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  The San Francisco 49ers got back to their winning ways last week as they defeated the Miami Dolphins 27-13. The New England Patriots dominated one of the best teams in the NFL, the Houston Texans, 43-12. The 49ers travel to New England to take on the Patriots in what could be a Super Bowl preview. Can the 49ers win in this tough environment or will the Patriots put up another performance like last week?

  The 49ers will be led by second year quarterback Colin Kapernick. Ever since taking over for Alex Smith, the young quarterback has added a little more explosiveness to the offense. This week, he will surely be tested on his quarterback acumen by the expertise of New England head coach Bill Belichick. The mastermind of defense has been giving opposing quarterback fits for years. In order for Kapernick to be successful, he must be smart with the football. When Kapernick gets chances to make…

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The Green Bay Packers snatched victory from the jaws of defeat when they last played against Detroit at Ford Field. Well, this time, the Lions are coming to Lambeau to try and spoil the recent success that the Packers have had. The Lions are trying to end a three-game losing skid while the Packers are getting back to their winning ways. Will the Lions end their streak or will the Packers keep it on cruise control?

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has been playing better of lately. In his last two games, he has thrown four touchdowns to only one interception. Against Green Bay, he must continue to take care of the football and make smart decisions with the football. Stafford must also find his best weapon, wide receiver Calvin Johnson. Megatron is the best receiver in the game and he is a mismatch for anyone that lines up to check him. The more…

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The Philadelphia Eagles have had a pretty miserable season. They have lost their starting quarterback(Michael Vick), their starting tailback(LaSean McCoy) and after last week, it looked like they lost their pride. Well, Vick and McCoy are still out for this week with concussions, but the Eagles do play for their pride on Sunday night as they head to Dallas. The Cowboys are barely hanging on in the playoff picture after losing to the Washington Redskins on Thanksgiving. Pride or the hunger for the playoffs? Which one will it be?

Rookie Nick Foles has stepped into the starting quarterback position for the Eagles. He definitely played better than he did the week prior, but he also did not create any big plays. Heading into Dallas, he will be without the previously mentioned McCoy and he will also be without one of his best receivers, DeSean Jackson. With those two out, expect Foles to look for wide receiver Jeremy Maclin even more than…

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The Green Bay Packers seem to have gotten on a roll since their early season troubles and the infamous “Touchdown/Interception” play in Seattle. The Packers found a way to pull out a win against the Detroit Lions in Motown last week when it counted the most. The Giants, on the other hand, have been struggling the last few games and that has led to their coach, Tom Coughlin, calling them out as being soft. Well, after a bye week, look for the Giants to come out refreshed and with a new attitude going forward as they welcome in the Packers.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers has more than made up for the absence of wide receiver Greg Jennings by finding guys like wide receivers Jordy Nelson, James Jones and Randall Cobb. These three guys have been very explosive in the passing game and have allowed Aaron Rodgers to exploit defenses like he…

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The New Orleans Saints have seemingly found their way offensively. They have put up 30+ points in back-to-back wins and they head to Denver to try and continue their offensive assault in the Mile High City. The Broncos are coming off a huge comeback against division rival San Diego Chargers. The Broncos, like the Saints, have seemingly found their offensive rhythm as well. Two Hall Of Fame quarterbacks meeting up on primetime for a potential offensive explosion. But which quarterback will come out wih the win.

The New Orleans Saints offense begins and ends with quarterback Drew Brees. He has been spectacular in the last few games and he has needed to be. Their defense has not stopped anyone. In this game, expect Brees to come out aggressive as usual. He may be down one weapon(Tight end Jimmy Graham is questionable with an ankle injury), but he will still have…

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The AFC North is known for tough, physical play and grind it out offenses. Well this year, the Bengals and the Steelers have helped flip the script on that thinking. Both teams like to put the ball in the air, so expect fireworks as both of these team meet in the Queen City in their first matchup for the 2012 season.

Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton has picked up where he left off last season. He has had some good moments, as evidenced by his 12 touchdown passes. But he has also had some bad moments too, with nine interceptions. In this game, Dalton must be better protecting the football. Two things that will help him would be to mix up the play-calling and to have some production out of the running game. That responsibility falls on the offensive coordinator, Jay Gruden, and running back Benjarvis Green-Ellis. “The Law Firm” was brought…

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The New Orleans Saints and the San Diego Chargers are two teams that are headed in opposite directions. The Saints invented a new way to lose last week in Green Bay when kicker Garrett Hartley missed a game-winning field goal. The Chargers, on the other hand, beat down the lowly Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. This week, the Chargers are heading to The Big Easy to take on the Saints and see which team’s luck will change for better or worse.

Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been playing below his standards this year. He has throw ten touchdown passes so far, but he has also thrown five interceptions while completing only 57.6% of his passes. In this game, they need Drew to have a flashback to to who he was last year. Along with protecting the football, he must come out and consistenly attack the Chargers in the passing game…

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