RJ's Pick: Jets by 8
Tennessee (5-3) at Miami (4-4) - 1:00 PM [LINE: Pick 'em]
I'm still not sold on the Titans. Sure they score a lot of points, but I just don't view them as a true offensive powerhouse. Vince Young has improved quite a bit, but he's still only the third best QB in the division (IMHO). They rely heavily on Chris Johnson to carry the offense, but he is not having the kind of season he had in his first two years in the league. And now their best receiver, Kenny Britt, is out for 6-8 weeks.
RJ's Pick: Miami by 4
Cincinnati (2-6) at Indianapolis (5-3) - 1:00 PM [LINE: Indianapolis by 8]
The Bengals have lost five in a row. Is it time to fire Marvin Lewis yet?
RJ's Pick: Indianapolis by 13
Houston (4-4) at Jacksonville (4-4) - 1:00 PM [LINE: Jacksonville by 1.5]
The loser of this matchup will be the only team with a losing record in the AFC South, the most competitive division in the NFL. The Texans have dropped two straight. Both teams have a shoddy defense, but at least Houston has a potent offense.
RJ's Pick: Houston by 7
Carolina (1-7) at Tampa Bay (5-3) - 1:00 PM [LINE: Tampa Bay by 8]
Every year at least one team makes it into the second half of the season with a winning record and legitimate playoff hopes despite not really being good at all. For instance, in 2007 the Detroit Lions started the year 6-2, then proceeded to lose seven of their remaining eight games (and go 0-16 the following year). This year, Tampa Bay is definitely one of those teams. They are the only team in the league with both a winning record and a negative point differential (-33, to be exact).
That said, Carolina is absolutely horrible. So expect the extremely mediocre Buccaneers to go 6-3.
RJ's Pick: Tampa Bay by 12