romo has played a great game so far as well. It’s going to be a shootout in the second half, and there’s a very real chance Peyton could add another 3-4 TDs to his totals by the end of the game. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Cowboys try to establish the running game to keep Peyton off the field as much as possible since it’s only a one score game.