Coming off a bye week the Falcons need to be on guard of playing flat against a Buccaneers team that’s beginning to put things together and could be a dangerous team the rest of the way.
The Steelers knocked off the unbeaten Patriots and Eagles at home the last 2 weeks; the NFL has a way of humbling, and look for Ben Roethlisberger to get a slice of humble pie as the Browns serve up the upset.
If the Texans are to have a chance they must score with the Colts, and they just are not up to that level yet. Look for the Colts to gallop away in the end of an offensive show.
Without QB Byron Leftwich the Jaguars could have trouble as the Lions need to get things righted after 2 frustrating losses in a row. Look for Joey Harrington to have a big day as the Lions win outright.
Two teams with a disappointing 3-5 record one team has a chance to turn it around one looks like they are ready to mail in the rest of the season. Look for an impressive Chiefs win as the Saints search for the stamps.
Without QB Chad Pennington the Jets will have trouble just making it across midfield with Back up Quincy Carter looking for a defensive TD as the Jets go down for the second straight week.
The Seahawks won’t let this one get away as they get a death grip on the NFC West by beating up the struggling Rams on the road.
The Bears have won 2 straight with a solid defense they may not win again this week but they should be able to at least keep it close off of a disappointing Titans team.
The Redskins quietly have the best defense in the NFL its just their offense that has been the problem. Look for them to shutdown the Bengals as they try to build through a strong finish possibly with Patrick Ramsey set to take over behind center.
Last year the Giants beat the Vikings on the road, and lost the following week at home triggering an 8-game season ending losing streak. This year beat Vikings on the road, lost an ugly game at home and without Michael Strahan will have a tough time winning the rest of the way.
The Packers with 3 straight wins have gone from lost season to possible NFL contenders look for them to stay hot and catch the Vikings who will be playing without Randy Moss again in a big NFC North match up.
In a match up of 1-7 teams look for the Panthers to get their second win as the 49ers begin to focus on their upcoming showdown with the Dolphins for the top overall pick.
The Bills have quietly begun to play better winning their last 2 games. Look for them to keep this game close as the Pats fight through several injuries.
The Cowboys just are not in the same class as the Eagles and it will show as the Eagles rebound from their first loss with a dominating Monday Night win which will see TO and McNabb connect in the endzone several times.