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Paul Zimmerman
November 16, 1998
Oh, sure, it's just swell, handicapping games without an M.D.'s license. You want to know who's going to win on Sunday? Kindly answer a few questions for me.
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November 16, 1998

Dr. Z's Forecast

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I think Brunell will be back, and the Jaguars will win against a Buccaneers defense that was missing three starters in the secondary against the Oilers.

Denver- Kansas City at Arrowhead? Preseason, this date was circled on the calendar, but who would have guessed that the Chiefs' quarterback situation would have gone so sour? I like the Broncos, with or without Elway.

Philadelphia, with two scoring tosses in its first nine games, has successfully eliminated the touchdown pass from its repertoire. The Eagles will lose to the Redskins, who will suit up Dave Butz, Diron Talbert and Ron McDole in an all-out commitment to stop the run.

The Cardinals are delirious as they prepare to host the Cowboys. With a win, Arizona would vault into a tie for the lead in the mighty NFC East. It's the most important event in the desert since it was discovered that you could squeeze water out of a cactus. Feverish emotion. Deafening crowd noise. Desert heat. Different level of talent, though. I'll take Dallas.

The Bills will beat the Patriots; New England's problems at wideout are simply too serious. The Seahawks over the Raiders, in Oakland, for no logical reason, just a hunch. The Ravens over the Chargers, although this is the kind of team the San Diego defense could kick in against and force turnovers. Have I picked enough games? One more, you say? O.K., the Oilers, who had their game neatly in place against the Bucs, will score a mini upset over the Steelers.

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