The state of affairs in the NFL is, as always, tumultuous, and as such it's difficult to say any game is a lock. With the exception of the Green Bay Packers, every team has shown that it can be beaten, and often by teams that seem to be of lesser talent.

Such is life in the parity-rich NFL. While it's hair-pulling regarding gambling and pool picks, it's also one of the reasons this game is so damned awesome.

The carnage of the weekend fresh in my mind, I looked forward to the schedule next week. Though there are again some games that certainly could go either way, but there are some that appear to be virtual certainties.

Which five games do I see as being stone-cold locks for next weekend?

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