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Will Tom Brady and the Patriots bounce back and defeat the Jets or will they
lose two straight games, and lose their AFC East lead?
Raiders vs. Chargers: 35-27 Chargers
The first Thursday night game of the year kicks off tonight when the Raiders travel to San Diego to take on the Chargers. The Raiders are missing Darren McFadden and haven't been able to win since his injury. The Chargers lost in a barnburner last week to the undefeated Packers, and if they can produce as many points as last week, they should be able to get the win.
Saints vs. Falcons: 30-27 Saints
Both teams are coming off Week Nine wins, and are looking to take over the NFC South. Advantage goes to Drew Brees and the Saints, whose experience trumps Matt Ryan and the Falcons. The game should be close, but the Saints will pull out a victory.
Steelers vs. Bengals: 24-10 Steelers
The Steelers are upset after getting swept by the Ravens and will take out their anger on the Bengals. The Bengals have snuck their way to the top of the AFC North with the Ravens, but the Steelers need a win to jump back to the top.
Rams vs. Browns: 17-13 Rams
Both teams have been extremly disappointing this season. Peyton Hillis has been a bust this season, while Sam Bradford has been hurt, and hasn't won a game this season. With Bradford back in the lineup, the Rams should be able to win their second game of the season, and their first with Bradford playing.
Bills vs. Cowboys: 28-14 Cowboys
The Bills' luck has seem to come to an end, with the team now 5-3 and slipping from the standings. The Cowboys on the other hand, have seemed to turn it around as of lately, despite injuries. If Tony Romo can out-duel Ryan Fitzpatrick, the Cowboys should win this won easily.
Jaguars vs. Colts: 23-17 Jaguars
With the Dolphins winning last week, the Colts take the lead in the Andrew Luck sweepstakes. If the Colts are seriously interested in Luck, they won't win a game this season. The Jaguars might be a bad team too, but not as bad as the winless Colts.
Broncos vs. Chiefs: 30-24 Broncos
The Chiefs are coming off an embarrassing loss to the Dolphins, while the Broncos are coming off a big win against the Raiders. If Tim Tebow can run the option flex successfully, then the Broncos will be successful too in defeating the Chiefs.
Redskins vs. Dolphins: 27-14 Dolphins
The Dolphins showed signs of actual skill last week when they crushed the Chiefs. The disoriented Redskins have been one of the coldest teams in football, and will continue their losing streak with a loss to the Dolphins.
Cardinals vs. Eagles: 35-14 Eagles
The Eagles can't afford another loss, it's as simple as that. The Cardinals are one of the worst teams in football this year, so good news for the Eagles is they shouldn't have to worry.
Texans vs. Bucs: 30-17 Texans
The Texans are playing like one of the best teams in the league, without star wide-receiver Andre Johnson. Whether or not Johnson returns, the Texans will get the win against Tampa Bay. Arian Foster has proved that he isn't a one year wonder, racking up 100 total yards in six straight games.
Titans vs. Panthers: 32-20 Panthers
Cam Newton and the Panthers are coming off of their bye week, ready to win their third game of the season. Just a week earlier, the Panthers let one slip away from them against the Vikings. Look for Newton to have 300 total yards and at least a pair of touchdowns.
Ravens vs. Seahawks: 28-13 Ravens
Joe Flacco has showed signs of life since putting on a hideous performance vs. the Jaguars. Flacco will only need to be decent on Sunday when the Ravens face off against the Seahawks.
Giants vs. Niners: 27-20 Giants
After last week's impressive comeback win vs. the Patriots, the Giants have all the momentum in the world. The fact that they won that game without their starting running back and wide receiver, makes it even more impressive. The Niners have one of the best defenses in the NFL, but Eli and the Giants will find a way to make it work.
Lions vs. Bears: 28-24 Bears
The Bears are red hot, coming off a big Monday night win vs. the Eagles. The Lions have been great this season, but their schedule is starting to get tough. If the Bears protect Cutler just as well as they did on Monday night, Cutler and the Bears will find success.
Patriots vs. Jets: 24-20 Patriots
Tom Brady and the Patriots can't believe they let that game slip right out of their hands. The Patriots will take it all out on their rivals, the Jets, when the two face off in the New Meadowlands. The Jets are coming off of a nice win vs. the Bills, but then again, this is the Patriots we are talking about, the team that has won three Super Bowls this past decade.
Vikings vs. Packers: 35-17 Packers
Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are unstoppable. At worst, this team will lose one game in the regular season. They simply lost nobody over the offseason, and just got back injured players like Jermichael Finley. The Vikings might have the leading rusher in the NFL, and also one of the best pass rushers in the NFL, but that's about it. The Packers will win easily on Monday night.