While I was pretty happy to see my pick of the Jaguars over the Colts end up being wrong for the Ravens' benefit, I expect to continue my solid pace this season with 20 correct picks the past two weeks. With the playoff race in full swing with so many teams still in the hunt, this weekend's game will sort out the picture a lot better. So let's get right to it with the Saturday night game and the AFC contenders' games, and the rest of the weekend's schedule after the 'Jump,' although I'll pick & pan the Ravens-Bears game on Sunday morning.
Saints over Cowboys: Hasn't Dallas learned that they can't win on Saturday night prime time games after what our Ravens did to them last year around this time? The Saints will not let the Cowboys stop their quest to finish undefeated, which I see them doing.
Jets over Falcons: I thought of making this my "Upset Special" based on the fact that New York should have Mark Sanchez back but their defense has looked solid enough to beat an Atlanta team that has not been good on the road.
Eagles over 49ers: Philadelphia is on a roll and while San Francisco looked solid in winning at home, this is the east coast and a lot colder than the west.
Vikings over Panthers (Sunday night): Minnesota needs to prove it can win on the road at the end of the season if they want to show the league that they have a chance to reach the Super Bowl and doing so in Carolina will help.
Last week: 10-6
Season record: 139-67