Brian Sullivan

There are so many games this weekend that could be decided by a single possession. Here are a few match-ups to keep an eye out for this weekend.

Carson Wentz Vs. The Steeler’s Defense

Seriously, any football fan should be excited about this match-up. The Steeler’s don’t exactly boast the most talented defense, but they can still generate pressure up front. Big Ben and company will likely score; can the rookie continue his hot start and go toe-to-toe with one of the best offenses in football?

AJ Green Vs. Chris Harris/Aqib Talib

Harris is a better CB by far (and Talib is still pretty damn good)… But Talib actually has to size. Which will match-up against Green? Will they involve TJ Ward and Darian Stewart as well? Bradley Roby? Can ANYBODY stop this man?

Aaron Rodgers Vs. Himself

All week, the topic has been trending. This Lions defense was absolutely torched by Andrew Luck, and Marcus Mariota had his way near the end of the game. The Packers are back at home, against a weak defense. Can Aaron Rodgers get out of his funk here? If he can’t get at least a few TDs, there’s problems.

Khalil Mack Vs. The Titans Offensive Line

Mack hasn’t looked like himself this year, but he’s matched up against some solid offensive lines. Now, he’ll likely see himself up against Jack Conklin, the rookie tackle who has played well so far. But still, the reigning All-Pro should be able to return to form here.

Minnesota’s Offensive Line Vs. The Panther’s Front 7

No AP. No Matt Kalil. Can the Vikings keep Bradford on his feet and open up holes for Jerrick McKinnon against this talented front 7? IF Bradford has time, Stefon Diggs will tear this secondary apart.

The Allens Vs. Baltimore’s Secondary

Allen Hurns and Allen Robinson were absolutely shut down against San Diego’s stingy secondary… Baltimore doesn’t have the corners that the Chargers have, but Eric Weddle and Jimmy Smith have this secondary looking solid. Can Robinson finally find his groove?

Eric Decker Vs. Marcus Peters

It’s looking like Brandon Marshall might miss this one, so Eric Decker will become the primary target. Without Marshall, can Decker prove that he’s the most consistent WR in the NFL not named Antonio Brown? Or will the pressure get to him?

Drew Brees Vs. Matt Ryan

I hate to sound like Skip Bayless here and act as if QBs are the only position that exist in football… But this one is bound to be a shootout. Hopefully the Saints don’t make me look stupid AGAIN after last week. Both offenses have talent. Both defenses have holes. Which QB will exploit the other team’s defense?

Philip Rivers Vs. The Colt’s Defense

The Colts have a banged up defense… The Chargers have a banged up offense. But with a healthy line, can Rivers continue to find guys like Travis Benjamin and Tyrell Williams? Will Mike McCoy learn that Dontrell Inman should never see the field? With Gates possibly missing time, will the rookie Hunter Henry get involved? Or will we see the same inconsistent McCoy Chargers of the past?

Jameis Winston Vs. The Rams Defense

Week 1 – 4 TDs and a 125 Passer Rating. Week 2 – 4 Interceptions and a 39 Passer Rating. Will the real Jameis Winston please stand up? Are the Cardinals just that good on defense, or was Week 1 a fluke? We might find out this week.

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