Are the games getting easier to predict or are we just getting better as the season wears on? Can't tell.
Sunday, December 22nd 1:00 PM ET
Dolphins at Bills
Miami is right in the thick of the playoff race and poor Buffalo is without E.J. Manuel even... The Dolphins are one Baltimore slip-up away from having the sixth seed. I can't imagine that the Dolphins let this slip through their fingers. Especially with New England playing in Baltimore.
Saints at Panthers
New Orleans simply dominated Carolina, the Panthers didn't have a defensive turnover for the first time all season, their defense just didn't look good... They looked like the NFC version of Kansas City basically. I think that it is different this time though. Carolina at home me thinks.
Vikings at Bengals
Adrian Peterson is likely back for this one, just in time to face the sixth best defense in the NFL. Cincinnati's actually at risk of losing their place in the playoffs if they suffer a late season meltdown. I can't see it happening against Minnesota's poor pass defense though. Andy Dalton has another career day.
Broncos at Texans
Peyton Manning really doesn't lose to Houston, yes it happened last season, during that three game rut that Denver found themselves in at the beginning of the season. I don't think that the Broncos will have much trouble here.
Titans at Jaguars
Jordan Todman sure did make Maurice Jones-Drew irrelevant in Jacksonville quick, last season that was Rashad Jennings (now with Oakland and doing very well), I don't know if the Jaguars will ever give up on Jones-Drew though... Tennessee basically got knocked out of the AFC Playoffs last week, this game doesn't matter a ton to either team.
Colts at Chiefs
I want to pick Kansas City here just so they will lose, though I could really care less if they lose at this point. I think that Indianapolis will win, they play up to their competition and have beat both Denver, San Francisco and Seattle. The Chiefs don't stand a chance.
Cowboys at Redskins
The poor guys in their fantasy football championships that had to pick between Tony Romo and Kirk Cousins in this game, I hope that they went with Romo. I don't think that Dallas will lose this game, but it could be a shoot out. It only serves Mike Shanahan's agenda to make a perfect game for Cousins. The Cowboys need this though and I like taking teams with their backs against the wall.
Browns at Jets
I have been high on Cleveland all season, New York at one point was in the thick of the AFC Playoff hunt, as were the Browns. Now they're both out of the race and they both have good defenses. Geno Smith is just not good though, not even a little.
Winner: St. Louis
4:25 PM ET
Patriots at Ravens
I would call this my upset of the week, but at this point it isn't much of an upset. New England is limping into this one and right into the lion's den, not good! I think that Baltimore will win and they will become what analysts can't stop talking about for the rest of the season.
Raiders at Chargers
I really, really, really hope that San Diego makes it to the playoffs. I wold love for a rematch with Denver. The Chargers are not losing this one, but Oakland has been impressive. Just not that impressive, to say that Dennis Allen is getting fired at the end of the season is so wrong though. Allen deserves a chance to spend that $60 million that the Raiders have available for 2014.
Winner: San Diego
Steelers at Packers
Eek, this one is a tough one. I took Pittsburgh, just because my rule this season is that AFC wins over NFC. Heck even Houston almost handed it to Seattle. Pittsburgh has a shot at making the playoffs, Green Bay has a shot at making the playoffs, but an Aaron Rodger-less Packers team does not have a shot at beating a hungry Steelers team.
Winner: San Francisco
In the MHR Pick'em League Broncs Cheer leads the way still with a two game lead and 149 correct picks, RossiyaBronco has 147 and the second place lead by two games. Bad Football Pun has third with 144 and The Wolfman Cometh and Smiling Assassins split fourth with 143.