CAN'T MISS

PATRIOTS (8-0) AT COLTS (7-0)

2: 15 p.m.

They're calling it Super Bowl XLI 1/2 because there has never been a meeting of two teams with records of 7-0 or better. It's on to the real Super Bowl for New England.

Prediction: Patriots, 34-24

WORTH WATCHING

BRONCOS (3-3) AT LIONS (5-2)

11 a.m.

Early vote: Rod Marinelli, NFC coach of the year. The Lions haven't started 6-2 since 1999, which was also their last playoff appearance.

Prediction: Lions, 30-20

PACKERS (6-1) AT CHIEFS (4-3)

11 a.m.

The Packers haven't played in Arrowhead Stadium since 1996. And Brett Favre is still making big plays. Just ask the Broncos.

Prediction: Chiefs, 24-21

JAGUARS (5-2) AT SAINTS (3-4)

11 a.m.

The Saints are marching again, scoring 81 points during a 3-game win streak after scoring 51 points in their first four games. But who dey beat?

Prediction: Jaguars, 23-21

COWBOYS (6-1) AT EAGLES (3-4)

6:15 p.m.

Tough to understand a team that pays $67 million to a quarterback (Tony Romo) with 17 starts, fumbled away a playoff victory and committed 6 turnovers against the Bills.

Prediction: Cowboys, 31-21

REDSKINS (4-3) AT JETS (1-7)

11 a.m.

The Jets' Eric Mangenius is giving up on Chad Pennington and switching to Kellen Clemens at QB. Will the Belichick disciple run up the score on the Skins? Hardly.

Prediction: Redskins, 20-12

CHARGERS (4-3) AT VIKINGS (2-5)

11 a.m.

Don't look now, but the Chargers have won three in a row by averaging 34.6 points. Even Adrian Peterson can't account for that many points.

Prediction: Chargers, 30-17

CARDINALS (3-4) AT BUCCANEERS (4-4)

11 a.m.

Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt had an extra week to get injured QB Kurt Warner some rest. The Buccaneers look like they need a rest after losing three of the past four.

Prediction: Buccaneers, 23-20

SEAHAWKS (4-3) AT BROWNS (4-3)

2:05 p.m.

The Browns haven't won three in row since Week 4 of the 2001 season. Can it be an honest-to-goodness showdown with the Steelers next week at Heinz Field?

Prediction: Browns, 30-24

FAST FORWARD

49ERS (2-5) AT FALCONS (1-6)

11 a.m.

It was nice while it lasted for the 49ers, who have lost five in a row since a 2-0 start. The Falcons haven't had a lot of nice moments, period.

Prediction: Falcons, 20-14

BENGALS (4-3) AT BILLS (3-4)

11.a.m.

The Bills will be going back to J.P. Losman at quarterback, even though they have won two in a row. After losing five of their past six, the Bengals need to go back to 2005.

Prediction: Bengals, 24-17

PANTHERS (4-3) AT TITANS (5-2)

11 a.m.

All the Titans keep doing is winning, which, in the AFC South, is a difficult thing to do. And they have a new 100-yard threat, LenDale White.

Prediction: Titans, 24-16

TEXANS (3-5) AT RAIDERS (2-5)

2:15 p.m.

The Raiders are a scrappy bunch, losing three of their five games by a combined seven points. And they are 2-1 at that junkyard they call home.

Prediction: Raiders, 20-17