SATURDAY 4 HOUSTON TEXANS @ 1 NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 8:15PM
SUNDAY 3 PITTSBURGH STEELERS @ 2 KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 1:05PM
NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
SATURDAY 3 SEATTLE SEAHAWKS @ 2 ATLANTA FALCONS 4:35PM
SUNDAY 4 GREEN BAY PACKERS @ 1 DALLAS COWBOYS 4:40PM
Hoping for a little more unpredictability this week - last week was kind of a snoozer if you didn't have a horse. (That Packers game got REALLY good, though!)
I'd love to see the Packers move on but I think all the home teams, rested, have too great an advantage in all four games. Packers would be my obvious upset pick, but I could probably be talked into a Steelers pick.
I don't know about Pittsburgh/KC. I saw the hit that Roethlisberger took at the end of the Miami game and it looked like he was favoring his shoulder. Plus he has the ankle issue but is out of the walking boot. The Chiefs are really good but the Steelers are a team that could get on a roll. I dunno ...
I'll go Kansas City just to round out the home teams and leave all the 1s and 2s for the Conference Championships.
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/writers/dr_z/01/26/announcer.grades/index.html One of my favorite reads of the year as usual. I think he hit the nail on the head once again with Pitts and Tim Ryan being a great team.