Buffalo’s resurgence continues as the upstate New York gridders hold off the big market Jets by a field goal. Ryan Fitzpatrick and Fred Jackson lead a balanced offensive attack past a stifling Jets defense.
BOYS 24, hawks 10
Rebounding from an embarrassing loss Sunday night in Philadelphia, the Cowboys soar past Seattle with ease.
falcons 34, COLTS 13
It’s hard to believe how much difference one player can make? The lost season that is the 2011 Colts continues to spiral downward spiral as the Falcons swoop into Indy and put this game away by halftime.
After being hammered by a combined score of 89-10 and losing its star player in the team’s first two games of the season, the Chiefs have a four-game winning streak and appear poised to take hold of its division. QB Matt Cassel and his KC crew make it five in a row, dispatching the Dolphins at home.
SAINTS 31, bucs 27
New Orleans is out for revenge against its NFC rival this week. The Saints defense has proved to be a sieve this season (ranking 28th in yards allowed); but after losing to the Buccaneers at home in Week 6, the team plays just well enough to top Tampa this time.
niners 24, SKINS 17
The wrecking ball that is Frank Gore leads the NFC’s unexpected gem past the downtrodden Redskins in D.C.
TEXANS 23, browns 10
No Peyton Hillis and no Montario Hardesty for Cleveland trumps the absence of Houston’s Andre Johnson. The Texans ride Arian Foster past the bumbling Browns.
bengals 20, TITANS 17 (in OT)
Who would have thought the Bengals and Bills would both be 6-2 at the season’s midpoint? Yep, that’s what I thought. No one.
RAIDERS 23, broncos 13
The Tim Tebow experience comes up short again. Oakland’s defense steps up while Carson Palmer learns the Raider ropes.
As bad as this team looked two weeks ago, the once 0-6 Rams feast on John Skelton’s Cardinals for its second straight defeat.
pack 27, CHARGERS 24
Some pundits (i.e. Star Tribune writer Mark Craig) predict the Packers to suffer its first loss this week. I beg to differ. San Diego plays tough at home, but Aaron Rodgers is too good. Green Bay goes to 8-0.
PATS 27, giants 24
New York’s aerial attack versus the Patriots week pass defense is intriguing. But missing a couple key cogs (RB Ahmad Bradshaw, WR Hakeem Nicks) causes the Giants to come up short in New England.
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Pittsburgh has won six of its last seven, but don’t expect the team to be complacent against its vaunted divisional rival. Think the Steelers forgot that embarrassing 35-7 shellacking the Ravens doled out in Week 1? Pittsburgh makes certain to avenge that loss and come away with the victory tonight.
MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
EAGLES 27, bears 17
It was just a matter of time before this juggernaut put its pieces together. The Eagles bury the Bears tomorrow in Philly.