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Pigskin Predictions

I went 9-4 last week putting my record to 97-46. This week I think I can do better.

The New York Jets play in Buffalo at 1 p.m. Sunday. This is going to be a close divisional game. I must go with the home team as the Bills are better than their record. Buffalo squeaks out a win.

Buffalo 24, New York 23

The New York Giants play Green Bay at home at 4:25 p.m. The Packers are a mess, but so are the Giants. I’m taking the Pack to win after 2 weeks without Aaron Rodgers.

Green Bay 21, New York 18

The New England Patriots play the Carolina Panthers away on Monday night. I think this game is another close one. I’m tempted to go the other way, but will stick with my Pats to win on a last minute field goal.

New England 30, Carolina 28

Other Games

Indianapolis 21, Tennessee 20 – Colts defense is awful, but they snap back here.

Arizona 34, Jacksonville 23 – The Jags can’t win 2 in a row.

Detroit 28, Pittsburgh 20 – I’m not completely sold on Pittsburgh

Washington 27, Philadelphia 24 – Almost went the other way.

Cincinnati 26, Cleveland 21 – These two always play close games.

Chicago 33, Baltimore 20 – Really like the Bears here

San Diego 23, Miami 17 – San Diego should have the advantage

Seattle 37, Minnesota 10 – Blow-out of the week

New Orleans 35, San Francisco 24 – Saints are incredible at home

Denver 34, Kansas City 27 – Best game of the week as division rivals vie for first place.

Top 5

1. Denver

2. Seattle

3. Kansas City

4. San Francisco

5.         New England