Hall of Fame Picks


Each week during the 2009 season, we’ll get the opinions and predictions from a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. They’ll share their thoughts on the top three games of the week and run down all of the other NFL games on the schedule.

Warren Moon picks Week 7

Oct 24, 2009

THIS WEEK’S HALL OF FAMER: Warren Moon, Class of 2006
After winning five Grey Cups in the Canadian Football League, quarterback Warren Moon joined the National Football League in 1984 when he signed with the Houston Oilers. Seventeen NFL seasons later, he retired with more than 49,000 yards and 291 TDs amassed with the Oilers (1984-1993), Minnesota Vikings (1994-96), Seattle Seahawks (1997-98), and Kansas City Chiefs (1999-2000).

Today, Warren is a member of the Seattle Seahawks broadcast team, does a weekly TV show called Seahawks All Access, serves as a correspondent for Sporting News Radio, and also handles the color commentary for Monday Night Football on Westwood One Radio. In addition, Moon works as a sports marketing consultant for Leigh Steinberg Sports & Entertainment.

Warren’s “Hall of Fame” picks of the week.

Bronzed Bust
Minnesota at Pittsburgh – This game features two of the hottest QBs in the league right now. Ben Roethlisberger has been taking that Steelers offense to a new level. He’s on right now with 400 yards last week and has completed over 70 percent of his passes this season so far. On the other side you have Brett Favre and his great heroics. He’s brought his team from behind two of the last three weeks. This is a matchup between the powers of each conference. I’ve got to give the edge to the Steelers outdoors at home. The Vikings are an indoor team. I just think Pittsburgh will find a way to gut this one out.

Gold Jacket
Arizona at New York Giants -- The Giants have their first loss and are coming home licking their wounds. Arizona is coming off a big win against Seattle as Kurt Warner had another 100 passer rating and Larry Fitzgerald had 13 catches. But, there could be bad weather at the Meadowlands and the Giants have the ability to run the ball better in bad weather. Arizona doesn’t have much of a running game at all. So, look for New York to win at home.

Hall of Fame Ring
Atlanta at Dallas -- The Cowboys are coming off a bye but they just haven’t found an identity on offense. They need to be more of a running team but they seem to be pass happy which I think will keep them inconsistent all season. Atlanta has found an identity with Tony Gonzalez, Roddy White, and Michael Turner. Matt Ryan has been distributing the ball to all of them. The Falcons also have a young, playmaking defense. All of this means that the Falcons have the edge going into Dallas. I’m going with Atlanta on Sunday.

Here’s who else I think is going to add one to the win column this weekend.
Colts over the Rams.
Patriots will keep the Bucs winless.
Chargers over the Chiefs.
The Packers will win in Cleveland.
Texans over the 49ers.
Panthers will take care of the Bills.
New York Jets get a win in Oakland.
Saints keep rolling. I like them over Miami.
Bengals will beat the Bears
Eagles on Monday night over the Redskins.