The first lock was the (7-6) now (8-6) Chargers over the (5-8) now (5-9) 49ers.
The second lock of the week is the (9-4) Bears over the (5-8) Vikings. The Vikings have been busy trying to ready a college stadium and decide who was going to play quarterback for them. Favre and Jackson have been ruled out making Joe Webb the starter on Monday night. Cutler and the Bears should have no problems dismantling the Vikings who sounded like the season was over last week. It won't be any better on a cold night in the twin cities, Bears win 23 - 6.
This week we get three locks because there is no way the (11-2) Patriots are losing to the (8-5) Packers. Especially with no Aaron Rodgers. The Packers have the same problem as the Vikings, a backup quarterback no one has any confidence in. The Pats will run the score up on another team in a game only Pats fans want to watch. The Patriots win 38 - 3.
The first shock of the week is (9-4) Eagles over the (9-4) Giants. The Giants passing game is suspect right now and the running game may be effective but it won't be enough. The Eagles with Vick are a totally different team and they will win a close one on the road. Eagles win 27 - 23.
The second shock of the week is (10-3) Saints over the (9-4) Ravens. The Ravens looked horrible against the Texans in the second half of last weeks game. The Saints have been looking more and more like the Super Bowl winning team from last year. They haven't been getting the turnovers like they did last year, and they have been turning the ball over more. The trends reverse this week, the Saints will win the turnover battle and the battle of the scoreboard. Saints win 26 - 24.
The first jock was Philip Rivers throwing for 300 yards and 2 touchdowns. Hopefully you didn't mark it down and won't hold it against me.
The second jock is Peyton Hillis. Sorry Suzy, but with the Browns going against the in-state rivals Bengals. The Bengals haven't stopped much of anything and we assume the Browns are going to stay with Hillis on the ground while starting Colt McCoy. Hillis will run for over 100 yards and get 1 score.
We may be on vacation but the NFL isn't. Don't forget to listen live in January!!