Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Miami Dolphins. The Bucs have more talent than the Dolphins but can't seem to catch a break. However, I expect them to pull together a win this week against a Dolphins team with no run game. Final score: Bucs 21, Dolphins 20.
Detroit Lions @ Chicago Bears. The Bears are who I think they are; a better team than they get credit for. They prove that this week as they win at home against the Lions. Final score: Bears 28, Lions 27.
Jacksonville Jaguars @ Cleveland Browns. The Browns are a team with no hope and no wins. They continue to lose hope against a phenomenal Jaguars team this week. Final score: Jaguars 21, Browns 7.
Baltimore Ravens @ Green Bay Packers. With Rodgers injured, I don't believe in either of these teams. That being said, the Packers are just good enough to squeak out a close one at home. Packers win. Final score: Packers 24,Ravens 17.
Arizona Cardinals @ Houston Texans. This week the NFL's medical bus visits Houston as the Cardinals take on the Texans. Both of these teams are fraught with injuries, but the Texans are in better shape and should win at home. Final score: Texans 14, Cardinals 7.
LA Rams @ Minnesota Vikings. These two teams are playing for playoff seeds. The Rams are playing to overcome the Jeff Fisher barrier and pass 8 wins. They'll get win #8 this week against Minnesota. Final score: Rams 10, Vikings 7.
Washington Redskins @ New Orleans Saints. Alvin Kamara and Samaje Perine should both break out with big games this week. That being said, the Saints have more weapons than the Redskins and will win this game at home. Final score: Saints 35, Redskins 31.
Kansas City Chiefs @ New York Giants. This week a playoff team plays a not-playoff team. The playoff team wins. Final score: Chiefs 35, Giants 14.
Buffalo Bills @ LA Chargers. The NFL's quarterback controversy merry-go-round lands in LA this year as both the Chargers and the Bills come in with huge questions at quarterback. I think the Chargers and former Bill Cardale Jones pull off a win at home this week. Final score: Chargers 17, Bills 14.
Cincinnati Bengals @ Denver Broncos. Both of these teams are 3-6. One of these teams has no starting quarterback. One of these teams has no offensive line. The team with an offensive line wins in what should amount to a defensive battle. Final score: Broncos 7, Bengals 3.
New England Patriots @ Oakland Raiders. The Patriots and Bill Belichick are too good to bet against. Therefore, I have to pick the Patriots this week. Final score: Patriots 35, Raiders 28.
Philadelphia Eagles @ Dallas Cowboys. This week the best team in the NFC travels to Dallas to take on the Cowboys without Zeke Elliot. The Eagles win this one. Final score: Eagles 27, Cowboys 24.
Atlanta Falcons @ Seattle Seahawks. The Falcons are a good football team, but I don't see them knocking off the Seahawks in Seattle. Seahawks win. Final score: Seahawks 28, Falcons 3. --Mike B.
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