Denver Broncos @ Oakland Raiders
The AFC West champion Broncos are cruising along this season. They have won seven straight and look to continue their run against a very weak Raiders team, which has lost five games in a row.
Baltimore Ravens @ Washington Redskins
The Ravens suffered a heartbreaking loss to the Steelers last week. They should bounce back nicely against the Redskins. The Redskins still have their hopes alive for the playoffs and need to win this game to have a chance.
Dallas Cowboys @ Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals have won four games in a row and stand one spot out of the playoffs (behind the Steelers by virtue of tiebreaker). The Cowboys’ defense looked weak in their Sunday Night Football win against the Eagles.
St. Louis Rams @ Buffalo Bills
The Rams pulled off a stunner against a good 49ers team. Nobody should count out the Rams just yet. Look for them to defeat an up-and-down Bills team in a close game.
Philadelphia Eagles @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The season keeps getting worse for the Eagles. They have lost eight straight games, many key players are injured and they sit in last place of the NFC. Meanwhile, the Bucs have been playing decent football and should win this matchup. They sit one game out of a playoff spot.
Atlanta Falcons @ Carolina Panthers
The Falcons continue to show they are one of the best, if not the best, team in the NFL. They avenged their only loss of the season against the Saints and clinched the NFC South. The Panthers continue to struggle in all aspects. Expect a blowout by the Falcons in Charlotte.
Kansas City Chiefs @ Cleveland Browns
The Chiefs are coming off an emotional win over the Panthers. Despite that win, the Chiefs are playing a Browns team that has been playing well the entire season. This game may be close, but the Browns should come out on top.
San Diego Chargers @ Pittsburgh Steelers
The Steelers picked up a much needed win last week against the Ravens. If Charlie Batch can repeat his performance, or if Big Ben comes back, then the Steelers should roll over a Chargers team that hasn’t gotten anything going all season.
Tennessee Titans @ Indianapolis Colts
Andrew Luck proved again Sunday that he is a top-notch rookie. He led the Colts to a last second touchdown in their win over the Lions. The Titans haven’t played well the last two weeks, but should challenge Luck and the Colts.
New York Jets @ Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jets have some new life after beating Arizona last week. Mark Sanchez was benched in the win. The team could use the momentum from the win and build a winning streak. The Jags look improved, but they still have a lot of work to do on both sides of the ball.
Chicago Bears @ Minnesota Vikings
The Bears were upset last week by the Seahawks. They should bounce back nicely against a Vikings team that looked like a playoff caliber team two weeks ago, but has since lacked effort. Back-to-back losses by the Vikings make this game a must-win. The Bears won their matchup two weeks ago and should easily win again.
Miami Dolphins @ San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers were taken down by the feisty Rams last week and need to rebound in order to gain momentum heading into the playoffs. Miami has lost four of five, but played the Patriots to a good game. Look for Miami to do the same against the 49ers; however, expect the 49ers to win.
Arizona Cardinals @ Seattle Seahawks
The Cardinals have lost eight straight games and it won’t get much easier against the Seahawks. Russell Wilson and the Seahawks upset a good Bears team last Sunday and are alone in the final NFC playoff spot.
New Orleans Saints @ New York Giants
While Drew Brees should bounce back nicely after a career-worst game in Atlanta, the Giants are going to be too powerful on offense and defense. Eli Manning and the rest of the Giants have their minds set on another Super Bowl. Expect a hard-fought win for the Giants.
Detroit Lions @ Green Bay Packers
The Packers won Sunday after getting humiliated the week before against the Giants. Look for Aaron Rodgers and the Packers to down the Lions at Lambeau Field. The Lions lost a heartbreaker to the Colts in the final minute last Sunday. This game should be close as the Packers jockey for a playoff position and the Lions try and play spoiler. This should be an entertaining game on Sunday Night Football.
Houston Texans @ New England Patriots
Are you ready for some football? This could be a game for the ages. The Texans are the best team in the AFC and the Patriots are second. The Texans have the edge for the best all-around football team. The defense of the Patriots has some holes. Expect a close game in favor of the Texans.