It's time for another week of prognostications, so let's get at it. These are determined by the six games with the closest spreads, although the games will be predicted straight up. Feel free to post your own picks in the comments section, and I'll keep you updated with the results throughout the season.
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San Diego Chargers @ Kansas City Chiefs - Chargers
Chicago Bears @ Cincinnati Bengals - Bengals
Minnesota Vikings @ Pittsburgh Steelers - Steelers
San Francisco 49ers @ Houston Texans - Texans
New York Jets @ Oakland Raiders - Jets
Atlanta Falcons @ Dallas Cowboys - Falcons
The Chargers have looked less-than-stellar this season but I'll take them at Arrowhead... Bears-Bengals is quite the toss-up, so I'll take Cincinnati at home... I'm taking the Steelers mostly because of their strong run defense. If they shut down Adrian Peterson and force Brett Favre to start "gunslinging" all over the place, it could be a good day for Pittsburgh's defense... I'll take the Texans to keep their momentum going. The addition of Michael Crabtree to the 49ers' offense will be a nice fit, but probably not right away... So much of me wants to take the Raiders at home, coming off their win against the Eagles, and right after the Jets looked like a UFL team against the Bills, but I just can't. I doubt Mark Sanchez will have a game as bad as he had last week and I've been burned too many times by the Jets to pick against them again... Give me the Falcons since I've been saying all along that the Cowpokes are overrated.