After starting the weekend off on the wrong foot by picking the Carolina Panthers to take care of the Miami Dolphins (Ricky Williams?), perhaps I can right the ship before it sinks any further this week, although I had a pretty decent week 10. I'll make my prediction on the Baltimore Ravens/Indianapolis Colts game tomorrow morning. So let's get to it, starting with three of our most hated teams:
Lions over Browns: Here's the best game of the weekend, NOT! Even Detroit can beat Cleveland and will probably do it convincingly as well. While I'm not wishing for it, if someone does accidently take Brady Quinn out by his knees, I probably won't shed a tear.
Cowboys over Redskins: Dallas should get back on track and Washington's win streak stops at one and returns to one of the sorriest teams in the league.
Steelers over Chiefs: Pittsburgh gets back in the hunt for the AFC North title as they actually run the ball for a change against a weak Kansas City run defense.
Packers over 49ers: Green Bay sure looked good in crushing Dallas last week, but can they do it twice in a row and San Francisco plays every team tough, win or lose.
Jaguars over Bills: Jacksonville in smack dab in the middle of the Wild Card hunt and figure to win against a Buffalo team searching for a QB and a head coach.
Vikings over Seahawks: Minnesota is still one of the top teams in the NFL and will prove it again today as Seattle goes down wimpering on the road.
Giants over Falcons: Eli and Brandon Jacobs should have good days against a poor Atlanta defense and an offense without Michael Turner.
Saints over Buccaneers: This looks to be a major mismatch as one of the top offenses (New Orleans) in the league plays against one of the weakest (Tampa).
Cardinals over Rams: St. Louis luckily gets Arizona right after facing New Orleans, and will also get another lesson about what a great offense is like.
Broncos over Chargers: This game actually is my "Upset Special Pick of the Week" as Denver has lost three in a row while San Diego has won four in a row and is everyone's favorite team. However, I see the Broncos completing the sweep and confusing the division title race for just a bit longer until Denver finally folds as usual.
Bengals over Raiders: Just when Oakland and the rest of the AFC West thought they were done with Larry Johnson, he reappears in Cincinnati and should get some reps today as everyone has pretty accepted thsat the Bengals will not be going away anytime soon.
Bears over Eagles (Sunday night): My second upset pick this week has Chicago rebounding at home against a Philadelphia team that continues to under achieve on the road and now gets to do so without Brian Westbrook.
Texans over Titans (Monday night): The road to redemption for Tennessee gets derailed for a game as the new sweethearts of the NFL (Houston) gets to show a national TV audience what a great passing attack they have, as well as a pretty decent defense.
Last week: 9-6
Season record: 98-46 (68%)