Success! An 11-3 week -- pretty pleased with myself.
I even picked the Cowboys. And I went against my Giants.
Am I just getting smarter in my old age? Hey, I heard that chuckle.
Honestly, I would rather have my toenails pulled than pick a Dallas win and a G-Men loss, but it's crunch time.
On a related note, Eli Manning is playing like a 5th grader these last few weeks. No touchdowns in three games.
On a literally related note, brother Peyton is playing like a man possessed in Denver and is leading the Broncos to a very positive place.
They're not the only ones witnessing a resurgence. Tampa, Indianapolis, Seattle, New Orleans, Cincinnati and Minnesota have also joined the party.
Philadelphia, San Diego, Kansas City, Jacksonville and Arizona...not so much.
And with that -- the picks.
Miami at Buffalo - Holy cow. How bad can we get. Miami players should love the wintry weather in Niagara. Fish swimming against the current against Titans last week. Bills played New England tough last week. Go Bills, but not by much. Buffalo 17-14.
Arizona at Atlanta - Atlanta trying to get over the fact they're not perfect anymore. They'll find their way against the Cardinals. Falcons 24-17.
Cleveland at Dallas - Browns coming off the bye week, Dallas stumbles at home in this one. I refuse to pick these guys two weeks in a row. Plus Romo's in for a bad day. Browns 24-23.
Green Bay at Detroit - This one used to be reserved for Turkey Day but like everything else, traditions come and go. Almost went Detroit here, but changed my mind at last minute. Saw another Aaron Rodgers commercial I guess. Packers 34-33.
Cincinnati at Kansas City - Bengals won their big game of the year, beating the Giants like a drum. KC gets its first win in two months. Chiefs 10-7.
Jets at St. Louis - Rams blew a big chance for a marquee win in SF. The Jets and Rex Ryan are desperate. This one goes their way, 20-19 New York.
Philly at Washington - Vick out with concussion supposedly. Philly has been playing concussed all season. This may be a game to avoid.
Tampa Bay at Carolina - See what I mean about a bad week? Tampa 26-13.
Jacksonville at Houston - Please! Texans by 30. Houston 40-10.
New Orleans at Oakland - My upset special. Raiders win by an eyelash, 33-31.
San Diego at Denver - Mismatch. Peyton is playing like somebody that we used to know. Broncos in the biggest route of the day, 52-13.
Indianapolis at New England - This could be the best game on the card, and that's not saying much. Can Colts do it again? Close. Patriots 26-21.
Chicago at San Francisco - The Bears slide is about to occur. Cutler has another headache and the 49ers should play with a little something to prove after last week. San Francisco 24-10.
Baltimore at Pittsburgh - Big Ben likely out for this one, and I've got to say, this is not the week to miss. The Ravens offense scored 55 points last week. That's more than they did their entire Super Bowl season. Ravens win 17-16.
Alright, that's it. Have a good week.
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