These two teams met in Week 1 and after a 31-0 blowout win by the Bills it appeared as if it they were on different courses. In the end there were but it was all up for the Pats who only lost 1 other game on the way to 13-2, while the Bills have scuffled and appear to be heading to another last place finish.
The Seahawks have struggled on the road with just 1 win while the 49ers have excelled at home with just 1 loss. Needing a win that’s not good news for the Seahawks who lose another key road game and end up wondering what might have been.
The Eagles always seem to play better on the road and needing a win to lock up the division they put forth an A effort and easily take apart the Redskins, who last time they played at home had 5 turnovers.
Two teams on opposite courses all season the Bears got off to a terrible start but are finishing strong and can finish 8-8 with a win, while after a 9-0 start the Chiefs have looked mediocre. The Chiefs will win, but it will be another close call.
The battle of Ohio will have some importance this year as the Bengals need a win to keep their hopes of winning the AFC North alive. That will be motivation enough for the Browns to be at the best but in the end the Bengals will pull it out for their first winning season since 1990.
By the time the Cowboys hit the field they will know weather or not they have a chance to win the division. Without a true motivating factor expect a sloppy game from the Cowboys as the Saints look to end the season on a strong note after last week’s heartbreaking loss.
After a lost season of injury and frustration Falcons QB Michael Vick will be looking for something to build on for next season. Expect a big game from Vick as the Falcons close the season on a strong note.
The boxes are packed and the house is on the market Good Bye Dave Wannstedt you ruined another season for the Dolphins, maybe this win will let you hold your head up high with that stupid mustache of yours (Sorry I had to Vent).
The Rams should have no problem sewing up home field advantage through out the playoff facing the sorry Detroit Lions, who have become the leagues laughing stock with just 9 wins combined since 2001.
Upset of the Week: Never underestimate the desire to finish 8-8 as the Bucs stun a Titans team that may be more concerned with staying healthy for their playoff game next week.
For the Giants its the end of their agony while the Panthers its just the beginning as they are moving on to the playoffs. Don’t expect any surprises here as the Giants quit 2 months ago.
The Vikings need a win to assure themselves of a division title, and they could not have it any better facing the Cardinals who will be witnessing the end of another coach’s tenure in abstract failure. Too bad it’s the ownership that needs to be changes to turn things around.
Game of the Week: After last weeks historic performance on Monday Night how can anyone doubt Packers QB Brett Favre? Needing a win Favre rises to the occasion again to get the Packers into the playoffs.
Needing a win to assure a division title and a home playoff game the Colts will be extra vigilant to avoid a let down as they lay the smack down on the Texans at Reliant Field home of this year’s Super Bowl.
Stinker of the Week: The Raiders fall from AFC Champs to rock bottom is complete as they set dubious history by becoming the first team to lose 12 games in a season following a trip to the Super Bowl.
Needing a win to make the playoffs Jamal Lewis quest for history is almost an after thought for the Ravens. Lewis should be able to get the yardage for 2000 yards, but if the Ravens are to win the key will be the passing game against the soft Steelers secondary.