Get ready for the St. Louis air show.
Arizona's Kurt Warner returns to his former home dome as a premier quarterback once again, just as Marc Bulger and the Rams are coming to life under new coach Jim Haslett.Warner has thrown at least two touchdown passes in six straight games and he boasts three receivers who could be the No. 1 on many teams: Anquan Boldin, Larry Fitzgerald and up-and-comer Steve Breaston.
Torry Holt (26 catches and 1 TD? Eesh.)
So play everybody (except maybe an over-the-hill Edgerrin James) -- and bet the over.
Miami nice: A trip to Mile High always has its pitfalls, and having an extra week to soak in that Monday Night beatdown against the Patriots should put a bee in the Broncos' bonnet.
But the Dolphins ought to acquit themselves well in Denver, where four visitors have averaged 420 yards and 27 points -- a number brought way down by the Bucs' 13-point effort. Translation: Denver's D is bad (30th vs. the run; 28th against the pass).
And Miami's offense is gaining traction. Forget the "Wildcat" formation, Chad Pennington's the spark. While Ronnie Brown has disappeared for the last three games with just 120 yards and one score, Pennington has averaged nearly 300 yards with four TDs and two picks. Not bad for Mr. Noodle Arm. I like Anthony Fasano for a score and look out if Ted Ginn Jr. can even approach last week's 175-yard output (but how about a TD this time, huh?).
Tandem talk: If the Jaguars' running back duo of Fred Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew can't get back on track against the Bengals then there's a real problem. QB David Garrard might even plow in for a score. ... The Titans' Chris Johnson and LenDale White will keep rolling vs. Green Bay. ... Joseph Addai may return for the Colts, but don't dismiss Dominic Rhodes just yet. I envision them splitting time like they did during the 2006 Super Bowl run, making each a little less valuable but still must-have.
Shootout in the cards in St. Louis; former Jet should fly
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