Week nine sees the Colts taking a tough road trip to Pittsburgh. They head to Heinz Field to take on a somewhat resurgent 3 – 4 Steelers side who are coming off the back of a Monday Night Football come from behind win against the Miami Dolphins. The Colts themselves also had a come from behind win last week after a tight affair with the Denver Broncos.read more
Wembley Stadium saw its first International Series game of 2019 as the L.A Rams hosted the Cincinnati Bengals. This game saw the Rams dominate the majority of the match but the game was still competitive and gave the London crowd a good show.read more
Josh Capps (@JCapps_) believes the Patriots face their toughest test yet this season as they travel to the Ravens
The Patriots head into this tough visit to Baltimore on the back of another comfortable home victory against Cleveland. The Ravens will be refreshed after a bye week in week eight and will be hoping Lamar Jackson can come up with the goods to finally put a defeat on New England’s record.
Julian Edelman led the way for the Patriots with two touchdowns and also leading the way in receiving yards for the offence on what again was an easy victory with support from the defence. This Patriots defence will not go away, and averaging only 7.6 points against per game, it could be another tough afternoon for the opponents. Brady will hope to continue his consistent season but will need some big plays in this one if the Pats are to head home with the ninth straight win.
Lamar Jackson and the Ravens will feel they can get a victory when hosting the Pats on Sunday Night, and they certainly are not wrong. A 5-2 record going into this one and a mobile quarterback; something that the Patriots haven’t faced yet this year could provide a big task for Belichick. Jackson has 576 yards rushing along with three touchdowns and the Patriots will need to ensure they a locked tight to stop Jackson getting outside and adding to his 24 scrambles so far this season. Mark Ingram will hope to do what Nick Chubb did to the Patriots last week and pick those gaps and use the field wisely. He and Jackson could be the key to a Baltimore win.
A week in which the Patriots could finally meet a match-up, they will need to be strong against the running game of Baltimore and take advantage when Brady has the ball in hand.
Ones to Watch
Patriots: Defence – They just keep improving week on week and this could be the week they prove their worth. Look out for big interceptions and forced fumbles.
Ravens: Mark Ingram – It could be too obvious for the Patriots to focus their attention on stopping Lamar Jackson running that they may give too much room for Ingram to work with.
Mark Chance (@mark_chance01) believes that even some Fitzmagic won’t be enough for the Dolphins to overcome the Steelers on Monday Night Football
This week’s rendition of Monday Night Football sees the hopeless Miami Dolphins travel to Pittsburgh for a game nobody really expects Brian Flores to win. Albeit there has been some small improvement from the Fins as the season has continued, notably since bringing Fitzmagic back in as starting QB. We only have to look at other branches from the Belichick tree to know that coaches who go on from New England to be a head coach don’t have a great record. In fact Patricia, Vrabel, O’Brien, Mangini and Romeo Crennel are combined for 156-277 and a .407 record. read more
Ron Rivera and the Carolina Panthers (4-2) head to Levi Stadium to face the San Francisco 49ers (6-0) the only undefeated team left in the NFC. Could the Panthers, currently on a 6 game winning streak against the 49ers, be the ones to end this dominant run? read more
The Colts play host this Sunday and welcome the Houston Texans to Lucas Oil stadium. This AFC South divisional match is shaping up to be the biggest game of the season so far. Winner takes the lead in the division and whoever wins will show they potentially have what it takes to be playoff contenders.read more
Mark Ross (@markr1991) thinks that the Pittsburgh Steelers offence finally get going this week against a poor Miami Dolphins team and run out big winners.
Through seven weeks of the 2019 NFL season the Miami Dolphins have a record of 0-6 and in every game they have given up at least two passing touchdowns. A welcoming stat for the Pittsburgh Steelers who are going into this game with either a quarterback who was knocked out harder than Sonny Liston and subsequently missed a week, or a quarterback who got his nickname from duck calling competitions that he still competes in. After a torrid start for the quarterbacks of the Steel City this game should give whoever starts a chance to perform. read more
Mark Ross @markr1991 thinks that the Bengals continue in the race for the Number one draft pick and getblown away by the Los Angeles Rams.
In the third instalment of the London series the winless Cincinnati Bengals make the trip toWembley to take on the NFC Champions Los Angeles Rams.
Cincinnati have not been 0-7 since 2008 and in that season they ended up with only four wins and didn’t get their first one until week nine. The same fate awaits the Bengals on their outing to Wembley. By the time they are on their flight back to the states they are like to have suffered their eighth loss and I fear the worst.read more
Josh Capps (@JCapps_) believes the Patriots can make it eight wins from eight as they host the Browns on Sunday night
The New England Patriots welcome another second year QB to
Foxborough on Sunday, looking to make the half way point of the season
undefeated. The Browns are coming in to this one on a bye week after suffering
back-to-back defeats at the hands of Seattle and San Francisco. A well rested
Browns team may still find it a huge challenge against Brady and that number
one defence in football.read more
As a Scottish NFL Fan every time I hear the Gjallarhorn and the
#SKOL clap it always fills me with pride knowing that we as a nation have made
our mark on the National Football League. If you believe everything you read on
the internet, sources say the mighty Icelandic clap was brought into the
Sporting World by a Scottish Premiership football team from North Lanarkshire,
Motherwell FC. There will no doubt be some who disagree with the origins of
that fable but as my mother in law always tells me why let the truth get in the
way of a good story!read more