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Carson Palmer and the Raiders have been impressive this season despite losing a few starters
to injuries. The 7-4 Raiders lead the AFC West and play the Dolphins Sunday
Eagles vs. Seahawks: 27-17 Eagles
The Eagles' playoff hopes maybe be ruined, but the Eagles will win the battle of the birds Thursday night. Vince Young threw for 400 yards last week, and will only need half that amount to beat the Seahawks. The Seahawks will be without Sidney Rice, who is battling a concussion.
Titans vs. Bills: 24-17 Titans
The Titans have been very under the radar this year, with a 6-5 record. If Chris Johnson has another productive game, the Titans will advance to 7-5. The Bills put up a good fight against the Jets last week, and would have won the game if Stevie Johnson didn't make a few careless mistakes.
Chiefs vs. Bears: 20-10 Bears
Caleb Hanie vs. Tyler Palko, how interesting! If Matt Forte can get the Bears' offense going, the Bears should beat he Chiefs. There is a good chance that we see Kyle Orton relieve Palko mid game if Palko's struggles continue.
Raiders vs. Dolphins: 27-23 Raiders
Even with Al Davis gone, the Raiders have lived up to his motto, "Just win, baby". The Raiders have played their last few games without their starting quarterback or running back, but have won three straight games. With the Broncos catching up the Raiders gotta keep on winning.
Broncos vs. Vikings: 22-13 Broncos
TEEEEEBBBOOOWWWWWW! This one will be a close one like all Tebow starts, but as usual, the Broncos will get the job done. Tebow rushed for a quarterback NFL record 22 times last week, and will do whatever it takes this week to win. The Broncos were 1-4 a few weeks ago, but Tebow has revived the Broncos into a playoff contender.
Colts vs. Patriots: 38-13 Patriots
If only Peyton was playing. Usually the Colts vs. Patriots battles are classic games, where Brady and Manning battle it out all four quarters. This time though, the Patriots will crush the Colts without any competition. After whooping a much better Eagles team last week, you can only imagine what the Patriots will do this week to the Colts.
Bengals vs. Steelers: 24-20 Steelers
The Steelers didn't look too sharp last week, and will need to play better if they want to beat the 7-4 Bengals. The Bengals are only a game behind the Steelers, and could cause some chaos in the AFC North with a win.
Panthers vs. Bucs: 30-20 Panthers
The Panthers can prove they are not the worst team in their division anymore with a win against the Bucs. The Panthers offense has been fantastic this season, with rookie Cam Newton likely to win Rookie of the Year. The Bucs have had a very disappointing season, as their quarterback, Josh Freeman, has been subpar.
Jets vs. Redskins: 27-10 Jets
The Jets will get their mojo back with a win against the Redskins. The Jets' playoff hopes didn't look too good a few weeks ago, but after beating the Bills, and beating the Redskins this week, they are right back in it.
Falcons vs. Texans: 28-20 Falcons
The Texans signed Jake Delhomme to replace Matt Schaub and Matt Leinart at quarterback, but the Falcons are still the better team. The Falcons have won five of their last six games, being their only loss to the Saints in Overtime.
Ravens vs. Browns: 28-10 Ravens
The Ravens have a history of losing to really bad teams this year, but they should be able to beat the Browns. Joe Flacco is starting to play better, smarter football and that is a good sign to come for the Ravens, who can be serious Super Bowl contenders this postseason.
Cowboys vs. Cardinals: 27-17 Cowboys
Dallas is playing some of the best football in the NFL these past few weeks. DeMarco Murray has added a nice run game to a typically pass-happy Cowboys offense. Romo has also limited his interceptions this year, which has shown off well on the team's 7-4 record.
Giants vs. Packers: 28-20 Packers
The Giants need a win this week, and are urgent to snap a three game losing streak. If the Giants had a hard time stopping Drew Brees, just imagine what MVP favorite Aaron Rodgers will do to the Giants secondary. Perry Fewell has to pray his defense steps up.
Rams vs. Niners: 27-6 Niners
The 49'ers were not impressive last week in a 16-6 Thanksgiving loss to the Ravens. This week, the offense should bounce back against a very poor Rams team. Frank Gore should have a monstrous game for San Francisco
Lions vs. Saints: 35-27 Saints
The Saints look to me like the second best team in the NFL, but when they are at home, they are the best. Matt Stafford and the Lions have been surprisingly successful this season, but won't get the win when they travel to New Orleans Sunday Night.
Chargers vs. Jaguars: 27-13 Chargers
The Chargers have shockingly lost their last six games, and have ruined their playoff hopes. The Jaguars though, are coach-less, and hopeless after Jack Del Rio was fired this week. Neither team has been great this season, but the Chargers are clearly the better team.