Buffalo- Cincinnati might be the best game of the day. The Bills have turned into defensive monsters. Carson Palmer is starting to hit his stride for the Bengals. On a hunch I?ll ride with the defense and pick the Bills in upset number 3. I don?t know why Miami was able to make such a run at Denver on Sunday, but it makes me go the obvious route and select Kansas City to beat the Broncos.
If I had any guts, I?d say that Charlie Weis?s going to Notre Dame has the Patriots so shaken that they?ll suffer the upset of the year on Monday night against Miami. But New England is the NFL team least likely to be rattled by anything. So, with apologies, I?ll pick the Pats to beat the Dolphins--and to those of you sneering at me for even choosing this game, the rules are that I always cover the Monday-nighter. -- Paul Zimmerman
Last week: 5?3 Season: 73?46
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