Philly vs. Dallas: More Than NFC East at Stake

6. Tennessee Titans at Buffalo Bills

It's hard to believe the winner of this game will be 8-7. What an amazing comeback. The Titans are making a Rookie of the Year run for Vince Young, who is 7-4 as a starting quarterback. Quietly, Dick Jauron has turned around the Bills and QB J.P. Losman is showing fans that he is good enough to take the Bills to the playoffs in one of these years. This is a great matchup of two teams on the rise. By midseason both teams were given up for dead. Titans fans wondered if Jeff Fisher was going to be back as head coach next season. Buffalo fans questioned the direction of the Bills. Now, Fisher is a lock to get a contract extension, and the Bills are becoming a factor. Steve Fairchild continues to do a great job coaching Losman. The Bills offensive coordinator believed in him during the offseason. Losman has hooked up nicely with Lee Evans, a receiver who came close to making the Pro Bowl. As long as Tennessee RB Travis Henry is able to play with a sore ankle, he should be the main story of the day. Henry was traded to the Titans after the Bills drafted Willis McGahee. Henry needs 26 yards to get over 1,000 and he would love to do that in the first carry against the team that gave up on him.

5. Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers know they made too many mistakes in letting the Ravens take the AFC North away from them. Ben Roethlisberger threw too many interceptions in the middle of the field, and the holes in the secondary didn't get corrected until too late. Still, the Steelers want to make a stand. They know their playoff hopes are remote, but if they can finish at 9-7 by beating the Ravens and Bengals, they will have reestablished themselves in the division. Plus, they will give coach Bill Cowher more incentive to return. Cowher finally spoke about his uncertain job situation this week. He said he needs a few days after the season to decide if he still wants to coach the Steelers. The Steelers will give him those days, but the players want him back. The Ravens continue to stay focused under Brian Billick, who revamped the offense to fit what the skilled players wanted to do. The Steelers want revenge for their 27-0 loss in Baltimore a month ago. Ravens defenders Ray Lewis, Bart Scott and Trevor Pryce will play angry because they were voted out of the Pro Bowl. Get ready for a physical game.

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