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Pigskin Predictions

By Robin Vinci

I went 12-3 last week and got the score of the Cleveland and Oakland game exactly correct. That was the first time this season. I did it a couple times last year. Overall, for this year I am 117-57.

The New York Jets play Jacksonville away at 1 p.m. I’m going to give edge to New York. I wouldn’t be surprised, however, to see the Jags win.

New York 23, Jacksonville 17

The New York Giants play New Orleans at home Sunday at 4:25 p.m. Some days the Giants look like the best team in football. Other days they are the worst. I’ll take New York in a high scoring game.

New York 44, New Orleans 41

The New England Patriots play the Houston Texans at home Monday night. This is going to be a good one. It kills me, but I’m taking the Texans.

Houston 31, New England 30

Other games

Indianapolis 23, Tennessee 16 – The Colts are on a roll

Cincinnati 28, Dallas 24 – The Cowboys can’t beat good teams

Pittsburgh 21, San Diego 13 – Big Ben may be back

Buffalo 28, St. Louis 27 – Who knows with these two.

Cleveland 21, Kansas City 14 – The Browns are home

Tampa Bay 31, Philadelphia 17 – The Eagles are done

Baltimore 38, Washington 32 – A high scoring game

Atlanta 23, Carolina 13 – Atlanta wins somehow

Chicago 28, Minnesota 24 – Close division match-up

San Francisco 21, Miami 13 – It doesn’t matter who plays QB in San Francisco this week

Seattle 23, Arizona 10 – Teams hate playing Seattle at home

Green Bay 24, Detroit 23 – Really close game

Top 5 Rankings

1. Houston

2. Atlanta

3. New England

4. Denver

5. San Francisco