Getting Defensive: Continuity issues

Updated: November 6, 2008, 2:55 PM ET
By KC Joyner | ESPN
The theme for this week's picks is continuity. Some of the best starts are defenses facing teams that lack either personnel or coaching continuity, while some of the bad starts are units with their own personnel continuity issues.

Good starts

JaMarcus Russell has regressed in recent weeks, which helps Carolina.