(2-3) TEXANS AT (4-1) BENGALS
The Texans proved to me last week that they still are a team that finds ways to lose. Like getting picked off for a TD to fall behind and then not finding a way not to be able to pick up 1 yard in 4 plays. It felt like that game where Sage Rosenfels kept fumbling. Meanwhile all the Bengals do is beat good teams every week.
BENGALS 23, TEXANS 20
(1-4) LIONS AT (2-2) PACKERS
They're saying Matt Stafford is out for the season now, and Calvin Johnson is hurt too. See Lions, that's what you get for winning a game. They've lost 18 in a row on the road against the Packers. 18 years of losing on the road to the Packers every year.
PACKERS 33, LIONS 17
(3-2) RAVENS AT (5-0) VIKINGS
Adrian Peterson hasn't been running very well, the Vikings defense has been giving up 400 yards every week, and that miracle win at home over the Niners a couple of weeks ago all of a sudden doesn't look very good on the resume after the clock cleaning Singletary's boys got from the Falcons last week.
RAVENS 20, VIKINGS 17
(0-5) RAMS AT (2-3)JAGUARS
I deem this the most jejune game of the week. 30,000 good seats available.
JAGUARS 30, RAMS 13
(1-4) BROWNS AT (3-2) STEELERS
Mangenius may make the Browns play without pads in the 4th quarter. It will be an "opportunity period".
STEELERS 30, BROWNS 6
(5-0) GIANTS AT (4-0) SAINTS
Some teams play winless teams every week, the Saints have been playing undefeated teams every week. The Giants are 1st in the league Y/A against the pass, and 32nd in Y/A against the run. Pierre Thomas has a big game and the Saints stay unbeaten.
SAINTS 24, GIANTS 20
(1-3) PANTHERS AT (0-5) BUCS
I would love to see the Panthers run it 45 times today. They should run it 45 times. They won't though. Some teams just like to make it hard for themselves.
PANTHERS 23, BUCS 13
(0-5) CHIEFS AT (2-3) REDSKINS
God this league is awful this year.
REDSKINS 23, CHIEFS 17
(3-1) EAGLES AT (1-4) RAIDERS
I'm complaining about how bad the NFL is this year and I haven't even gotten to the Raiders yet.
EAGLES 34, RAIDERS 6
(2-2) CARDINALS AT (2-3) SEAHAWKS
A must win game for two teams hoping to stay in the race in worst division in football. I'm guessing someone looks at Hasselbeck funny today, fracturing his shoulder and causing him to miss the next 5 weeks.
CARDINALS 27, SEAHAWKS 17
(0-5) TITANS AT (3-2) PATRIOTS
Brady has sucked all year and finally he gets a matchup that can't possibly produce less than 30 points for him, and it's pouring rain with 40 mph wind. It's just that kind of year for him. That's what happens when you sell your soul to Satan.
PATRIOTS 24, TITANS 10
(1-4) BILLS AT (3-2) JETS
Let's count up all the ridiculously bad teams this year. Bills, Titans, Raiders, Browns, Rams, Chiefs, Lions. The league is so bad this year that there are 6 teams worse than the Lions.
JETS 30, BILLS 10
(3-1) BEARS AT (3-1) FALCONS
Now this game makes it almost all worthwhile. I really worry for the Bears here. Their defense just is not very good. They're going to have to get a good night out of Cutler and some of their patented game changing special teams plays to keep this one close. I'm not picking them.
FALCONS 31, BEARS 27