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Cincinnati @ Houston
Somehow the Texans will ride Arian Foster and his new hair to victory over the inexperienced Bengals. This would be a matchup of the two worst playoff teams if you know, a team in Denver didn’t make the playoffs with some divine help. The Bengals have only beaten one team with a winning record all season.
Pittsburgh @ Denver
Unless the Broncos, led by McGahee, turn in a beast mode-esque performance, a la Lynch last postseason, there is no way the Broncos will win. This could set up a very enticing matchup against the Ravens, if the Bengals win.
Atlanta @ New York Giants
Probably the most evenly matched matchup of the weekend. Both teams can be potentially dangerous, yet both teams could be frustratingly inconsistent. The Giants rush the passer a lot better, but the Falcons stop the run a lot better. The Falcons have been searching all season for an offensive balance and haven’t quite found it yet. The Giants have been trying to stick to the run but it’s been ineffective all season. What is ultimately the difference between these two? Victor Cruz and JPP are playing at a level that no Atlanta Falcon can match right now.
Detroit @ New Orleans
If, and I understand it’s a big if, the Lions can play up to their potential, both offensively and defensively, the Lions can beat anyone. What the Lions displayed last week was a defensive having a letdown because of their immaturity. I’d like to think about that same secondary shutting out the red-hot Chargers the week before. This will be the first ever matchup of 5,000 yard quarterbacks in NFL history. The first time these two teams played in the regular season, the Lions played the Saints well. They were undone by stupid penalties and mental mistakes. I think the Lions learn from that and pull of a Saturday night shocker. But hey, what do I know? I’m a homer.
Last Week: 10-6
Upset Special: 6-11