LOS ANGELES, September 21, 2013 — Every week things happen in the course of watching an NFL game. Most fans have an opinion on these events. Every Sunday, The Washington Times Communities hosts a live NFL chat that gives the fans a voice.
Don’t keep it bottled inside until your remote ends up embedded in your television screen. Join the chat and talk with NFL analysts and other fans. Scroll below the chat window for a look at this week’s matchups.
Sunday, September 22
Houston Texans (-1) at Baltimore Ravens—Baltimore barely survived Cleveland at home, but they have Houston’s number and will again. Upset special, Ravens win outright
New York Giants at Carolina Panthers (Pick ‘em)—Captain Grumpy, Tom Coughlin, reminded his team that they are not supposed to play badly until November. He fired a couple players who had already retired just to prove his point. Giants win
Detroit Lions at Washington Redskins (-1)—Last year RGIII was a heroic savior and now fans want to bench him. Even politicians get a longer honeymoon. The dread-locked one will rebound. Redskins cover
Arizona Cardinals at New Orleans Saints (-9)—The Saints have a defense now. Be afraid, rest of the league. Be very afraid. Saints win but fail to cover
San Diego Chargers at Tennessee Titans (-3)—These teams are both vastly improved, and the winner of this game could be a first round playoff exit. Upset special, Chargers win outright
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New England Patriots (-9)—Darrelle Revis is already unhappy in Tampa Bay. He misses losing to New England with his old team. Patriots cover
Green Bay Packers (-1) at Cincinnati Bengals—Short of Cincinnati bringing Brett Favre out of retirement again, nothing they do will rattle Aaron Rodgers. Packers cover
St. Louis Rams at Dallas Cowboys (-3.5)—The $1.2 billion Jerry Jones Metropolis will not be a total loss. Jones can recoup his investment by blowing it up for the insurance money if Dallas loses home games like this. Cowboys win but fail to cover
Cleveland Browns at Minnesota Vikings (-5.5)—Brandon Weeden and Christian Ponder, repeat after me. Hand the ball to Trent Richardson’s replacement and Adrian Peterson. Throw the ball, get benched…after the interception is returned the other way. Vikings cover
Atlanta Falcons at Miami Dolphins (-1)—Joe Philbin is challenging to replace Mike Smith on the cover of “Average Non-Descript Caucasian Men’s Monthly” Magazine. Smith will point out that when your offense is that flashy, you can be colorless. Upset special, Falcons win outright
Buffalo Bills at New York Jets (-1.5)—An anonymous friend insists that Buffalo is the only New York NFL team. He was informed that calling them the Jersey Jets risks being punched by FDNY and NYPD guys in better condition than the Jets offensive line. Jets cover
Indianapolis Colts at San Francisco 49ers (-11.5)—An angry Jim Harbaugh squad at home after a humiliating loss means Andrew Luck may end up with the middle name, “bad,” this week. 49ers win but fail to cover
Jacksonville Jaguars at Seattle Seahawks (-19.5)—Point spreads like this have not been seen since Tom Osborne coached the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Richard Sherman will pretend that he is playing the 49ers again to avoid falling asleep on the field due to boredom. Seahawks win but fail to cover
Chicago Bears (-1.5) at Pittsburgh Steelers—The NFL is going to declare this Week 13 instead of Week 3 so that NBC can flex this game off of their schedule. Mike Tomlin takes personal responsibility for his team’s players, but that will not placate despondent network executives. Bears cover
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