Miami Dolphins @ Buffalo Bills
The Dolphins aren’t great against the pass and the Bills can throw the ball around a bit. I expect a classic AFC East battle that is close until the very end.
Arizona Cardinals @ Atlanta Falcons
The ’72 Dolphins have popped their champagne. The focus is off the Falcons going undefeated. Now they can just go back to playing good football in all 3 phases of the game.
Cleveland Browns @ Dallas Cowboys
You want a wild card prediction? Cowboys are a playoff team. They have the easiest schedule down the stretch.
Green Bay Packers @ Detroit Lions
The Lions are coming on strong, but so are the Packers. Green Bay had a bye week to prepare and have never had issues playing on the road at Ford Field.
Cincinnati Bengals @ Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs kept it close against the Steelers, so there’s no reason to think they can’t do the same against the Bengals.
New York Jets @ St. Louis Rams
The Jets are a joke. When players speak out against the backup quarterback for no reason other than to try and deflect blame, you have serious issues. Rex Ryan thought he could handle the chaos. He can’t. The Rams are starting to grow together and you can see how they will be dangerous in a few years.
Philadelphia Eagles @ Washington Redskins
The only thing that changes with Foles at QB is that now the pass rush has a stationary target to aim for.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Carolina Panthers
The Bucs are playing well and the loss of Carl Nicks has not slowed their rushing attack as expected. Cam Newton always has the ability to win a game on his own, but Tampa just appears to be too solid to bet against.
Jacksonville Jaguars @ Houston Texans
The Jags have some offseason decisions to make.
New Orleans Saints @ Oakland Raiders
After a slow start, Brees has the Saints rolling. They are still in the mix for a playoff spot and the Raiders defense won’t be able to keep this close enough.
San Diego Chargers @ Denver Broncos
Looking at their body of work this season, you’d be crazy to pick the Chargers over the Broncos. Divisional games are always interesting though.
Indianapolis Colts @ New England Patriots
If recently acquired Aqib Talib is in the lineup, we should get a good look at how he fits in. Andrew Luck will take to the air to hold serve against Brady.
Baltimore Ravens @ Pittsburgh Steelers
If Ben was healthy, this is a Steelers pick no brainer for me. The Steelers D should cause problems for the Ravens O, but I can’t see the Steelers O scoring enough points to come away with the victory.
Chicago Bears @ San Francisco 49ers
Jason Campbell starting on the road against the best defense in football is not what you want as a Bears fan.
Season Record: 91 – 54 – 1