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Pigskin Predictions

If you saw my picks last week on the website for the week I went 10-3. Overall I am 123-55.

I was not surprised to see the Patriots lose. They have run out of people who can catch the ball. Unless Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola come back soon, expect more problems.

Carolina continues to shine thrashing the Cowboys. They deserve a bump in my Top 5.

Green Bay 35, Detroit 31 – High Scoring

Houston 24, Buffalo 13 – Texans looking good

San Francisco 16, Chicago 23 – 49ers are awful

Cincinnati 24, Cleveland 20 – Not a blowout

Jacksonville 21, Tennessee 6 – Titans have nothing

Arizona 35, St. Louis 20 – Cardinals still strong

Baltimore 23, Miami 21 – Could go either way

Seattle 28, Minnesota 30 – Really tough to call

NY Jets 23, NY Giants 19 – Battle of New York

Atlanta 21, Tampa Bay 20 – Squeaker

Denver 33, San Diego 17 – Easy, breezy

Kansas City 21, Oakland 24 – Raiders are home

Carolina 33, Saints 14 – Carolina stays undefeated

Philadelphia 21, New England 23 – Even with no wide receivers

Dallas 24, Washington 21 – No one wants this division

Top 5 Power Rankings

1. Carolina

2. New England

3. Arizona

4. Cincinnati

5. Denver