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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, Nov. 9, 2017
 
Seattle
Seahawks
19
The Cardinals won with Drew Stanton last Sunday at San Francisco, but itís going to be a lot tougher here. The Seattle defense is much better and playing well Ė except for a late-game touchdown last week to the Redskins. Russell Wilson and the offense need to get back on track here. I think they do. It will be ugly, but Seattle takes it.
Result: Seattle Seahawks 22, Arizona Cardinals 16
Arizona
Cardinals
16
 
Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017
 
New Orleans
Saints
23
The Saints have won six straight games because of their defense, which is a good sign when a team is on the road. Buffalo was bad the last time out in losing to the Jets and I think the Saints defense will get the best of the Buffalo offense here. The Saints win a seventh straight game.
Result: New Orleans Saints 47, Buffalo Bills 10
Buffalo
Bills
20
 
 
Chicago
Bears
16
The Packers have offensive issues in a big way without Aaron Rodgers. But the defense didnít pick up the slack against the Lions. They will do so this week against the Bears. Neither team is great on offense, which will keep the score down. Bears take it.
Result: Chicago Bears 16, Green Bay Packers 23
Green Bay
Packers
13
 
 
Detroit
Lions
28
The Lions were impressive Monday night beating the Packers, and that could be the start of a roll. The Browns donít have enough to ruin it either. Matt Stafford keeps it going with another big day, even on a short week.
Result: Detroit Lions 38, Cleveland Browns 24
Cleveland
Browns
10
 
 
Pittsburgh
Steelers
30
The Colts are coming off a victory at Houston, while the Steelers are coming off a bye. At the top of their game, the Steelers might be the most complete team in the league. I think they show it here against a Colts team that isnít nearly as good.
Result: Pittsburgh Steelers 20, Indianapolis Colts 17
Indianapolis
Colts
17
 
 
Jacksonville
Jaguars
19
The Chargers are coming off a bye, while the Jaguars dominated the Bengals last week. The Chargers have won six straight against the Jaguars, including three on the road. That will change here because this Jacksonville defense is dominant and will win a low-scoring game for Jacksonville.
Result: Jacksonville Jaguars 20, Los Angeles Chargers 17
Los Angeles
Chargers
13
 
 
New York
Jets
20
The Bucs will be without Jameis Winston and receiver Mike Evans here, and itís not like theyíve been lighting it up anyway. That means Ryan Fitzpatrick is in at quarterback to face his former team. The Jets are one of the surprises of the league. Coach Todd Bowles has done a really nice job with this group. It stays that way. Jets take it.
Result: NY Jets 10, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 15
Tampa Bay
Buccaneers
17
 
 
Tennessee
Titans
23
The Bengals are playing consecutive non-division road games, which is tough. They are also not playing very well. The Titans looked improved on defense against the Ravens, and I think that will carry over here. The Bengals arenít good enough on offense.
Result: Tennessee Titans 24, Cincinnati Bengals 20
Cincinnati
Bengals
10
 
 
Minnesota
Vikings
21
The Redskins saved their season by winning at Seattle behind a great defensive performance. But their banged-up offensive line faces a still challenge in the Minnesota front. I think the Vikings will find a way again to win a game late with both defenses having good games.
Result: Minnesota Vikings 38, Washington Redskins 30
Washington
Redskins
20
 
 
Los Angeles
Rams
33
The Rams are 10-point favorites in this game. Think about that. Who saw that coming? But with all the Texans injuries and the Rams playing great offense, it makes sense. The Rams will light up the scoreboard again. Blowout.
Result: Los Angeles Rams 33, Houston Texans 7
Houston
Texans
16
 
 
Atlanta
Falcons
27
The Falcons might be playing for their playoff lives here. They are 4-4 and home for the first time in a month after three on the road. The Cowboys have righted things with three straight victories, but they might be without Ezekiel Elliott, pending his appeal of his suspension. I think the desperate Falcons find a way to win it.
Result: Atlanta Falcons 27, Dallas Cowboys 7
Dallas
Cowboys
23
 
 
New York
Giants
27
This is the dog game of the day with one victory between the two teams. The Giants looked to have quit last week in the blowout loss to the Rams, so it will be interesting to see how they bounce back after a long trip to the west coast. The 49ers lost to Drew Stanton last week. Thatís never good. Eli Manning will beat them too to keep them winless.
Result: NY Giants 21, San Francisco 49ers 31
San Francisco
49ers
21
 
 
New England
Patriots
24
This would normally be a big-time game, but the Broncos havenít held up their end of it. They are struggling in a big way on offense and the defense has even regressed. The Patriots are coming off a bye, so they are rested. Tom Brady has struggled at times in Denver, and he might here. The Pats get the win, but the Broncos manage to keep it close.
Result: New England Patriots 41, Denver Broncos 16
Denver
Broncos
20
 
Monday, Nov. 13, 2017
 
Carolina
Panthers
23
The Dolphins lost a tough one against the Raiders and now face a tough road game at Carolina. They seemed to get the offense going against the Raiders, but this Carolina defense is much better. The Panthers also seemed improved on offense against Atlanta. The Panthers will win a close one.
Result: Carolina Panthers 45, Miami Dolphins 21
Miami
Dolphins
21