Predictions a day early.
NO@CIN - This has the feel of a "trap" game for the Saints, coming off a big win against the Rams, and now on the road. But AJ Green and Vontez Burfect are both out for Bengals, but they can still score and I expect them to. Game could be dramatic, and close.
ATL@CLE - Atlanta is playing better, despite being decimated by injuries, Browns still growing, struggling. Home helps, but the Browns are developing, while the Falcons fighting for a playoff spot.
DET@CHI - Home team, plus Mack and Robinson look to be back near full strength. Browns just a better team and defense makes the difference here.
ARI@KC - Chiefs keep on winning, against the hapless Cardinals. Need I say more?
NE@TEN - This could be a letdown with Gronk likely out, on the road, but the Pats are rolling. Belicheck rarely loses to his former disciples.
WAS@TB - Interesting matchup. Can TB move the ball on the tough Wash defense, if so, I don't see the Skins keeping up. Skins are just banged up, with a very shallow receiving corps right now. But a heavy dose of Peterson and RBs could keep them in it, or win it even.
BUF@NYJ - Both teams struggling, but with Peterman at QB, the Bills can't win. Matt Barkley now the backup. Allen should return next week, giving Buffalo a little hope.
JAX@IND - Indy has won 2 in a row, Jags lost 4 in a row. Indy's secondary is very week. Good thing they are facing Blake Bortles. Fournette back this week maybe at full strength, so expect a tough game.
LAC@OAK - Raiders are a pathetic embarrassment. This game could come close to the 53-0 blowlout loss to the Rams in Carr's rookie year. The Raiders won't win again this year.
SEA@LAR Seattle playing better, Rams defense shaky, but home and a loss (believe it or not) helps them get grounded. Game could be close, Seahawk defense playing very well.
MIA@GB - Osweiller playing better than he has since his Denver days, but Packers deeper team, at home.
DAL@PHI - Eagles are getting better, at home, Cowboys worse. Dallas seems to be slipping to mediocrity. Sproles likely to return for Eagles in limited action.
NYG@SF A week after the dumpster fire that is the Raiders made rookie 3rd stringer Nick Mullen look like Joe Montana, he won't have the same luxury against a decent defense. But this game is at home, and the Giants offense poor. But a steady diet of Barkley and maybe turnovers will make this close, and the Giants could steal one.