There are a couple of really great match-ups this week, Green Bay has a tough game, and Minnesota could put another game in the win column.

Minnesota faces the Dallas Cowboys, they are on their 4th, or 5th or I don't know which quarterback they are on. Can he be good enough to lead the team to a win, or another loser. Dallas are notoriously slow starters and then they get a second life in the second half, if Minnesota can hold them and play smart, this should give the Vikings another win and gain ground on Chicago and GB.

Green Bay, on the other hand, might have a tough game. The Colts are looking strong and they are playing at home, which could spell disaster. If the real Aaron Rodgers shows up and the defense can get in Phillip Rivers' face, this will be another step toward winning the division for the Pack, if not. Indianapolis could be looking like a force to be reckoned with.

Other games that look like fun, the Thursday game with Arizona and Seattle. Seattle needs to win to take over the division. They look beatable now. Arizona and Seattle are hurting after last-minute losses. NO against Atlanta, the Falcons are the most dangerous losing record team and could spell bad news for the Saints.

Pittsburgh looks unbeatable, that's why Jacksonville could upset them. It's always the team you expect least. Tennessee could have Baltimore's number, but the Ravens look strong and need to win, being at home will help. Miami looks like they are the hottest team in the league. Taking Ryan Fitzpatrick out and putting in Tua looked like a mistake, but now they are saying, Ryan who?

KC and Las Vegas always put on a good show, but I think KC is starting to rev up to defend their Super Bowl win, so this one might be in the Chiefs' favor. One of the games of the week is in Tampa Bay. Tom Brady has looked stupid when it comes to good defenses, and this one is good. This is where he proves if he can take this team all the way or they might have one more year before things might happen.

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Here are this week's games with the picks and records down below.

  • Arizona Cardinals vs Seattle Seahawks
  • Atlanta Falcons vs New Orleans Saints
  • Cincinnati Bengals vs Washington Football Team
  • Detroit Lions vs Carolina Panthers
  • New England vs Patriots Houston Texans
  • Philadelphia Eagles vs Cleveland Browns
  • Pittsburgh Steelers vs Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Tennessee Titans vs Baltimore Ravens
  • Miami Dolphins vs Denver Broncos
  • New York Jets vs Los Angeles Chargers
  • Dallas Cowboys vs Minnesota Vikings
  • Green Bay Packers vs Indianapolis Colts
  • Kansas City Chiefs vs Las Vegas Raiders
  • Los Angeles Rams vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Bye: Buffalo, Chicago, N.Y. Giants, San Francisco

The NSP guys have a huge lead and don't appear to be letting up, Brian is a monster right now winning a couple of weeks in a row and both Dave and Brian have a stranglehold on the KOOL Schwamee, is the Schwam human? Maybe, but watch out for the playoffs, he is almost perfect.

The Schwamee says, this week he has stepped out on a couple of picks and hopes to put together a winning week and show these young boys how it's done. Words that could haunt him.

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Here are the picks for this week:

(84-62-1) Schwamee Picks: Seattle, TB, Baltimore, MN, Atlanta, Washington, Detroit, NE, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Miami, LA Chargers, Indianapolis, KC

(96-50-1) Brian Picks: Seattle, MN, Baltimore, Carolina, Cleveland, NE, Pittsburgh, NO, Washington, Miami, LA Chargers, GB, KC, TB

(92-54-1) Dave Picks: AZ, MN, Baltimore, Detroit, Cleveland, NE, Pittsburgh, NO, Washington, Miami, LA Chargers, GB, KC, TB