Minnesota @ Baltimore
The Ravens are attempting a late-season playoff push while the Vikings have nothing to play for.
Pick: Baltimore 27, Minnesota 13
Indianapolis @ Cincinnati
Ever since defeating the Denver Broncos, the Colts just haven’t looked like a playoff team. They’ve struggled mightily against inferior opponents, and if they weren’t in such a week division they might have trouble making it as a Wild Card. The Bengals defense has shutdown some pretty good quarterbacks this year, I think this is a win for Cincy at home.
Pick: Cincinnati 28, Indianapolis 23
Atlanta @ Green Bay
The Packers may or may not have Aaron Rodgers. But I think they still put together a good showing at home either way in a last-ditch effort to save the season against a Falcon team that has already been eliminated from contention.
Pick: Green Bay 24, Atlanta 20
Cleveland @ New England
New England comes out and takes care of business, taking advantage of the soft part of their schedule.
Pick: New England 33, Cleveland 20
Oakland @ New York
I think the Jets are due to bounce back and pick up an ugly win at home now that Geno Smith is on the bench.
Pick: New York 17, Oakland 10
Detroit @ Philadelphia
I don’t trust the Lions on the road. And the Eagles can now be trusted at home again. Philly with a hot quarterback and hotter defense wins it at home.
Pick: Philadelphia 24, Detroit 21
Miami @ Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh suffered a crushing blow with their loss at Baltimore last week, but they’ve had long rest, and they’ve played much better as of late.
Pick: Pittsburgh 27, Miami 13
Buffalo @ Tampa Bay
Much like the surging Jacksonville Jaguars, the Tampa Bay Bucs are on a bit of a roll. They’re winning close games instead of losing them like they were earlier in the year. I think they win at home.
Pick: Tampa Bay 27, Buffalo 23
Kansas City @ Washington
After losing three in a row, Kansas City gets treated to the type of low-quality opponent that they’ve beaten up on all season. Andy gets his 10th win this Sunday.
Pick: Kansas City 30, Washington 20
Tennessee @ Denver
Snow or no snow, Peyton Manning rolls in a great matchup against a poor Titan secondary.
Pick: Denver 33, Tennessee 23
St. Louis @ Arizona
Bounce back game for the Cardinals. They can’t afford to take another loss and stay in the playoff picture.
Pick: Arizona 27, St. Louis 10
New York Giants @ San Diego
The Giants have won some ugly games recently, but I don’t think they’re going out west and coming back with a win over San Diego.
Pick: San Diego 23, New York 17
Seattle @ San Francisco
After blowing out the Saints, I think Seattle is ripe for a letdown. Revenge game for Kaepernick and the Niners at home, who are a much healthier team than they were in Week 2.
Pick: San Francisco 20, Seattle 17
Carolina @ New Orleans
I don’t think Drew Brees is turning in two straight poor outings, especially in a game of this magnitude. Its time for Carolina’s winning streak to end.
Pick: New Orleans 23, Carolina 20
Dallas @ Chicago
Josh McCown has played very well in relief of Jay Cutler, but I still give the edge to Dallas. They’ve won two straight, and Chicago’s defense has been absolutely putrid.
Pick: Dallas 31, Chicago 23
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