The Giants will wrap up the NFC East with a win over the Redskins in those same Meadowlands. How can both the Jets and the Giants be playing in the same place, you ask? Easy, the Giants play on Saturday. Washington couldn't run with Terry Allen in the 7-7 tie last month, and now that Allen's out with a sprained ankle, the Skins will have even more trouble against New York. Jeff Hostetler won't be as bad as he was in the last meeting, but he's overmatched by a defense that's into its December-nasty phase.
I like New England over Pittsburgh in Foxboro, only because the Steelers have yet to show me they can beat a prestige team on the road. The Patriots' win in Jacksonville was kind of a landmark game for Drew Bledsoe, who was allowed to take command and call his own plays near the end of the first half. He responded with a 63-second, 78-yard touchdown drive.
Playing the Bengals in Cincinnati won't be as easy for the Cowboys as it might seem. Dallas is working on a short week after the Monday-nighter; the Bengals, on a long one after playing last Thursday. Dare I pick a shocking upset? Yes, I dare. Cincinnati in an upset.