Sunday Insider: Fourth-and-5

  • Article by: MARK CRAIG , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 6, 2012 - 7:09 PM
Three observations ...

• Coach of the Year so far? 1. St. Louis' Jeff Fisher, who already has surpassed last year's win total of two. 2. The Vikings' Leslie Frazier, who has matched last year's win total of three.

• MVP race so far? 1. Falcons QB Matt Ryan, who is 4-0 with a league-high 112.1 passer rating, 11 TDs and two INTs. 2. Texans QB Matt Schaub, who also is 4-0 with a 105.3 passer rating and only one interception.

• Defensive Player of the Year so far: 1. Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, who has 7 1/2 sacks on the league's best defense. 2. Rams defensive back Cortland Finnegan, who has three interceptions, one touchdown and leads the league in driving receivers absolutely nuts.

... two bold predictions

• RGIII will pull a Matty Ice and lead the Redskins to a game-winning fourth-quarter drive against Atlanta. That will leave Houston as the last undefeated team.

• Yep. Not giving up on my 0-4 Super Bowl-winning pick. The Saints will beat visiting San Diego on Sunday night.

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St. Louis - J. Kelly 3:05 PM
Chicago Cubs - T. Wood
Toronto - M. Buehrle 6:05 PM
NY Yankees - H. Kuroda
Arizona - W. Miley 6:05 PM
Philadelphia - K. Kendrick
Washington - T. Roark 6:10 PM
Cincinnati - A. Simon
Boston - J. Lester 6:10 PM
Tampa Bay - D. Price
San Diego - J. Hahn 6:35 PM
Atlanta - A. Wood
Oakland - J. Hammel 7:05 PM
Texas - J. Williams
NY Mets - Z. Wheeler 7:10 PM
Milwaukee - Y. Gallardo
Miami - B. Hand 7:10 PM
Houston - D. Keuchel
Chicago WSox - J. Danks 7:10 PM
Minnesota - K. Correia
Cleveland - J. Tomlin 7:10 PM
Kansas City - Y. Ventura
Pittsburgh - C. Morton 7:40 PM
Colorado - B. Anderson
Detroit - D. Smyly 9:05 PM
LA Angels - T. Skaggs
Baltimore - K. Gausman 9:10 PM
Seattle - F. Hernandez
Los Angeles - Z. Greinke 9:15 PM
San Francisco - T. Lincecum
Chivas USA 8:30 PM
Colorado
Calgary 26 FINAL
Edmonton 22
Winnipeg 9:00 PM
Brt Columbia
Ottawa 7/26/14 6:00 PM
Hamilton
Toronto 7/26/14 9:00 PM
Saskatchewan
Winnipeg 7/31/14 6:00 PM
Hamilton
Toronto 8/1/14 6:00 PM
Montreal
Brt Columbia 8/1/14 9:00 PM
Calgary
Saskatchewan 8/2/14 6:00 PM
Ottawa
Tulsa 6:00 PM
Washington
Chicago 6:30 PM
Atlanta
San Antonio 7:00 PM
Minnesota
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