If last week is any indication, my powers of predictability that led me to 3 straight double digit win weeks, have left me. Call me Jimmy the Greek at this point because any game I pick is bound to be as accurate as a Drew Bledsoe pass on a T.O. out pattern to the sidelines (and just as ugly). But here goes:
Arizona at Green Bay- Maybe this is the home game the Packers have been waiting to win this season. The Cards are (again) a sinking ship.
Atlanta at Cincinnati- Good win last week should translate into another quality win against another NFC south opponent. Although the Falcons' 42 points last week scares me against a weaker defense in Cincy than the one Atlanta faced last week versus Pittsburgh.
Baltimore at New Orleans- It doesn't matter who calls the offensive plays for Baltimore, the Ravens can't run the ball. But the key here is how hurt is Deuce McAllister (career-best 4.9 YPC this season)? If he plays, the Saints win.
Houston at Tennessee- Houston is coming off a big win. I smell hangover of an NCAA nature.
Jacksonville at Philadelphia- 2 teams that lost last week and should be angry. I'll take the home team and the leadership McNabb provides.
Seattle at Kansas City- I'm not a fan of Seneca Wallace. But if you looked to the other side of the ball and you saw Brody Croyle lining up behind center as the starting QB (in only his 7th professional tilt and 1st start), you would take the lesser of 2 evils too.
San Francisco at Chicago- Ah, coming off the bye week. Sorry Niners fans, the Bears are going to be a little hungrier than usual.
TampaBay at N.Y. Giants- Tiki Barber can say whatever he wants as far as I'm concerned. The NFL's leading rusher at least backs up his talk.
St. Louis at San Diego- Did the Merriman factor hurt in KC last week? My guess is the Chargers are finally over it.
Indianapolis at Denver- Denver can't score. But, that "D"! They can't score. But that home field! Read my lips... THEY CAN'T SCORE.
N.Y. Jets at Cleveland- Playing well and matched up with one of the league's worst. Not a bad way to put yourself into playoff contention at 5-3 halfway through the season. Well done Jets.
Pittsburgh at Oakland- I'm guessing Cowher won't need to remind his team how horrible they played (especially on defense) last week. This is a veteran group on both sides of the ball.
Dallas at Carolina- Do you think Keyshawn misses Dallas? Neither do I.
New England at Minnesota- That thud you here is the sound of a very good Pats' D-line colliding with a HUGE Vikings' O-line. Pats will do what they do best, bend and not break.