Carolina Panthers @ Chicago Bears. The Bears are good against the AFC North this season. They're not great against the rest of the NFL...yet. Trubisky shows promise at quarterback, but I think the Panthers squeak this one out on the road. Final score: Panthers 21, Bears 20.
Tennessee Titans @ Cleveland Browns. This is the week that the Cleveland Browns snap out of their slump and win a game. The Titans are a solid team, but the Browns are due to put together a major upset. I'm picking the Browns in this one. Final score: Browns 14, Titans 10.
New Orleans Saints @ Green Bay Packers. Brett Hundley has the talent to carry the Packers on his shoulders, and this is a game against a weak Saints defense that the team could win. That being said, I have to go with the Saints in the Packers first full game of the season without Rodgers. Saints win. Final score: Saints 35, Packers 28. Hundley throws 2 TD passes.
Jacksonville Jaguars @ Indianapolis Colts. Test time for the Jaguars. Are they ready to make a run in the division? I think this defense is, and they could put together a nice game against the Colts. Final score: Jaguars 24, Colts 21.
Arizona Cardinals @ LA Rams. Todd Gurley and the Rams are for real. This week, they continue their progress towards beating .500 for the season against the Cardinals, and this game could have playoff implications. I think the Rams take care of business at home. I'm a believer in Aaron Donald, Cooper Kupp, Todd Gurley, and Jared Goff. Rams win. Final score: Rams 21, Cardinals 20.
New York Jets @ Miami Dolphins. This week, the Jets and Dolphins meet in the battle of scrub quarterbacks. This is a game that could go either way, but I'm going to give the edge to Miami at home against a surprisingly good Jets team. Final score: Dolphins 14, Jets 13.
Baltimore Ravens @ Minnesota Vikings. The Ravens lost to the Bears. The Vikings beat the Bears. The Vikings should give the Ravens trouble regardless of who lines up under center. Final score: Vikings 21, Ravens 7.
Dallas Cowboys @ San Francisco 49ers. Upset alert! The CJ Beathard era has begun, and he will lead the 49ers to victory at home against the Cowboys. This kid is in line for a big week, and is about to turn some heads. Final score: San Francisco Beathards 28, Cowboys 14.
Cincinnati Bengals @ Pittsburgh Steelers Bengals at Pittsburgh in a later game? Steelers win, because Marvin Lewis. Final score: Steelers 35, Bengals 14.
Denver Broncos @ LA Chargers. The Broncos are suddenly struggling after a loss to the Giants. That being said, they should right the ship in LA this week against the Chargers. Final score: Broncos 14, Chargers 10.
Seattle Seahawks @ New York Giants. This week, Branden Jackson and the Seahawks travel to Metlife Stadium to take on the Giants, and this is an easy pick. My favorite player playing for a team in a situation where they're highly likely to win? I'm picking Branden Jackson and the Seahawks. I'm going to one-up things, and pick Branden Jackson to record his first career NFL sack against Eli Manning this week. GO SEAHAWKS AND GO BRANDEN JACKSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Words simply cannot describe how much love I have for Branden as both a player and as a person. Great player who is also, to me, one of the best character guys in the entire league. He's about to set the whole league on fire as a former UDFA, because it's not how you start, it's how you finish. Now that Branden is in a position to earn more playing time, this kid is going to prove to the NFL that he is a special talent, as he helps the Seahawks beat the Giants. Final score: Seahawks 24, Giants 7.
New England Patriots @ Atlanta Falcons. 28-3. Bill Belichick hides cough drops in his hoodie to cover choking, and the Patriots win 28-3. Final score: Patriots 28, Falcons 3.
Washington Redskins @ Philadelphia Eagles. A Divisional rivalry on Monday night with playoff implications? It doesn't get much better than this! I think the Eagles bring home another victory on the shoulders of North Dakota State University product Carson Wentz. Even though I'm not an Eagles fan, I'm a bit of a Wentz fan as a Montana State graduate, even though I once watched North Dakota State beat us in the playoffs at home....in person. Final score: Eagles 24, Redskins 21. --Mike B.
Bills win 24 - 20 over the Buccaneers.
Panthers win 31 - 17 over the Bears.
Titans win 38 - 27 over the Browns.
Saints win 34 - 24 over the Packers.
Jaguars win 26 - 23 over the Colts.
Rams win 29 - 23 over the Cardinals.
Dolphins win 24 - 21 over the Jets.
Vikings win 23 - 17 over the Ravens.
Cowboys win 29 - 20 over the 49ers.
Seahawks win 27 - 21 over the Giants.
Steelers win 32 - 21 over the Bengals.
Chargers win 21 - 20 over the Broncos.
Patriots win 38 - 34 over the Falcons.
Eagles win 30 - 26 over the Eagles.
- Matt Koontz.
Bucs @ Bills - Bills win 17-14.
Ravens @ Vikings - Vikings win, 27-17.
Jets @ Dolphins - Dolphins win, 20-17.
Cardinals @ Rams - Rams win, 24-13.
Panthers @ Bears - Panthers win, 23-16.
Titans @ Browns - Titans win, 23-10.
Saints @ Packers - Saints win, 27-24.
Jags @ Colts - Jags win, 23-20.
Cowboys @ 49ers - Cowboys win, 26-10.
Broncos @ Chargers - Broncos win, 23-22.
Steelers @ Bengals - Steelers win, 30-17.
Seahawks @ Giants - Seahawks win, 20-9.
Falcons @ Patriots - Patriots win, 33-30.
Redskins @ Eagles - Eagles win, 24-21.