Have you checked out Sunday's NFL schedule? There are nine juicy, compelling and delicious games, loaded with drama and potentially extreme competition.
I'm foaming at the mouth looking at these matchups, so here are bold predictions for each one, Schein Nine style.
1) Andrew Luck will outplay Russell Wilson
Wilson, the Seahawks' star quarterback, was on our "Schein on Sports" SiriusXM Radio show this week and raved about his team's character after another pulsating comeback win. But Wilson did stress that, when he meticulously studies the film, he sees a lot for Seattle to clean up, starting with third down, which the Seahawkshave converted just 34 percent of the time.
Both quarterbacks will play well in their first head-to-head matchup, but Luck has a knack and will take care of business, even with Seattle's loaded defense on the other side.
2) Matt Schaub won't throw a pick-six, will play well in San Francisco
Schaub not throwing an interception that's returned for a touchdown kind of counts as breaking news these days, considering he's inexplicably coughed up a pick-six in three consecutive weeks.
I think the Houston Texans are angry about their 2-2 start -- I know J.J. Watt is. I also don't think Schaub is this bad. Plus, I like the way DeAndre Hopkins and Andre Johnson match up with the 49ers' defensive backs -- consider what Colts receivers Darrius Heyward-Bey and Reggie Wayne were able to accomplish against the Niners, recording 59 and 58 receiving yards, respectively.
San Francisco will win a tight game, but Schaub will be rock steady for Houston, which still will make the playoffs in the AFC.
3) Ray Rice will run for 100-plus yards vs. the Dolphins
4) Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery will burn the Saints
New Orleans has been amazing this season with a 4-0 start. I thought the Saints were a playoff team, but I never dreamed their defense would be this good.
The Bears' offensive line will bounce back. Jay Cutler will bounce back. His receivers match up well with New Orleans from a size and skills standpoint. I love Marshall against the Saints' defensive backs. Jeffery had his first 100-yard game last week. I like this game for him and tight end Martellus Bennett. And I think Matt Forte will spark the Bears on the ground, giving them needed balance.
5) New England's D will frustrate the Bengals
Vince Wilfork's season-ending injury is a big deal, but the Patriots' defense quietly is off to a strong start, ranking sixth in the NFL in points allowed. Chandler Jones is frustrating opposing quarterbacks and already has three sacks. Aqib Talib is making key plays, like his fourth-down, game-clinching swat of a Matt Ryan pass last week.
6) Aaron Rodgers will throw for 400 yards and four TDs vs. the Lions
The Green Bay Packers are 1-2, and nobody is talking about them. Rodgers will give the NFL a wake-up call Sunday.
7) The Chiefs' defense will bottle up Chris Johnson
Andy Reid and Alex Smith rightly receive much credit for Kansas City's 4-0 start, but don't overlook coordinator Bob Sutton's amazing impact on the Chiefs' seventh-ranked defense, which is maximizing the talent former general manager Scott Pioli acquired throughout the years. With Dontari Poe anchoring the re-energized defense in the middle, Johnson won't be able to go off.
8) LeSean McCoy and the Eagles will go bonkers on the Giants
The Giants have a major problem: They aren't any good. The defense is awful, allowing a league-high 36.5 points per game. The pass rush is non-existent, collecting a league-low four sacks in four games. Justin Tuck is having another down year. Jason Pierre-Paulisn't healthy. The Giants are starting linebackers who shouldn't be in the league. The defensive backfield is weak, with a league-high 10 touchdown passes allowed.
It will get worse for the Giants on Sunday. Eagles running back LeSean McCoy leads the NFL with 468 rushing yards and 608 yards from scrimmage, and he will mesmerize Big Blue's porous defense. New York has struggled to stop opposing tight ends; Philadelphia's Brent Celek averages a hearty 18.7 yards per catch.
9) Tony Romo will throw for 300 yards and three TDs -- in a loss