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Predictions & Projections
David Dorey
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Game Predictions Summary
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WEEK 8
October 25, 2006
Season Ticket
Sunday
Sunday
Sunday Late
Sunday night
On Bye
ARZ at GB JAX at PHI STL at SD DAL at CAR BUF, DET
ATL at CIN SEA at KC IND at DEN
Monday
MIA, WAS
BAL at NO SF at CHI NYJ at CLE NE at MIN  
HOU at TEN TB at NYG PIT at OAK   updated

Game Predictions

Prediction Last Week 6-6, vs. line 8-4, Overall 66-34 (67%), vs. line 54-46 (55%)
ARZ 14, GB 24 (Line: GB by 3) The Cardinals don't travel well at all and the hometown fans at Lambeau still haven't seen a win this year. That changes this week.
ATL 17, CIN 23 (Line: CIN by 4.5) This game could go either way - the Bengals are still not as productive as last year but the Falcons have only been on two road trips this season and figure Vick is now too happy with his passing skills.
BAL 16, NO 17 (Line: NO by 2) both teams come off a bye week though only the Saints still have the same offensive coordinator. Should be close, low scoring and continue the trend of the Saints being just good enough.
HOU 14, TEN 17

(Line: TEN by 2) Hard to imagine, but one of these teams is going on a two game winning streak. The Texans probably called in every favor from the Gods they could last week with their surprising win over the Jaguars and the Titans have been resting for two weeks preparing to face them.

JAX 13, PHI 27 (Line: PHI by 6) The Jaguars are 0-3 on the road and the Eagles are tired of losing games they should have won.
SEA 10, KC 24 (Line: KC by 4.5) The Seahawks will be without Hasselbeck and probably Alexander too and that doesn't bode well going into Arrowhead against a team that has to win and that cannot take anything for granted. Nice timing by the Chiefs on this one.
SF 7, CHI 31 (Line: CHI by 16.5) The 49ers on the road are rarely (read never) very dominant and the Bears at home need to erase that poor offensive showing back in week 6 against the Cardinals. This is exactly the right team to give that to them.
TB 10, NYG 27 (Line: NYG by 9) The Bucs have won two in a row but the offense had nothing to do with last week. Back at home the Giants suddenly look like one of the new "teams to beat" while the notion that the Bucs could win on the road for the first time seems overly optimistic.
STL 20, SD 34 (Line: SD by 9) The Rams have been a surprise this year but on the road this week face a Chargers team that is still steamed about last week. The Chargers offense has taken shape now and that's just too much to ask from the road Rams to stop this week.
IND 16, DEN 17 (Line: DEN by 2.5) No one has scored a TD in Denver this year - heck, Plummer has barely done it himself. This game revolves around just one thing - can Manning throw for two touchdowns? No visitor has even one yet.
NYJ 20, CLE 17 (Line: CLE by 1.5) The Jets are not nearly as good as their record suggest but the Browns really are a 1-5 team. Losing CB Baxter hurts the strength of the defense and the worst rusher meets the worse rushing defense. What happens when an unmoving object faces an ever-yielding force?
PIT 23, OAK 13 (Line: PIT by 9) The Raiders finally managed a win by not using their starting running back or quarterback but they are back this week and the Steelers just need a win - any win by this point.
DAL 20, CAR 21 (Line: CAR by 3) The change to Romo should give some spark to the Cowboys and they need to bounce back after last week, but the Panthers at home should prove just enough to send the Cowboys reeling.
NE 17, MIN 13 (Line: NE by 2.5) This could be a rather uneventful Monday night game for once. The Patriots are on a roll but on the road with a rushing game that hasn't been as good lately. The Vikes are at home with a rushing game that has been working but a passing game that just gets worse. Flip a coin and give the nod to the Pats.