Vikings quarterback Josh Freeman completed just 20 of 53 passes against the Giants on Monday night.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Josh Freeman might consider investing in some glasses. After all, it helped Charlie Sheen's character in the movie "Major League."
As the great Harry Doyle explained in the movie, Freeman was "just a bit outside" on several occasions during Monday night's 23-7 loss to the New York Giants.
On 53 attempts, Freeman was off target a whopping 33 times, most going high and outside.
I guess we may have underestimated the Buccaneers' ability to evaluate talent.
Carolina at Tampa Bay: The Buccaneers aren't going to go winless, but it's hard to see them getting the better of Carolina, a team that appears to be coming on. Panthers 24, Buccaneers 14.
Dallas at Detroit: The Cowboys just aren't the same team on the road and the Lions want to avenge Sunday's tough loss to Cincinnati. Matthew Stafford outduels Tony Romo. Lions 31, Cowboys 28.
Cleveland at Kansas City: The Chiefs aren't going to finish unbeaten, but it's hard to see them slip up at home in front of their rowdy fans, especially against the Browns. Alex Smith has a big day. Chiefs 28, Browns 17.
Miami at New England: The Dolphins are a hard team to figure out. They tend to play better on the road. Tom Brady is slowly getting some of his weapons back. It should make a difference. Patriots 27, Dolphins 20.
Buffalo at New Orleans: The Bills got their first road victory on Sunday. Don't look for a trend to develop. The Saints are coming off a bye and had two weeks to dwell on their loss at New England. Saints 42, Bills 27.
New York Giants at Philadelphia: The Eagles have beaten the Giants once this year and will be getting Michael Vick back. Even though New York beat the Vikings on Monday, Eli Manning and company have a long way to go. Eagles 28, Giants 24.
San Francisco vs. Jacksonville at London: They could play this one on the moon and it wouldn't matter. Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers are going to have a field day against a Jaguars defense that has given up a league-worst 222 points. 49ers 45, Jaguars 14.
New York Jets at Cincinnati: Just when you give up the Jets for lost, they knock off New England. Winning two in a row and at Cincinnati is too much to ask. The Bengals are on the verge of running away in the AFC North. Bengals 30, Jets 17.
Pittsburgh at Oakland: The Steelers have won two in a row and have played well on defense. Oakland has lost three of four and is coming off a bye. Steelers 19, Raiders 14.
Washington at Denver: Robert Griffin III is looking more like his old self, but the defense will have a hard time stopping Peyton Manning and the Broncos. Denver ruins Mike Shanahan's homecoming. Broncos 42, Redskins 35.
Atlanta at Arizona: The Falcons have lost so many weapons to injury this season, they will have a hard time beating nearly anyone. The Cardinals are coming off a pair of tough divisional losses. Cardinals 24, Falcons 20.
Green Bay at Minnesota: No matter who is quarterbacking the Vikings, Green Bay has historically struggled at the Metrodome. Whether it's Christian Ponder or Freeman, Minnesota makes this one close. Packers 21, Vikings 17.
Seattle at St. Louis: The Rams lost quarterback Sam Bradford for the year with a knee injury on Sunday. That doesn't bode well against one of the best defenses in the NFL. Seahawks 23, Rams 14.
Byes: Chicago, Tennessee, Indianapolis, San Diego, Baltimore, Houston.
Last week: 9-6 (.600).
For the season: 74-33 (.692).
Picking the Packers: 5-1 (.833).