Line: Jaguars by 10.5
My pick: I actually think Carolina’s a better team than they’ve played this year, and they’re much better when Vinny’s in than when Carr is. I still think Jacksonville wins it, but Carolina plays it tough.
Jaguars 24, Panthers 20
Line: Cowboys by 11
My pick: A 2-13 Lions team beat the Cowboys in the final game of the season last year, and this year, it’s in Detroit. But Dallas actually has a reason to run up the score today … they’re incredibly pissed about last year. This game scares me a little, but I think Dallas runs away in the second half.
Cowboys 41, Lions 24
Line: Packers by 10.5
My pick: Green Bay’s had 10 days to regroup from the Cowboys loss. This one should be fairly easy.
Packers 31, Raiders 17
Jennifer: Go Pack! Go Pack! Go Pack! PACKERS!
My pick: Maybe the “Madden Curse” for Vince Young this year is just simple mediocrity.
Chargers 27, Titans 25
Line: Eagles by 3
My pick: New York is trying to shed the label of December Chokers. Philly’s pretty much out of it.
Giants 21, Eagles 17
Line: Bucs by 3
My pick: This is one of those weird games where the helmets don’t look right playing against each other (like Steelers/Cardinals). I can’t explain it. That said, Houston stinks. Sorry, Greg… maybe this will mean they win.
Bucs 28, Texans 19
Line: Bills by 7
My pick: I’d really like to see Miami win a game, but after giving up 40 to the Jets last week, I’m not picking them anymore.
Bills 17, Dolphins 14
Line: Bengals by 6.5
My pick: I bet few thought this game would mean absolutely nothing in December.
Bengals 30, Rams 23
Line: Vikings by 8.5
My pick: Of all the NFC teams possibly heading into the playoffs this year, Minnesota scares me the most as a possible loss for the Cowboys.
Vikings 40, 49ers 14
Line: Seahawks by 7
My pick: It’s killing me to pick against Seattle all year, but I truly think Arizona can win this one. D’oh.
Cardinals 34, Seahawks 31
Line: Patriots by 10.5
My pick: I think a lot of people are picking PIttsburgh to win simply because they WANT to see New England lose. Sure, I’d like to see the underdog win, but I don’t think it’s happening this week. Only way New England loses this year is if it’s by Indy or Dallas in the playoffs.
Patriots 37, Steelers 24
Line: Browns by 3
My pick: I really like New York’s throwback jerseys. It doesn’t mean they’ll win this week.
Browns 34, Jets 17
Line: Broncos by 7
My pick: I just don’t know on this one. Bleh.
Broncos 25, Chiefs 21
Line: Colts by 9
My pick: After last week’s meltdown, I don’t think Baltimore has it in them to play with THAT much emotion two weeks in a row.
Colts 31, Ravens 10
Line: Saints by 3
My pick: Chris Redman is the third starting QB for Atlanta this year. He probably won’t be the last.
Saints 38, Falcons 14