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It's been a chaotic week in professional sports. The rousing MLB postseason is coming to a close and the NBA labor negotiations have taken a turn towards progress.
Amidst all the chaos, we must not forget about football. Gregg Doyel of CBSSports.com joins Only A Game this week to get us up to date on all the happenings in the NFL.
It comes as no surprise that the defending Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers are looking strong again this year. In fact, the Packers are starting to run away with the division. They are the only undefeated team in the NFL going into week 8. According to Doyel, however, we will inevitably see the Packers lose at least one game this season.
"They're really good. They won the Super Bowl last year and they're better [this season]. This year's Packers team beats last year's Packers team by 10," says Doyel. "But nobody goes 16-0. It's just not going to happen."
After coming out of the gate at 5-0, the Detroit Lions also aspired to an undefeated season. But they have lost the last two in a row to the 49ers and the Falcons, proving Doyel's argument that there's no such thing as perfect in football.
"You just don't win them all," Doyel says. "The Lions are still very good...[they] will still win 12 this year and go to the playoffs."
On the other side of the spectrum, the Indianapolis Colts have hit rock bottom without Peyton Manning this season. The Colts are 0-7, the icing on the cake an embarrassing 62-7 loss to the New Orleans Saints last weekend in Louisiana.
"The Colts are so bad, they're going to go 0-17 this year," Doyel jokes. "They're terrible."
According to Doyel, there is a dark horse to look out for this season, and you can expect them to make it all the way to the Super Bowl.
"The Houston Texans. They're only 4-3, but their offense is so explosive. I think they're about the only offense in football, aside from the New England Patriots, that can hang with the Packers. And their defense is better than it's ever been. It's not that great, but its better than its ever been," says Doyel. "I'm telling you, that is the Super Bowl. Houston versus Green Bay. And the over-under on that is going to be about 110."
This segment aired on October 29, 2011.
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