Roger Goodell likes parity, but this is ridiculous. There are more teams with winning records in the NFC West (three) than there are in the entire AFC (two). The Jets are in first place and last place with a 3-3 record. So are the Patriots, Dolphins and Bills. Weird, weird, weird. But hey, enough of that. There are games to pick, so let's go!
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Seattle at San Francisco -- Did you catch the look on Harbaugh's face late in the game Sunday? "Hey ref, wah wah wah." Yeah, it's the refs' fault that the Giants beat you down at home, proving over and over again that the NFC title game was no fluke. And apparently the Seahawks are no fluke either, but they aren't in the Niners' league yet. Niners 17, Seahawks 10
New Orleans at Tampa Bay -- This is surprisingly a difficult game to predict. But at the end of the day, the two weeks off are going to help the Saints continue to re-group. Saints 23, Bucs 20
Dallas at Carolina -- Could last Sunday have gone any better for us? Watching the bumbling Cowboys let the last few seconds of that last minute tick away was a thing of beauty, as was Jason Garrett trying to cover it up afterward. Panthers 27, Cowboys 26
Arizona at Minnesota -- On paper, this was a clunker before the season began. Now, with both teams 4-2 it's one of the better games of the week. You know you love it, Goodell. Vikings 22, Cardinals 19
Washington at NY Giants -- The Giants cannot afford a letdown after a confidence-inspiring blowout of the 49ers in San Fran last Sunday. The 'Skins swept the season series last year, but not this time. Giants 31, Redskins 27
Jacksonville at Oakland -- There are only two games in the 4:25 p.m. ET slot - -this one and Patriots/Jets. In other words, there is just one game at 4:25, and it's not this one. Jags 24, Raiders 17
NY Jets at New England -- I have two words to Shonn Greene fantasy owners--SELL HIGH. Patriots 38, Jets 17
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati -- Is it just me, or does this game suddenly feel boring? Steelers 19, Bengals 16
Last Week: 9-5
Season Record: 53-38