Before I give you my picks one note. Jeff Fisher has decided not to have scores from certain games displayed during the game Sunday to remove distractions. I bet you can guess which scores will not be displayed. (I'll give you a hint, one game is in Cincinnati and the other is in Kansas City) I think this is a good move on Fisher's part because it avoids the temptaion of a let down if the team sees the Bengals are up 21-0 or something like that.
Now for this weeks picks:
Patriots (11-4) @ Titans (8-7)
I look for the Titans to be really focused in this game and for the Patriots to coast and rest some players.
Patriots 10 Titans 24
Giants (7-8) @ Redskins (5-10)
The Giants can still get in the playoffs with a win. I know they are disfunctional but I think they can pull it together and get in the playoffs.
Giants 26 Redskins 13
Steelers (7-8) @ Bengals (8-7)
The Titans need the Steelers to win so they will. (I wish it was that easy) The Bengals will have a botched PAT for the 2nd week in a row.
Steelers 28 Bengals 27
Lions (2-13) @ Cowboys (9-6)
The 'Boys need a win and an Eagles loss to clinch a first round home game. They will do their part because the Lions are playing for Brady Quinn.
Lions 7 Cowboys 30
Jaguars (8-7) @ Chiefs (8-7)
See Steelers @ Bengals. Seriously though, this is the game I like the best as a Titans fan. The Chiefs are tough at home and the Jags are terrible on the road.
Jags 17 Chiefs 27
Rams (7-8) @ Vikings (6-9)
The Rams still have an outside shot at getting in the playoffs and the Vikings aren't very good.
Rams 17 Vikings 3
Panthers (7-9) @ Saints (10-5)
The Panthers will know the importance of this game when they take the field. If the Giants lose on Saturday night the Panthers still have a chance to get in. I don't think they will win either way.
Panthers 17 Saints 35
Raiders (2-13) @ Jets (9-6)
Raiders 10 Jets 24
Seahawks (8-7) @ Bucs (4-11)
Will we see an 8-8 division winner? I think we will.
Seahawks 17 Bucs 20
Browns (4-11) @ Texans (5-10)
I feel sorry for any of you who get this game as your early game on CBS.
Browns 0 Texans 2
49ers (6-9) @ Broncos (9-6)
Jay Cutler I really enjoyed watching you play in college and I hope the result for your team is the same on Sunday as it was most Saturdays here in Nashville.
49ers 24 Broncos 21
Dolphins (6-9) @ Colts (11-4)
Hopefully this will be Nick Saban's last game in the NFL before accepting the head coaching job at the University of Alabama. (I realize that isn't happening but I am allowed to dream, right?)
Dolphins 28 Colts 31
Falcons (7-8) @ Eagles (9-6)
Is there a better story in the NFL right now than the Eagles? They can clinch the division with a win. Is there more of a circus in the league than that surrounding the Falcons?
Falcons 3 Eagles 24
Cardinals (5-10) @ Chargers (13-2)
Kurt Warner's last who-rah.
Cardinals 6 Chargers 27
Bills (7-8) @ Ravens (12-3)
More players who were involved in the Music City Miracle will be on the field this week than last week.
Bills 9 Ravens 20
And finally, the "Game of the Week" featuring Brett Favre's third last game (look for #4 around this time in 2007):
Packers (7-8) @ Bears (13-2)
Favre never plays well against the Bears.
Packers 5 Bears 35
Let's see your picks for the final week of the regular season.