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It's Friday and The Stack is here to pick all of Sunday's NFL games.  First though, congrats to the San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers who move on to their respective championship series.  The Giants await the winner of the Cardinals-Nationals series.  The Washington Nationals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1.  The Tigers await the winner of the Baltimore Orioles-New York Yankees series.  The Orioles found away to put the demons of Wednesday night behind them and beat the Yankees 2-1 in 13 innings.  Back to football now.  Picks last week were very good...11-3.  49-28 on the year now heading into Week 6.  Not off to a good start this week thanks to the Pittsburgh Steelers playing pathetic against the Tennessee Titans losing 26-23.  What about the rest of the picks for this week?  Find out now in "the stack" for today, Friday, October 11:

Oakland Raiders @ Atlanta Falcons 1:00 PM ET CBS

The Falcons have played a couple of close games the last two weeks.  This one won't be close.  Matt Ryan and company role.

Prediction: Falcons 31 Raiders 16


Dallas Cowboys @ Baltimore Ravens 1:00 PM ET FOX

The Cowboys would be wise to run the ball early and often with DeMarco Murray given the Ravens are having troubles stopping teams running the ball this season.  The Cowboys probably won't though.  The Ravens also would be wise to run it more with Ray Rice.  Close game, but the edge goes to the home team and that stadium which will be very loud.

Prediction: Ravens 27 Cowboys 20


Cincinnati Bengals @ Cleveland Browns 1:00 PM ET CBS

That was a pitiful performance against the Dolphins last week by the Bengals.  Browns are showing some signs that they're getting closer to figuring this thing out.  Against my better judgement, I'll take the Browns to get their first win.

Prediction: Browns 20 Bengals 17


St. Louis Rams @ Miami Dolphins 1:00 PM ET FOX

With no Danny Amendola, I don't see the Rams being able to generate enough offense to beat a surprising Dolphins team.  The Rams front seven will try to keep them in it, but it won't be enough.

Prediction: Dolphins 20 Rams 12


Indianapolis Colts @ New York Jets 1:00 PM ET CBS

The Colts had a very emotional win last week against the Packers.  Did that drain them?  I have a feeling they come out a little flat, but perhaps Coach Pagano will send another message to the team about not letting up.  The Jets played to their full potential and then some Monday night against the Texans.  Don't know if they can play that well again.

Prediction: Colts 24 Jets 17


Detroit Lions @ Philadelphia Eagles 1:00 PM ET FOX

The Lions have had two weeks to look at how to force Michael Vick to fumble.  It's really not that hard.  At some point though, Vick will have a good game.  Got a feeling it might be this week.  Run the ball with LeSean McCoy! And good things will happen.

Prediction: Eagles 27 Lions 20


Kansas City Chiefs @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1:00 PM ET CBS

Brady Quinn is likely to start for the Chiefs.  Hopefully Chiefs fans don't boo him when they get back to KC with another loss.

Prediction: Bucs 20 Chiefs 16


Buffalo Bills @ Arizona Cardinals 4:05 PM ET CBS

The Bills stayed out west to do some soul searching after last week's 45-3 debacle against the 49ers.  Now Mark Anderson is hurt, further handicapping a defense that has failed to make a difference this year.  But in all that soul searching, I think they pull out a win against a Cardinals team that will have to be one dimensional on offense...and that means throwing the ball.  Against my better judgement...

Prediction: Bills 24 Cardinals 17


New England Patriots @ Seattle Seahawks 4:05 PM ET CBS

Seattle is a tough place to play for opponents, but the Patriots have such a well balanced offense that they should be able to take the crowd out of it.  Russell Wilson will look like a rookie in this one going against Tom Brady.

Prediction: Patriots 27 Seahawks 13


New York Giants @ San Francisco 49ers 4:25 PM ET FOX

A rematch of the 2012 NFC Championship game that the Giants won.  The 49ers are looking to exact revenge.  The Giants have survived being short-handed for the past few weeks,  but the with the way the 49ers are playing as of the last two weeks, they'll need a full, healthy roster to beat them.  Interesting sidenote...Mario Manningham and Brandon Jacobs will go against their former team for the first time...and you know they want to beat the Giants.

Prediction: 49ers 24 Giants 20


Minnesota Vikings @ Washington Redskins 4:25 PM ET FOX

RGIII looks likely to start for the Redskins a week after he suffered a concussion.  Adrian Peterson returns to the scene of his torn ACL last Christmas Eve.  You know he wants to have a big game.  The Vikings are one of the big surprises of the NFL this year.  The Redskins are 0-8 in their last eight home games.  That streak has to end soon.  Have a feeling it will be Sunday.  I shouldn't do this, but why not, I'll pick...

Prediction: Vikings 27 Redskins 17


Green Bay Packers @ Houston Texans 8:20 PM ET NBC

The Packers haven't looked like themselves this entire season.  Aaron Rodgers just doesn't have "it."  That could very well change Sunday night.  The Packers are a desperate team.  The Texans didn't play all that great against the Jets Monday night.  Trust me when I say they'll be ready for the Packers.  In this Super Bowl preview, the Texans will show that they are indeed the best team in the NFL.

Prediction: Texans 27 Packers 17


Coming up Monday: Sunday NFL reaction





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