The Meat . . .

. . . of the schedule that is. Before the season, I had been hoping for a fast start. Yes, this is faster than I thought, but we are getting to the crux of the biscuit here. Carolina, Seattle, Green Bay, Baltimore, and N’Awlins are coming up. Plus those pesky Cardinals. Always tough at home.

As we sit, perched above the NFC with our 6-0 record, how many of these next 7 games can we win? I’d be very happy to set the baseline with 2 wins over AZ and go from there. Carolina is an interesting matchup because undrafted QB Kyle Allen is playing so well, there are whispers out of North Carolina that they should trade Cam Newton as soon as he’s healthy, and ride the lightning that is Kyle. They are 4-0 (after Cam’s 0-2 start) under Kyle, and the offense is clicking al all cylinders.  RB phenom Christian MCCaffrey is tearing up the league with 900+ all-purpose yards (618 rushing), and Allen leading the way with 7 TDs and no picks.

Defensively they are tearing up the league. They lead the league with 27 sacks. Their DEs Mario Addison and Brian Burns have 11 between them, and 5 other guys with 2 or more sacks. They are 2nd in interceptions with 9. However, their run defense is a bit shakey as they give up 120 yards per game on the ground.  So I guess if there is a weakness, we can exploit that.

So, starting with this one, since it is at home, and we have a new weapon, I think we win a close one, 30-28.

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18 Responses to The Meat . . .

  1. Winder says:

    The next few weeks are gonna be telling in that there are no pushover gamea. No one should overlook AZ they are ballin down there. i think we have the players now to go up against anyone. It’s all gonna come down to preparation and coaching. This is where we see how creative KS is and if we can implement what he wants to do. Jimmy G’s gonna have to play a little better from here on out.

  2. unca_chuck says:

    I hope so. I haven’t seen Allen play much so I don’t know what to expect.

    • Winder says:

      I haven’t either but he seems to be very accurate and it wouldn’t surprise me if Cam is on his way out.

  3. unca_chuck says:

    It would be a bold move to trade Cam. The Bears are looking.

  4. alleykat69 says:

    I don’t think it would be a bold move at all.Cam’s recent history of injuries and ineffectiveness and now 30 I only see a decline.Allen’s led them to 4 straight wins, completeing 65% of his throws with 7 TD’s and O picks makes him a easy choice moving forward..
    Lol at the Bears as the 49ers move down a notch so they can grab Trubisky who’s a bust when Mahomes and other QB’s were available.. To bad the 49ers could of done better then Soloman but atleast he’s better then Trubisky..

  5. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, that deal kinda went sour for both of us. Thomas isn’t a terrible player, but he sure ain’t a 3rd pick in the draft. I was pretty sure Trubiscuit was gonna be a stiff. We coulda had CB Marshon Lattimore. TJ Watt even.

  6. unca_chuck says:

    Weren’t you just talking about Colt’s Neck, NJ, NJ?

    Not quite Chappaquiddick but it’s close.

  7. unca_chuck says:

    Carolina’s run defense is a little suspect so I think we do what other teams have been doing against us and that is to run early.

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