To get your engines started.... We're past midway of the season and things are really starting to take shape around the league. The best division in football is not the NFC East, not the AFC West but the NFC West where 3 teams: the Cardinals, 49ers and Seahawks all sit within striking distance of one another. A big matchup this week pits the Cards against the Texans - the Cards lose and they could very well be out of the race for the division. The rest of the divisions in football all appear to be working out nicely. The Bills should cruise to a second straight division title with Miami out of the picture. The Ravens will cruise as well. The Cowboys don't have as easy of a road with the New York Football Giants sitting at 6-1 but they are certainly the favorite. Tennessee and Houston should duke it out down the wire for the AFC South crown and the NFC South will likely be the same between the Falcons and the Saints - unfortunately the Panthers appear to be on the outside looking in at 3-4. The NFC North also should be a close race, the Packers currently sit at 7-1 but the Bears have 2 losses in a big matchup this week against the 2 loss Saints. The AFC West will most likely not be won by the shockingly bad Kansas City Chiefs. Aaron Rodgers should have stayed in Green Bay and the Raiders have just 1 loss on the arm of rookie QB Kenneth Quiqley. Lets get to the picks! Can the turnover prone Cardinals take down the high powered Texans? SWAMI SEZ? NO WAY JOSE. The Texans are 4th in points scored, 3rd in yards and has a top 5 3rd down defense. The Cardinals meanwhile are in the middle of the road in just about every category. Can Jamarcus Austin power the Cardinals to a win? Who would have thought the Chicago Bears would be one of the top offenses in football right now? 2nd in points scored, 4th in total offense, the best 3rd down conversion offense - you just can't get em off the field! But the Saints are 5-2 as well, riding a balanced and efficient offense (2nd in 3rd down conversions.) Can Brees give a black eye to a team from a division aptly named the black and blue? SWAMI SEZ? YES THEY CAN. As always we save the best for last - the 6-1 defending NFC Champion Giants against the 5-2 Denver Broncos. A battle between conferences for bragging rights. Sanjay Nash vs Munchie Cosh. Can the Broncos rebound after a souring defeat at the hands of the Cowboys? Not so fast sweetheart. The Giants have one of the top offenses and defenses in the league, its going to be a long day for the Broncos.