Titans 20, Bengals 17
Tennessee has every reason to lose this game, which is why they'll win. That's how the NFL works. They're battered physically, and last week looked about as inspired as a paperweight.
The Bengals, by contrast, looked impressive in breaking the Broncos. Judging from that performance, you might expect Rudi Johnson to run for 200 yards against the Titans' patchwork defense.
But because they played on a Monday night, the Bengals have one less day to prepare for Tennessee, and they have yet to prove this season that they can stop teams or move the ball consistently with Carson Palmer at QB. The crystal ball is a little clouded, but it says Titans.
LSU 34, Vanderbilt 10
The Tigers haven't exactly been destroying folks in defending their national championship. Don't be surprised if that changes on Saturdayor if the final spread turns out to be much more than 24 points.
Tennessee 20, South Carolina 14
Look for another workmanlike performance by the Vols, who are benefiting heavily from one of the best coaching jobs to date by the still underappreciated Phil Fulmer.
Georgia 24, Florida 20
After the knee-jerk sacking of coach Ron Zook, don't be surprised if the Gator players win one for their lame-duck staff. Still, I think I'll keep my bet on the more talented Bulldogs.
Auburn 40, Ole Miss 20
Mississippi State 23, Kentucky 17
Oklahoma 27, Oklahoma State 20
Texans 17, Jaguars 16
Chiefs 34, Colts 31
Patriots 20, Steelers 17
This week, Aileen bases her picks on "action colors." (The team with the most red wins.) In the case of Auburn and Ole Miss, whose colors are both red and blue, she used the Auburn loyalties of her friend Lisa as a tiebreaker. Aileen also rationalizes picking the Titans over orange-and-black Bengals because of the red accents in Tennessee's uniforms. Season records: La-Z-Boy 32-18, Ha-Z-Girl 27-23.
Titans 31, Bengals 3
LSU 25, Vanderbilt 20
South Carolina 41, Tennessee 31
Georgia 27, Florida 24
Auburn 34, Ole Miss 31
Mississippi State 26, Kentucky 17
Oklahoma 56, Oklahoma St. 14
Texans 28, Jaguars 13
Chiefs 13, Colts 7
Patriots 19, Steelers 17