Arizona (4-8) at Seattle (7-5) - 4:25 p.m. (Line: SEATTLE BY 10)
The Cardinals have lost eight games in a row. The Seahawks are undefeated at home this season, but are 0-3 against divisional opponents.
---RJ's Pick: Seattle by 4
New Orleans (5-7) at New York Giants (7-5) - 4:25 p.m. (Line: NEW YORK GIANTS BY 5)
The Saints need to win their last four games to have any realistic chance of making the playoffs. They are just 2-4 on the road this season. The Giants have lost three of their last four and are at risk of falling out of first place in the NFC East.
---RJ's Pick: New York Giants by 1
Detroit (4-8) at Green Bay (8-4) - 8:20 p.m. (Line: GREEN BAY BY 6.5)
The Lions have lost four in a row, including three straight home games in which they held a fourth quarter lead. The Packers are 5-1 at home this season. I strongly discourage readers from taking my advice on this pick.
---RJ's Pick: Detroit by 3
*Monday, December 10*
Houston (11-1) at New England (9-3) - 8:30 p.m. (Line: NEW ENGLAND BY 3.5)
This is quite possibly a preview of the AFC Championship Game. The Texans have the league's second best offense in terms of points scored per game; the Patriots have the best. The Texans are ranked fourth in total yards of offense; the Patriots are ranked first. The Texans, however, are allowing just 18.4 points per game, while the Patriots are allowing 21.7.
Key questions: How many of Tom Brady's passes will J.J. Watt get a hand on? How many times will J.J. Watt get his hands on Tom Brady? Which Texans defense will show up? The one that gave up 42 points to Green Bay, 37 points to Jacksonville, and 31 points to Detroit? Or the one that held Chicago to 6 points, Buffalo to 9, Tennessee to 10, and Baltimore to 13?
---RJ's Pick: New England by 10
[If you're interested, you can check out the full list of Danny Sheridan's Odds here.]