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Erik Kramer picks his favorite matchups for Week 11. Find out if the Vikings can get it together against the Packers.
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However what I'm ready Sparage welcome to week eleven of favorite matchups presented by pizza hot as always I'm joined by our. NFL analyst Erik Kramer -- started Minnesota where the three and six Vikings host the six and three. Packers Green Bay coming off a bye week. But the Packers had to deal with a lot of injuries so how does this team been able to hold things together and stay in first place the -- or unbelievable the six of. Free state they lost the squeaker -- the Bears could have been seventy big deal that would only and that's. Now they've lost to Michael Finley -- their best offensive weapon Ryan Grant best running back part solar defense Nick Barnett and yet still. Injuries up on the offensive line here they are atop the division and why because defense is travel well and they got one of the best ones -- only given up fifteen points a game. You gotta give a lot of credit dom capers for what he's done. You don't feel a little give a lot of credit to I think Ted Thompson he does get a lot of notoriety other Ortiz has not Brett Favre. But. They don't make a lot of splash in free agency but they got a lot of quality depth and that's been you know the major story this year in Green Bay is no matter who they put in the game. Whoever it is thoughts come through defense certainly been the key with that squad as the Vikings Brett Favre and company in a deep all. In this team still make a playoff for a minute you know. I've been around awhile right one thing I've I've quit doing is doubting Brett Favre everytime -- do the -- held back who would've thought he'd been playing on this broken foot. But mathematically they're not certainly out of it but you know once you get beyond that it just doesn't feel like a playoff team. Number a year ago are at the end of the season arguably the best team in the NFL probably should have beat the New Orleans Saints. But here we are this team has fallen apart defensively as much as anywhere and watch the game last week against the Bears there's no penetration up front they're not getting to the quarterback. Against you know the -- one of the worst the offensive lines in the league. But can't stop people on defense they're the special teams this fall apart the head coach looks like he's got things just things fall apart all around him to. Having set -- don't count out Brett Favre if they beat Green Bay night they've got a lot of winnable games left and that schedule. So is a big game for the bikes first place. In the NFC east on the line in Philadelphia Eagles and Giants square off the G -- Got whipped by the Cowboys last -- not sure how that happened but it did. Should the Giants be more concerned about their offense or their defense going into this game. You know I've -- you that it's a blip on the radar screen may end up coming up against a team change. You know the Cowboys -- their coach is Jason Garrett got to play like professionals again for one game who knows where that's gonna leave for the Giants they are loaded offensively defensively. Best team best defense in the league I believe. And you know big big get to the quarterback to disrupt a lot of things. Having said all that you know. That they're playing against one maybe the best players in the league right now Michael Vick. I think the Giants on both sides of the ball are loaded I think it's one bad week they had against the Cowboys they'll be back look for the Giants. Play very good game and so giant fans don't need to panic to stay calm everything's fine. Big -- save their coach this season at least two or three times a year and probably will couple more times this year and no more quarterback controversy in Philadelphia fact. I don't think being remembered Donovan McNabb. In Philadelphia Michael Vick is now. The man especially after an amazing performance. I'm money out against the Redskins he thinks Vick can have that same type of game against -- well you know this is -- -- -- -- this giant defense the best defense this team's played this year for sure. They've they've whipped up on a -- defense is that on that did but. You know Michael Vick is playing at such a high level right now Amy read and in. In Monday morning when a call on the players can seem to be dial up any player it's gonna work. It kind of reminds me -- back in the mid ninety's runs with the with the Lions back in 93 we played one about five game run of play the San Cisco 49ers. That's when they had rice and John Taylor and Steve young and Ricky waters. They rolled up 35 points in the first half and made -- look he's having young -- -- had a complete pass the first play that was the last time they have played less than seven yards in the game. That's the feeling I get now when I'm watching these Eagles. Most times I like to go with a great defense which I would with the Giants but. Philadelphia's offense has some special right now Michael Vick best quarterback in the league right now buddies best player -- and there you go might finally watching ten. At Tennessee the Redskins did not look good against the Eagles on Monday night. How hard is it going to be for this team to forget about that game and why they seem to do it numerous times this year you ought to start up the season. That before the Rams the Rams they at least thirty to sixteen on the road in saint Louis the comeback the very next week. And dominate. The F Philadelphia Eagles with Donovan or -- -- -- with Michael Vick knocked him out of the game cup weeks later they go dominate the Chicago Bears in Chicago defensively. Picked off take color four times Albert Haynesworth the beast the following week they have an embarrassing loss. In Detroit to the Lions so it's hard to figure this team out. You know it looked like they quit at times in this game against Philadelphia are they gonna answer back I think that's the answer people wanna know. And defensively. We've got the worst defense in the league they give up the most yards of anybody it's tough to. Be consistent week in week out you got McNabb who's doesn't look comfortable yet they're down their third team running back offensively there's not a lot of weapons there. But coaching wise I like you know Mike Shanahan. Has always been one of my favorite coach I think he does he's doing a lot with a with a little this year in Washington. I think they'll get it back to Tennessee Titans coming off a tough women -- loss against Miami they're not really equipped do you they're there have a lot of injury problem. Well the Redskins certainly been a Jekyll and Hyde season from them the Titans. As you mentioned lost for the Dolphins last Sunday Randy Moss caught just one pass in his first game of his new team obviously that's gonna have to change. A must of -- are complaining about the food. How the Titans get Moss more involved in this office. You know last week Vince Young ends up finish in the game and it looked like he wasn't even looking to Rainey must decide when he had a chance. Now this week he's going in as the starter he's gonna get more work hopefully he would -- will have you know worked out a little bit on their own. Before after practice try to get some timing down you have to. I mean Randy Moss is the hardest thing is the play with a guy who does not always give great effort -- loss does not always give great effort. But if you can if you can carve out a few plays where he knows he's gonna be the first read. Then you can make use of what he's got he's got an ability to push the defense down the field like no other and Vince Young is not you know the most accurate quarterback. He's a guy that would love to have a rainy must've -- the big margin of error just throw the ball up for grabs a couple times a game. I think it will what I think we'll see that more this week. If it will see more production Hamas as he gets more familiar with the off I think he will have more times he's been target yes. As always great seem different. That's gonna do it for a week eleven favorite matchups presented by. Foxsports.com. Slash Pizza -- for Erik Kramer. I'm -- Sparage. -- --