It’s the Sunday before Halloween in Oakland, so the Black Hole so be a touch more like Football Comic-Con than usual. Even when the Steelers have been good in recent years, they’ve had trouble beating the Raiders on the road.
Coming off an important and somewhat controversial win over the Patriots, the Jets travel to Cincinnati to face the AFC North-leading Bengals. Andy Dalton looked like a championship caliber quarterback last week against the Lions’ terrible secondary. That can’t be allowed to stand, unless he throws at Cromartie a low.
Elsewhere, Washington’s awful defense gets a needed assist by facing Peyton Manning with two sprained ankles, which should affect Peyton’s statue-like mobility… well not a whole bunch.
Your late game slate, as rated by KSK’s not-at-all subjective, rigorously scientificated five-star system:
New York Jets at Cincinnati ***
Pittsburgh at Oakland **
Atlanta at Arizona **
Washington at Denver **