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Thursday

Denver Broncos @ Arizona Cardinals – 8:20 p.m. on FOX and NFL Network (Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews, Kristina Pink)

Alex: Broncos 24 Cardinals 17  Zach: Broncos 24 Cardinals 20  Joe: Broncos 24 Cardinals 17

Ethan: Broncos 27 Cardinals 20  Sean: Broncos 20 Cardinals 17

Zach: Both teams are coming off losses at the hands of two of the best teams in the NFC, the Vikings and Rams respectively. It’s likely a lost season for both teams, but Arizona is trying to evaluate rookie QB Josh Rosen. The Broncos have talent on defense, but it seems their window has completely closed. I’ll take the teams with more talent on the defensive side. Denver wins a close one.

Joe: I like the Broncos by a touchdown in this one with stout defense led by Von Miller facing Cardinals rookie quarterback Josh Rosen. Miller will give Rosen problems all night and with an inconsistent Broncos offense, I think it will be a hard fought win for the Broncos.

 

Sunday

Tennessee Titans vs. Los Angeles Chargers – 9:30 a.m. in London on CBS (Greg Gumbel, Trent Green, Bruce Arians, Melanie Collins)

Alex: Chargers 31 Titans 21  Zach: Chargers 24 Titans 10  Joe: Chargers 30 Titans 26

Ethan: Chargers 35 Titans 24  Sean: Titans 24 Chargers 18

Ethan: The Titans vs. Chargers matches strength vs. weakness. The Chargers are coming off a week where they put up 38 points against a stud Browns defense. Now they are up against a Titans team who isn’t bad defensively but offensively have been mediocre at best. I don’t see the Titans having the firepower to keep up with the Bolts this game.

 

New England Patriots @ Chicago Bears – 1 p.m. on CBS (Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Evan Washburn)

Alex: Patriots 31 Bears 30  Zach: Patriots 27 Bears 21  Joe: Patriots 35 Bears 17

Ethan: Patriots 31 Bears 27  Sean: Bears 28 Patriots 24

Ethan: The Pats vs. Bears will be closer than you think. Let’s not forget the Bears two losses this season were a choke job on the road against the bad man Aaron Rodgers and an overtime loss to Brock Osweiler and the Dolphins. Let’s not act like we knew what team was on before this past Sunday. With that being said, the Pats are coming off their biggest victory of the season against the Patrick Mahomes-led Chiefs, so I expect Tom Brady to win another close one late.

 

Dallas Cowboys @ Washington Redskins – 4:25 p.m. on CBS (Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson)

Alex: Cowboys 27 Redskins 20  Zach: Redskins 24 Cowboys 20  Joe: Cowboys 24 Redskins 17

Ethan: Cowboys 20 Redskins 18  Sean: Redskins 23 Broncos 20

Ethan: The Cowboys and Redskins will be a fun one as always, maybe more so for the rivalry than the play on the field because of dink-and-dunk Alex Smith and 180-Dak Prescott since the latter hasn’t thrown for more than 180 yards in a game this season. I wouldn’t expect this to be a high-flying passing game but more of a ball control and defensive-led ballgame, which I believe favors America’s team in this case. So how ‘bout them Cowboys getting two straight wins?! I think they do it Sunday.

 

Cincinnati Bengals @ Kansas City Chiefs – 8:20 p.m. on NBC (Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya)

Alex: Bengals 38 Chiefs 35  Zach: Chiefs 34 Bengals 27  Joe: Chiefs 42 Bengals 27

Ethan: Bengals 38 Chiefs 35  Sean: Chiefs 35 Bengals 28

Alex: NBC Sunday Night Football for week seven features our hometown Bengals, yes Sean the Bengals, looking to reverse their fortunes on Sunday Night Football against the Kansas City Chiefs led by rookie quarterback sensation Patrick Mahomes II. The Bengals can win this game and I think they will. I think their dynamic offense will cause problems for the Chiefs defense, and if the Bengals defense can create turnovers they will be in a position to win. FC Cincinnati will win Saturday to win the Queen City’s first professional sports playoff game or series since 1995, effectively breaking the Cincinnati sports curse. The Bengals will follow with one of the biggest wins in franchise history on Sunday night.

 

Monday

New York Giants @ Atlanta Falcons – 8:15 p.m. on ESPN (Joe Tessitore, Jason Witten, Booger McFarland, Lisa Salters)

Alex: Giants 34 Falcons 31  Zach: Falcons 31 Giants 24  Joe: Falcons 33 Giants 28

Ethan: Falcons 35 Giants 21  Sean:

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