22-14-3 on the year, 1-2 last week
Carolina -3 over Tampa Bay
Have you paid any attention to the NFC South? That division is one of the most fun in the NFL, with every team still in the playoff race except for maybe New Orleans. Here's all you need to know about the division: Carolina and Tampa are 6-0 at home with Atlanta and New Orleans sitting at 5-1 at home. That being the case, give me the home Panthers against Tampa Bay, with Carolina needing revenge and having, in my opinion, the better football team.
Panthers 24, Bucs 16
New Orleans -3 over Atlanta
Remember how I just said NFC South teams don't lose at home? Well, here's another golden opportunity. The Saints on the fast track desperately need this game and will throw all over Atlanta. The Falcons have been surprising and are no doubt for real. But I'm taking the home team blindly.
Green Bay 20, Houston 17
Jacksonville at Chicago over 40
The Bears desperately need to win, and a struggling Jacksonville team is a good elixir for what ails them. The Jaguars' defense has been vulnerable, and without star CB Rashean Mathis, Chicago should make a few big plays down the field. Chicago's defense is usually solid, but they have been beatable through the air. David Garrard and co. should put up at least 17, sending this game over.
Bears 28, Jaguars 17