Originally written on In The Neutral Zone  |  Last updated 11/17/14
You might have to squint to find the competitive matchups this week because there is only one game that features two teams above .500 (Green Bay-Chicago). Still, every game is a battle and wins are hard to come by. We’ll see if the teams with losing records have some surprises in store for Sunday. Last Week: 10-3 Overall: 69-50 Cold Hard Lock: 6-2 Upset Pick: 2-6 (Home teams are in CAPS) Bengals over DOLPHINS (TNF) Chiefs over BILLS COWBOYS over Vikings RAMS over Titans Saints over JETS Chargers over REDSKINS Falcons over PANTHERS Eagles over RAIDERS SEAHAWKS over Bucs Ravens over BROWNS PATRIOTS over Steelers Colts over TEXANS (SNF) PACKERS over Bears (MNF) Cold Hard Lock: SEAHAWKS over Bucs; I’ll take the Seahawks at home about any day of the week. Against a dysfunctional Tampa Bay team, Seattle will have little trouble walking out with a win. This one could get ugly. Upset Pick: Falcons over PANTHERS; I’ve picked Atlanta to upset before and it came back to bite me, but I believe in second chances. Carolina has every reason to win this game on paper. They own the better record, they’re on a three-game winning streak, they’re playing at home, and they’re playing a 2-5 Atlanta team that is underperforming. They’ll call it an upset for a reason. Atlanta will play better than they have all season and shock the home fans. Game of the week: Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans; This may seem like an odd choice with Houston in a major drought and Indy rolling, but this game has more in store than meets the eye. At 2-5 and three games out of the AFC South, Houston is on the brink of falling out of contention. Another loss could mean the end for Houston’s already-slim division hopes, not to mention the wildcard spot. However, a huge win over Indy in front of the home fans could be the spark Houston has been looking for all season. Indy is the favorite, but with their backs up against the wall, Houston might put up a fight that is worth watching on Sunday night. 7 total views, 7 views today
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