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1:00pm - Steelers @ Browns on CBS
BK - They're not dead yet and I am not giving up hope. I'm taking the Steelers because I stick by my team no matter what.
Jess - I have no idea what's going on with either of these teams. They have the same overall record, but going by the Browns' home record against the Steelers away record, I have to pick the Browns here. It's not an exact science, but it's what I've got.
1:00pm - Buccaneers @ Lions on FOX
BK - The Bucs stop here (pun intended). Detroit won't fudge up at home like they did last week on the road. Lions win this.
Jess - Uhm yea, I can't see Tampa Bay beating Detroit. They looked strong against Seattle a few weeks ago, but that was more Seattle beating Seattle than anything else. Miami and Atlanta are having a rough go of things right now, and I think Detroit is stronger than either of those two teams.
1:00pm - Vikings @ Packers on FOX
BK - Rodgers still isn't back right? If he is the Packers will win. Until then I don't have any confidence in them and I'm taking the Vikings for the victory.
Jess - You are correct, sir. Rodgers isn't back, and during a little bit of digging into something else, I happened across the little tidbit of coincidence; the Vikings defense will be facing their second consecutive former Wisconsin Badger QB today when they go up against Tolzien in Green Bay. You'll probably hear about it ad nauseam if you're watching the game though. I think the Packers win anyway. They may be struggling, but Minnesota is not good, and contrary to popular belief, one amazing RB does not a team make.
1:00pm - Chargers @ Chiefs on CBS
BK - They finally lost to a hell of a Denver team. San Diego isn't nearly as good and this game is at Arrowhead. Chiefs get back in the win column.
1:00pm - Bears @ Rams on FOX
BK - This could be a trap for da Bears, but I think they handle it well. Chicago wins on the road.
Jess - Hmm I don't know. The Rams' offense is suspect, but their defense is legit. This should actually be an interesting game to watch. I think St. Louis wins a knock-down drag-out physical bout.
1:00pm - Panthers @ Dolphins on FOX
BK - If New England's defense can't even stop Cam Newton, I fail to see how Miami has a ray's chance in hell. Panthers win this one and it won't be pretty for the home team.
1:00pm - Jets @ Ravens on CBS
BK - Another battle of mediocre teams...just because I can, I'm picking the Jets. I absolutely despise Baltimore and Flacco isn't worth what he's being paid.
Jess - I get the hatred toward Baltimore; I feel the same way about our division rivals. I also agree wholeheartedly with you about Flacco. However, I think they break the Jets' cute little W-L-W-L-W-L streak they've got going this week.
1:00pm - Jaguars @ Texans on CBS
BK - If Houston loses this one, we'll know they've hit rock bottom. This is their chance to end this epic losing streak, and I think they will against the worst team in the AFC.
Jess - The Texans have got to win a game soon, right? RIGHT?! I don't know that I have a whole lot of faith in them, and something tells me the Jags are a little stronger than they seem. I think Houston's due though, and gets a win here.
4:05pm - Titans @ Raiders on CBS
BK - Both of these teams puzzle me. However, I am going to give the advantage to the home team and Terrelle Pryor, Raiders win.
Jess - I've been hearing some things about Pryor actually not playing today - I think they're going with McGloin because of how well he played while Pryor was out with injury. Hmm...smells like another bay area QB controversy catalyzed by an injury. With Locker out for the year, I think the Raiders win anyway.
4:05pm - Colts @ Cardinals on CBS
BK - This has turned out to be a decent game after all. I'm going back and forth here. Hmm...Cardinals in a close one.
Jess - What's this I keep hearing about Andrew Luck not losing back-to-back games...ever? Despite the broadcaster's curse, I think he keeps that streak alive...but it's going to be a close one, you're right.
4:25pm - Cowboys @ Giants on FOX
BK - The battle of mediocre overrated NFC East teams...actually I think the Giants are doing it again, they'll make it 5 in a row and suddenly look very alive in the division race again.
8:30pm - Broncos @ Patriots on NBC
BK - Manning vs. Brady one more time? I expect this one to go down to the wire. The defenses will be the difference here, and Denver wins that battle, so they walk away with a close and hard-fought victory.
Jess - Ugh I hate picking Brady/Manning games. On paper, it appears that this would be a sure win for the Broncos, if only because they have more weapons. But, the game is played on the field, and these two QB's are the ultimate competitors. I want to say Broncos...but I'm not über confident.
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8:30pm - 49ers @ Redskins on ESPN
BK - This definitely has "trap" written all over it for San Fran, and you know what? I'm going to take the Skins for my upset pick of the week.
Jess - *pleaseberightpleaseberightpleaeberightpleaseberight* - I'm going to postpone my prediction until tomorrow's thread.
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