Saints at Seahawks
Whatever luck the Saints had was used up in last week’s escape from Philadelphia. I’m not saying that New Orleans couldn’t beat Seattle at home, but they’d need an awful lot of help from the Seahawks themselves, via mistakes and turnovers. Absent that, the Seahawks have the personnel to shut down Jimmy Graham and hound Drew Brees, and that’s really all they need. Winner: Seahawks
Colts at Patriots
This looks like a good game on paper. Alas, it’s not being played on paper; these Colts have to face the Pats in cold, windy, rainy Foxborough. New England’s deep and punishing rushing attack will be the difference here, while Aquib Talib, Devin McCourty, and the rest of the Pats’ secondary will severely limit Andrew Luck’s effectiveness. Odd aside: I actually had a dream earlier this week in which McCourty returned an interception for a TD. Sorry, gamblers; I didn’t catch the final score. Winner: Patriots
Hopefully I’ll have more on tomorrow’s games later.