I may not get to update the blog too much before Sunday's games get underway, so I've decided to post my picks a little earlier than usual.
Thursday Nov. 10
Raiders 24, Chargers 17 (picked Chargers)
Sunday Nov. 13
Falcons over Saints
Atlanta is riding a three-game winning streak (4-1 over last five games), and is just a half game out of first behind New Orleans in the South.
Panthers over Titans
At 2-6 Carolina is at the bottom of the NFC South, but rookie Cam Newton has done all he can to help the Panthers win and I think it will be enough this week.
Steelers over Bengals
I think Pittsburgh's defense, age and all, will be too much for rookie signal caller Andy Dalton to handle.
Rams over Browns
Cleveland will be in some trouble without Peyton Hillis and Montario Hardesty on the field running the ball.
Bills over Cowboys
Big day running the ball for Fred Jackson, I'm predicting.
Jaguars over Colts
Poor Curtis Painter, and poor Indianapolis. I almost feel sorry for them.
Chiefs over Broncos
Denver is still trying to get the quarterback situation figured out for 2011 and beyond. Should be an interesting matchup in the West.
Skins over 'Phins
Here's John Beck's chance to show Miami what they missed out on...he still may be in for a rough day though.
Eagles over Cardinals
Homecoming game for Kevin Kolb (if he even gets to play). Whether it's Kolb or John Skelton under center, I don't think it's gonna make a huge difference for Arizona at this point.
Texans over Buccaneers
Houston's run game looks as strong as ever with the dynamic duo of Arian Foster and Ben Tate. Look out, Tampa.
Ravens over Seahawks
Baltimore's defense shouldn't have any trouble containing Seattle passing attack with Terrell Suggs and Ray Lewis lurking in the shadows.
Lions over Bears
Fresh off the bye week, Detroit should be rejuvenated and ready for a second half playoff push in the North.
Giants over Niners
This may be one of the best games of the weekend, and Eli Manning has been on fire this season. Even without Bradshaw, don't be surprised if he gets help from the running game (Brandon Jacobs).
Jets over Patrtiots
Believe it or not, Rex Ryan's Jets have the Pats' number and New England has already dropped two straight. Momentum has sided with the Jets on this one.
Monday Nov. 14
Packers over Vikings
Green Bay is still undefeated, and despite Minnesota coming within a touchdown of defeating Aaron Rodgers the first time around, I don't think this matchup will be all that close.
Bye weeks: none
Ryan: Joe Robbins/Getty Images
Jacobs: Nick Laham/Getty Images