November 4th, 2009

Where did the Broncos' luck go? The Broncos took their first loss Sunday while visiting the Baltimore Ravens. Was it jet lag that did them in?

The Ravens built a 6-0 lead at halftime and a 95-yard kickoff return by Lardarius Webb to open the second half put the Broncos in a 13-0 hole. Knowshon Moreno put 6 on the board for Denver, but it was all Purple and Black after that. The final score was 30-7 in favor of the Ravens.

Denver, 6-1 overall and 3-0 at home, returns to Mile High country on Monday Night Football this week as they face the Steelers. I think the Broncos will return to their winning ways as they trample the Black and Gold 24-14.

West Coast teams always have a tough time coming east. East coasters going west don't have as many problems. But, this prediction should make up for the Steelers beating the Chargers in that Sunday night game several weeks ago. Help me out Broncos!

Fantasy Hot picks for Week 9

The Eagles' rookie LeSean McCoy had a great game against the Giants. He was running over and around them for a touchdown in the 4th quarter of the Eagles' 40-17 win. McCoy rushed for 82 yards on 11 carries and added 10 yards on 2 catches. Look for McCoy to continue "flying high" this week as the Cowboys come to town.

The 49ers' Frank Gore just came off the injured list a week or two ago. He is already back in top form, splitting the Colts' defense for 91 yards on 13 carries and a 64 yard touchdown jaunt in the first quarter. Gore also had 5 catches for 43 yards in the 18-14 loss. With Gore running well, Alex Smith back under the center and Michael Crabtree running down passes, the Niners can certainly make some noise in the NFC West with Tennessee coming to town this week.

My super sleeper of the week is Vincent Jackson of the San Diego Chargers. Jackson has been up and down, but is hot right now. He had 8 catches for 103 yards on Sunday versus the Raiders, including an 8 yard strike from Philip Rivers. He will have to have another big game as the Chargers head to NYC to tangle with the Giants.

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