Browns vs Steelers
This game is for first place in the AFC North. The Browns have been winning a lot of shootouts. They must contain RB Willie Parker and try to slow him down. The Steelers must give the ball to Parker and keep the Browns explosive offense off the field. Pittsburgh is coming off a short week after playing Monday night.
Steelers 31 Browns 30
Colts vs Chargers
Both teams are coming off tough losses last week. The Chargers got run over by Adrian Peterson while the Colts lost to the Patriots at home. This should be a very high-scoring game. QB Philip Rivers has played poorly and must step up and lighten the load off of LaDanian Tomlinson.
Colts 27 Chargers 24
Cowboys vs Giants
The Cowboys won the first game 45-35 in Dallas. The rematch probably will not be as high-scoring. The Giants are coming off a bye week while the Cowboys defeated the Eagles last Sunday night. Tony Romo must be wary of the Giants front four. If he has time to throw, he will pick apart the weak Giants secondary. The Giants want to pound the ball with their running backs and keep Romo and T.O. off the field. WR Plaxico Burress should be able to have a big game against the Cowboys secondary.
Giants 24 Cowboys 23
Eagles vs Redskins
The Eagles are coming off a loss to Dallas while the Redskins won against the Jets last week. The Redskins will try to control the clock with Clinton Portis. The Eagles lost to Washington earlier this season at home. This is a must-win for the Eagles.
Eagles 20 Redskins 17
49ers vs Seahawks
This will be a close game and a must-win for the 49ers if they want to save their season. QB Alex Smith will play better against a Seattle team that gave up 33 points last week. The 49ers have had several good practices this week and this could translate to good things on Monday night. Seattle will be without RB Shaun Alexander so Maurice Morris will start in his place.
49ers 24 Seattle 23
Jaguars vs Titans
The Titans are on a roll and the Jaguars defense does not seem as vaunted as in the past. QB David Garrard is questionable for the game. The Titans defense will look to stop the run first.
Titans 20 Jaguars 16
Broncos vs Chiefs
This is a crucial AFC West battle for both teams. The Chiefs will be without RB Larry Johnson so expect Priest Holmes to get a lot of carries. The Chiefs are at home and will win with their defense. The Broncos have not stopped the run this whole season.
Chiefs 24 Broncos 13
Bills vs Dolphins
The Bills will start J.P. Losman at quarterback. Miami is still winless but they feel this is a winnable game. RB Marshawn Lynch will probably run all over the Dolphins defense who will be without LB Zach Thomas.
Bills 23 Dolphins 16
Rams vs Saints
The Rams are another winless team trying to get their first win of the year but it won't come against New Orleans. The Saints are on a roll winning four straight and even the defense is playing well. The Rams will have a better chance to win next week in San Francisco.
Saints 27 Rams 20
Falcons vs Panthers
The Falcons are coming off a big win over the lowly 49ers. The Panthers will start QB Vinny Testaverde. Panthers are at home and will get the win with some help from their defense.
Panthers 17 Falcons 10
Vikings vs Packers
Adrian Peterson will not get 296 yards against the vaunted Packers defense. He might not even get 100. The Packers will put eight in the box and dare QB Brooks Bollinger to pass. Three top cornerbacks will be at Lambeau Field on Sunday. Charles Woodson, Al Harris, and Antoine Winfield are all having Pro Bowl type years.
Packers 20 Vikings 13
Bengals vs Ravens
The Bengals are an injury-ravaged team. Multiple injuries to both sides of the ball have hurt the team all season. The Ravens are coming off a tough loss at Pittsburgh on Monday night. Give the edge to the Ravens at home but an upset won't surprise me.
Ravens 24 Bengals 20
Bears vs the Raiders
The Bears must win or their playoff hopes will be over. The Raiders must pound the ball with RB Justin Fargas and Lamont Jordan and then set up play-action to WRs Jerry Porter and Ronald Curry. The Bears must get good field position from Devin Hester on special teams. QB Brian Griese needs to avoid the pass rush and interceptions. Look for RB Cedric Benson to have his best game of the year running the ball.
Bears 20 Raiders 13
Lions vs Cardinals
The red hot Lions go on the road to face the Cardinals. The Lions have played much better at home than on the road, and this will be tough test for them. Arizona needs to pound RB Edgerrin James in order to keep Jon Kitna and gang on the sidelines.
Lions 24 Cardinals 17