Ted Ginn Jr. and the rest of the Miami Dolphins are going for the season sweep of the New England Patriots which would put the Dolphins in sole possession of second place in the AFC East.
Other games of importance include: N.Y. Jets at Tennessee, Carolina at Atlanta, N.Y. Giants at Arizona and Green Bay at New Orleans.
Philadelphia (5-4-1) at Baltimore (6-4) 1pm: With their season on the line the Eagles take their struggling running attack to Baltimore where the Ravens give up less than 80 yards per contest.
The Pick: Ravens 20 – Eagles 14
New England (6-4) at Miami (6-4) 1pm: The Dolphins have won four straight while the Patriots dropped a game or two they could’ve won. Expect Bill Belichick to be prepared for any trickery the ‘Phins may have planned.
The Pick: Patriots 24 – Dolphins 22
Houston (3-7) at Cleveland (4-6) 1pm: The Texans season is pretty much done, the Browns have to get on a roll and stay there for the duration.
The Pick: Browns 27 – Texans 21
San Francisco (3-7) at Dallas (6-4) 1pm: I really think the Niners are in a good spot for an upset. Frank Gore is back on track and if they can keep the Cowboys offense off the field, Dallas can be in for a long day.
The Pick: Cowboys 17 – Niners 16
N.Y. Jets (7-3) at Tennessee (10-0) 1pm: It ends here; the Jets are patient enough with their offense that they will not be frustrated into making mistakes against the Titans defense. The Jets defense is just as stout as Tennessee’s
Upset Special: Jets 24 – Titans 20
Buffalo (5-5) at Kansas City (1-9) 1pm: The Bills haven’t won in a month, the Chiefs haven’t won in about two. All of those near-misses pay offin a convincing win for the Arrowhead faithful.
Upset Special #2: Chiefs 31 – Bills 20
Chicago (5-5) at St. Louis (2-8) 1pm: The Bears are looking for someone to take their frustrations out on after last week’s embarrassment. I present to you the St. Louis Rams.
The Pick: Bears 24 – Rams 6
Minnesota (5-5) at Jacksonville (4-6) 1pm: The Jags aren’t dead yet so they still have something to play for. Both run defenses will be put to the test.
The Pick: Jags 21 – Vikings 17
Tampa Bay (7-3) at Detroit (0-10) 1pm: If the Lions can somehow make Tampa a one-dimensional team they may have a shot. Wait! Who am I kidding?
The Pick: Bucs 27 - Lions 19
Oakland (2-8) at Denver (6-4) 4:05pm: The Raiders have dropped 9 of the last 11 to the Broncos. Make that 10 of 12.
The Pick: Broncos 31 – Raiders 15
Carolina (8-2) at Atlanta (6-4) 4:15pm: The Falcons know they let one get away last week at home. The Panthers are playing .500 ball away from home.
The Pick: Falcons 24 – Panthers 17
Washington (6-4) at Seattle (2-8) 4:15 pm: Jim Zorn and Shawn Alexander return home to Seattle looking to beat Mike Holmgren for the first and last time.
The Pick: ‘Skins 28 - Seahawks 13
New York Giants (9-1) at Arizona (7-3) 4:15: Big time opportunity for the Cards who face the Giants, who may rest Brandon Jacobs (Knee). Derrick Ward and Ahmad Bradshaw are nothing to laugh at either. The Cardinals are ranked 7th against the run.
The Pick: Cardinals 27 – Giants 17
Indianapolis (6-4) at San Diego (4-6) 8:15pm: This is the first of three straight home games for the Chargers who are looking to get off of life support.
The Pick: Colts 38 – Bolts 35
Monday November 24, 2008
Green Bay (5-5) at New Orleans (5-5) 8:30 pm: There is something special about football in New Orleans on a Monday Night.
The Pick: Saints 24 – Packers 20
Two Weeks Ago 7-7, Season 72-57, Upset Specials 3-1