In weeks past, I've played the office prognosticator — with wavering success. Nevertheless, I'm back this week to hopefully run the table and get you out of the red, as far as your office pool is concerned.
Now I'm no Jimmy Snyder — for more than a few reasons — but hopefully, you see a few trends in my picking ability and spread the word that I have the magic touch when it comes to winners.
(Hopefully, one of these weeks, I come out on top.)
Here we go.
Redskins (2-5) at Falcons (4-3)
The Dirty Birds have fallen on some tough times, but this looks like just the matchup to get Matty Ice from behind the eight ball. Pick Falcons.
Cardinals (4-3) at Bears (4-3)
Once again, I hate to pick against my hometown team, but I'm just not overwhelmed by Jay Cutler. But Soldier Field is home field. Bears.
Ravens (4-3) at Bengals (5-2)
Ochocinco, I think your speed stick may have slowed down because Ray Lewis and Ed Reed won't have a problem covering you. Ravens all day.
Texans (5-3) at Colts (7-0)
What more can I say except, "Cut that meat!" Never doubt a Manning whose first name isn’t Eli. Colts.
Dolphins (3-4) at Patriots (5-2)
Joey Porter must have been hanging out with Stephon Marbury because I don’t know what is going on in that cat’s head. Pats defend the Wildcat.
Packers (4-3) at Buccaneers (0-7)
The Bucs are the equivalent of burning garbage. Packers every time.
Chiefs (1-6) at Jaguars (3-4)
Battle of the bad teams. I really think K.C. has a chance — I don’t know why, but I do.
Lions (1-6) at Seahawks (2-5)
Can we get Barry Sanders and Steve Largent to come out of retirement to make this a watchable game? Seattle, but who really cares?
Panthers (3-4) at Saints (7-0)
It looks like Drew Brees and the New Orleans boys are the new “Greatest Show on Turf.” Who dat? Saints, dat's who!
Chargers (4-3) at Giants (5-3)
I think Eli can get back on track and get the Giants a win.
Titans (1-6) at 49ers (3-4)
Vince Young may never be the quarterback he was in college. With that being said, lean toward Samurai Mike and San Francisco.
Cowboys (5-2) at Eagles (5-2)
Possibly the tightest game this week. In the end, I have to go with Donovan McNabb and Philly. Donovan is a proven winner — Tony Romo is not.
Steelers (5-2) at Denver (6-1)
Josh McDaniels is the real deal. Just ask — well, ask anyone in the league except for the Ravens. Go with Denver.
As always, these aren’t the concrete picks of the century, but they should provide a decent guideline when you browse the TV listings for Sunday. Happy watching!