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At the midpoint of the season, and the league is week to week, and on any given Sunday, just about anybody can beat anybody. While there are no dominant teams, outside of maybe Kansas City that hasn’t lost since week 1. Let’s see how this week shakes out. 

Here are the matchups.

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Buccaneers vs Bills – The Bills are a 9.5 point favorite, and they should win this game easily, but in 2023, who knows. Not sure if the Bills will cover the point spread, but they should win straight up. Winner – Bills

Sunday Slate

Patriots vs Dolphins – Miami favored by 9, the Patriots aren’t great but they know how to confound quarterbacks and great offenses, can Miami’s outerspace offense thrive at home against the Pats. Not sure but I think they’ll bounce back after losing to Philly in week 7.  Winner – Dolphins

Jets vs Giants – After thinking the Jets season was over after Aaron Rodgers went down in week 1, the Jets have a chance to get to over .500 with a win over the woeful Giants. I think they’ll figure out a way to get it done.  Winner- J.E.T.S Jets Jets Jets!

Jaguars vs Steelers – Somehow the Steelers are 4-2, but it’s a fraudulent record, Jags win!  Winner- Duvaaaal! (Jaguars)

Falcons vs Titans – Will Levis gets his first start for the Titans, Desmond Ridder is not great but I think he’s a smidge better than a fresh rookie so I’ll take the Falcons.  Winner – Falcons

Texans vs Panthers – #1, vs #2 top quarterbacks taken in the draft.  CJ Stroud and the Texans are just plain better than Bryce Young the Panthers, but should be fun to watch and compare.  Winner – Texans

Vikings vs Packers – Jordan Love ain’t it ya’ll. Sorry cheeseheads  Long live Kirk-o Bangz.  YOU LIKE THAT! Winner – Vikings

Saints vs Colts – Dennis Allen and Derek Carr are two retreads that aren’t repeating. Give me the best facial hair in the NFL, Gardner Minschew and the frisky Colts in this one.  Winner – Colts

Rams vs Cowboys – Dem Boys should get this W.  Winner – Cowboys

Browns vs Seahawks – This will be a tough defensive battle. I think the difference will be the 12’s of Seattle.  Winner – Seahawks

Chiefs vs Broncos – Taylor Swift’s Boyfriend > Ciara’s Husband  Winner – Team Swift (The Chiefs)

Bears vs Chargers – The Chargers have an opportunity to get right here, lets see if they actually do it. Don’t let me down Justin Herbert.  Winner – Chargers

Eagles vs Commanders – I expect Fed Ex Field to be filled with Eagles fans, and for Jalen and the Eagles to Brotherly Shove their way to an easy victory over the hapless Manders.  Winner – Eagles

Bengals vs 49ers – If Joe Burrow’s calf is healthy I expect him to find a way to get this done.  The 49ers have lost two in a row.  I tihink this could make it three in a row.  Winner – Bengals

Monday Night Football 

Raiders vs Lions – Why on Earth are the Raiders on Monday Night Football? Lions recover after a good wooping from the Ravens.  Fighting Dan Campbells for the win.  Winner – Lions

Interesting perspective on the Brian Flores and NFL Coaching lawsuit

Miami and Tua are flourishing without Flores, maybe he needed to be fired.  Here’s an interesting take from Jason Whitlock.