Detroit at New Orleans
The Lions are one of the biggest surprises of this NFL season; the Saints are an excellent home team. Huge game for both teams with significant playoff implications. If the Lions win this game, it will go a long way in advancing their hopes for winning the NFC North title.
Pick: Saints 31 Lions 27
Denver at Jacksonville
After Sunday night’s loss at home to the Chiefs, a win in Jacksonville is imperative for the Broncos. The Jaguars, on the other hand, continue to get close, but lose in the end.
Pick: Broncos 24 Jaguars 17
San Francisco at Chicago
This would be a great matchup if it were 1985, it is not 1985, and this is a terrible matchup, flip a coin.
Pick: Bears 20 49ers 17
Houston at Green Bay
Playoff implications in this game, that fact alone will tell you neither of these teams is in very good divisions.
Pick: Packers 34 Texans 20
Kansas City at Atlanta
Great matchup! I just do not think the Chiefs have enough terrorizing to keep up with the Falcons.
Pick: Falcons 27 Chiefs 21
Miami at Baltimore
Big game for both teams, I look for the Ravens run defense to slow down Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi down just enough to force Ryan Tannehill to beat them.
Pick: Ravens 24 Dolphins 20
Philadelphia at Cincinnati
The Eagles defensive line will make the difference in this game. The Bengals offensive line may be the worst in the NFL.
Pick: Eagles 17 Bengals 13
Buffalo at Oakland
The Bills will give the Raiders trouble, but in the end, they will come up a little short.
Pick: Raiders 34 Bills 27
Tampa Bay at San Diego
With the Bucs remaining schedule, they need a win in this game. This is what people call a “trap game.” The Bucs are young, and I think will have a hard time getting focused after last week’s huge win over the Seahawks.
Pick: Chargers 30 Buccaneers 24
New York Giants at Pittsburgh Steelers
Can the Steelers secondary slow down the Giants passing attack? Probably not, but I think the Steelers take this in a shoot out.
Pick: Steelers 38 Giants 31
Washington at Arizona
The Cardinals have been a disappointment for most people this year and the Redskins are hot.
Pick: Redskins 28 Cardinals 20
Carolina at Seattle
The Panthers just don’t seem to be able to get their season headed in the right direction. Seattle will bounce back big time this week.
Pick: Seahawks 27 Panthers 13
Indianapolis at New York Jets
Should be kept close by the Jets defensive line terrorizing Andrew Luck. In the end, Luck will make just enough plays to win the game.
Pick: Colts 24 Jets 23