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NFL Picks

Published November 23, 2003

Panthers (8-2) at Cowboys (7-3)

The Panthers are for real. The Cowboys will be real, soon. But maybe not yet.

Mills pick: Panthers 24, Cowboys 21

Colts (8-2) at Bills (4-6)

Peyton Manning is having and MVP season but can he do it without Marvin Harrison? The Bills defense gives no reason to believe he can't.

Mills pick: Colts 27, Bills 12

Seahawks (7-3) at Ravens (5-5)

The Ravens may be a .500 team in the standings but they're really a little better than that and will show it in a close one.

Mills pick: Ravens 17, Seahawks 15

Patriots (8-2) at Texans (4-5)

Perfect place for an upset. After all, who's going to pick the Texans to beat the Patriots? You? Not me!

Mills pick: Patriots 15, Texans 10

Jaguars (2-8) at Jets (3-7)

Both teams are coming off tough losses, but you have give the Jets the nod considering their offensive explosion against the Colts last week.

Mills pick: Jets 22, Jaguars 15

49ers (5-5) at Packers (5-5)

Thanks to the Bucs and the Vikings, the Packers are back in the division hunt and this time homefield will be an advantage.

Mills pick: Packers 21, 49ers 20

Lions (3-7) at Vikings (6-4)

The Lions cannot win on the road and the Vikings desperately need a win to stay on top of the NFC North division.

Mills pick: Vikings 34, Lions 21

Steelers (3-7) at Browns (4-6)

The Steelers weren't happy to have to travel to the West Coast and then play in Cleveland. Too bad. Now they have an excuse for the loss.

Mills pick: Browns 20, Steelers 13

Saints (5-) at Eagles (7-3)

Look out NFC, the Eagles are soaring again with great efficiency in the passing game and running game. Slim chance for the Saints.

Mills pick: Eagles 27, Saints 19

Rams (7-3) at Cardinals (3-7)

Marc Bulger isn't at his best but even if the Rams have to go to Kurt Warner, the Cardinals will have no answer.

Mills pick: Rams 24, Cardinals 10

Bears (3-7) at Broncos (6-4)

Jake Plummer is back and the Broncos offense is clearly far more volatile with him in there. Da Bears face Dafeat.

Mills pick: Broncos 34, Bears 17

Titans (8-2) at Falcons (2-8)

The Falcons have been much better recently but with no Michael Vick they have little chance against one of the top three teams in the NFL.

Mills pick: Titans 33, Falcons 21

Raiders (3-7) at Chiefs (9-1)

This is as close as you'll get to an absolute lock in the NFL. Like the Texans against the Dolphins in the season opener, right?

Mills pick: Chiefs 21, Raider 17

Bengals (5-5) at Chargers (2-8)

One more win and Marvin Lewis has tripled the number of wins his team had last year. Impressive. Chargers help it happen.

Mills pick: Bengals 19, Chargers 18

Redskins (4-6) at Dolphins (6-4)

Heart breaking loss to the Panthers last week may be too much to overcome against a Dolphins team with renewed momentum.

Mills pick: Dolphins 14, Redskins 10

[Last modified November 23, 2003, 01:46:45]

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