The Dolphins’ reeling defense gets a break against a Bucs offense that has little life with no Jameis Winston and zero running game. The Bucs’ defense overachieved against the Jets, but it will go back into the tank against Jay Cutler and Miami’s talented receivers in crunch time.
Chris Peters: For me, it’s the Toronto Maple Leafs. They’re exciting for some of the obvious reasons, like Auston Matthews and their high-scoring offense. They’re also exciting because they’re not necessarily the strongest defensive team, which has led to quite a few high-scoring games. Through 22 games, the Maple Leafs already have scored four or more goals nine times, and four when they’ve scored at least six. Meanwhile, Toronto has allowed four or more goals eight times and five goals six times.
The games are often wide open and fast paced, which brings plenty of twists and turns and high drama. There are also those nights, not unlike Monday night’s loss to the Arizona Coyotes, when they suddenly flip a switch and the entire game goes crazy.
Stripped of his GM title, Roseman was demoted to cap and contract guy.
A year later, Kelly was fired amidst a 7-9 season, and Roseman was back in the saddle as GM — from the penthouse to the outhouse and back. Only this time, Roseman found a coach in Doug Pederson who just wanted to coach and not play GM as Kelly did. But Lurie made it clear: Roseman had to produce a playoff team in short order, or he would follow Kelly out the door.
Andy Reid doesn’t lose after byes. Travis Kelce is one of the best scoring tight ends in the NFL. Tyreek Hill is a freaky big play waiting to happen on every touch. All that is a terrible combination for a free-falling Giants team, especially defensively, under Ben McAdoo and Steve Spagnuolo. Nothing has to give here. Reid will use Kelce and Hill to rip into the Giants’ biggest weakness before handing the ball to Kareem Hunt in the second half.