Another big week of football as the playoffs draw near. The pick’em is getting heated.
Houston Texans (5-6) @ Philadelphia Eagles (7-4)
Zach: Philly, but Houston won’t go down without a fight.
Cleveland Browns (4-7) @ Miami Dolphins (6-5)
Z: Cleveland. I think the Browns pull this one out despite Delhomme again.
D: Cleveland. The ‘Phins have only won 1 home game this year. I like the Browns chances on the road in Southbeach…. Miami.
San Francisco 49ers (4-7) @ Green Bay Packers (7-4)
Z: Packers. The cold will affect the niners.
D: Packers. The Niners have been kind of up and down performance wise in my opinion, I see a down week against a good team.
Denver Broncos (3-8) @ Kansas City Chiefs (7-4)
Z: Chiefs. Chiefs need to keep winning to seal the division.
D: Chiefs. I just don’t see the Chiefs dropping this one.
Buffalo Bills (2-9) @ Minnesota Vikings (4-7)
Z: Bills. I think they keep playing well and go into Minnesota and steal one.
D: Vikings. But I really like the Bills chances.
Chicago Bears (8-3) @ Detroit Lions (2-9)
Z: Da Bears. Da Bears.
D: Bears. They should be able to go on the road and win, but this looks to be a classic trap game. Bears should be able to handle it though.
Jacksonville Jaguars (6-5) @ Tennessee Titans (5-6)
Z: Jacksonville. The Jags may not be great but they can beat the Titans.
D: Jaguars. I think the combo of no QB and MO-JO will make the Titans look bad at home.
Washington Redskins (5-6) @ New York Giants (7-4)
Z: Giants. I have a feeling it won’t go that way, but I’m gonna stick with the Giants.
D: Giants. The Giants will most likely be able to handle McNabb and the ‘Skins.
New Orleans Saints (8-3) @ Cincinnati Bengals (2-9)
Z: Saints. Shouldn’t be too challenging.
D: Saints. I have a feeling that losing to TWO AFC NORTH teams just isn’t in the cards for the Saints, well at least not the Browns and Bengals.
Oakland Raiders (5-6) @ San Diego Chargers (6-5)
Z: Chargers. The Raiders are fading and the Chargers are doing their usual late season surge.
D: Chargers. They keep rolling towards the playoff birth that now seems like it might just belong to the Chargers again.
Atlanta Falcons (9-2) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-4)
Z: Falcons. This win will give them home field advantage throughout the post season, I see them getting it.
D: Falcons. This one should be a good matchup between two team that should be playoff bound.
Carolina Panther (1-10) @ Seattle Seahawks (5-6)
Z: Seahawks. The Browns let the Panthers stick around last weekend, but I don’t see the Seahawks making the same mistakes.
D: Seahawks. I don’t see the Panthers getting a road win here. Or anywhere else really.
St. Louis Rams (5-6) @ Arizona Cardinals (3-8)
Z: Rams. Rams have a shot to make the playoffs and I think they can rise to the occasion.
D: Rams. Because as seriously as Derek Anderson and the Cardinals take it. They just kind of suck…
Dallas Cowboys (3-8) @ Indianapolis Colts (6-5)
Z: Colts. I think even with the injuries they have to pull this one out. Can you imagine the playoffs without Manning?
D: Colts. This one looks like another possible trap game. But I say Peyton rises to the occasion and ruins
Pittsburgh Steelers (8-3) @ Baltimore Ravens (8-3)
Z: Steelers. I think they win a close one.
D: Ravens. Roethlisberger is supposed to play but has a foot issue. No matter which way you slice it, the winner of this game takes the AFC North.
New York Jets (9-2) @ New England Patriots (9-2)
Z: Jets. It comes down to defense.
D: Patriots. I feel like the home field advantage might just put the Pats over the top. But this game is going to be super close.