Midway through the season, and still just a couple of clear front runners [NFL Sunday Live Thread]
Let's see if we agree on today's games...
Panthers @ Bears
Eddie: The Panthers over the Bears in an upset.
Jess: I agree. I think that while the Panthers are having a rough run of things and the Bears seem to be unstoppable, both teams are due...for something.
Chargers @ Browns
Eddie: The Browns over the Chargers in an upset.
Jess: I don't know, I think that the Chargers will take this game easily, even though it's in Cleveland. I won't be surprised to see them take this game convincingly.
Seahawks @ Lions
Eddie: The Lions over the Seahawks in a close one.
Jess: ... by now you all know I don't pick my team's games.
Jags @ Packers
Eddie: The Packers over the Jaguars in a landslide.
Jess: I don't see any reason to disagree.
Colts @ Titans
Eddie: The Colts over the Titans.
Jess: I think the Titans take this one. It's in Tennessee, and the Titans and Colts always put on a good show. It should be an interesting game, but I think the Titans take it, in a close one.
Patriots @ Rams
Eddie: The Patriots over the Rams in a close one.
Jess: Is this another trap game for the Pats? I don't know. That Rams defense is tough, they're at home, and they could definitely keep it close. If the Pats collapse again in the end, the Rams could pull off an upset. I think the Pats win, but I wouldn't put my money on this game.
Dolphins @ Jets
Eddie: The Dolphins over the Jets, please, the Jets are a joke.
Jess: I have a feeling this game will be one of the most exciting of the weekend; I'm looking forward to seeing it on NFL Replay next week. I'm going to call the Jets in this one, by a FG.
Falcons @ Eagles
Eddie: The Falcons over the Eagles in a landslide.
Jess: One of these days the Falcons are going to have a tough game that they're not able to pull off a win. I'm not saying that this is the day, but mark my words. I think they're a great team and they've found a way to win the close ones, even on the road, but I will be shocked if they go undefeated. The Eagles, however, are just a mess.
Redskins @ Steelers
Eddie: The Redskins over the Steelers in a close one.
Jess: I think the Steelers take this game, but I hope I'm wrong.
Raiders @ Chiefs
Eddie: Taking the Chiefs over the Raiders in a close one.
Giants @ Cowboys
Eddie: Of course taking the Cowboys over the Giants in a good one.
Jess: Sweet, another great NFC East rivalry game! The Cowboys took the first game in this series, right? I think that the Giants take this one. I had them splitting at the beginning of the season, and nothing has changed my thoughts on that. I know they're in Arlington, but do they really even have a "home field advantage" at all?
Saints @ Broncos
Eddie: The Broncos over the Saints in a great quarterback matchup!
Jess: After that fiasco against the Chargers, I don't think there's any deficit the Broncos can't overcome. I think the Broncos take this game, but it'll be another comeback win, and I agree - a great QB matchup.
MNF Bonus Pick:
49ers @ Cardinals
Eddie: 49ers over the Cardinals in a landslide!
Jess: Ugh. I'm hoping for a tie. Actually I'm hoping for a Cardinals win in a landslide, but a tie would actually be better for my Hawks. I think...
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