The Chief Chooser scorched the NFL picks last week with a brilliant 12-1 mark, as only a Cardinals upset of the Falcons spoiled a perfect mark. The tally for the season is now starting to firm up a bit at 73-47 (.608) with the goal, as always, to end at .650 or better, which requires at least 174 wins out of 267 total games through the Super Bowl. Arizona, Detroit, Denver, Jacksonville, New York Giants and San Francisco are all idle this week.

Thursday, Oct. 31

Bengals at Dolphins

If the injury-riddled Patriots could get a pass rush on Miami, what kind of scare will Cincinnati conjure up on All Hallow’s Eve? … BENGALS 30-13.

Sunday, Nov. 3

Falcons at Panthers

Atlanta is simply falling apart while Scam Newton is playing well … PANTHERS 26-17.

Vikings at Cowboys

Dallas bounces back, keeping Minnesota’s death-spiral in full twist … COWBOYS 27-17.

Saints at Jets

Andy Dalton lit up the Jets secondary; imagine what Drew Brees will do … SAINTS 45-13.

Titans at Rams

Rams cannot run the ball. Or pass it … TITANS 20-12.

Chiefs at Bills

KC, as usual, will do just enough … CHIEFS 23-19.

Chargers at Redskins

Another long trip East for San Diego. Look for Washington to eke one out … REDSKINS 24-20.

Eagles at Raiders

The Black Hole swallows Philly like a tasty cheesesteak hoagie … RAIDERS 22-16.

Buccaneers at Seahawks

These birds nearly unstoppable at home … SEABAGS 31-10.

Ravens at Browns

This game is more of a tossup than you might think … BROWNS 19-17.

Steelers at Patriots

Somehow, some way, for some reason, New England is going to be 7-2 … PATS 24-14.

Colts at Texans

Houston, you have several problems … COLTS 31-20.

Monday, Nov. 4

Bears at Packers

The oldest and best rivalry in the NFL. The Bears will keep it close, but without No. 6 in the lineup will not be able to pull it off … PACKERS 27-19.