A solid but not spectacular performance in Week 13, but I'm 1-0 this week with the Pittsburgh victory I'm and smelling another good series of picks.
Last week's record: 11-5
2011 season record: 130-63 (67.4 percent)
Bengals over Texans
The Texans pulled off a nice win with third-string rookie T. J. Yates at the helm, but it's hard to imagine they'll do it again on the road against a good Bengals team that plays the run well.
Dolphins over Eagles
This game sure looked a lot different before the season, didn't it? I think the Eagles have more talent and they could easily win this game with Michael Vick back, but these teams are heading in totally opposite directions, and I can't pick against the Dolphins right now as well as they are playing.
Patriots over Redskins
Rex Grossman is forgetting he's Rex Grossman again and playing well, but I don't see any way he'll be able to top the Patriots' offense, even with New England's defense being pretty bad.
Falcons over Panthers
I had Carolina picked up until today given that they're at home and and the Falcons choked in Houston this week, but now I think Atlanta rebounds and follows up last week's disaster with a tough divisional win on the road.
Buccaneers over Jaguars
I could see Jacksonville winning this one at home, but it's so hard to pick them given how bad Blaine Gabbert has been. With Josh Freeman back at the helm, I think Tampa Bay does enough to win this Florida battle.
49ers over Cardinals
Arizona pulled out an overtime win against the Cowboys last week thanks to Dallas icing its own kicker, but I don't see it happening this week against a 49ers team that can do no wrong.
Cowboys over Giants
New York is coming into this game on a much better note, having nearly bested the Packers in Week 13 while the Cowboys lost a heart-breaker to the Cardinals. That being said, I think Dallas rebounds in a big divisional game at home.
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Chris J. Nelson majored in journalism at Georgia State University and currently works for Turner Sports in Atlanta. He operates his own Miami Dolphins website, The Miami Dolphins Spotlight, and he can be followed on Twitter here.
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