(Home team is in caps.)
One-sentence takes on each game:
Chiefs (+6) over REDSKINS
All five Redskins games have been decided by six points or fewer.
Texans (+5.5) over BENGALS
Interesting game -- the Bengals are 4-1, but they’ve outscored their opponents in those four wins by a combined 16 points.
STEELERS (-14) over Browns
Pittsburgh has to blow out a bad team at some point, right?
VIKINGS (-3) over Ravens
Unfortunately for Baltimore, with Jared Gaither out, rookie Michael Oher shifts to left tackle to square off against Jared Allen.
JAGUARS (-10) over Rams
The Rams have been outscored by 112 points -- worst in the NFL.
Giants (+3) over SAINTS
Tough call -- nothing more than a guess here.
BUCCANEERS (+3) over Panthers
The Panthers won last week, but Jake Delhomme is still pretty bad.
PACKERS (-14) over Lions
The Packers have an awful offensive line, but it shouldn’t matter this week against Detroit.
Eagles (-14.5) over RAIDERS
The Eagles have Donovan McNabb; the Raiders have JaMarcus Russell.
SEAHAWKS (-3) over Cardinals
Anything can happen in the NFC West, but the Seahawks looked pretty good last week with Matt Hasselbeck back under center.
JETS (-10) over Bills
When a team (Buffalo) loses 6-3 at home to a quarterback who completed two of 17 passes for 23 yards the previous week, it’s pretty tough to pick them no matter who they play.
PATRIOTS (-9.5) over Titans
I was all set to take the points until finding out that Titans cornerback Cortland Finnegan will miss the game, meaning Tennessee will be without their two top cornerbacks.
FALCONS (-3.5) over Bears
Solid matchup between 3-1 teams, but the Falcons are better.
Broncos (+3.5) over CHARGERS
I’ll stop picking against the Broncos when they lose a game.
Last week: 8-6