Eric Walden's NFL Four Downs: Is now a good time to ask for a do-over?
Green Bay at Baltimore, 11 a.m., Ch. 13 • So the Packers' offense is awesome but their defense is abysmal? Really? Perhaps Yogi Berra had them in mind when he mentioned dÃ©jÃ vu all over again. Working for the Pack is that they've scored more points in four games than the Ravens have in five. Then again, Green Bay's 0-2 on the road, Baltimore's 2-0 at home.
Jacksonville at Denver, 2:05 p.m., Ch. 2 • I know any ambitious assistant's ultimate goal is to eventually become a head coach, but I've got to wonder if first-year Jags boss Gus Bradley is pulling a Michael Beasley and punching himself in the face right about now. His team is scoring 10.2 ppg. It's allowing 32.6. And it's a four-TD underdog vs. the Broncos, who are averaging 46 ppg. Perhaps if he begs Pete Carroll, he can go back to Seattle.
Arizona at San Francisco, 2:25 p.m., Ch. 13 • Given that defenses seem to have adjusted to the read-option, and given that (aside from the opener against a woeful Green Bay defense) Colin Kaepernick has thrown the ball more like Colin Farrell this year (I'm going out on a limb and guessing the Irish actor doesn't have an NFL-caliber arm), Niners fans are a little nervous. The good news? Even Colin Farrell is a better QB than Carson Palmer.
Washington at Dallas, 6:30 p.m., Ch. 5 • Washington has a QB who's blown out his knee twice (once in college) and is struggling to get right. Dallas has a $100M+ QB who had a statistical game for the ages, then ruined it by reverting to his historical trend of late-game brainfarts. Neither team will concede publicly it made a mistake, but you have to wonder if they're really happy with their choices.