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Cowboys will finish off Eagles; Jets will outlast Giants

Albert Breer went 7-8 with his predictions in Week 15 and is now 142-78 for the season. Can he bounce back in Week 16? His picks are below, with home teams listed second:

A prideful defense got shredded in San Diego last week. And a Browns offense that's struggled is now in line to have some pent-up aggression taken out on it.

My sense here is that if the Bills yielded 200 yards to Reggie Bush, then an attitude-laced Denver running game will be able to control the pace of this one.

Raheem Morris' comments about Tampa being a "better football team" than Carolina didn't go unnoticed. Side note: Since Albert Haynesworth came in, Bucs are 0-6. And Pats are 6-0.

Arizona has a lot to be excited about with the way the past two months have gone, but Cincinnati has a lot more to play for. And the Bengals are at home.

Do I think the Chiefs are better than the Packers? No. Do I think last week was a total smoke-and-mirrors job? No. K.C. has horses, folks. You'll see that against the nicked-up Raiders.

New England remains among the most difficult teams to peg in the league, and I think Miami will continue to add to that murkiness by producing plenty on offense in a loss.

From a football standpoint, I really like the Giants here. But I can't ignore recent history. The Jets surge and the Giants sag at this time of year, so I'm going with a gut feel on this.

No matter who plays quarterback for the Steelers, my feeling is their line will have some issues with the Rams defensive front. But the Pittsburgh defense can easily carry the day here.

Some in the Tennessee organization want to get a closer look at Jake Locker, starting this week, but the Titans are still clinging to faint playoff hopes. The Jags won't extinguish those.

Washington quietly has made strides as a young, building operation the past six weeks. It showed against the Giants. It'll show again at home against the Vikings.

The Lions figure to have problems covering the skill players the Chargers can throw at them. And whatever the issue was with Philip Rivers, it's been amended.

Few folks realize how well Tony Romo has played since shedding the flak jacket six games ago. On a big stage, he'll show that, outgunning fellow sore-ribbed QB Mike Vick.

By kickoff, the Seahawks could find their playoff hopes flagging even worse than they are now. But it won't mean quitting time for a club that kept fighting, even after a real rough start.

Green Bay will prove a point and lock up home field. Then it'll be decision time, with the possibility existing that the Pack could keep a division rival, Detroit, out of the playoffs in Week 17.

Should be incredibly entertaining, as these NFC South showdowns typically have been. The Atlanta defense is playing well, too, but it's pretty tough to go against Drew Brees right now.

Follow Albert Breer on Twitter @albertbreer.

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