1.) Minnesota Vikings @ Pittsburgh Steelers – It’s going to be pretty hard for me to pull for a Brett Favre led team but I know ever time I have done so he’s been able to let me down. The Steelers will break through that line this week and wear down Favre early. Expect to see the Steeler offense really tested against this D and it creates an interesting matchup w/ the Steeler D vs. the Viking run game.
2.) San Diego Chargers @ Kansas City Chiefs - It will be closer than it seems. Kansas City has come on as of late and they've had two good drafts - this is important because now is the time the young guys start o get the hang of it. Still have to go with the Chargers here though.
3.) Indianapolis Colts @ St. Louis Rams - Colts by a million. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a slaughter similar to what we saw in Foxboro this past week.
4.) Chicago Bears @ Cincinnati Bengals – Good game here. I’ll go Bears. Think the defense will step up and Cutler will shine coming off of a loss. I just trust Chicago more than Cinci.
5.) Green Bay Packers @ Cleveland Browns – Packers walk easily here. The Browns are a mess through and through on offense. Their D is not that strong either.
6.) New England Patriots @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Not too much to talk about beyond what we already have. What favors Tampa is that this will be a run first type of atmosphere but the Patriots are getting them at the right time.
7.) San Francisco 49ers @ Houston Texans: Another decent matchup. I love what Mike Singletary has brought to this 49er team. I think they will rise to the occasion on the road. Texans are getting better as the year goes on but I just don’t see it happening this week.
8.) NY Jets @ Oakland Raiders – Good point in the season for the Jets to get the Raiders – the only issue for them is that the Oakland defense actually looks legit right now. I do think the NYJ line will rise to the occasion. Seymour has dominated Ferguson since he’s been in the league and the familiarity works in the defense’s favor. I’ll still go with the Jets if only for the fact that Oakland’s offense is a joke.
9.) Buffalo Bills @ Carolina Panthers – two coaches on the hot seat, two QB’s looking at their last days at the healm. Carolina will come out on top at home against a Bills team struggling with consistency on offense.
10.) New Orleans Saints @ Miami Dolphins – The Saints are just too good right now though this will be a good test of their run defense. Will be interesting to watch for scouting purposes but not for the outcome – Saints by a lot.
11.) Atlanta Falcons @ Dallas Cowboys – Could be a closer game than expected. I would look for Demarcus Ware to come out of hibernation this week. Still, the Falcons are looking like an incomplete team whereas the Cowboys are struggling to come together.
12.) Arizona Cardinals @ NY Giants – They’re billing this as a matchup of the past two NFC Champs but it really doesn’t boil down that way. The Giant will run right through the Cardinals and I believe Warner will be running for his life on the other side of he ball.
13.) Philadelphia Eagles @ Washington Redskins – Both teams are sort of disappointments but the Redskins are disappointments who already expected to be bad. Expect The Eagle’s D to look like the Pats offense looked this past week.