Games for week ending Nov. 18
Packers 27, Vikings 16: Green
Bay looking like the class of the NFL. QB Brett Favre makes the separation
between the teams and performing like the MVP of the league. Too much for
struggling Vikings. PACKERS (-7)
Browns 27, Bengals 13: The
Browns are putting in their best claim for a playoff spot. This is the time to
get started. Cincinnati is the right opponent to begin that playoff march. BROWNS
Colts 24, Cowboys 13: The
Indianapolis offense came to life in its last outing against the Eagles. Now the
Colts are back in the AFC South race. Indy can’t afford to stumble against
Dallas. COLTS (-7).
Falcons 31, Saints 27: Can’t
guarantee winner, however, can almost say this one will be high scoring. Both
teams seem to avoid defense, while putting points on the board. Atlanta comes
off first tie game in NFL since 1997. Early number is tough, but going with it. FALCONS
Chiefs 34, Bills 17; Kansas City suffered a scoring lapse at San Francisco. This will be just a one-game happening. Chiefs get back in sync and stifle Buffalo and its playoff chances. CHIEFS (-3), OVER 50.
Giants 20, Redskins 13: The Giants have a chance to make hay with a favorable schedule. Washington’s offense is dormant and will continue that way until a QB and a few more offensive weapons can be found. GIANTS (-4).
Ravens 20, Dolphins 12; Miami
is having problems at QB with absence of Jay Fiedler. Baltimore is no ball of
fire on offense, but has the edge against a Dolphins defense that will be
overworked. RAVENS (+5).
Eagles 30, Cardinals 13: Arizona lost at home to Seattle, while Philly crumbled before the Colts. Heck, Indy can’t beat anyone! The Eagles better get back on stroke before all is lost in year of below average performances. EAGLES (-11Â½).
Bucs 24, Panthers 13; Tampa Bay’s play in this division is dominant. The Panthers have trouble scoring and this makes the Bucs look even better. BUCS (-9).
Titans 24, Steelers 20: Tight AFC South begging for Titans to take over. Tough matchup, but Steelers overrated at this time. Pittsburgh is just an average team living on is rep. Tennessee comes to live. TITANS (+3).
Chargers 24, Niners 20: San
Diego stumbled in its last two outings, but can right itself in time to stay in
playoff contention. Niners not the feared team of old. CHARGERS( pick’em).
Broncos 26, Seahawks 19: This
series goes on a hiatus for a couple of years after this meeting of former AFC
West rivals. Denver gives Seahawks something to remember for old-time sake. BRONCOS
Jets 24, Lions 10: NY Jets speedsters should shine on the carpet, where the footing is best. This is the proper opponent for Jets to shine. JETS (-2Â½).
Jaguars 24, Texans 7: Jacksonville is contending for a playoff spot and can fatten up on another second division team to stay in the hunt. JAGUARS (-6).
Patriots 24, Raiders 17: This
is a good spot for Oakland to overcome last year’s decision in New England.
Raiders felt they were done in by bad calls. As the English say, Revenge is
mine, not Raiders. PATRIOTS (+3).
Rams 34, Bears 17: The Bears
are out of the frying pan and into the fire against determined Rams on Monday
night. St. Louis came from the dead to beat San Diego and keep its playoff hopes
alive. At least, I think so. RAMS (-12).
Last Week: 3-10.