The NFL Week has already begun with Denver beating San Diego on Thursday, but I’ll offer my predictions for the remaining games this week:
Detroit Lions (5-2) @ Atlanta Falcons (2-5) (London): Detroit continues its upswing and decisively defeats a struggling Falcons team behind another big day from Golden Tate.
Buffalo Bills (4-3) @ New York Jets (1-6): The Kyle Orton-led Bills have no trouble taking care of Rex Ryan’s lost team that’s only managed to beat the winless Raiders.
Baltimore Ravens (5-2) @ Cincinnati Bengals (3-3-1): The Ravens avenge their Week 1 loss and smother Cincy’s lifeless offense.
Seattle Seahawks (3-3) @ Carolina Panthers (3-3-1): The game goes to the wire, but Russell Wilson leads Seattle to a late victory in a matchup of 2 underachieving teams.
Chicago Bears (3-4) @ New England Patriots (5-2): The Bears’ offense has a bounce-back game, but their defense can’t contain a balanced New England offense on the road.
Houston Texans (3-4) @ Tennessee Titans (2-5): J.J. Watt and Houston’s defense have a sack-fest on Titans rookie signal-caller Zach Mettenberger , while their offense has an efficient outing, following Arian Foster to a W.
Miami Dolphins (3-3) @ Jacksonville Jaguars (1-6): It’s hard to believe Miami head coach Joe Philbin considered benching Ryan Tannehill, who goes off on the Jags and their depleted defense en route to an easy victory.
St. Louis Rams (2-4) @ Kansas City Chiefs (3-3): Coming off an exciting win over the defending champion Seahawks, the Rams can’t repeat their magic on the road and fall to Chiefs.
Minnesota Vikings (2-5) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-5): The Vikings ride their halfback duo of Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata to a 3-5 record, while the Bucs once again fail to compete.
Philadelphia Eagles (5-1) @ Arizona Cardinals (5-1): In the most important game of the week, Philadelphia’s offense realizes its potential and proves to be too much for the Cards to handle.
Oakland Raiders (0-6) @ Cleveland Browns (3-3): The Browns get back on track, denying Oakland its first win behind solid play from Brian Hoyer.
Indianapolis Colts (5-2) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3): Indy continues its win streak thanks to an offensive explosion from Andrew Luck.
Green Bay Packers (5-2) @ New Orleans Saints (2-5): Green Bay survives a thriller in the Superdome and improve to 6-2.
Washington Redskins (2-5) @ Dallas Cowboys (6-1): Dallas continues its brilliant season, but this time they rely not on DeMarco Murray’s legs, but on the strength of Tony Romo’s arm.