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Sunday, November 4, 2012 - Page updated at 05:00 p.m.
Danny O'Neil's clicks and picks
Game of the Day
Today's games Time Pick Denver at Cincinnati 10 a.m. (Ch. 7) Broncos, 20-17 Broncos have won 14 of last 17 vs. Bengals, and Peyton Manning 7-0 all-time vs. Cincy. Baltimore at Cleveland 10 a.m. Ravens, 23-12 Ravens have won nine in a row against Browns, who've averaged 11.9 points in those losses. Arizona at Green Bay 10 a.m. Packers, 27-13 Packers' biggest danger is Clay Matthews slipping on his own drool over facing Cards' O-line. Buffalo at Houston 10 a.m. Texans, 33-17 Texans average 30.9 points, 2nd-most in the NFL, but that's less than the Bills allow (32.4). Miami at Indianapolis 10 a.m. Dolphins, 24-16 Dolphins have won three in a row, the longest active winning streak in the AFC. Detroit at Jacksonville 10 a.m. Lions, 21-15 Lions have held a team to fewer than 20 points only once, Jags scored more than 20 just three times. Chicago at Tennessee 10 a.m. Bears, 34-24 Bears D has scored league-high 6 TDs; Titans D has allowed 25 TDs, 2nd-most in the league. Carolina at Washington 10 a.m. Washington, 26-14 Last year's rookie of the year Cam Newton vs. this year's favorite for the award: Robert Griffin III. Tampa Bay at Oakland 1 p.m. Bucs, 24-20 Bucs have league's sixth-best rushing defense, Raiders' the third-worst rushing offense. Minnesota at Seattle 1 p.m. (Ch. 13) Seahawks, 27-17 Vikes have won five, but only one came against an opponent that currently holds a winning record. Pittsburgh at New York Giants 1:25 p.m. Steelers, 24-20 Giants lead the league with 24 takeaways, but Steelers have committed just six turnovers. Dallas at Atlanta 5:20 p.m. (Ch. 5) Falcons, 34-17 Cowboys have committed NFC-high 19 turnovers, Falcons an NFC-low seven. Tomorrow's game Time Pick Philadelphia at New Orleans 5:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saints, 27-20 Hard to tell which coach is having less of an effect on his team: Sean Payton or Andy Reid.
Bye weeks: Patriots, Jets, 49ers, Rams.
Last week's record: 8-4. Season record: 71-38 (.651)
Dallas at Atlanta, 5:20 p.m., Channel 5
The Cowboys face the league's only unbeaten team in what is a fitting finale to a truly murderous first-half schedule in which Dallas has faced the defending Super Bowl champions twice, played at both Seattle and Baltimore and lost to Chicago. Good thing owner Jerry Jones is so patient and understanding with his head coaches, right? With lots of speculation that the Cowboys could be interested in Mike Holmgren or Andy Reid if they were available for coaching jobs this offseason, the second half of this year is going to be a referendum on Jason Garrett's future as Cowboys coach.
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