Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
The Bengals will have an especially difficult task against the Giants. New York is extremely physical on both sides of the football, and Cincinnati has struggled in that aspect. The Bengals were pounded physically in losses to both the Baltimore Ravens and Tennessee Titans.
Cincinnati's offense has been surprisingly listless. Starting quarterback Carson Palmer is getting knocked around and looks shaky in the pocket. Receivers T.J. Houshmandzadeh and Chad Ocho Cinco are not getting open, and tailback Chris Perry is still looking for his first breakout game.It likely won't come this week. The Giants are only allowing 10 points per game, which is tied for second in the NFL.
The Steelers travel to play the Eagles in arguably the best game of the week.
Pittsburgh has quietly risen to the top of the AFC with solid wins over the Houston Texans and Cleveland Browns. The Steelers are versatile and dangerous on offense and as well as aggressive defensively.
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is fighting a shoulder sprain but has been efficient. He should get more opportunities to air it out this weekend against a defense that allowed 41 points last week against the Dallas Cowboys.
On the flip side, Philadelphia's offense presents an interesting challenge for the Steelers. Quarterback Donovan McNabb appears to be back, and Brian Westbrook may be the most dynamic running back Pittsburgh faces all season.
This is a must-win game for Cleveland following a pair of losses to the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers. The Browns, coming off a 10-win season in 2007, feel they are better than their record and simply ran into a pair of Super Bowl contenders to start the season. They will find out where they stack up with the Ravens on the road.
Baltimore is coming off an impromptu bye week following weather complications in Houston from Hurricane Ike. Rookie quarterback Joe Flacco will make his second career start and is coming off a successful season debut in a 17-10 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Browns only have 16 points total in two games. The offense has looked completely out of synch and will try to get back on track against one of the NFL's top defenses.
Final Atlanta 24 Jacksonville 14 Final Detroit 23 Buffalo 0 Final Indianapolis 7 Cincinnati 35 Final New York 7 Philadelphia 37 Final St. Louis 13 Miami 14 Final Kansas City 14 Green Bay 34 Final Carolina 10 Pittsburgh 0 Final New England 13 New York 16 Final Washington 24 Tampa Bay 10 Final Baltimore 22 New Orleans 13 Final Chicago 13 Cleveland 33 Final San Francisco 40 Houston 13 Final Minnesota 19 Tennessee 3 Final Denver 27 Dallas 3 Final Arizona 9 San Diego 12 Final Seattle 31 Oakland 41