Another good batch of games. 10 and 6 from last week. Cumulative coming soon.
New Orleans @ Chicago - Overtime. In the cold. Pierre Thomas, welcome back to the Chi. Bears escape with one and keep their slim playoff hopes alive. I'm talking Calista Flockhart slim. Inquisitive Mind 1 - 0 for the week.
Tampa Bay @ Atlanta - Again? That's two weeks in a row of not being able to stop the run. Tony Dungy is crying on the inside somewhere. And they lose Jermaine Phillips for the year. Times are hard on the boulevard for the Bucs. Inquisitive Mind 1 - 1 for the week.
Detroit @ Indianapolis - There is some fight left in that dog or in this case lion. The Lions gave the Colts all they could handle before losing the game late. The Colts looked meticulous at times, but still off kilter a little bit. Inquisitive Mind 2 - 1 for the week.
San Diego @ Kansas City - Talk about cutting it close. I almost wanted the Chiefs to win this game because the Chargers seem to have this air about them that teams should just lay down and not play them. It almost cost them in this game. Again, the Chiefs are showing that they do know how to play football. Inquisitive Mind 3 - 1 for the week.
Seattle @ St. Louis - Well Big Game Torry Holt had a decent game but the defense let Seneca Wallace close them out. Well Rams, there's always next year, but that doesn't look good either. Inquisitive Mind 3 - 2 for the week.
San Francisco @ Miami - A 14-9 game? All I can say is that I'm glad that I picked the Dolphins. After you beat the Jets, you lay an egg the next week. Inquisitive Mind 4 - 2 for the week.
Buffalo @ New York Jets - It was a sluggfest, but the Jets came out on top. Thank God for defense. Brett, study your team jerseys so you know who to throw to. Marshawn Lynch finally had a decent game, but no TDs. Inquisitive Mind 5 - 2 for the week.
Tennessee @ Houston - Well, I was right and wrong. This Texans team has something good going for them. I was wrong when I said this week, we wouldn't see it. They shocked the Titans by taking away the running game. Did anyone see this? They took away the Titans running game and then beat them. Inquisitive Mind 5 - 3 for the week.
Green Bay @ Jacksonville - Finally some life in Jacksonville, or some terrible play in Green Bay. I think a little of both. The Packers haven't won a game in weeks and Jacksonville is playing out the string. Inquisitive Mind 5 - 4 for the week.
Minnesota @ Arizona - Tavaris Jackson with 4 TD passes? You can't even do that on Madden. That's all I got to say. Inquisitive Mind 5 - 5 for the week.
Denver @ Carolina - No contest. I'm surprised that Cutler made it out of NC in a vertical position. Inquisitive Mind 6 - 5 for the week.
Pittsburgh @ Baltimore - THAT WASN'T A TD!!!! There's no conclusive evidence that refutes that. What are these referees smoking?!?!?! This one hurt. I mean you hate to play that hard and then have a zebra take the game from you. Yes, the Steelers moved the ball on that possession, but not a TD. Inquisitive Mind 6 - 6 for the week.
New England @ Oakland - The only thing that surprised me in this game was that Oakland put up 26 points. I didn't think that they could. I mean, they are a baaaad team. Inquisitive Mind 7 - 6 for the week.
New York Giants @ Dallas - TO, do you want to know why people think that you're the source of a lot of this drama? Because you are. You act like a jilted girlfriend and then want to come out and clear things up about how you never said this, you never initiated this meeting, you just told your teammate that you didn't want to talk anymore about the issue, you berate your QB (then cry for him in the same breathe), and you still wonder why the media characterizes you in a negative manner. Dude, it's YOU!!!!!! Inquisitive Mind 8 - 6 for the week.
Cleveland @ Philadelphia - I'm happy for the Eagles keeping their slim playoff hopes alive, but that will mean more Andy Reid next year, not a good thing. Romeo is gone, and I'm hoping that the Philly fans pay attention to what happened in Green Bay this year. They got rid of Favre and went with Aaron Rodgers. I don't even think Kevin Kolb is as good as Aaron Rodgers. Inquisitive Mind 9 - 6 for the week.