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(2-6) Atlanta Falcons @ (4-4) Carolina Panthers

DetroitFan: The Panthers have a better offense, Jake Delhomme or not. The Falcons gave up on Joey Harrington and Byron Leftwich isn't the answer, and it shows. 17 PPG is better than the Falcons 14 PPG. In the NFL the numbers don't lie either, the Falcons just aren't playing well right now, and they are hurting.

The Verdict: 17-3 - Panthers

 

Denis24: UPSET ALERT! The Atlanta Falcons will come out running all over the Panthers, and I don't think David Carr and the Panthers can do anything about it. Warrick Dunn will have his breakout game with over 120 rushing yards. This is the "Not Watch Game of the Week." Turnovers everywhere! But if I had to pick a team, the Falcons come out with a game-winning FG.

The Verdict: 22-19 - Falcons

 


(3-5) Denver Broncos @ (4-4) Kansas City Chiefs

DetroitFan: Kansas City has recent;y had the better offense, and Jay Cutler is hurting, I don't see them beating the Chiefs rushing attack this weekend, since they are last in it. This game will go by quickly, with all of the running that will be happening. I don't see this being a big "Air-Attacl" game.

The Verdict: 24-17 - Chiefs

 

Denis24: What looks like Larry Johnson will be out with an injury, Huard will need to step up and make some big plays. He has 1683 yards, 8 TD, and 9 INT. That is not what you want from your starting QB. Look for Brodie Broyle to start soon for them. In what was once considered one of the toughest divisions in pro football, is now one of the worst divisions in the league. With a CK loss, the Chargers will still have the division lead. Denver by a field goal.

The Verdict: 20-17 - Broncos

 

 

(4-4) Buffalo Bills @ (0-8) Miami Dolphins

DetroitFan: I don't see any surprise here, the Bills EASILY go 5-4 with the Dolphins bad defense that gives up 30 PPG.

The Verdict: 31-14 - Bills

 

Denis24: The Dolphins have just come off their bye week. Look for leaders like Trent Green, Ronnie Brown, and Chris Chambers to lead this team to a possible win. Oh wait, none of them are with the team. Well that changes everything! The Bills passing game is finally rising up to the challenge with Lee Evans finally being productive. Don't forget about Marshawn Lynch. He has been getting better and better by the game. I see Buffalo stretching their win streak to 4 games with a win over the winless and hopeless Miami Dolphins.

Verdict: 17-14 - Bills

 

 

(0-8) St. Louis Rams @ (4-4) New Orleans Saints

DetroitFan: THE SAINTS ARE COMING! Not much of a surprise here either, the Rams have a terrible offense and the Saints are just playing way too good for their defense that has been giving up 27 PPG too.

The Verdict: 34-7 - Saints

 

Denis24: The game changer: Reggie Bush. He is a game-time decision and without him they will have trouble. I'm guessing he will play, and that is what will keep the STL Rams at the bottom of the NFL. Drew Brees is back to normal and look for New Orleans to easily make the playoffs because five of their last eight opponents are either last or tied for last in their respective divisions. And NONE of them have a winning record. Marc Bulger has had a disappointing season, and with S-Jackson still slightly injured, I see them staying winless. When will they ever win?

Verdict: 28-20 - Saints

 

 

(5-3) Cleveland Browns @ (6-2) Pittsburgh Steelers

DetroitFan: Ef, you will hate me for this, but the Steelers have the #1 or #2 defense in the league, and in their last meeting this year in Browns Stadium, the Steelers man handled them 34-7, I see Derek Anderson throwing 2 TD passes in this game, but falling short.

The Verdict: 28-21 - Steelers

 

Denis24: Sure, Cleveland is having a sensational year, but they don't stand a chance against the explosive offense of the Steelers. So far this year, I see Ben Roethlisberger as the 3rd best QB in the AFC behind Brady and Manning. Willie Parker is still Willie Parker, with 786 yards on 187 carries. Jamal Lewis will not have a good game, with Harrison continuing his tear on the defensive side of the ball for the Steelers. Look for a high scoring game with Pittsburgh coming out on top.

Verdict: 38-24 - Steelers

 

 

(5-3) Jacksonville Jaguars @ (6-2) Tennessee Titans

DetroitFan: The score of these games between the two are always low. Not the greatest offensive threats, so I think it will come down the the defense, and the Tennessee Titans have an UNDERRATED defense. The Jaguars defense went out the window, I don't see what happened. LenDale White is on FIRE. I think they win big.

The Verdict: 27-10 - Titans

 

Denis24: The Titans are 6-2? Run the ball and stop the run will be the motto of this game. Even though Vince Young has been playing horrible and he hasn't thrown a touchdown pass since late September, he's averaging just 122.1 yards through, the Titans running game led by LenDale White. Look for both teams to play hard so they can catch up to the Colts in the division.

Verdict: 21-24 - Titans

 

 

(3-5) Philadelphia Eagles @ (5-3) Washington Redskins

DetroitFan: For some reason, I think the Eagles will win this game. They have played better since the beginning of the season, and the Redskins have not been as aggressive since they played the Lions. I think the Eagles get their revenge at FedEx Field.

The Verdict: 20-13 - Eagles

 

Denis24: Problems, Problems, Problems. That is what is facing the Eagles this year. The whole Andy Reid and his family and those rumors going around Chicago about you know who joining them next year. (McNabb) Washington's 1-2 punch with Portis and Betts will be nearly impossible to stop. Look for the Washington D to have a TD in this one, with Jason Campbell playing well too. Washington in a surprisingly close game.

