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Pigskin Prediction

I hit the 50 percent number going 7-7 last week putting my overall record at 124-64. This week promises to be much better.

The New York Giants play in Atlanta at 1 p.m. Sunday. We all know the Giants in away games are great. They play up to the team. I expect a New York win here.

New York 35, Atlanta 28

New England plays at home on Sunday night against the San Francisco 49ers. The way the Patriots are playing right now is amazing. I don’t expect them to stop and pause.

New England 33, San Francisco 21

The New York Jets play at Tennessee on Monday night. This is a tough one to call. I’m taking Tennessee because they are home.

Tennessee 21, New York 20

Other games

Houston 35, Indianapolis 30 – Looks like a great game

Denver 31, Baltimore 27 – Another high scoring game this week

Miami 21, Jacksonville 20 – Miami is at home

Cleveland 28, Washington 27 – RGIII may or may not play

St. Louis 33, Minnesota 28 – I like St. Louis at home

New Orleans 28, Tampa Bay 19 – Another huge home field advantage

Green Bay 24, Chicago, 21 – Close division match-up

Seattle 24, Buffalo 13 – The Seahawks get better each week

San Diego 23, Carolina 20 – Who cares?

Detroit 34, Arizona 23 – Amazing how far the Cardinals fell

Oakland 23, Kansas City 17 – I’m sticking with the home team

Pittsburgh 21, Dallas 18 – Have I said I am not a Tony Romo fan?

Top 5 Rankings

1. New England

2. Denver

3. Houston

4. Atlanta

5. San Francisco