Minnesota Vikings by 3 at home over the Arizona Cardinals
The Vikings cannot close. Period. Until they show me something different I will continue to pick against them. Cardinals by 7.
Philadelphia Eagles by 3 at the Buffalo Bills
The Bills had a misstep last week when they lost to the Bengals, but who is the #1 defence in the league??? The Bengals (its true, look it up). Fred Jackson is a beast and the Eagles are 30th against the run. Eagles will have to stack the box to stop him, leaving one on ones for Fitzpatrick to use his Ivey League brain to pick apart. Bills by 3.
Houston Texans by 6 at home over the Oakland Raiders
Andre Johnson is out which pretty much makes the Texans one dimensional. I know, I know Jacoby Jones and Kevin Walter are there but come on, the drop off from Johnson to those guys is a cliff not a step. As long as Oakland can contain Foster they should be able to pound the rock and take this one home. Oakland by 6.
Jacksonville Jaguars by 2 at home over the Cincinnati Bengals
If this was any other year the talk of the NFL would be about the 2 star rookies in Cincinnati (Cam Newton blowing up like no one before is kind of stealing their thunder). That being said that tandem looks good and plays well together and if you have read this far you now know that Cincinnati is the number one defence in the league. Benson will also want to make a statement before he goes on hiatus of why he is the guy at running back. The only thing that Jacksonville has going for them really is MJD. He will get his spots but it will not be enough. Bengals By 10.
For my eliminator pick I will take the New York Giants at home over the Seattle Seahawks.