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Game of the WeekCincinnati at Pittsburgh – This has the possibility of being one of the best games of the season. Both teams have great offenses and the under the tutelage of coach Marvin Lewis the Bengals’ defense has significantly improved. But they will need great play out of QB Carson Palmer in order to have a chance against the defending champions. The Steelers must rely on RB Willie Parker to take some of the pressure off of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger who is coming off an appendectomy. The running game will be the key to Pittsburgh getting the upper hand. Final 27-24 Pittsburgh.Best of the RestNY Jets at Buffalo – Both the Bills and Jets have looked very impressive thus far this season. In resurgent QB Chad Pennington, New York has the leader it needs to bring the team to victory. Final 20-14 New York.Green Bay at Detroit – Green Bay QB Brett Favre has looked almost as bad as last season thus far this year and that will not change against the resurrected Lions. Final 21-14 Detroit.Jacksonville at Indianapolis – The Colts are as good as ever this season. Even though the Jaguars and QB Byron Leftwich are playing great football it will not be enough against Peyton Manning and Indy. Final 27-17 Indianapolis.Chicago at Minnesota – The Bears’ third consecutive divisional matchup has them pitted against the scrappy Vikings. Minnesota has a chance to challenge Chicago with their new style of play grounded in a West Coast offense, but there is no derailing the Bears’ quest for a championship. Final 23-13 Chicago.Tennessee at Miami – The Titans will need to have everything clicking to even stand a chance against the Dolphins. Miami has a great all around team and playing at home should give them a huge advantage. Final 30- 17 Miami.Carolina at Tampa Bay – Both got off to a slow starts but are too talented to let it last long. The Panthers were tabbed as possible Super Bowl contenders and this is the game they start to play like it. Final 32-27 Carolina.Baltimore at Cleveland – The Ravens have been superb on defense this season. With MLB Ray Lewis leading the way Baltimore is in a situation to go far this season. They will not let the Browns stand in their way. Final 17-6 Baltimore.NY Giants at Seattle – The third tough game of the season for the Giants leaves them gasping for a break. But against the tough Seahawks they will need some serious inspiration in order to get a victory. Final 20-17 Seattle.St. Louis at Arizona – The Cardinals are rejuvenated this season behind a new quarterback, running back and stadium. But it has been their young wide receivers that have been leading the team. Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald will lead Arizona to victory. Final 30-17 Arizona.Philadelphia at San Francisco – The Eagles have been playing very good football this season and should not have any problem against the 49ers. QB Donovan McNabb will have a huge game. Final 27-10 Philadelphia.Denver at New England – So far this season the Patriots have looked unsure of themselves and the loss of WR Deion Branch takes away a powerful weapon. The Broncos will be able to take advantage and leave Gillette Stadium with a win. Final 24-20 DenverAtlanta at New Orleans – The new look Saints will struggle mightily with the Falcons’ powerful offensive attack. Between QB Michael Vick and RB Warrick Dunn Atlanta will be a tough team to beat this season. Final 30-17 Atlanta.Upset SpecialWashington at Houston – The Redskins will be looking to establish their running attack against the Texans. But the game is in Houston and the Texans have built a team that can win some games this season. Final 24-20 Houston.