Note – The Jets should have never beaten the Bills especially how they played. The Redskins have been very competitive since the re-emergence of Rex Grossman into the lineup. Both these teams haven’t been consistent, and I expect a close game. I see an upset here and I’m going with the Redskins.
Atlanta Falcons @ Houston Texans
Score: Falcons 20 – Texans 17
Spread: Falcons (-2.5)
Note – The Texans are ailing at quarterback although I believe they will be fine in the later weeks. The Falcons are rolling lately and should continue that. Falcons take a close game.
Denver Broncos @ Minnesota Vikings
Score: Vikings 23 – Broncos 20
Spread: Vikings (-0.5)
Note – No AP still but they played a good game against a solid Falcons team minus the goaline stop. Tebow has created waves in Denver but the defense should be credited as well. I like the guy who can throw here in Ponder.
Cincinnati Bengals @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Score: Steelers 31 – Bengals 24
Spread: Bengals (+7.5)
Note – Bengals should keep it close the way they have been playing and especially after seeing how Pittsburgh played last week. I like Pittsburgh though as Andy Dalton struggles against good defenses.
Tennessee Titans @ Buffalo Bills
Score: Bills 24 – Titans 17
Spread: Bills (-1.5)
Note – If not for Stevie Johnson’s drops the Bills would of been in the thick of a playoff race. Instead they face the Titans who are knocking at the wildcard door. Season is gloom in Buffalo but they have a chance still. I like what I say last week from the Bills, and I give them the edge.
Carolina Panthers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Score: Panthers 34 – Buccaneers 24
Spread: Panthers (+2.5)
Note – Should be a high scoring game with both teams being bottom tier, I like Cam so I’m picking the Panthers.
Indianapolis Colts @ New England Patriots
Score: Patriots 34 – Colts 17
Spread: Colts (+20.5)
Note – No brainer win for the Patriots here
Kansas City Chiefs @ Chicago Bears
Score: Bears 25 – Chiefs 13
Spread: Bears (-8.5)
Note – Although Hanie struggled I liked what I saw in the 2nd half from him. The defense was absolutely great and they will be facing Tyler Palco this week. Bears should take this easily.
Oakland Raiders @ Miami Dolphins
Score: Dolphins 30 – Raiders 13
Spread: Dolphins (-2.5)
Note – I truly see the Dolphins destroying the Raiders here, reason is half the Raiders team is injured.
Baltimore Ravens @ Cleveland Browns
Score: Ravens 27 – Browns 10
Spread: Ravens (-6.5)
Note – The Ravens defense will be too much for the Browns as usual, and look for McCoy to have a mediocre game.
Dallas Cowboys @ Arizona Cardinals
Score: Cardinals 27 – Cowboys 23
Spread: Cardinals (+4.5)
Note – Kolb is back and I really feel an upset here. The Cardinals play well at home and the boys struggle on the road. Cardinals will shock some people but I dont think there that bad of a team.
St. Louis Rams @ San Francisco 49ers
Score: 49ers 22 – Rams 13
Spread: Rams (+13.5)
Note – 49ers don’t dominate anyone because there offense isn’t as solid as it should be. The defense flat out wins games for them as you’ll see in this game as well. Rams keep it close but they wont get to the defense.
Green Bay Packers @ New York Giants
Score: Giants 34 – Packers 33
Spread: Giants (+6.5)
Note – Should be a wild shootout but I have the Giants in this huge upset. Eli Manning looked great last week but the defense did not play up their norm. Packers can be exploited via passing which I believe Eli and the Giants will do.
Detroit Lions @ New Orleans Saints
Score: Saints 40 – Lions 27
Spread: Saints (-7.5)
Note – A shootout but I just don’t think the Lions are ready this year. Brees should pick them apart especially with Jimmy Graham.
San Diego Chargers @ Jacksonville Jaguars
Score: Chargers 34 – Jaguars 20
Spread: Chargers (-2.5)
Note – The Chargers will finally show up I believe in a game too little too late. What a MNF game though, should be interesting to see 2 teams that will both eventually see coaching changes. Jaguars already shuffled around the staff, expect the Chargers too soon as well.