Friday, December 5, 2008

QB Rankings for Week 14

As I said both on the ESPN Radio gig and this morning's News Stampede, I think Aaron Rodgers could be in for quite a good day. Yes the Texans could be worse against the pass. But the Pack's run game is banged up and I think Rodgers is getting that chip on his shoulder again. I like his prospects a lot this week.

Yes, I think Drew Brees is able to throw on the Falcons. Even with Bush back and Pierre Thomas heating up, Brees slings the ball. The oline doesn't block as well for the run as it does the pass and besides, his weapons are all guys who can catch - Thomas and Bush included. Look for him to break the 300 barrier again.

Kurt Warner could very well run into issues if the Cards get Hightower rolling but he hasn't shown me that's likely right now, so I expect Warner to come out slinging as always if just to build an early lead despite the terrible run defense of he Rams.

Manning: The Peyton is going to have a field day against the porous Bungles secondary. And while the reversion to 'Bungles' may sadden my 7 year old Bengals/Chargers hybrid fan, it is what it is. This team is a disaster, and Manning will have ample time to surgically slice the defense apart.

The more I examine this matchup the more I love Matt Cassel in it. Seattle is finished - and I think Cassel will get back on track and get Moss back on pace as well. Also, while Cutler and Ryan both have decent matchups, I think both the Broncos (or is it Donkeys GoGo? Remind me....) and Falcons will run the ball significantly. Yes, I said 'Broncos' and 'run ball' in the same sentence. Hillis is the real deal.

Other thoughts -
If the weather isn't too bad Ben Roethlisberger is a nice play against a shaky Cowboys secondary and with Demarcus Ware banged up, he might even have time to throw..... Donovan McNabb may not be the top QB this week and has a difficult matchup but - call it gut or whatever - but I think he's playing this game well and may catch the Giants off guard... Gus Frerotte should be a better start against the Lions - and I do think he throws to Berrian enough to make the WR worth it - but with Peterson and Taylor in the backfield, he shouldn't have to throw as much as Kerry Collins did... But it IS Brad Childress....

  1. Aaron Rodgers, Packers vs. Texans
  2. Drew Brees, Saints vs. Falcons
  3. Kurt Warner, Cardinals vs. Rams
  4. Peyton Manning, Colts vs. Bengals
  5. Matt Cassel, Patriots at Seahawks
  6. Matt Ryan, Falcons at Saints
  7. Jay Cutler, Broncos vs. Chiefs
  8. Brett Favre, Jets at 49ers
  9. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers vs. Cowboys
  10. Tony Romo, Cowboys at Steelers
  11. Donovan McNabb, Eagles at Giants
  12. David Garrard, Jaguars at Bears
  13. Chad Pennington, Dolphins at Bills
  14. Eli Manning, Giants vs. Eagles
  15. Tyler Thigpen, Chiefs at Broncos
  16. Matt Schaub, Texans at Packers
  17. Kyle Orton, Bears vs. Jaguars
  18. Gus Frerotte, Vikings at Lions
  19. Shaun Hill, 49ers vs. Jets
  20. Kerry Collins, Titans vs. Browns
  21. Jeff Garcia, Buccaneers at Panthers
  22. J.P. Losman, Bills vs. Dolphins
  23. Marc Bulger, Rams at Cardinals
  24. Jake Delhomme, Panthers vs. Buccaneers
  25. Joe Flacco, Ravens vs. Redskins
  26. Matt Hasselbeck, Seahawks vs. Patriots
  27. Jason Campbell, Redskins at Ravens
  28. Daunte Culpepper, Lions vs. Vikings
  29. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bengals at Colts
  30. Ken Dorsey, Browns at Titans

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