Raiders @ Chargers (Chargers win)…No McFadden, no problem right? Wrong. Oakland has a good back in Bush, who will probably find himself running for 100 yards in this one, as Oakland looks to keep this run game going with Palmer still new to the team. The difference in this game will be how each team’s offense plays. The Chargers defense gave up too many points to the high scoring Packers a week ago, but their offense was going strong despite a few picks by Rivers. Jackson has another multi-TD game, and Rivers has a big day to get this W on Thursday Night Football, “Stay Classy San Diego”.
Cardinals @ Eagles (Eagles win)…The matchup of the Eagles defensive ends vs. the Cards’ offensive lineman will turn into a game of Pacman, Philly is going to eat them up. No Kevin Kolb means a struggle on offense, Vick, and McCoy get big days rushing in this one, expect the Eagles to look like they did 2 weeks ago getting a blowout win here on Sunday.
Rams @ Browns (Rams Win)…Should be an intersting matchup here, two teams struggling the past few weeks looking for a victory. St. Louis could’ve won the game last week but lost on a PR TD in Overtime. Cleveland can’t seem to get their offense going, they must really miss the Madden Cover Athlete Peyton Hillis. Rams on consecutive road games will be tough for them but I see them finding a way to get the win Sunday. Bradford is back, and will only improve as the weeks progress.
Titans @ Panthers (Panthers Win)…Super Cam, and his Carolina teammates are coming off of a bye week. This team will be rested, and focused looking to beat the Titans. Yes, the Carolina ‘D has been suspect throughout this season, so Chris Johnson may have a big day, but with the Panthers being at home, I think Steve Smith, and Newton connect for scores, and Foster/Williams get the run game going to help this team win it in front of the home town fans.
Jaguars @ Colts (Jaguars Win)…And the Indianapolis Colts continue their sweepstakes for a Mr. Andrew Luck, as they will lose yet another game on Sunday afternoon. This team shows no life on either side of the ball, Jacksonville may not have the best QB in Gabbert, but Jones-Drew will be enough to get his team the edge. Jags coming off of the Bye will win a tight one on the road.
Bills @ Cowboys (Cowboys Win)…These two teams have a history, the Cowboys beat the Bills twice in the Super Bowl during the 1990’s. Tony Romo is 1-0 vs. Buffalo in his career, the last time these two played was a MNF game in Buffalo. Romo had a rough outing, but he lead his team down to score in the end of the 4th Quarter. With a missed 2 point conversion attempt, they had no choice but to go for the onside kick, as a result they recoverd, and Nick Folk drained the 53 yard Field Goal twice, because Bills called a Timeout during the first attempt which he made, and did it again to give “The Boys” the big win. Fast forward the clocks to 2011, and you have the Bills in a good position to make a Playoff chase, while the Cowboys are 4-4 (team’s better than the record shows) looking to keep up with the G-Men. I see DeMarco Murray having a big game, yet again as he continues to impress the football world. Romo will give his team plenty of opportunities to score points vs. a Bills defense having trouble stopping the run, and such. Dallas’ defense will do enough to contain Fitz, Freddy, and Stevie Johnson. Cowboys win it.
Broncos @ Chiefs (Chiefs Win)…The Kansas City Chiefs had a huge letdown to Miami last week, don’t see that happening again. Tebow will be forced to win this game with his arm, and will come up short. Chiefs keep pace in the West with this victory, I see a close game here.
Texans @ Bucs (Texans Win)…Houston’s run game has been great of late, as well as their defense. The Texans will keep things going strong in this matchup vs. Tampa Bay (who’s been slumping). Bucs really need this victory to stay within range of it’s fellow division foes. Bucs lose this one by a Touchdown.
Saints @ Falcons (Falcons Win)…Vulnerable Saints defense could lead to letting up some big offensive plays for Matty Ice, and his Falcons. Atlanta can rely on Turner to have a good day running, as well as White/Jones being the deep threats needed to give the Falcons the edge in this game. New Orleans will keep it close with their offense, Brees will play well, but this game is going to be about the defensive side of the ball, Atlanta will get some turnovers, and big plays on offensive to get the victory.
Redskins @ Dolphins (Dolphins Win)…Miami went from winless, to having a win streak now. Yes, a 2 game win streak will be in favor of these Dolphins. Miami has played with great effort lately. Wake, and his defense will put a lot of pressure on Beck, and the ‘Skins. Washington is hurting right now, and it’s about to get worse with this loss. Matt Moore leads his team to another win, ‘Phins win by 13.
Steelers @ Bengals (Steelers Win)…Pittsburgh lost at home to the first place Ravens last Sunday Night, this game is an important one for Big Ben. On the road, I see the Steelers squeaking out the victory in Cincy. Dalton, and his team don’t have the experience to keep his team tied for first after this week. Bengals lose by 10.
Ravens @ Seahawks (Ravens Win)…The Baltimore Ravens will have sole possession of first place in the AFC North after this week is over, and done. The defense will have it’s way vs. Jackson and the ‘Hawks. Lynch will try to get his team’s running game going, but don’t expect a 100 yard rusher for Seattle vs. Baltimore this week. Flacco gets Rice the ball plenty in this lopsided victory for the Ravens.
Lions @ Bears (Bears Win)…Lions, and Bears oh my…These two teams playing a meaningful game this deep in the season? Seems like forever ago when you could say that. Chicago dominated in all phases of the game when they beat the Eagles last Monday Night. This game will rely on who has the better defense, and right now you would have to go with the Bears ‘D. Chicago will win this one by no more than 9 points.
Giants @ 49ers (49ers Win)…The Niners head back to Cali for a home game against the New York Football Giants. G-Men may have escaped New England with a win last game, but I think heading coast to coast on back to back road games will take it’s toll on these players. The start of the Giants losing streak begins here. 49ers will run with Gore early, and often vs. the 25th ranked rush defense of the Giants. San Fran pulls of the win in a very close finish.
Patriots @ Jets (Jets Win)…Tom Brady on a 3 game losing streak? Unheard of right? Nope…Rex will keep his team motivated, and focused for this huge game. They’ll be able to keep up the intensity like they had last week vs. Buffalo. Revis Island will shutdown Brady’s offense who’s had trouble the past few weeks on Offense. Not a lot of deep passes for New England in this one, I see the J-E-T-S Jets! Jets! Jets! winning by no more than 10 in a Sunday Night showdown at home.
Vikings @ Packers (Packers Win)…Close game? I think not. The Packers offense will be too much for Ponder’s Vikings to overcome. Ponder won’t be able to have his team keep afloat in the scoring game vs. Green Bay. Aaron Rodgers continues his MVP-type season by dominating this Minnesota defense. Blowout on Monday Night Football is to be expected here.