With the playoff picture becoming a little bit clearer, this weekend's games will separate the races even more to the point of narrowing it down to all but the seedings. However, with a couple of upsets, all bets are off for at least another week. And as they say in the NFL..."on any given Sunday."
So here we go:
Jacksonville over San Diego
The Jags have survived the past three road games, coming away with two wins and now return home where they face a Chargers team that just has not looked good on the road.
Philadelphia over Miami
No way the Dolphins get their first win on the road, while McNabb gets one more week to fend off the media and fans.
Minnesota over Oakland
Even with the loss of Adrian Peterson, the Vikes should not have too many problems putting the Raiders away. I think I see a Jamarcus Russell sighting!
Indianapolis over Kansas City
The Colts return home and must be an angry team after two straight losses, and the Chiefs should feel the full wrath of Peyton Manning.
Green Bay over Carolina
Isn't it great watching old man Favre sling it all over the field to his young receivers? Doubtful that it happens, but wouldn't it be wonderful to see Brett's bunch upset the Pats in the Super Bowl!?
Detroit over NY Giants
Even with the Giants pass rush, the Lions have had a balanced offense as of late. Besides, the Lions defense has been stellar at home, while Eli has not looked like a true Manning this season.
Tampa Bay over Atlanta
Even though the Falcons have won two straight, I'm still not feeling it.
New Orleans over Houston
Despite the Bye week, I'm not convinced the Texans defense can stop Drew Brees, nor can they outscore the Saints either.
Cincinnati over Arizona
The Bengals should win their second in a row over a tough Cardinal team that is much better at home than they are on the road.
Pittsburgh over NY Jets
C'mon, do I really need to say anything here?
Seattle over Chicago
Matt Hasselback is turning into a dangerous passer as Seattle focuses on the passing game due to Shaun Alexander's injuries, while the Bears' Grossman will turn the ball over what, say,...3-4 times?
St. Louis over San Francisco
With the return to form of Marc Bulger and Steven Jackson, the Rams' offense is getting back on track. Bad news for the 49ers, whose offense never was.
Dallas over Washington
This is still a storied rivalry, but it won't be this Sunday in Dallas, as the Cowboys overwhelm a Redskins defense that has been decimated by injuries.
New England over Buffalo
Even though the Pats drilled the Bills earlier this season, Buffalo has greatly improved and won't roll over in this game. However, they will sit and stay.
Denver over Tennessee
The Broncos have proven that they can look decent at home on national TV, as they beat a previously undefeated Steelers team on MNF. Vince Young is overrated as a QB and his scrambling ability won't bring them a victory in Denver on Monday night.
Note: I'll preview and predict the Ravens-Browns game Sunday morning.
Last week's record: 5-8