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NFL predictions

By ROGER MILLS
Published September 28, 2003

Cardinals (1-2) at Rams (1-2)

Marc Bulger will set things straight, even with an emotionally charged Cardinals squad.

Mills pick: Rams 17, Cardinals 13

Titans (2-1) at Steelers (2-1)

Marquee matchup of the day has to go to the home team, especially considering the discipline problems Tennessee has had.

Mills pick: Steelers 31, Titans 20

Jaguars (0-3) at Texans (1-2)

The Byron Leftwich era is here and starts with a bang. He throws two touchdowns and two picks.

Mills pick: Jaguars 20, Texans 13

Eagles (0-2) at Bills (2-1)

That the Eagles are winless is a shock. That they'll stay that way, is even bigger.

Mills pick: Bills 21, Eagles 17

Patriots (2-1) at Redskins (2-1)

With injuries ravaging the Patriots defense, the Redskins show no mercy and Patrick Ramsey runs it up.

Mills pick: Redskins 24, Patriots 10

Bengals (0-3) at Browns (1-2)

The Bengals have lost three straight to the Browns but Tim Couch can't make it four in a row, Marvin Lewis gets first win.

Mills pick: Bengals 13, Browns 6

49ers (1-2) at Vikings (3-0)

Without Daunte Culpepper, you can expect a Viking let down. But can the 49ers take advantage? Nope.

Mills pick: Vikings 28, 49ers 21

Chargers (0-3) at Raiders (1-2)

How the mighty have fallen? Raiders need this to stay respectable and should get it since the Chargers are that bad.

Mills pick: Raiders 24, Chargers 10

Cowboys (1-1) at Jets (0-3)

Another installment of the Tuna Tour goes in Dallas' favor because the Jets are close to imploding.

Mills pick: Cowboys 17, Jets 6

Chiefs (3-0) at Ravens (2-1)

Priest Holmes returns to Baltimore with a chip and some skills too. But their defense wins the game.

Mills pick: Chiefs 17, Ravens 10

Falcons (1-2) at Panthers (2-0)

Sorry Doug Johnson, no relief from the pass rush. No help for the running game either.

Mills pick: Panthers 24, Falcons 9

Lions (1-2) at Broncos (3-0)

This is the perfect suicide pool pick. But then again, so was Green Bay over Arizona last week.

Mills pick: Broncos 30, Lions 14

Colts (3-0) at Saints (1-2)

Peyton Manning is back in his homestate and the Saints throw him a party.

Mills pick: Colts 24, Saints 17

[Last modified September 28, 2003, 01:49:44]


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  • Carolina native puts on a show for home fans
  • FSU By the numbers
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  • Ducks are done in by mistakes
  • Beleaguered Army program and fans can't catch a break
  • USF better at the home of defense
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  • Big East: Hokies diversify scoring in rout
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  • State: Turnovers hurt UCF in defeat
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