Game 1: SportsNation's burning questions for Ravens at Steelers

Rob (Baltimore)

KC, what has to happen for the Ravens to win in Pitt? On the flip side, what does Pitt have to do well to win vs the Ravens. Don't take the easy route and say "control turnovers". We all know that.

NFL Insider KC Joyner
KC Joyner

They need to take away the vertical pass. Pittsburgh's offense is still having some success on deep passes even with their QB woes. Baltimore needs to take that away so that the Steelers end up having to try to dink and dunk their way downfield. If they do that, Pittsburgh's offense will likely bog down and that will give Baltimore's offense a chance to win the game. Full transcript

Game 2: SportsNation's burning questions for Redskins at Eagles

Len (Boston)

What happened to the skin's running game? Seemed they abondoned it way too soon this week

NFC East blogger Matt Mosley
Matt Mosley

It wasn't there in the second half. Shanny indicated that Portis may have been hurt. Shanahan and Bruce Allen should've been out getting RBs and WRs in the offseason. They are hurting at those key spots. Not sure why you'd leave yourself exposed in those areas. Meanwhile, the Texans take a guy off the practice squad and turn him into a Pro Bowler. That used to be Shanny's gig. Full transcript

Game 3: SportsNation's burning questions for Bears at Giants

Joe (Bakersfield CA)

Bears chances of winning the north and going 11-5?

Mark Schlereth
Mark Schlereth

I think that is going to be tough. Although I am pleasantly surprised by the way they have played. I still think they have deficiancies on the OL that will cost them as the season goes on. But Cutler and the receiving corp have been better than anticipated. Peppers has been a full grown man on the defensive side of the ball. Full transcript

Game 4: SportsNation's burning questions for Patriots at Dolphins

Jim (Miami)

Mort - what is your opinion of the Dolphins Wildcat these days? Does it ruin the flow of the offense or is there a place for it besides inside the 5 yard line?

Chris Mortensen
Chris Mortensen

I didn't like it the other night, especially with Henne having by far his best performance. It has some short-yardage advantages and maybe a gimmick or two left in it but when you're quarterback is hot, show restraint. Full transcript

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