1PM Games (EST)
Oakland @ Kansas City (-8.5)
FedEx Al: The Raiders are better than we give them credit, but it's hard to beat the Chiefs at Arrowhead.
Tattooed Scorpio: This rivalry is always a hard hitting one even when the teams weren't that good but this year both teams are doing pretty well. Kansas City is 1 of 3 undefeated teams left in the league and Andy Reid has a lot to do with that , his ball control offense, hard hitting defense and the opportunistic special teams has this team looking complete and ready to compete for division crown with the Broncos.
Philadelphia @ Tampa Bay (+2.5)
FedEx Al: I'd love to pick against the Eagles here, but man is Tampa Bay bad. Expect an ugly game here.
Tattooed Scorpio: With Mike Vick a game time decision and Nick Foles performing like he did against the lowly Giants I don't think it matters who starts against the Buccaneers. Tampa is in a bad place with a rookie QB and a head coach that appears the pro game is too much for him. The fast paced Eagles should have a no problem wearing down the Bucs D.
Green Bay @ Baltimore (+3.0)
FedEx Al: If this was in Green Bay, I think they beat Baltimore. However, at home the Ravens are a tough play and Joe Flacco looks more elite at home than anywhere else.
Tattooed Scorpio: The Packers will be looking to keep pace in the tight NFC North by going to Baltimore and trying to get a win. The Ravens defense isn't a staple of the team anymore and I think that will be a problem for them in this game with all the weapons the Packers have, Aaron Rodgers should have a big day.
Detroit @ Cleveland (+2.5)
FedEx Al: The Factory of Sadness has brought some joy to the Cleveland fans this year. I think that the Browns will run the ball frequently and depend on their defense to keep the game close. If the Brown don't turnover the ball I think they beat the Lions.
Tattooed Scorpio: The Browns are back to their 1st round pick from a year ago at QB and unfortunately its not a good thing. The offense looked stagnant with Weeden back at QB. Detroit is looking to rebound from butt kicking by the Packers last week and should be able to with the Weeden as the starter and their defense ready to attack.
Carolina @ Minnesota (-2.0)
FedEx Al: Thoughts go out to Adrian Peterson for the death of his son. The job will allow him to not think about it. This could be a career day for him.
Tattooed Scorpio: After the tragic death of league MVP Adrian Peterson's son he stated that he would play this Sunday. It's always said by athletes that when tragedy happens in their personal life that to play the game helps them to forget about it for a few hours and helps them cope. I believe AP will have a big game trying to keep his mind off of this senseless tragedy.
St. Louis @ Houston (-7.5)
FedEx Al: If ever Houston was going to come back from some bad losses, now is the time.
Tattooed Scorpio: his is gonna be my coin flip game. Not sure which team will show up for both of these teams. Matt Schaub has thrown a pick 6 in 4 consecutive games (NFL Record) and the Rams have been inconsistent even with the improved offensive weapons but the defense has been faltering.
Pittsburgh @ NY Jets (Pick'em)
FedEx Al: Man, another crappy game on the schedule. The team that turns over the ball less will probably win. I think I'll pick the home team.
Tattooed Scorpio: This is a game of WTH!!! The Steelers are winless and the Jets just beat the Falcons in Atlanta with a rookie QB and limited offensive weapons. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that the Steelers will get their first win this week only because of Dick Lebeau and his impressive record against rookie QBs.
Cincinnati @ Buffalo (+6.0)
FedEx Al: I expect a bit of a rebound for Andy Dalton and the Bengals this week. Hopefully, AJ Green can have a big game ( he's my top fantasy WR on my team).
Tattooed Scorpio: The Bengals are looking to right the ship and play like the team that has made the playoffs two years in a row. Buffalo and their rookie QB are looking to keep surprising the league with their never say die mentality. I've changed this pick several times but I'm gonna go with the Bengals because of their big play WR A.J Green and the Bills not being very good in their secondary.
4PM Games (EST)
Tennessee @ Seattle (-11.0)
FedEx Al: Titans are likely to be stomped by an angry Seattle team playing at home. I feel bad for the Titans.
Tattooed Scorpio: The 12th man will be a deciding factor in this game if the Titans can't score early and try to take the crowd out of the game. I don't know if this will happen...but i would like it to. Seattle will be looking to get back on the winning track at home and they most likely will behind their fearless leader Russell Wilson
Jacksonville @ Denver (-26.5)
FedEx Al: This is a college homecoming game for Denver. If you're a Jaguars' fan, you might want to either rent a DVD or do some yardwork.
Tattooed Scorpio: Not too much to say about this game....just wish there was a mercy rule in the NFL for this game. Peyton will have great fantasy football numbers after this game too.
Arizona @ San Francisco ( -10.0)
FedEx Al: I don't buy the line on this game at all. Yes, I think the 49ers will win this one, but the Cardinals play tough defense.
Tattooed Scorpio: The 49ers are looking for their second straight game getting back to their fundamentals, hard nosed defense and pounding the ball. Arizona's defense has been pretty strong too but with the INT prone Carson Palmer at QB I expect a lot of pressure from the 49ers.
New Orleans @ New England (-1.5)
FedEx Al: Until the Patriots get their passing attack together, I'm not sold they can keep up with the Saints.
Tattooed Scorpio: After last weeks unexpected lost to the rain ( and the Bengals) in Ohio the Patriots looking to rebound against the undefeated Saints. Drew Brees is playing like his old self with Sean Peyton back calling plays and shockingly the Saints actually have some defense. I think with Gronk still not being available and the anchor of their defense done for the year (Vince Wilfork) I see a mild upset in the making.
Sunday Night Football
Washington @ Dallas (-5.5)
FedEx Al: What teams will we see this week. Will the Redskins return to their form of the last two weeks or 2012, or will they look like the team that played the 1st two games of the season? I don't know. I expect a close one here despite Dallas' shootout last week against the Broncos. Gotta go with Washington only because I'm a homer.
Pick: Redskins 27-23
Tattooed Scorpio: My marquee matchup of the week. After the bye week Mike Shanahan has one of the best records and with a extra week to prepare for the Cowboys I see this game being like the rest of division rivalries....whoever makes the costly mistake will lose this game. As long as its close in the 4th quarter and Romo is their QB I see the Redskins winning this game.
Monday Night Football
Indianapolis @ San Diego (-1.5)
FedEx: I expect a fourth quarter comeback for Andrew Luck as the Colts win again.
Tattooed Scorpio: The Colts are looking very good with 2nd year QB Andrew Luck and a hungry revamped defense. The Chargers are another one of my head scratcher teams, one week they look like a contender and other weeks they look like the 7-9 team from a year ago. I think Luck and the no named offense will be too much for the Chargers.