Verdict: 27-21 - Redskins

 

 

(2-6) Cinncinatti Bengals @ (4-4) Baltimore Ravens

DetriotFan: Cinncy has NO defense, they will get flushed out by whoever starts for this game either McNair or Boller, they won't lose this game at M&T Bank Stadium.

The Verdict: 34-24 - Ravens

 

Denis24: The Bengals are playing like a bunch of 14 year olds. Their defense is one of the worst in the league, and look at what they have been doing. 2-6!!! That is not Bengals football. This is an AFC North Divisional rematch of the first game of the regular season, which the Bengals won. But not this time. Baltimore comes out running the ball, winning this game by 5.

Verdict: 16-21 - Ravens

 

 

(6-2) Detroit Lions @ (3-5) Arizona Cardinals

DetroitFan: I don't care where they are playing, the Lions defense is playing BIG with the most turnovers committed, 14 Defensive points last week, and their offense is pretty good. The Cardinal defense is good, but they have no advantage for the height of their receivers. Lions Win.

The Verdict: 24-17 - Lions

 

Denis24: The Lions are making some noise in the NFC North and if they can keep winning games, not only will they make the playoffs but head coach Rod Marinelli should be shoo-in for Coach of the Year honors. Kitna has been playing good at QB limiting INT and leading that offense to wins, scoring a handful of points. The underrated Lions defense has been causing turnovers and playing stout in the opponents' red zone. And easy win for the Lions.

Verdict: 30-17 - Lions

 

 

(7-1) Dallas Cowboys @ (6-2) New York Giants

DetroitFan: The last game was high scoring, 45-35, not this one, I think the Giants defense is going to have a good day, and beat Tony Romo and the Cowboys. Sorry to burst your bubble homers, but I don't know how much more I am expected to the Cowboys as a threat. I don't know what will happen to their inconsistent defense. I think Giants win.

The Verdict: 28-14 - Giants

 

Denis24 : These teams met in Week 1 in a game full of fireworks that the Cowboys won 45-35. This is a different Giants team, though, one that has won six straight games and is coming off a bye week following a successful trip to London. Well, every team that plays Miami comes out successful. These are two well-balanced football teams that are legitimate Super Bowl contenders and this game will obviously have a lot to do with deciding who wins the NFC East. It's an upset, if you want to call it one, with Romo throwing a crucial INT in the last minutes of the game.

Verdict: 33-37 - Giants

 

 

(3-5) Chicago Bears @ (2-6) Oakland Raiders

DetriotFan: The Bears defense is playing a little bit better, this game will be like watching paint dry to me. I have to go with the Bears as a gut instinct.

The Verdict: 27-16 - Bears

 

Denis24: The Bears have to win this game in order to have any hope to make the postseason, which isn't out of the question in the NFC. Coming off a bye week, the Bears have something to prove. The Chicago Bears might be the NFL's most disappointing team this season, but they believe there is still time to turn things around. Oakland has been struggling, and hasn't shown any signs that they are still a contender in the AFC West. Even with the Bears' record, this was probably the easiest game to pick.

Verdict: 27 - 14 - Bears

 

 

(7-1) Indianapolis Colts @ (4-4) San Diego Chargers

DetroitFan: I want to the say the Colts, but I don't think I can right now. They are heated up from the cheating accusation, but the game means a lot to the Chargers in keeping up with their division, and they are playing with their home crowd. It will be LT vs. PM, the 2 favorite fantasy players on a regular basis. I say Chargers by a little.

The Verdict: 38-35 - Chargers

 

Denis24: WHAT! You know who I'm going to pick here. The Colts! Expect QB Peyton Manning to get back on track this week as things are starting to heat up in the AFC South Divisional race. He didn't seem to be the same last week in the 4th quarter. The game also features two of the best running backs in the league in LaDainian Tomlinson and Joseph Addai. Can Addai have a repeat performance against a Chargers defense that allowed RB Adrian Peterson to gain the most rushing rushing yards ever in an NFL game? I say yes. Well, maybe not as many yards. Look for Reggie Wayne to have a big game. Come on, it's SNF!!!

Verdict: 31-24 - Colts

 

 

(2-6) San Francisco 49ers @ (4-4) Seattle Seahawks

DetriotFan: I think the 49ers left their hearts in San Francisco... I don't see any turn around and Alex Smith had too much pressure coming into the year, I don't see them being close to winning in this game, Shaun Alexander will have a field day, Switch him up as your Fantasy RB, folks! He will have a good day. Seahawks win.

The Verdict: 27-10 - Seahawks

 

Denis24: These are two teams that had strong playoff aspirations a month ago. Despite their flaws, both have a chance to win the sub-par NFC West. Both of their running backs were supposed have great seasons, but instead, not one has neither 500 yards nor an average of over 4.0. Alexander may not even play, but man; Hasselback will have a great game. Look for a game full of FGs in this one.

Verdict: 26-10 - Seahawks

 

 

(7-1) Green Bay Packers @ (3-5) Minnesota Vikings

DetroitFan: I say the Packers win this one, Adrian Peterson is hot and the team has been on fire lately, BUT they still have no leader at QB and you need that to perform against a top team in the league, which the Packers are, so they win by little

The Verdict: 21-17 Packers

 

Denis24:  Another UPSET ALERT! Man, I' m good! For some reason, I like the Vikings to come out in this one and run the ball very well with Chester Taylor and the great, yes great, Adrian Peterson. Another 150 yard game by Peterson, with a lot of points put up on the board. The Packers running game is horrible, and that is why the Vikings will win. Look for this NFC North contest to be a hard fought battle between two teams that have a long history in the league. They are who they thought they were, and they let them off the hook!!!

Verdict: 35-32 - Vikings

 

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