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Chiefs will continue win streak, join Chargers atop AFC West

Albert Breer went 7-6 with his predictions in Week 7 and is now 65-39 for the season. How will he fare in Week 8? His picks are below, with home teams listed second:

Cross-country trip for the Cardinals, with a struggling quarterback and against a defense seething from a bad Monday night loss. Not a winning formula.

One worth watching, given that you have two first-round quarterbacks going head-to-head. The difference? Cam Newton's further along and playing at home.

Nice win by Jacksonville on Monday night, but this is a division game for Houston and the Texans have handled those moderately well -- beating Indy and Tennessee by a combined 75-14.

New York got its "bad team wakeup call" against Seattle, dropping a game it should've won going away. Won't happen this week against a shipwreck of a Dolphins team.

This is the final game of a murderous seven-game start to the 2011 season for St. Louis. Without the horses to run with New Orleans on its home carpet, the Rams will come out 0-7.

Chris Johnson wasn't in the most football ready shape, when he reported in September. But we're now seven weeks in. Against a leaky Colts run defense, the time is now for No. 28.

Quietly, Toronto gets one of the better games on the entire slate. Buffalo has the passing game to keep the Redskins off balance and will score a big win with the Jets looming next week.

Tim Tebow's long release will be tested against the quick-closing Lions pass rush. And this week, it won't be close enough for the kind of Tebow turnaround we got in Miami.

Tom Brady's focused for this one, folks. And he's got too many weapons for the Steelers defense to hold up, even with Casey Hampton back in the lineup.

You may think this one will be ugly. But to Mike Zimmer, it'll be another example of beautiful football.

The Niners are for real because they're built to win games in the trenches. In that sense, this one is actually a decent test for their lines.

Rob Ryan's D has been lights out the past two weeks, but this is a different test, with all the speed Philly brings. Expect DeMarco Murray to give Ryan a hand slowing the game down.

Expect a slugfest, with Todd Haley's crew looking to take this game into a dark alley. The Chiefs emerge in a first-place tie atop the AFC West.

Follow Albert Breer on Twitter @albertbreer.

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