Week 13. As teams prepare for the playoffs, look for the games to get much more intense and the match ups more passionate. As we get closer to the end of the season and it gets colder and colder, the games will get rougher and more physical.
The Game Of The Week
Chicago at Pittsburgh – One of the biggest games of the year for both teams. The Bears have been on a real roll of late. The Steelers on the other hand are recovering from some injuries at key positions. The Bears defense will continue their dominance and will grab the big victory.
The Best Of The Rest
Oakland at NY Jets – The Jets are having a horrible season thus far. While Oakland has also had their fair share of problems, they are playing much better football. Look for them to go into the Meadowlands and dominate.
Tampa Bay at Carolina – This game could decide which team goes to the playoffs and which team is sitting at home in January. The Panthers will have the advantage of being at home and having the best receiver in football, Steve Smith. Watch for them to come away with a huge win that propels them into the playoffs.
Indianapolis at Jacksonville – Earlier this season this looked like the toughest game for the Colts. But after QB Byron Leftwich went down with an injury, it looks like smooth sailing for Indy. They will win and keep the best record in football.
Houston at Tennessee – Two of the worst records in the NFL meet in this match up for draft position. The Texans will win the draft battle by loosing badly to a much better Titan team.
New England at Buffalo – The easy schedule for the Pats continues. It will be cold in Buffalo but this is nothing new for New England. They will win this game.
Cleveland at Cincinnati – The Battle of Ohio is usually a close game. That is not the case this season. The Bengals are a much better team. They will assert themselves early and dominate throughout.
San Francisco at Seattle – The Seahawks should not have a problem with the lowly 49ers. Seattle is the best team in the NFC both offensively and defensively; this is just a warm up for the playoffs for them.
NY Giants at Philadelphia – A must win game for the Giants. They have not played well on the road and will need to step it up in this game to stay in the playoff hunt. They will come out energized and escape with a slim victory.
Washington at Arizona – The Cardinals offense has started to come around in the last couple of weeks. But against the Redskins tough defense they will be hard pressed to move the ball. Look for Washington to control the game and come away with the victory.
Miami at San Diego – The Chargers can dominate any game with their attacking style of play. Against the Dolphins they will run wild and win big on their way to the playoffs.
Baltimore at Denver – The Broncos are marching towards a playoff birth. The Ravens will not be enough to stand in their way. Denver should have no problem advancing into to the playoffs.
Kansas City at Dallas – This is a huge game for both teams. They are both in the same situation, where they are on the edge of the playoffs but need to win each remaining game. In this one the Cowboys will come out slightly on top in a very close game.
Detroit at Green Bay – The bottom feeders of the NFC North play in a meaningless game. The Packers should come out firing and take the Lions by surprise and will win this game.
New Orleans at Atlanta – The Falcons should not have a problem beating the listless Saints. Michael Vick should run wild and Atlanta should be able to score at will.
St. Louis at Minnesota – The Vikings are starting to play much better football. Against the Rams they will be hard pressed on defense, but they will come away with a very close victory.
Overall Record 75-39