The Packers may be banged up, but they still have a healthy Aaron Rodgers. Look for Green Bay to pull out a close one over the Lions.
Miami at Buffalo: Another Thursday night snoozer. Miami had been playing well before losing to the lowly Titans. Buffalo usually plays well when on the national stage. Bills 21, Dolphins 17.
Cleveland at Dallas: At 4-5, the Cowboys are still in desperation mode and need a win to become relevant in the NFC playoff picture. The Browns are coming off the bye and have had two weeks to prepare. Cowboys 27, Browns 24.
New York Jets at St. Louis: Plain and simple, the Jets are awful. At least the Rams have been making strides to become respectable. Despite tying San Francisco last week, St. Louis at least has some momentum. Rams 20, Jets 14.
Jacksonville at Houston: The Texans are by far the best team in the AFC South, Jacksonville is the worst. This one will be decided by halftime. Matt Schaub and company should have a field day. Texans 45, Jaguars 17.
Cincinnati at Kansas City: Despite a gallant effort on Monday night against the Steelers, the Chiefs are still a very flawed team offensively. After upsetting the Giants, it appears the Bengals may be back on track. Bengals 27, Chiefs 17.
Philadelphia at Washington: The Andy Reid watch continues as the banged up Eagles take to the road. A loss at Washington would have the Eagles in a once unthinkable position - dead last in the NFC East. Coming off the bye, Washington has had two weeks to prepare. Redskins 23, Eagles 17.
Green Bay at Detroit: The Packers may be banged up, but they still have a healthy Aaron Rodgers. They also have had Detroit's number the past two decades. If the Lions are going to make the playoffs, this is a must game for Detroit. Look for Green Bay to pull out a close one. Packers 28, Lions 24.
Arizona at Atlanta: After losing their first game of the season last week to the Saints, the Falcons look to rebound against a solid Cardinals team with a good defense. Points may not come easy, but Atlanta finds a way to win. Falcons 23, Cardinals 10.
Tampa Bay at Carolina: Don't look now but a win puts Tampa Bay at 6-4 and in solid position to secure an NFC wild card spot. The Buccaneers have scored the fourth-most points in the NFL while the Panthers have scored the third fewest in the NFC. That doesn't bode well for Cam Newton and company. Buccaneers 34, Panthers 24.
New Orleans at Oakland: The Saints have won four of their past five games and are slowly creeping into the NFC playoff picture. The Raiders would like nothing better than to rebound from their debacle in Baltimore. Drew Brees will see to it that doesn't happen. Saints 35, Raiders 24.
San Diego at Denver: Another season that finds the Chargers on the brink of disaster. It seems like they are finally running out of lives. Peyton Manning has Denver's offense clicking and in prime position to seize control of the AFC West. Broncos 30, Chargers 23.
Indianapolis at New England: Andrew Luck and the Colts have been a great story so far this season and are in good position heading down the stretch. But the Patriots and Tom Brady are still the class of the AFC. New England moves closer to yet another AFC East title. Patriots 35, Colts 27.
Baltimore at Pittsburgh: If Ben Roethlisberger can't go on Sunday, it's going to be a long night for the Steelers against their bitter rivals. The Ravens can take a commanding lead in the AFC North with a win. Pittsburgh makes it close, but not close enough. Ravens 21, Steelers 13.
Chicago at San Francisco: The Bears feasted on a soft schedule early on, but now are in the midst of a pretty tough stretch. Defense has carried them, but will need another above average effort if they are to keep the NFC North lead all to themselves. Winning in San Francisco may be too much to ask. 49ers 14, Bears 9.
Byes: Minnesota, New York Giants, Seattle, Tennessee.
Last week: 10-3-1 (.750).
For the season: 96-49-1 (.661).
Predicting the Packers: 5-4 (.556).
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