Four Storylines Heading into Week 5 of NFL Football

NFL: Four of the Biggest Storylines Heading into Week 5

10/6/12 in NFL

Sept 30, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow (15) during the first half of their game against the San Francisco 49ers at MetLIfe Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE
Will it finally be Tebow Time Monday Night in New York when the Jets face the Texans?

Brady vs. Manning: Over the last few years the Brady vs. Manning rivalry has been dominated by Eli Manning. So it will be a nice change of pace to get one more game from the original Brady vs. Manning duo. This could perhaps be the last match-up between the legendary quarterbacks, as both are in their mid 30’s and with Peyton’s healthy still being questionable.
The Patriots are a 6.5 point favorite, but expect a high scoring game as both offenses try to put on a show. Here’s hoping that there are still a few more Brady vs. Manning games left, and if not, it was a pleasure watching these two quarterbacks face off over the years.
It’s almost Tebow time: The Jets have been going through a rough patch as of late, but on Monday night, things are about to get out of control. How long into their expected Monday Night Football beat down against the Texans until rabid Jets fans start chanting for Tebow?
Rex Ryan will be facing a lot fan pressure to put Tebow in the game, and it will not be surprising to see Tim take over for Sanchez by the third quarter. What is Rex supposed to do when the Jets go into half time trailing 24-0, at home?

Two undefeated teams left: the Falcons and the Texans are the two undefeated teams left. The question is who will lose a game first? Neither team will lose this weekend: the Jets are too dysfunctional to pull off an upset, and the Falcons will not take the Redskins lightly after last weekends near loss to the Panthers.
Looking ahead at the schedule, the Falcons do not face any adversity until week 8 to 11 of the schedule, where they play the Eagles, Cowboys, Saints and Cardinals while alternating home and away games. Its difficult to image the Falcons coming out of that stretch undefeated, so they will lose a game anywhere from week 8-11.
The Texans on the other hand have a much tougher schedule. They play at Greenbay and at Baltimore during weeks 6 and 7. It’s almost impossible that Houston can win both of those games. So expect the Falcons to be the last undefeated team.
Sean Payton at the Saints Game: Will Sean Payton’s presence at the Saints vs. Chargers game be enough to help New Orleans finally get a win? Drew Brees will be trying to break the record for consecutive games with a touchdown thrown; Sean Payton will be in the stands; the Saints almost won last week; all signs point to yes, the Saints will get their first win.

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