OUCH!Pretty much across the board, NFL teams are feeling the pain from key players getting hurt. Pro Picks was damaged by some of those injuries in Week 2, as well.On Thursday night, a team likely down to its third-string quarterback, a rookie no less, takes on a club that in the offseason signed its new QB to a sweet $72 million, four-year contract.Yep, the Patriots figure to have third-round selection Jacoby Brissett behind center with Jimmy Garoppolo mending his injured right shoulder and Tom Brady suspended for two more weeks. Houston counters with Brock Osweiler, who has looked pretty good in his first two outings as a Texan.Yet New England (tied for first in AP Pro32 with Pittsburgh) is a mere 1-point underdog to Houston (No. 7, AP Pro32). Thats a testament to how tough the Patriots are at Foxborough.Maybe Texans coach Bill OBriens familiarity with the Patriots system after having coached there for five seasons, two of which ended in Super Bowl defeats, will help. After all, this is a guy who slept at Gillette Stadium during his time working there.No question when I was quality control coach, I definitely had a couple nights there, OBrien says. (Josh) McDaniels had me breaking down all kinds of film. (Bill) Belichick had me breaking down all kinds of film. I had to get the job done.The oddsmakers figure his team will get it done this week with no Tom Terrific, no Jimmy G and maybe no Gronk -- All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski has yet to play this season because of a hamstring issue. Sure seems like a good spot to pick the visitors.Nope.PATRIOTS, 21-20KNOCKOUT LEAGUE TIPThe Panthers kept us breathing, and now we look to the DOLPHINS to do the same.No. 31 Chicago (plus 7 1-2) at No. 17 DallasDa Bears look like Da Worst in NFC.BEST BET: COWBOYS, 24-10No. 11 Baltimore (minus 1) at No. 29 JacksonvilleJust a feeling the Jaguars will bounce back from San Diego debacle.UPSET SPECIAL: JAGUARS, 26-20No. 3 Denver (plus 4) at No. 10 CincinnatiDenver defense was dynamic at home. Why not on the road, too?BRONCOS: 17-13No. 19 Atlanta (plus 3) at No. 26 New Orleans, MondayTen years ago in Week 3 was the Saints emotional return to Superdome. Falcons are better team, but the juice is with the ...SAINTS, 28-27No. 5 Minnesota (plus 7) at No. 4 CarolinaEven with Adrian Peterson, wed like the Panthers. Without him ...PANTHERS, 22-13No. 1 (tie) Pittsburgh (minus 3 1-2) at No. 15 PhiladelphiaAfter Browns and Bears, Eagles get a taste of a real opponent.STEELERS, 26-20No. 20 San Diego (plus 3) at No. 27 (tie) IndianapolisTime for Colts to finish off a close game.COLTS, 30-24No. 32 Cleveland (plus 10) at No. 23 MiamiWhos next at QB for Browns, Bernie Kosar? Brian Sipe?DOLPHINS, 20-3No. 24 San Francisco (plus 9) at No. 12 SeattleSomething is very wrong with Seattles offense. Seahawks will escape anyway.SEAHAWKS, 13-10No. 16 Oakland (plus 1 1-2) at No. 22 TennesseeSomething is very wrong with Oaklands defense. They wont escape.TITANS, 29-23No. 25 Los Angeles (plus 5 1-2) at No. 18 Tampa BayWhich Rams team will show up? Which Bucs team?BUCCANEERS, 23-13No. 6 Arizona (minus 4) at No. 30 BuffaloWonder who Rex will fire if Bills lose this one.CARDINALS, 27-16No. 14 New York Jets (plus 3) at No. 13 Kansas CityChiefs have been a huge disappointment so far.JETS, 24-20No. 27 (tie) Washington (plus 4 1-2) at No. 8 New York GiantsRedskins have been an even bigger disappointment.GIANTS, 21-19No. 21 Detroit (plus 7) at No. 9 Green BayBack at Lambeau, well see the real Packers. We think.PACKERS, 30-20---This Week: Against spread (7-9). Straight up:(9-7)Season Totals: Against spread (15-16-1). Straight up: (22-10)Best Bet: 0-2 against spread, 1-1 straight up.Upset special: 1-1 against spread, 1-1 straight up.