What to Watch: NFL

What to Watch: NFL

By Ben Norfolk Posted October 14, 2009

This weekend there are several key match-ups in both the NFL and college football that any sports fan should watch.

Vikings vs. Ravens
On Sunday the Baltimore Ravens (3-2) travel to Minnesota (5-0) to take on the undefeated Vikings.

Brett Favre is having a great year averaging 209 yards a game. He has a quarterback rating of 103.

The surprising offense of the Ravens has struggled the last two weeks and should have trouble with the stingy Viking defense. The Vikings are only giving up 70 yards per game on the ground.

Adrian Peterson is the number two running back averaging 96 yards per game. However, he may have trouble against the number one rush defense that only allows 60 yards a game and is lead by linebacker Ray Lewis with 45 tackles which leads the team.

Joe Flacco will have the Viking defensive line putting pressure on him all game long. The Viking’s defensive line is lead by Jared Allen with 6.5 sacks.

Longhorn QB Colt McCoy. /Erich Schlegel • Dallas Morning News/MCT
Longhorn QB Colt McCoy. /Erich Schlegel • Dallas Morning News/MCT

The game is at 10 a.m. on CBS.

Ben says: Vikings

Giants vs. Saints
Also on Sunday, the New York Giants (5-0) will be taking on the New Orleans Saints (4-0). The game will be the battle of the unbeaten teams.

Drew Brees is having a great year with a passer rating of 108 and he is averaging 259 yards a game.

The Saints have the number one offense in the NFL. The powerful offense is averaging 414 yards a game and they have a good running game that is averaging 166 yards a game.

However, the Giants have the number one pass defense in the NFL at this time but after this game that should change.
The game will air at 10 a.m. on Fox.

Ben says: Saints

Oklahoma vs. Texas
The rivalry known as the Red River Shootout is always a good game. The Texas Longhorns (5-0) will host the Oklahoma Sooners (3-2).

Texas is having another good year and their quarterback Colt McCoy has a passer rating of 149 this season he is averaging 282 yards a game.

Oklahoma’s starting quarterback, Sam Bradford, is back after an injury early in the season.

Oklahoma has the nation’s number three defense allowing eight points a game. However, Texas brings the nation’s number one offense which averages 47 points.

Texas also boasts the number one rush defense, giving up only 241 yards this season.

Ben says: Longhorns

Wolf Pack vs. Aggies
The WAC’s leading offense travels to Logan, UT to face an Aggie defense that gives up 32 points per game. The last time these teams met, Nevada (2-3) beat the Aggies (1-4) 44-17.

Nevada’s potent offense is lead by quarterback Colin Kaepernick. He has a passer rating of 135 and is averaging 184 yards in the air and 76 on the ground. Running back Luke Lippincott is averaging 98 yards a game.

This is a win UNR needs to keep its bowl hopes alive.

Ben says: Nevada

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