Buckeye NFL Watch: Week 7

By Corey Carpenter on October 19, 2008 at 11:02 am
Which NFL team will have Malcolm's services.

It is much easier to get up on a Sunday morning after the Buckeyes put on such a dominating display the day before. I feel so good, I could run 3 miles, do yard work or even go shopping with the wife, but I think I'll take the safe route and watch the Sunday Buckeyes. Do you think Malcolm would look good in a Bengal's uniform?

The NFC is shaping up to be a tight playoff race, as 11 of the 16 teams have at least three wins. Two of the best matchups today involve four of those teams, with Buckeyes playing key roles in both games.

Down in Carolina (4-2), Na'il Diggs and Chris Gamble will try to keep the Panthers one game ahead of Will Smith and his Saints (3-3). While in the Windy City, Chicago will battle for first place with Antoine Winfield and the Vikings, as both teams sit 3-3.

The most interesting matchup in the AFC today happens to be in Buffalo, where the first place Bills will look to hold off the Super Chargers. After losing their first two games, San Diego has won 3 of their last 4, including a spanking of New England last week, to pull within one game of first. Matt Wilhelm continues to start and is the third leading tackler for the Chargers. Donte Whitner and Ashton Youboty's Bills are coming off their bye week and have Trent Edwards back under center.

Another intriguing game later this afternoon is up in Green Bay, where the Colts will visit Lambeau Field. AJ Hawk continues to lead Green Bay in total tackles and should have a few over the middle encounters will Anthony Gonzalez. FYI, Roy Hall can't catch a break with the Colts, as he sits again today with a knee injury. After only appearing in three games last year before his stint on the IR, Hall as participated in just one game this season, recording no stats.

Slim pickings again for fantasy help from the Buckeye alum. Your best bet is Santonio Holmes, who is traveling to Cincinnati to face a winless Bungels team without Carson Palmer. Joey Galloway is still out with his injury and the up and down Ted Ginn is home against Baltimore, the NFL's best defense.