THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11
Baltimore (6-2) at Atlanta (6-2) - 8:20 PM [LINE: Atlanta by 1.5]
This should be an excellent game, which of course I'll miss because my cable provider does not offer the NFL Network. Atlanta is undefeated at home.
RJ's Pick: Atlanta by 6
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14
Detroit (2-6) at Buffalo (0-8) - 1:00 PM [LINE: Buffalo by 3]
If you're a Detroit Lions fan, the first half of the season has brought some good news and some bad news. The good news: The Lions have been competitive in every game they've played, they can put a lot of points up on the board, and their defensive front four are solid. The bad news: Their franchise quarterback is apparently made out of balsa wood, and their head coach seems to think sending a 307-pound defensive tackle out to try extra points without warming up is a good idea.
If you're a Buffalo Bills fan, I'm so very, very sorry.
RJ's Pick: Detroit by 5
Minnesota (3-5) at Chicago (5-3) - 1:00 PM [LINE: Minnesota by 1]
The Vikings barely beat Arizona at home last week. Their other two victories this season: barely beating the Cowboys at home and beating the Lions at home. The combined record of the three teams they've defeated is 6-18. Minnesota is winless on the road this season. I have no idea why they are favored in this one, but do expect a close game.
RJ's Pick: Chicago by 3
New York Jets (6-2) at Cleveland (3-5) - 1:00 PM [LINE: Jets by 3]
The Browns have won two straight. Rookie QB Colt McCoy looked pretty good against the Patriots last week, but the Jets defense will offer a much greater challenge.