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Carolina at L.A. Rams

The Panthers coming off a much-needed win travel to L.A. The Rams have been up and down so far this year. The Rams biggest question mark has been at QB, Keenum has played much better last few weeks. I like the Panthers here in a close game, with Newton and the offense doing just enough to win the game.

Pick: Panthers 20  Rams 17

 

Detroit at Minnesota

Minnesota is in trouble on the offensive line, coming off a loss at Chicago this is suddenly a huge game for them. The Lions have been great at home, but have not played well on the road.

Vikings 17  Lions 16

 

New Orleans at San Fransisco

The Saints have trouble on the road, but in this case, they are playing the 49ers. The Niners have played poorly no matter where they have played. Look for Drew Brees to have a big day.

Saints 34  49ers 13

 

Pittsburgh at Baltimore

Will Big Ben play? I really don’t think it matters that much in this case. If you look at Ben coming back off of an injury he has never played well in that kind of situation. The Ravens defense will slow the Steelers offense down, and Flacco will do enough to win the game.

Ravens 24  Steelers 21

 

Tennessee at San Diego

The Titans are on the verge of being really good. The Chargers seem to be snake bitten at the end of games. A win here goes a long way in the Titans showing everybody that they are not a year away, but they are ready to make a playoff run now.

Titans 27  Chargers 20

 

N.Y.Jets at Miami

Jay Ajayi has made a huge impact on the Dolphins team. The Jets have underachieved all year, look for both trends to hold up in this game.

Dolphins 28  Jets 17

 

Indianapolis at Green Bay

Both teams are having major issues on the defensive side of the ball. On offense, both teams have Pro Bowl QB’s and good receivers. The difference is the Colts offensive line is not very good and that will make the difference here.

Packers 37  Colts 24

 

Dallas at Cleveland

I think the Browns stay in this game into the 4th quarter, but the Cowboys are just to talented.

Cowboys 27  Browns 17

 

Denver at Oakland

This is the game of the week, the Broncos have a great defense. The Raiders have a great offense. The difference here I think is no matter how good the Broncos defense is they are going to have to score more than 20 points to win this game. I like the Raiders.

Raiders 26  Broncos 13

 

Jacksonville at Kansas City

The Chiefs have quietly been one of the best teams in the AFC, the Jags have been a loud disappointment.

Chiefs 31  Jags 14

 

Buffalo at Seattle

This will be a tight game, but I will go with the Seahawks because of their defense.

Seahawks 17  Bills 13

 

Philadelphia at N.Y.Giants

Giants have questions defensively, especially in the defensive backfield. The Giants have a big time passing game, but questions on the offensive line and in the backfield.

Eagles 30  Giants 27