SUNDAY (EARLY GAMES)
The Broncos have been on a roll in recent weeks – winning five of its past six games. The Vikings, meanwhile, have lost three straight and are mired in a dreadful season. The talk of the nation is Tim Tebow, but how about that Vikings quarterback? Christian Ponder looked pretty good last week in Atlanta, especially in the second half. Also, linebacker Chad Greenway played like a man possessed, amassing 16 tackles and stifling Falcons RB Michael Turner. Minnesota is without Adrian Peterson again. But with Ponder and Percy Harvin leading the offense, and Greenway and Jared Allen leading the defense, the Vikings oust Denver in dramatic fashion today.
BILLS 24, titans 20
Buffalo is starving for a victory. After coming oh so close last week at against the Jets, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick leads the Bills to a home win over the Titans today.
BEARS 20, chiefs 13
In a battle of two inexperienced quarterbacks and two mediocre defenses, Bears RB Matt Forte plays the role of difference-maker today. Chicago defeats the Chiefs by seven.
FINS 17, raiders 13
The Raiders march into Miami looking for its fourth straight win. Behind a revived defense, the Dolphins have been a very strong football team in recent weeks. The Fins defend their home turf and defeat Oakland for its fourth victory in five weeks.
PATRIOTS 34, colts 7
Dan Orlovsky takes over the reins at quarterback for the Colts today in New England. The move makes absolutely no difference. Tom Brady, Wes Welker and company lead the Patriots in steamrolling Indianapolis.
STEEL 23, bengals 17
Andy Dalton has brought new hope to the Cincinnati Bengals this season. The team is 7-4 and on the brink of a playoff bid as it travels to Pittsburgh today. However, Big Ben and the Steelers are too tough to handle. The Steel cages up the Bengals by six.
BUCS 27, panthers 24
Quarterback Josh Freeman (injury) yields to back-up Josh Johnson today in Tampa. Johnson steps up and delivers, as he and RB LeGarrette Blount lead the Buccaneers past the Panthers.
Shutdown corner Darelle Revis rebounds from a subpar outing last week against the Bills. The Jets beat its division rival Redskins by a field goal.
falcons 23, TEXANS 17
Atlanta’s No. 2 rush defense against the Texans’ No.1 rush offense makes for an intriguing battle today in Houston. Atlanta’s Matt Ryan against third-string quarterback Tyler Yates proves to be the difference, as the Falcons top the Texans by six.
SUNDAY (LATE GAMES)
ravens 23, BROWNS 6
The host Browns are no match for the Ravens today in Cleveland. Baltimore wins big.
pack 34, GIANTS 31
In an awesome shootout at New York this afternoon, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers prevail over Eli Manning’s Giants to go to 12-0.
boys 31, CARDS 17
The Cowboys are all over the Cardinals in the desert today. Tony Romo passes for 300-plus yards, as Dallas wins its fifth straight game.
niners 27, RAMS 10
San Francisco has been licking its chops to get on the field again after the team's Thanksgiving night loss at Baltimore. The Niners crush St. Louis at home today.
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
SAINTS 38, lions 24
New Orleans’ trouncing of the Giants on Monday night served as a preview for its contest against Detroit tonight. Drew Brees and the Saints clobber the Lions at the Superdome.
MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Philip Rivers and Antonio Gates put an end to San Diego’s six game losing streak tomorrow night. The Chargers overcome a strong effort from Jacksonville RB Maurice Jones-Drew to defeat the Jags by a touchdown.
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (Dec. 1)
PREDICTION: eagles 21, HAWKS 17
It's the Battle of the Birds tonight in Seattle, as the Philadelphia Eagles fly cross-country to
face the Seahawks. Both teams are 4-7 and fighting for any shred off playoff hope they can possible grasp onto. Touted as Super Bowl contenders in the preseason, Philadalephia has been a colossal disappointment this season. The Eagles began its year 3-6, then lost its No. 1 quarterback, then lost its No. 1 receiver and last week found itself being booed heavily by its home fans in a 38-20 loss to New England. Seattle, meanwhile, has looked awful at times this season (i.e. 24-0 loss at Pittsburgh, 34-12 home loss to Cincinnati) but has pulled off some quality wins as well (Week 5 at New York Giants, Week 10 vs. Baltimore) ... It may be a lot of travel on a short week, but heading on
the road is the right remedy for Philadelphia right now. The Eagles top the Seahawks by four.
RESULT: HAWKS 31, eagles 14
Philly's pathetic season continues. The Seahawks lambasted the Eagles 31-14 on Seattle's CenturyLink Field last night. The tone of the game was set on Seattle's first drive, when Marshawn Lynch peddled through a plethora of Eagles defenders before breaking through for a 15-yard touchdown. Lynch added another touchdown a few minutes later and the route was on. Missed tackles on defense, four Vince Young interceptions and a shameful performance from should-be star wide receiver DeSean Jackson spelled doom for Philadelphia. Young's counterpart, Tavaris Jackson, was 13-for-16 for 190 yards and a touchdown. Lynch totaled 148 rushing yards.