Carolina at Pittsburgh (-14): Carolina surprised me last week by beating Arizona, but the Steelers are too much at home, especially coming off a loss to the Jets. Steelers win big and cover.
Baltimore (-3 ½) at Cleveland : Yeah, yeah. We know that the Browns are better than their record but the Ravens would win almost any division in football not named the AFC East or the AFC North. A real sleeper to make the conference championship game. Ravens win 21-17.
Tennessee at Kansas City (-5): Just have to like the balance of the Chiefs rushing attack. Kansas City should win against a Titans team that has disappointed all year long. Chiefs take is 17-13.
Minnesota at Philadelphia (No Line): The Vikings looked horrible on Monday night in the loss to Chicago. With Brett Favre knocked out and no Adrian Peterson, Minnesota had no offense. And they won't find it this week in Philadelphia. Eagles win.
New Orleans at Atlanta (-1): The Saints are playing much better than their early season form by Atlanta is tough at home. This should be a fun one but the Falcons win by a field goal.
Dan Feuerstein: New York Jets at Chicago (No Line): This is the game where the Jets have to win in order to clinch a playoff spot. This will be a battle of special teams and which defense is shuts down the opposing offense. I see the Jets pulling a victory at Solider Field
New Orleans At Atlanta (-1): This is going to be one of those fun games in the NFC South. The defending Super Bowl Champs are facing the best team in their division. Since the game is at the Georgia Dome, the Falcons will win.
New York Giants at Green Bay (No Line): Aaron Rogers is back from his concussion while the Giants are trying to overcome their epic fourth quarter meltdown against the Eagles. Something tells me the Packers are going to do more damage to the Giants psyche.
Tennessee at Kansas City (-5): Matt Cassel came back from his apendex emergency surgery to help the Chiefs to a big win to keep the AFC West lead. Their pleasant surprise of a season will continue as they knock off the Titans.
Indianapolis (-3) at Oakland: Despite all of their injuries, the Colts have done just enough to earn victories this season. Something tells me the upset special will be done by the Raiders, though.
San Diego (-9) at Cincinnati: The gimmie of the week. Chargers strike the toothless tigers. Denis Gorman
New York Jets at Chicago (No Line): The Jets put together a 60-minute effort in Sunday's 22-17 win in Pittsburgh . But the offense's inability to finish drives with points is alarming and could be their Achilles heel come the playoffs. The Bears were impressive Monday night against a Vikings team that had a broken down Brett Favre at quarterback but did not have Adrian Peterson in the lineup. Take the Jets.
Baltimore (-3 ½) at Cleveland : The most noteworthy win in Week 15 was Baltimore topping the Saints, 30-24, on Sunday. If the Ravens can beat the reigning Super Bowl Champions, they should dominate a hard-working, but not entirely talented, Browns squad. Ravens will win outright and cover.
Houston (-2 ½) at Denver : The Texans have disappointed for yet another season. Still, they are more talented across-the-board than are the Broncos. In fact, the only reason to watch the Broncos is to see how and if Tim Tebow develops as a quarterback. Backing Houston .
Indianapolis (-3) at Oakland : Joe Cable is among the myriad candidates for Coach of the Year. His Raiders are 7-7 and still technically alive for an AFC playoff berth. His candidacy will continue despite that the Raiders 2010 season will end for all intents and purposes Sunday afternoon at the Black Hole. Go with the Colts.
New York Giants at Green Bay (No Line): What was lost in the hyperbole of the Giants' 38-31 loss to Philadelphia on Sunday is that they are still in line for a NFC playoff berth. All they have to do is beat Green Bay , which may or may not have a concussed Aaron Rodgers at quarterback, Sunday. Giants are the pick.
Minnesota at Philadelphia (No Line): The 2010 Vikings season has been a complete disaster. Philadelphia is the most explosive team in the NFL. Just ask the Giants. Eagles in a romp. RECORDS:
Kristian R. Dyer:
Against The Spread: 36-35-0
Against The Spread: 38-36-0
Against The Spread: 42-35-0