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL Cheap Jordan 4 Retro .J. -- New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz will miss the rest of the season after having surgery on his left knee. Wholesale Jordan 4 From China . The Lightning are 2-0 so far on a four-game road trip, giving the club five straight wins as the guest and improving Tampas away record this season to 11-8-2. http://www.cheapairjordan4.com/ . -- Gus Malzahn finally had his day in Fayetteville. Cheap Jordan 4 . On Saturday night, the normally free throw-challenged centre did just that. Howard scored 18 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, including 13 of 19 free throws in a 2 1/2-minute stretch, and the Houston Rockets beat the Denver Nuggets 122-111. Jordan 4 Sale Cheap . Deulofeu injured a muscle in his right leg in Evertons 4-1 win over Fulham in the English Premier League on Saturday. Barcelona says that its team doctors will "co-ordinate" with Evertons medical staff as Deulofeu recovers. LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Jay Cutler has been here before, in more than one respect.The Bears quarterback has gone from a hero one week to zero the following week, as he did in the Oct. 31 win over the Minnesota Vikings and in their 36-10 loss Sunday to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that left Chicago at a woeful 2-7.As the team prepares for a road game this Sunday against the New York Giants, Cutler will be throwing to a crew of backup receivers -- like he did much of last season.Winning fixes a lot, thats for sure, Cutler said Thursday. Ive talked to the receivers and well try to rally the troops. Its going to take more than just me to rally; it takes the whole group to make this thing happen. And the guys in the locker room know that.In that win against Minnesota, Cutler went 20-for-31 passing for 252 yards with a touchdown and one sack. In three losses this season, Cutler is 44 for 88 for 555 yards with two touchdowns, four interceptions and two lost fumbles. He was sacked 12 times in those games.He turned it over four times against the Buccaneers and said he expected criticism afterward. He declined to address reports that teammates have had enough of Cutler.If people actually start putting their names on it, we can have a discussion about it, Cutler said. Ive never felt like that in the locker room with those guys. But myself and the offense included, were definitely working to get better.Trying to turn things around against the Giants got more difficult this week because wide receiver Alshon Jeffery was suspended for four weeks by the NFL for violating its performance-enhancing substances policy. The Bears already were without their other starting receiver. Kevin White suffered a broken leg in Week 4. White missed all of last season with a shin injury and Jeffery missed seven games due to an assortment of injuries.Thiis all means Cutler will be throwing to wide receivers Josh Bellamy, Cameron Meredith and Deonte Thompson.ddddddddddddIts pretty much the same, coach John Fox said about his backup receivers. Its kind of the same set of characters actually, even as last year.Offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains said the Bears will miss Jefferys ability to go up for a back-shoulder throw or in a jump-ball situation.Theres things that he does better than the rest of them, Loggains said. Theres things that they do that will play into their strengths, and well try to put those guys in those spots.One difference from last year is veteran slot receiver Eddie Royal is available. He has played through a toe injury after missing time last season.Another possible plus is the return of Marquess Wilson from the physically unable to perform list this week. However, coaches arent sure what to expect out of Wilson because he missed all of training camp, part of the offseason work and the first half of the season due to a foot injury.Cutler expressed confidence in the receiver group.We know how to use those pieces, he said. We know what those guys do well. And bottom line: theyre going to have to make some plays for us.Game notes Starting nose tackle Eddie Goldman (ankle) missed practice for the second straight day with an injury. His backup, Will Sutton, is out for the year with an ankle injury suffered last week. . Right tackle Mike Adams returned to practice after being away a day due to illness. Adams could start Sunday because starter Bobby Massie suffered a concussion last week and has not yet cleared the NFL concussion protocol.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL cheap falcons jerseys cheap ravens jerseys cheap bills jerseys cheap bears jerseys cheap bengals jerseys cheap cowboys jerseys cheap lions jerseys cheap texans jerseys cheap colts jerseys cheap jaguars jerseys cheap chiefs jerseys cheap rams jerseys cheap dolphins jerseys cheap vikings jerseys cheap saints jerseys cheap giants jerseys cheap jets jerseys cheap eagles jerseys cheap steelers jerseys cheap 49ers jerseys ' ' '