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PETE PRISCO
Senior NFL Columnist
Pete Prisco has covered the NFL for three decades, including working as a beat reporter in Jacksonville for the Jaguars. He hosted his own radio show for seven years, and can be seen throughout the week on CBS Sports' NFL shows. When he's not watching game tape you can find Pete on Twitter or dreaming of an Arizona State national title in football.
MATCHUP SCORE ANALYSIS
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016
 
Green Bay
Packers
27
When does Aaron Rodgers turn it around? Is this the week? The Bears arenít great on defense, so I think it will be. Then again, havenít we been saying that for a while?
Result: Green Bay Packers 26, Chicago Bears 10
Chicago
Bears
16
 
Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016
 
Los Angeles
Rams
20
This is a long trip for the Giants and Rams, but that victory against the Ravens last week might have been the thing to get the Giants offense cranked up. The problem is the Rams defense. Health has been an issue there, but I think they will slow the Giants this week. Rams take it in an upset.
Result: Los Angeles Rams 10, NY Giants 17
New York
Giants
17
 
 
Cincinnati
Bengals
28
The Bengals are home after losing two road games to two good teams. They have the perfect tonic in the Browns, who are playing consecutive road games. Cincinnati starts to turn their season around here with a big victory.
Result: Cincinnati Bengals 31, Cleveland Browns 17
Cleveland
Browns
16
 
 
Detroit
Lions
35
The Redskins have won four straight games to get back in the division race. Theyíve done it despite defensive issues. I think that will show up here. This will be an offensive shootout with Matthew Stafford getting the best of it.
Result: Detroit Lions 20, Washington Redskins 17
Washington
Redskins
31
 
 
Jacksonville
Jaguars
30
The Raiders have big-time defensive issues and have to travel a long way for this one. The Jaguars have won two straight games, so they feel they are turning their season around. Oakland has won all four of their road games, but this will be their first loss away from home.
Result: Jacksonville Jaguars 16, Oakland Raiders 33
Oakland
Raiders
27
 
 
Kansas City
Chiefs
30
The Chiefs impressed last week at Oakland with their running game and the Saints are 25th against the run. The Chiefs will run it to keep Drew Brees off the field. Their pass rushers will get after him as well. Chiefs are the pick.
Result: Kansas City Chiefs 27, New Orleans Saints 21
New Orleans
Saints
21
 
 
Buffalo
Bills
30
The Dolphins might have found something with their running game last week, while the Bills have righted their season. They start a tough stretch of games after this, so they need this one badly. I think with the way they are playing, they will continue to roll with LeSean McCoy. Bills take it.
Result: Buffalo Bills 25, Miami Dolphins 28
Miami
Dolphins
24
 
 
New York
Jets
27
The Jets are back home after losing consecutive road games in an almost must-win situation. They just arenít playing good football right now. But the Ravens are playing consecutive road games in the same stadium after losing to the Giants this week. Thatís tough. The Jets will get it going here on offense.
Result: NY Jets 24, Baltimore Ravens 16
Baltimore
Ravens
21
 
 
Philadelphia
Eagles
23
The Vikings come off their bye as the only undefeated team. This is the return of quarterback Sam Bradford to face his former team, who traded him before the season. The Eagles have wilted some on defense the past two weeks, but I think they get back on track here against their former teammate. Upset special.
Result: Philadelphia Eagles 21, Minnesota Vikings 10
Minnesota
Vikings
20
 
 
Tennessee
Titans
23
The Colts are playing a second straight road division game after blowing the big lead at Houston. How do they regroup here? It wonít be easy. The Titans love to run it and Colts are 28th in yards per rush on defense. Titans control the clock and win the game.
Result: Tennessee Titans 26, Indianapolis Colts 34
Indianapolis
Colts
20
 
 
Atlanta
Falcons
31
The Chargers will have had 10 days to rest before this trip, but itís still a tough one to make. The Falcons are home after two tough road games. They love playing in their dome and they will put on an offensive show here. But Philip Rivers will keep up for a while and keep it close.
Result: Atlanta Falcons 30, San Diego Chargers 33
29
 
 
San Francisco
49ers
23
The Bucs are coming off their bye, and they won at Carolina before that. Can that momentum carry over? It can, but this is a long trip against a team that is desperate for a victory. I think the 49ers get one here. Colin Kaepernick leads the 49ers to a victory.
Result: San Francisco 49ers 17, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34
Tampa Bay
Buccaneers
20
 
 
New England
Patriots
34
This was supposed to be a battle of Ben Roethlisberger against Tom Brady. But with Roethlisberger out, itís Landry Jones against Brady. Thatís a mismatch. Brady lights up the Steelers defense.
Result: New England Patriots 27, Pittsburgh Steelers 16
Pittsburgh
Steelers
17
 
 
Arizona
Cardinals
23
This is a big chance for Seattle to take a big hold on the division lead. The Cardinals havenít looked right so far in the early part of the season, but I think they get it going here and David Johnson will run them to a victory.
Result: Arizona Cardinals 6, Seattle Seahawks 6
Seattle
Seahawks
20
 
Monday, Oct. 24, 2016
 
Denver
Broncos
28
This is the Brock Osweiler homecoming. He shunned Denver last March, which is the spotlight here in this one. The Denver defense probably canít wait to get after him. He played well late against the Colts last week, but not here. Denver takes it.
Result: Denver Broncos 27, Houston Texans 9
Houston
Texans
14