Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Atlanta Falcons. The Bucs should be a playoff team this year but aren't playing like one. The Falcons, however, are. They should win this one at home. Falcons win. Final score: Falcons 28, Buccaneers 3.
Cleveland Browns @ Cincinnati Bengals. On paper, the Bengals should easily win this one. They have more talent than Cleveland on both sides of the ball and they're playing against the Browns. That being said, these two teams usually play each other tough. Cleveland is bound to win at least one game this year. Why not win in an upset against Cincinnati? Browns win! Final score: Browns 27, Bengals 24 in overtime.
Tennessee Titans @ Indianapolis Colts. The Titans are a solid team who should continue to contend for a playoff berth down the stretch. The Colts are a very weak team without Andrew Luck. With Luck, this game might be a different story, but without Luck I have to go with the Titans. Titans win. Final score: Titans 35, Colts 14.
Buffalo Bills @ Kansas City Chiefs. I don't know what to think of the Bills. Just when they have a solid start to the season and look like contenders, they bench Tyrod Taylor and start Nathan Peterman. Nothing against Peterman, but that's no way to run a playoff-caliber team. The Chiefs should win this matchup at home, even though they've faded down the stretch. Final score: Chiefs 27, Bills 21.
Miami Dolphins @ New England Patriots. Nothing to see here. While I still see Matt Moore as an upgrade over Jay Cutler, the Patriots should still easily take this game at home. Patriots win. Final score: Patriots 35, Dolphins 14.
Carolina Panthers @ New Jersey Jets. The Panthers are finally looking like the team people envisioned heading into last season. The Jets are exceeding expectations at every turn. That being said, I think the Panthers are clearly the better team and should win this game. Final score: Panthers 28, Jets 24.
Chicago Bears @ Philadelphia Eagles. You're going to call me crazy, but this is a classic trap game for the Eagles. Great team facing a not-so-great opponent that can put up huge defensive games from time to time. I think the Bears are who I think they are, and I think the Eagles let them off the hook. While former Eagles CB Herm Edwards once said that "you play to win the game," I think this week the Eagles play to play it, and lose it. Final score; Bears 21, Eagles 20.
Seattle Seahawks @ San Francisco 49ers. Nothing to see here. Branden Jackson and the Seahawks win this week in San Francisco. Final score: Seahawks 35, 49ers 7.
New Orleans Saints @ LA Rams. Before the season began, who would have marked this matchup as the game of the week? Put your hands down; nobody expected this game to be this big. That being said, I think the Rams hit the Jeff Fisher margin at home this week and win. Final score: Rams 23, Saints 21.
Jacksonville Jaguars @ Arizona Cardinals. With Carson Palmer healthy this would have been a good game. Without Palmer, this is a game that the Jaguars should win. Final score: Jaguars 28, Cardinals 17.
Denver Broncos @ Oakland Raiders. The disappointment bowl! Both of these teams are having disappointing seasons. That being said, the Raiders are slightly more stable than Denver right now and should win at home. Final score: Raiders 14, Broncos 13.
Green Bay Packers @ Pittsburgh Steelers. This Super Bowl rematch isn't quite as enticing without Aaron Rodgers under center. The Steelers should win this game even without Juju Smith-Schuster. Final score: Steelers 28, Packers 24.
Houston Texans @ Baltimore Ravens. This is the weirdest Monday night game I've seen in a long time and I'm not sure how it will play out. That being said, I'm going to take the Texans defense over the Ravens offense; Texans win! Final score: Texans 13, Ravens 10. --Mike B.
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