Week 11 predictions
I would love to forget about last week's debacle which was only saved by my daughter's insistence that the Bears were going to beat the Raiders. And once again, my friend the Pigskin Preacher, Darin Shaw, unloaded a whooping of biblical proportions across the Atlantic. He must be getting help from up above and I don't mean Bruce Allen.
So this week, time to invoke the assistance of Britain's greatest ever export, The Beatles. Perhaps John, Paul, George and Ringo can sing me to success.
Arizona Cardinals at Cincinnati Bungles
"Not Guilty" - not often heard around Bengal players in recent years. Same with wins this season. Pick: Cincinnati.
Carolina Panthers at Green Bay Packers
"Happiness is a warm gun" - especially when toted by an aging gun-slinger who is enjoying his last walk in the sun. Pick: Green Bay.
Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens
"All things must pass" - which is fine for the Browns but Brian Billick has lost those missing 67 pages from his playbook that don't involve the word "run". Pick: Baltimore.
Kansas City Chiefs at Indianapolis Colts
"Money, that's what I want" - DE Jared Allen will look to add to his price tag by taking down Peyton Manning for at least one meaningless fourth quarter sack. Pick: Indianapolis.
London Dolphins at Philadelphia Iggles
"I am the Walrus" sings the coach on the Eagle sideline. And that isn't a laminated playcall sheet in his hand, it's the menu for Waffle House. Pick: Philadelphia.
Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys
Perhaps the she-receiver, Terry Glenn might be back soon for the Cowpokes. Then Bill Parcells could sing "She loves you". Pick: Dallas.
New Orleans Aints at Houston Texans
Drew Brees has realised he isn't on his own. With the likes of Bush, Colston, Patten and Henderson, he can get "a little help from his friends". Pick: New Orleans.
Oakland Raydurs at Minnesota Vikings
"Hello Goodbye". Hello JaMarcus Russell, Goodbye Andrew Walter, Daunte Culpepper, Josh McCown, Daryl Lamonica, Ken Stabler .... My daughter Tanith's pick: Minnesota (although our Raider-supporting postman did try to change her mind!)
Pittsburgh Steelers at New York J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets
"Help!" When I was younger so much younger than today. the Jets had a decent team that once went all the way. Pick: Pittsburgh.
San Diego Super-Chargers at Jacksonville Jaguars
Everybody aboard. The LaDanian Tomlinson train is ready to roll. And the Chargers have a "Ticket to ride". Pick: Jacksonville.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons
"Yesterday". All our troubles seemed so far away. We had Michael Vick and he was OK. Pick: Tampa Bay (of course).
Chicago Da Bears at Seattle Seahawks
"You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)" - but is it Good Rex or Bad Rex this week? That is the question. Pick: Seattle.
Exit 16W off the Jersey Turnpike Giants at Detroit Lions
Jason Hanson was kicking for the Lions when Ian Beckles was still playing. And "now he's sixty-four", he's still going strong.
St.Louis Rams at San Francisco 49ers
"Strawberry (ok, back up DT Ronald) Fields forever". If only the Rams still had All you need is (Duval) Love still on the offensive line. Pick St.Louis.
New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills
"Ob-la-di, ob-la-da" life goes on, yeah, Belichick keeps singing his song. Pick: New England.
Tennessee Titans at Denver Broncos
Jeff Fisher has been coaching for what seems like forever. "So how come no-one loves me" he asks the Monday Night Football crew. Pick: Tennessee.
Paul Stewart, November 2007