Dallas Cowboys(4-3) v. Tampa Bay Bucs(5-2)
The sputtering Dallas Cowboys will be without starting quarterback Tony Romo for the second straight game and will host the NFC South leading Tampa Bucs at Texas Stadium. Averaging 130.4 rushing yards a game, the Bucs will test a middle of the pack Cowboys defense. Cowboys back-up Brad Johnson had a forgettable performance as starting QB last week against the Rams throwing 3 interceptions and only 1 TD. The Cowboys’ running game which features Marion Barber and Felix Jones will be the main staple of the offense this week to relieve pressure from QB Brad Johnson. Expect Barber to see more carries than usual, rookie sensation Felix Jones is out for Sunday’s game against the Bucs. Viewed by many as the favorite to win the Super Bowl, Dallas is 1-3 in their last 4 games and have to win today to keep pace in the tough NFC East, they are behind the Giants(5-1) and the Redskins (5-2) in the standings. A lost will put the Cowboys playoff hopes in jeopardy.
Tennessee Titans(6-0) v. Indianapolis Colts(3-3)
The Titans will visit the defending AFC South Champions on Monday Night. Tennessee owns the 4th ranked rushing offense in the NFL (154.5 gm) ,courtesy of RB’s Chris Johnson and Lendale White, and are likely to continue the trend against the Colts 28th ranked rushing defense. Thus far, QB Peyton Manning and the Colts’ offense have not been able to regain the dominance they’ve displayed over the past few years and will have to be in top form in order to take down the unbeaten Titans who look to regain the AFC South title, they last won title in 2002. For Indianapolis, this is a must win if they have any hopes of winning the division for the sixth consecutive season.