Mac's NFL Blog - 9/23/07

In today's NFL Blog: The Lions apparently haven't lost their "holy" connection, Barrett Ruud is on everyone's radar, Terrell Suggs ties the Ravens and Cardinals together, and Larry Johnson's about to hit a brick wall.

Like Jake and Elwood Blues, the Detroit Lions are on a mission from God.

Nicholas Cotsonikas of the Detroit Free Press breaks down today's Lions-Eagles game, and explains why Philadelphia will win.

The Lions wide receivers called themselves the "Super Heroes".

The Eagles and Lions are two teams heading in opposite directions.

Can the Eagles bounce back from their 0-2 start?

The 2003 decision to trade down and pass on drafting defensive end Terrell Suggs forever links the Arizona Cardinals and Baltimore Ravens.

Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic thinks the Cardinals will lose in a tight one.

The talented wide receivers in Arizona are a big test for the Ravens secondary.

Missing games with a painful toe injury isn't what Ravens left tackle Jonathan Ogden signed up for.

To Houston Texans players such as safety Michael Boulware, facing the Indianapolis Colts is their Super Bowl.

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning has a 119.3 passer rating in 10 games against the Houston Texans.

Texans cornerback Dunta Robinson plays bigger than he actually is.

Did the San Diego Chargers offense receive an omen when they landed in Green Bay on Friday?

Green Bay Packers linebacker Nick Barnett is the intimidator on the Packers' defense.

New England Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork thought the Buffalo Bills were going to draft him in 2004.

Mark Mulville of the Buffalo News breaks down today's Bills-Patriots game.

The Patriots will be looking to avoid a letdown against the 0-2 Bills.

Former Patriot Joe Andruzzi is battling the toughest opponent he's ever faced.

Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has five things to watch for when the St. Louis Rams take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Rams are trying to remain positive despite their 0-2 start.

Buccaneers linebacker Barrett Ruud, last week's NFC Defensive Player of the Week, has everyone's attention now.

Today could be the ideal day for Buccaneers rookie defensive end Gaines Adams to display why he was the first defensive player taken in last April's draft.

Miami Dolphins running back Ronnie Brown is expected to have a featured role when the Dolphins take on the Jets.

The Sun-Sentinel breaks down today's Dolphins-Jets game.

New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis may be a rookie, but he isn't playing like one.

Ageless San Francisco 49ers defensive end Bryant Young is an inspiration to his teammates.

Tim Kawakami of The Mercury News doesn't think the 49ers have to win today to prove they're legit.

Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette breaks down today's Steelers-49ers game.

Most teams would dread going up against Kansas City Chiefs running back Larry Johnson. The Minnesota Vikings, however, are different.

The Pioneer Press has five keys to victory for the Vikings.

Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star writes that life with a young quarterback is a bumpy ride.

The Kansas City Chiefs are happy to be home.

A trusted friend advised Cleveland Browns general manager Phil Savage to take a chance on quarterback Derek Anderson.

Oakland Raiders head coach Lane Kiffin wishes he had 53 guys like cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha.

The Cincinnati Bengals will be short-handed at the linebacker position today.

Another week, another challenge for the Seattle Seahawks secondary.

The Carolina Panthers need another weapon on offense to take the pressure off wide receiver Steve Smith.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has five keys to victory for the Atlanta Falcons. (It's nice when the local media uses terms like "we" when talking about the team they're supposed to be objectively reporting on.)

Washington Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell has already developed a good rapport with his wide receivers.

It's a "must-win" game for the New York Giants today against the Redskins.

According to Randy Galloway of the Fort-Worth Star-Telegram, tonight's Dallas Cowboys-Chicago Bears match-up is a battle for NFC supremacy.

Chicago Bears defensive tackle Tommie Harris doesn't "believe there should be any more L's on our schedule".


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