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Amir’s Picks

Without any further ado...

Detroit at Green Bay: My apologies to the Lions fans who got upset when I said they have an easy schedule. It takes a special kind of team to beat the Arizona Cardinals. Just ask the rest of the NFL. The Packers will be seeking redemption after last week’s loss to the Cowboys. Edge: Packers

Pittsburgh at Tennessee: The Oilers, umm, Titans continue to roll. Speaking of easy schedules, a couple of games against the Steelers and one against the Jaguars are the only bumps in the road to 14-2. The Titans have won 11 in a row against AFC Central teams. Edge: Titans

Seattle at Kansas City: This will be one of the most intriguing games this week. In Seattle, Mike Holmgren is making Jon Kitna look like another Brett Favre, and the Chiefs continue to win big games at home. Edge: Chiefs

Indianapolis at Philadelphia: The Colts are having a great year, the Eagles aren’t, despite beating the Redskins last week. Look for Edgerrin James to abuse the Eagles rush defense. Edge: Colts

Atlanta at Tampa Bay: The Falcons are just waiting for this season to end to regroup in the off-season, while the Bucs still have playoff dreams alive. A win will make them one of the frontrunners in a weak NFC. Edge: Buccaneers

Buffalo at NY Jets: Buffalo is having a great year and should go deep in the playoffs. To get there, they have to beat the Jets first. Not a problem. Edge: Bills

Carolina at Cleveland: This could very well be Cleveland’s first good chance to win a game at home, trying to build on the momentum from last week’s come from behind win over the Steelers. For the first time, I’ll say Edge: Browns (wow, that feels weird...)

New England at Miami: This will be the best game of the week despite the Patriots’ loss to the Jets at home last week. Both teams are looking to avoid two-game slides and are jockeying for position in the tough tough AFC East. Miami has been unstoppable against teams that aren’t from upstate New York. Edge: Dolphins

St. Louis at San Francisco: The Rams rebounded last week from a two game losing streak, and should continue against a struggling 49er team. Look for a big game from Kurt Warner and a lot of points on the scoreboard. Edge: Rams

Chicago at San Diego: Easily this week’s “who cares” award winner, two barely mediocre teams duke it out. Chicago should get a win out of it, but no one will notice. Edge: Bears

Dallas at Arizona: The Cowboys beat the Packers last week despite not having their superstars, but this is just the game Dallas likes to lose (see week five against Philadelphia). Look for the Cardinals to upset with their backup QB. Edge: Cardinals

Baltimore at Cincinnatti: The Bengals were pathetic last week. They were sacked eight times, turned the ball over after driving to the Titans one yard line, and fumbled a kickoff return. Not even the Bengal cheerleaders would talk to them afterwards. The Ravens aren’t that good, but they’re better than the Bengals. Edge: Ravens

NY Giants at Washington: The Redskins are looking to bounce back from a tough loss to the Eagles and take sole possession of first in the NFC East. The Giants are trying to do the same. This will be a good offense vs. defense battle. Washington has too many weapons, though. Edge: Redskins

New Orleans at Jacksonville: Is this a joke? The Jags have hardly been tested this year. This should continue the string. I picked the Saints last week on a whim, but their luck will run out. Edge: Jaguars

Oakland at Denver: The Raiders and Broncos on Monday night. Does that piss anyone else off? They are closely matched, but look for the Raiders to run all over the Broncos. Edge: Raiders