So, be warned: I have two totally unjustifiable homer picks on my slate today. I picked my Rams against the Cardinals, even thought I am skeptical that we will win. I pick the Broncos against the Chargers, even thought I think it's a 50/50 toss up.
The two big games on the horizon are the 49ers @ Ravens and Giants @ Saints.
The first is a game pitting the #2 and #3 ranked powers in the NFL... and the coaches are brothers too. This should spoil Thanksgiving dinner for sure. It's a tough pick, but I have to go with my gut on this one. I think the 49ers prevail. The Ravens are coming off another gutsy emotional win in the conference. That means it's time for a let-down. They also lack Ray Lewis in the middle. I don't like any of these facts. Although it pains me to do it, I must pick the 49ers here.
The second game pits the Giants and the Saints, and it's a game that may determine the top-wildcard birth in the NFC. Although it pains me to say it, I think the Giants are going to lose their 3rd straight game. I think the Saints and their home-field advantage will be overwhelming in this game. Their loss to the Eagles really shook my confidence in the Giants.
The rest of the games are pretty straight up-and-down choices.