Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 12/22/11
Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts
Two streaks–albeit short ones–will end Thursday night: The Texans losing streak and the Colts winning streak. And unlike the first meeting in Week 1, Arian Foster will be playing in this one.
Texans: 31, Colts: 17
 
Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens
The Ravens need a redemption game to prove their elite status after getting trounced in San Diego by the Chargers, and what better way to do that than at home against the Browns?
Ravens: 28, Browns: 13
 
Denver Broncos at Buffalo Bills
Tim Tebow and the Broncos No. 1 rushing attack will look to keep their lead in the AFC West against the Bills and their 29th-ranked rush defense.
Broncos: 27, Bills 17
 
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers
After dismantling the Texans second-overall defense last week, expect Cam Newton and the Panthers offense to do much of the same against the Buccaneers defense, ranked 30th overall.
Panthers: 34, Buccaneers: 14
 
Arizona Cardinals at Cincinnati Bengals
Both teams need a victory in this one to keep any playoff hopes alive. I’m going with the Bengals because the Cardinals defense let Browns quarterback Seneca Wallace and rookie wide receiver Greg Little to do them what Andy Dalton and A.J. Green are going to do this week.
Bengals: 30, Cardinals, 17
 
Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs must have all the confidence in the world after beating the Packers.
Chiefs: 23, Raiders: 13
 
Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots
Something tells me that Tom Brady isn’t going to throw for 517 yards and four touchdowns like in the first game against the Dolphins. But he may come pretty close.
Patriots: 35, Dolphins: 20
 
New York Giants at New York Jets
In an evenly matched game like this where both teams need a win for the postseason, I’d like to go with the home team. But since I can’t really do that, I’m going to go with the Giants because they didn’t get blown out as bad as the Jets did last week.
Giants: 23, Jets: 20

St. Louis Rams at Pittsburgh Steelers
Whether it’s Ben Roethlisberger or Charlie Batch starting at quarterback for the Steelers, I can’t see them losing this one.
Steelers: 27, Rams: 10
 
Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans
Two of the league’s best running backs in the Jaguars Maurice Jones-Drew and the Titans Chris Johnson will be on display in this one. The Titans lost to the Colts last week however, and it’d be unforgivable for me to pick them this week.
Jaguars: 20, Titans: 13
 
Minnesota Vikings at Washington Redskins
The Redskins impressed me with their win over the Giants last week, intercepting Eli Manning three times. I’d expect nothing less from the Redskins defense but the same performance against Vikings rookie quarterback Christian Ponder.
Redskins: 21, Vikings: 10
 
San Diego Chargers at Detroit Lions
I’m going with my instinct on this one: The Chargers red-hot December win streaks are going to continue.
Chargers: 37, Lions: 31
 
Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys
The last time the Cowboys had the NFC East lead and hosted a division rival looking to take it from them, they blew it. I think they’re aware of that and aren’t going to let it happen again.
Cowboys: 27, Eagles: 23
 
San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks
I’ve been really impressed by the Seahawks lately and was going to pick them for the upset in this game. However, that was before the 49ers destroyed the Steelers on Monday Night Football. Expect the 49ers first-ranked rush defense to cage the beast that is Marshawn Lynch this week.
49ers: 23, Seahawks: 10
 
Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers
The Packers will be looking to prove that their first loss in almost a year last week to the Chiefs won’t be a sign of things to come. By the way, Josh McCown is getting his first start at quarterback for the first time in four years for the Bears.
Packers: 28, Bears: 14
 
Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints
The NFC South crown is on the line in this one. The Saints haven’t lost a game at home all season though, and with the way Drew Brees is playing right now, I don’t see them losing there anytime soon.
Saints: 34, Falcons: 23
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