What a weekend of football we just witnessed. The tie between the Bengals and the Panthers was a just result because nobody deserved to lose that game, the Cowboys laid down a gauntlet for stop our run if you can and right now nobody can, and the Broncos keep the Jets in the game by consistently giving up penalties that a better team could punish them for.
Cincinnati Bengals 20 @ Indianapolis Colts 27:
I feel like if this game was being played in reverse then I would have the score in reverse to. But because the Colts are at home and Andrew Luck is playing lights out right now I’m giving a win to the Colts. The Bengals defence has been so woeful in its own admission, but Adam Jones how about you do your job better and not just blame Nugent.
Seattle Seahawks 30 @ St Louis Rams 20:
The Rams have a habit of being frisky in division games as was exampled in the recent Monday Night Game, but the Seahawks are going to play angry against a team who are very bad in some many departments, Quinn has one sack. Davis will throw two picks during normal time and two touch downs in garbage time.
Tennessee Titans 20 @ Washington Redskins 34:
Due to the Titans not really possessing much in terms of real defensive firepower this season, Kirk Cousins is likely to have one of these games where he looks like a quality NFL starter. I thought Ken Whisenhunt would do more with this team, but maybe the Rivers revitalisation was more to do with McCoy. Jackson to get another long touchdown and Garcon to catch at least 10 balls.
Carolina Panthers 27 @ Green Bay Packers 24:
Cam Newton and his team are going to beat the Pack in Lambeau Field and if you read on in this article to find another NFC North vs. South match up you will understand how big a victory and lose it will be. Green Bay showed steal against the Dolphins and Rodgers was clutch on that final drive but a gut feeling is a gut feeling. Benjamin to go 7 catches 110 yards 2 TD’s.
Cleveland Browns 26 @ Jacksonville Jaguars 20:
When Around The NFL scribe Chris Wessling is standing to turn his opinion on Brian Hoyer and the Browns we all must. This is a very winnable game yes but on the season Hoyer’s been consistently good. The heat has to be being felt under Gus Bradleys chair surely if this team can’t at least get 2 wins.
Atlanta Falcons 20 @ Baltimore Ravens 31:
The Falcons are a completely different team when they play on the road and no matter what Ryan or his receivers try to do in this game it won’t be enough. Yes Flacco torched the Bucs defence for 5TDs in the first half, but this game he’ll have 3, one to Smith SR and JR and another to Owen Daniel’s whose not be too bad filling in for Pitta. The other belongs to surprise package Forsett.
Minnesota Vikings 14 @ Buffalo Bills 20:
If the Vikings struggled against one dominant Defensive line imagine how they’re going to do against another. Surely Jim Schwartz has watched the tape from his former team and should find a way to contain the elusive Teddy Bridgewater. For Buffalo well the lack of CJ Spiller is now bordering on the dangerous levels with trade talk around how can they let this happen?
Miami Dolphins 23 @ Chicago Bears 30:
Jay Cutler played a perfect game against the Falcons last week and the trend should continue against an overmatched Dolphins defence, that to its credit has been generating pass rush all season. But a drop to 2-4 for Miami puts them in a very precarious situation, sitting 3rd in the AFC East. The Bears hopeless pass rush can get to Tannehill like it did to Ryan because of poor O-line play. I do feel sorry for Knowshon Moreno, but hey don’t worry Todd Gurley could be moving to South Beach.
New Orleans Saints 24 @ Detroit Lions 34:
Remember a few picks back I said an NFC North vs. South game would have major repercussions well this is the one I mean. As a Saints fan this was a hard pick to make because the Lions defence has been bailing the offense out, but this week they’ll get back on course against a Saints D with no pass rush or CB depth to speak of. After this game the Panthers will be in primary position to make a run for the South Title while the Lions and Packers tussle for the North.
Kansas City Chiefs 24 @ San Diego Chargers 27:
I recently got involved in some banter with the UK Chargers twitter page and some Chiefs due to the Chiefs tweeting about how the Chargers opponents combine for just 7-21. Trash talking is bliss yes, but the Chargers have been balling against some poor teams and oh the SEAHAWKS!. Whereas the Chiefs have sputtered along apart from one Monday Night drubbing.
New York Giants 17 @ Dallas Cowboys 31:
What version of Eli are we getting this week? the one who’s going to struggle with Victor Cruz. Huge loss for the Giants, but Beckham should be able to fill some on the void left behind. I should of picked the Cowboys last week I believed they could win, but didn’t think they would. Credit where credit is due to this amazing offense. Doug Free’s injury shouldn’t hinder their play too much.
Arizona Cardinals 30 @ Oakland Raiders 17:
On the eve of Palmers return to the Oakland Coliseum, we hear that the Cardinals are open to extension talks with the former 1st overall pick. They don’t seem to believe the nerve injury is going to last, and last week he didn’t look to bad. Raider Nation I feel for you, I really do. Last week’s fight against the Chargers was for me 90% fan powered.
San Francisco 49ers 27 @ Denver Broncos 34:
This a primetime game, as it should be, but if it lets me down again so many others I’ll be angry! This has the makings of a great game, between two great teams historically and modern day to! Now to the actual game, the home field was such a big decider in this. Like the Cowboys last week I believe the 49ers can go into Mile High and win. Julius Thomas won’t find it as easy to find the endzone this week though.
Houston Texans 20 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 23:
I’m not saying that this is a game where the season is on the line for both teams, but a lose puts them in the a spiral as they try to chase down their respective division leaders. JJ Watt is going to have fun taking down Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell will struggle to find 70 yards on the ground but Brown will have over 90. Foster has looked like a beast again since coming back and should top 100 yards with one rush TD and a screen catch TD.
This OTI Piece was written by David Ironmonger. David hails from London, England. He has been a New Orleans Saints fan since watching them grace the Wembley Stadium Turf. He enjoys many sports, football (our version), cricket, rugby and golf. You can let him know your feedback on Twitter @NFLbritview & you can also view his personal blog NFL Brit View .