This is not one of those weeks where we have to search far and wide for the best games. Really, the first three or four are fairly obvious.
I love the historic rivalry of Giants-49ers, and I’m intrigued by the clashing styles of Patriots-Seahawks. Of course, there are serious ramifications for the Cowboys-Ravens game.
But for me, the best one is Packers-Texans. The intrigue abounds. If the Texans, one of the NFL’s undefeated teams, is as flawless as we think, they’ll win. If the Packers are as high-powered and undaunted as they’ve been in the past, they’ll win. And the fact that each team has a key injury to overcome — the Packers have RB Cedric Benson, at least, out and the Texans will be missing LB Brian Cushing — that adds to it.