Chris Berman interviewed both President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney, and those will air during halftime of Monday Night Football. I’m sure no one will have any opinion on Chris Berman and his performance. Millions of undecided voters likely remain in the balance waiting to hear responses to hard hitting questions from Berman.
On the field tonight, the Saints and Eagles are in desperation mode, trailing in the polls as we hit the halfway mark. Neither is likely to get in the playoffs after five losses to date, but the loser is almost certainly in trouble, particularly New Orleans.
Michael Vick gets this opportunity for redemption in as good a matchup as possible. The Saints are near the bottom of the league in virtually every defensive category. This has to be a game where LeSean McCoy returns to 2011 form going against the worst rush defense in the league. On the other side, the Eagles defense failed their first test under new defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, getting dominated for the first three quarters of the home loss to the Falcons.
The Saints offense will be another challenge, though it will be interesting to see how the loss of Darren Sproles affects the offense. Jimmy Graham needs to step up to fill some of those targets, with Lance Moore another possible recipient. Pierre Thomas is expected to get a greater share of carries, and we may get a Mark Ingram sighting.
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