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