Giants at Falcons
NY spanked Atlanta in the playoffs last year. Atlanta/Houston are in the same boat. Teams with a lot of wins that don’t really come across as that great.
Packers at Bears
Chicago continued to slide last week, I correctly picked Minnesota to beat them.
Redskins at Browns
Almost picked Cleveland. Robert Griffin III is out for this game, Kirk Cousins is starting. Reason I’ll go with the Skins is that the Browns defense game planned for RGIII and now that is thrown out the window. I see a close, low scoring game.
Vikings at Rams
Minnesota has a QB who quite frankly, sucks. Christian Ponder has 12 INT, 14TD and 3 fumbles. But they have Adrian Peterson so that makes up for Ponder.
Jaguars at Dolphins
2 teams going nowhere.
Bucs at Saints
New Orleans pretty much out of it, so it’s up to them to keep their division rivals from getting in the playoffs.
Broncos at Ravens
Manning over Flacco.
Colts at Texans
After a humiliating loss on Monday they should have enough to beat the Colts. Houston for some reason kept pumping up last Monday’s game against the Patriots as they’re biggest game ever. They’ll learn now to tone it down when it comes to hype.
Seahawks at Bills in Toronto
The Bills in Toronto series. It’s been so badly handled as a Redskins fan I had no interest in seeing Bills/Skins last year at SkyDome. This season they did smarten up and lower ticket prices. Finally. The ads for it have been selling the game on a halftime show with a soon to be flash in the pan. I’m not even typing the song or his name. It’s been driven into the ground anyway.
Needless to say I’m picking Seattle.
Lions at Cardinals
Larry Fitzgerald stuck on that Arizona team. He must be having a long year.
Panthers at Chargers
With San Diego out watch them win some meaningless games now.
Steelers at Cowboys
Pittsburgh lost to Cleveland last week so they should be teed up for Dallas.
Chiefs at Raiders
49ers at Patriots
They smacked around Houston in New England, and now they have another night game at home.
Jets at Titans
Jets still have a shot at the playoffs, amazingly.
Another short one as it’s Sunday morning as I type this. Would’ve picked San Fran over Seattle on Thursday, if I had remembered to tweet that.
Tennessee at Buffalo
The AFC East is in a four way tie. All teams are 3-3, if you can believe that. First time since division realignment in 2002 that a 4 way tie has happened. So even though Buffalo has had 2 horrible performances they are tied with the Patriots. Might as well pick them to beat the Titans.
New Orleans at Tampa Bay
Saints playing in the division and I still trust them more than the Bucs.
Cleveland at Indy
Browns won last week, I’d say their new losing streak starts today.
Washington at NY Giants
Skins swept the Giants last year, without a decent QB. NY’s Super Bowl year and they couldn’t beat the Redskins in 2 attempts? Still strange.
Dallas at Carolina
Dallas played better than Baltimore, but still lost. That effort will be enough to beat Carolina.
Green Bay at St. Louis
Packers’ offense finally woke up on Sunday night.
Baltimore at Houston
2 teams that have better records than what they really are. Houston got spanked by Green Bay, and in the Ravens game they lost 2 more players on the defense.
Arizona at Minnesota
Vikings dug themselves too deep a hole last Sunday. Cards don’t have an offense that can score like the Skins did last week.
NY Jets at New England
If the Pats can’t beat the Jets at home, this season doesn’t look good for New England.
Jacksonville at Oakland
Feel sorry whoever gets stuck with this game in their region.
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati
I could see the Bengals winning. Can’t pull the trigger on picking them though.
Detroit at Chicago
Just since they are at home.
I would have picked Steelers over Titans, so 0-1 start to the week.
Oakland at Atlanta
My Redskins pick over Atlanta last week almost worked. Robert Griffin III getting a concussion in the 1st half didn’t help, but Falcons only won by 7 points against a backup QB. That might have been their trap game. Now they are at home and should handle the Raiders easily.
Cincinnati at Cleveland
Bengals having a similar season to last year. Quietly 3-2, tied at the top of their division and a shot at a playoff spot. But no one really talking about them. Could sneak into a Wild Card like 2011.
St. Louis at Miami
Rams 3-2 and Miami has 2 wins? Dolphins not as bad as I thought they would be. St. Louis in 2011 had the bottom fall out for what seems like bad coaching. Turned that Number 2 pick into a trade with the Redskins for RGIII. NFC West is not a cakewalk for the 49ers like it was last year with Rams/Seahawks/Cardinals.
Indy at NY Jets
Colts came back to beat Green Bay. After the talk of how great they played for their coach who had to step aside as he’s battling leukemia. Am I the only one who thought “then why did they suck so much in the 1st half?”. Indy scored 3 points in the first half. They played great for the 2nd half. First 2 quarters they didn’t show up.
Detroit at Philadelphia
4 of the first 5 games for Philly have been decided by less than 4 points. Might as well go with Detroit.
Kansas City at Tampa Bay
No specific reason.
Dallas at Baltimore
Weird stat, Dallas has never beaten the Ravens. They are in different conferences but that is the only franchise the Cowboys have not defeated.
Buffalo at Arizona
Bills are falling apart. Defense primarily.
New England at Seattle
I heard somewhere that Tom Brady has never played in Seattle before. Tough place to play, still think they have enough for the win. If the Seahawks had a better QB I might’ve picked them.
NY Giants at San Fran
Giants do have a great record on the road, but they are dealing with more than a few injuries.
Minnesota at Washington
Sounds like Griffin is playing, which is silly. Why put him back in a week after a concussion where he didn’t know what the score was?
Green Bay at Houston
Houston undefeated so I’m going with them over a sluggish Packer team that can’t get it together.
Denver at San Diego
Both aren’t going to get very far this year in any playoff run.