Broncos vs Bears
The Broncos have won two games in a row and are right in the thick of the AFC West race. The Bears are back home after two weeks playing on the West Coast. Rex Grossman is the new starter for the Bears. Travis Henry will be out for Denver. The Bears will try to get Cedric Benson going against the weak but improving Broncos run defense. It is always tough to play a road game after playing on Monday night the week before and that is what the Broncos are facing this week.
Bears 20 Broncos 17
Redskins vs Bucs
The Redskins must establish the run with Clinton Portis to win this game. Jason Campbell must be careful against the Cover 2 defense of the Bucs. The Redskins have lost two in a row. The Bucs will be led by Jeff Garcia who recently announced that he will be a father soon. The Redskins will be without FS Sean Taylor.
Bucs 16 Redskins 13
Texans vs Browns
The Browns are allowing almost 30 points a game. The good thing is that they have a great offense led by Derek Anderson. Anderson has so many weapons in Jamal Lewis, Braylon Edwards, and Kellen Winslow Jr. The Browns offensive line has played very well and should be able to handle the young Texans defensive line. Houston is coming off a good home win over the Saints. QB Matt Schaub will post up points as well. This will be another high-scoring game.
Browns 34 Texans 27
Eagles vs Patriots
The Patriots are 24 point favorites this week. A.J. Feeley will start for the Eagles because Donovan McNabb is injured. The Patriots will bottle up RB Brian Westbrook and probably cause several turnovers. No one can stop Tom Brady and Randy Moss but themselves.
Patriots 51 Eagles 13
Titans vs Bengals
The Titans are coming off a short week and have to go on the road again. Albert Haynesworth is questionable for the game. He is one of the best tackles in football and helps stop opponents from running up the middle. Vince Young must be careful with the ball but he should have a good game against a terrible Bengals pass defense. The Bengals can still score with one of the best offenses in the league led by Carson Palmer and Chad Johnson.
Bengals 24 Titans 23
Raiders vs Chiefs
The Raiders have lost nine straight to the Chiefs and they can't stop the run at all. Kansas City is still in the AFC West race. RB Colby Smith will start for the Chiefs because Priest Holmes retired earlier this week and Larry Johnson is out with an injury.
Chiefs 27 Raiders 20
49ers vs Cardinals
The Cardinals are going to blitz Trent Dilfer on every passing down. The 49ers signed Ted Tollner to be an offensive assistant this week. It won't help Jim Hostler think of a good game plan to beat Arizona. Look for CB Antrel Rolle to make at least one interception.
Cardinals 38 49ers 0
Ravens vs Chargers
The Ravens will face an angry Chargers team on Sunday. The Chargers are not playing well and look more like Super Bowl pretenders than contenders. Ravens will have a let down game after their tough emotional loss to the Browns in overtime last week.
Chargers 23 Ravens 17
Saints vs Panthers
QB David Carr might get the start for Carolina because Vinny Testaverde is hurt. The Saints have lost two in a row and this is a must-win for them. The Panthers have not been the same since they lost Jake Delhomme for the rest of the season with an injury.
Saints 24 Panthers 12
Vikings vs Giants
The Vikings are coming off a big 29-22 victory over the Raiders at home while the Giants defeated the Lions on the road. The Giants offense will be too much for the Vikings. The Vikings do not play well on the road and won't beat the Giants.
Giants 27 Vikings 6
Seahawks vs Rams
The Rams are coming off a unimpressive win over the 49ers last week. The Seahawks got by the Bears last week 30-24 but now have to go on the road. The Rams have won two in a row after starting out 0-8. Seattle's defense is playing much better of late.
Seahawks 27 Rams 23