The first lock of the week is the (6-3) Eagles over the (6-3) Giants. It's a huge matchup in the NFC East for the outright lead in the division. Vick is coming off a historic performance and the Giants are coming off a humiliating loss to the Cowboys at home. It won't get any better in Philly this week as the Eagles soar with Vick once again 31 - 23.
The second lock is the (4-5) Chargers over the (3-6) Broncos. The Denver Donkey's showed some life last week against KC, but the Chargers are getting healthy and they always play well in November & December. The Broncos will cover the spread, but lose on the scoreboard. Chargers win 27 - 20.
The first shock is the (6-3) Bears over the (5-4) Dolphins. Yes its shocking the Bears are 6-3, but it is also shocking the Dolphins are favored at home. The Bears are 3-1 on the road and the Dolphins are 1-3 at home. Who am I to argue with history and trends? Bears win an ugly one 19-17.
The second shock is the (6-3) Colts over the (7-2) Patriots. Another late year matchup everyone wants to watch. At least everyone associated with The Sideliners!! The Colts are banged up but keep winning games and the Pats are quietly putting together quite the record. The Fighting Mannings will roll into Gillette Stadium and pull one out in the 4th quarter. Colts win 27 - 23.
Since the Colts have no running game to speak of Peyton Manning will have to throw the ball around the yard to put points on the board. He is averaging almost 300 yards a game and will go over that mark on Sunday afternoon in Foxborough with at least 2 touchdowns for good measure.
The other jock of the week is Ray Rice. The Ravens are playing the 1-8 Panthers who are having BIG quarterback issues. The issue is keeping them healthy!! The team is in disarray and Baltimore should have a big day. Ray Rice makes the engine run and he will gain 125 total yards and score a couple of touchdowns.
Tune in Tuesday to listen to the week that was in the NFL and hear how Chris & Matt's AFC picks are turning out.