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Cream rises to the top of the NFL

October 16, 2007|By ROBERT KELLER / Pulse Correspondent

Things have begun to heat up in the NFL as some of the best teams show what they're made of.

Two 5-0 teams, Dallas and New England, faced off. It was a game that will not be forgotten. Dallas quarterback Tony Romo didn't show a whole lot at the beginning of the game, but he pulled it together and managed to rally his team with 17 points in the second quarter. Romo was rolling, but the Cowboys failed to stop New England quarterback Tom Brady and the rest of the Patriots. Dallas lost to New England, 48-27.

Other matchups this week included St. Louis at Baltimore and Washington at Green Bay. St. Louis fell with a whimper, turning the ball over six times and losing to the Ravens 22-3. The Redskins tried to make a comeback in the last quarter against the Packers but came up short, 17-14.

I was 2-2 in last week's picks. I picked Dallas to win, and I picked the Houston Texans over the Jacksonville Jaguars; the Jaguars won, 37-17. At least I picked Baltimore to win and Washington to lose, which brings my record to 9-11 for the season.

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This week, I am predicting the winners of the following games: Baltimore at Buffalo, Arizona at Washington, Minnesota at Dallas, and Tennessee at Houston. Baltimore can easily beat Buffalo since the Bills have no offense to score points and their defense might not be enough to stall the Ravens in the red zone. Washington should be able to overcome their loss to Green Bay as long as Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss can catch a ball and wide receiver Antwaan Randle El can overcome his injury. Dallas simply has a good team, and good is good enough to beat the Minnesota Vikings. Houston can move the ball as long as they don't turn it over too many times. So my picks to win are Baltimore, Washington, Dallas and Houston.

If you could break any record in the NFL, which would it be? Some might say that they would want to score the most career points. Others might say that they want the most yards in their career. Did anyone think about the most thrown interceptions in their career? Probably not. When Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre threw interception No. 278 against the Redskins, he broke the record.

That's really just one more record for Favre, who also has thrown more touchdown passes than any other NFL quarterback.

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