Atlanta at Carolina
The Falcons need the win, they are in a battle in the NFC South with the Buccaneers. The Panthers have played much better lately and I expect them to give the Falcons all they can handle.
Pick Falcons 27 Panthers 23
Miami at Buffalo
Both teams are in the hunt, but the Bills are barely hanging on. The Dolphins are led by backup QB Matt Moore who so far looks nothing like a backup.
Pick Dolphins 24 Bills 20
Washington at Chicago
Washington will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing home loss to the Carolina Panthers. Kirk Cousins has had an amazing season and the playoffs are within sight. The Bears are being led by QB Matt Barley who has played surprisingly well, look for the Bears to put up a fight.
Redskins 30 Bears 24
NY Jets at New England Patriots
The Patriots should have no problem in this one.
Patriots 37 Jets 10
San Diego at Cleveland
The Browns are headed straight for 0-16, Phillip Rivers will help get them to 0-15.
Chargers 31 Browns 20
Tennessee at Jacksonville
It will take more than a late season coaching change to help the Jaguars in this game. The Titans are a young very dangerous team making a playoff run.
Titans 31 Jaguars 13
Minnesota at Green Bay
The Vikings looked physically and emotionally done last week, no team has been through more than the Vikings this season. For the Packers Aaron Rodgers is hot, so this team will be in shootouts from here on out. Defensively the Packers are not very good, and Mike Zimmer will rally his troops for one last stand. Go with the Pack, but the Vikings will put up a fight.
Packers 30 Vikings 20
Indianapolis at Oakland
The Colts played their best game of the year last week in Minnesota. The Raiders need to keep winning to become AFC West champions.
Raiders 34 Colts 24
Tampa Bay at New Orleans
The Saints are dangerous because they have Drew Brees, the Bucs are dangerous because they have a good team.
Buccaneers 31 Saints 27
49ers at Rams
Could there be a worse game than this?
Rams 16 49ers 10
Arizona at Seattle
Does the NFL have a bigger disappointment than the Cardinals? Seattle is still playing for something.
Seahawks 30 Cardinals 16
Cincinnati at Houston
The Texans somehow are still in contention to win the AFC South. The Bengals like the Seahawks have been a tremendous disappointment. With the Texans lack of QB play and A.J. Green probably returning to the Bengals lineup I am leaning towards Cincy.
Bengals 27 Texans 24
Baltimore at Pittsburgh
The game of the week is this one. The Steelers are more talented and will pull this one out.
Steelers 20 Ravens 17
Denver at Kansas City
This is a must-win game for both teams. It comes down to can the Broncos get in the end zone?
Chiefs 16 Broncos 13
Detroit at Dallas
Another big-time matchup, the question is can Stafford be effective with a hurt hand? So far he has not so I am siding with the Cowboys here.
Cowboys 30 Lions 17