Los Angeles Rams@Detroit
The Rams surprisingly have a winning record on the back of a strong defensive front. The problem has been the quarterback position, which has been inconsistent, to say the least. Detroit has played well at home and I think Matthew Stafford and Marvin Jones will put up too many points for the Rams to keep up with.
Lions 31 Rams 17
The Jaguars are a team that just never quite seems to be able to take it to the next level, the Bears, on the other hand, are also in some disarray. I will go with the Jags who have multiple weapons on offense in this one.
Jaguars 24 Bears 20
The Panthers have not played like defending NFC champions so far this year. The Saints, on the other hand, have played well for the most part , but seem more often than not to come out on the short end in those games. The Saints are a dangerous team at the Super Dome and will be too much for the Panthers.
Saints 34 Panthers 24
Two teams going in opposite directions, I will take the team going in the right direction.
Bills 37 49ers 21
The Browns QB carousel looks like it will continue, the Titans are a team that seems to improve each week.
Titans 30 Browns 10
Baltimore@New York Giants
The Ravens have lost two in a row and the Giants are short at running back and the secondary. Tough game to pick.
Giants 23 Ravens 17
Both teams have played well, the skins are at home, but I think the Eagles defense will be the difference in this game.
Eagles 21 Redskins 20
Injuries have killed the Bengals depth, with their backs against the wall they could be a dangerous team. The Patriots have Belichick and Brady, that is all I need to pick the Patriots here.
Patriots 38 Bengals 20
Do I really need to explain this pick at all?
Steelers 35 Dolphins 13
The Raiders look like legit contenders, but this is a rivalry game. I think the Raiders are just a better team than the Chiefs and pull this out late.
Raiders 27 Chiefs 24
Sure Green Bay is number one against the run, but have faced most teams backup running backs. The Cowboys have the best offensive line in football, a QB that doesn’t turn the ball over. Throw in a Cowboys pass defense that has been better than anyone expected, I’m going to go with the Cowboys here.
Cowboys 20 Packers 16
The Falcons have maybe the best offense in the league. The Seahawks have maybe the best defense in the league. This is a possible NFC Championship game preview.
Seattle 24 Falcons 23
The Colts defense is bad, the offensive line is bad. The Texans have no QB, no J.J.Watt. Tough game to pick, so I will go with the home team.
Texans 26 Colts 24
New York Jets@Arizona
I thought both teams would be better than what they have been. This will be closer than most expect.
Cardinals 24 Jets 21