As the NFL begins the second quarter of the 2011 season, there are some interesting matchups to take a look at. Can the Giants make it four in a row against Seattle? Can quarterback Josh Freeman lead the explosive, young Tampa Bay Bucs past the San Francisco 49ers (who are playing well on both sides of the ball)? The Jets must fly high on the road against the Patriots, as Tom Brady will work to deliver a victory through the air.

Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are headed to Hot-lanta to take on Matt Ryan and the Falcons. Whenever these two teams face each other it’s an entertaining barn-burner that goes down to the wire. This weekend will be no different and could very well be the game of the week.

Monday night features a showdown between two teams from the black and blue division. The Chicago Bears travel to the Motor City to take on the undefeated Lions, who are playing lights out with an explosive offense and a punishing defense led by the House of Spears, Ndamukong Suh.

Here are my picks;

Kansas City @ Indianapolis = Colts

Arizona @ Minnesota = Vikings

Oakland @Houston = Texans

New Orleans @Carolina = Saints

Cincinnati @ Jacksonville = Bengals

Tennessee @ Pittsburgh = Steelers

Seattle @New York Giants = Giants

Tampa Bay@ San Francisco = 49ers

New York Jets @New England = Patriots

San Diego @Denver = Chargers

Green Bay @ Atlanta = Packers

Philadelphia @ Buffalo = Eagles

Monday Night Football

Chicago @ Detroit = Lions

Like I say every week, I am not a professional, so please don’t bet the farm based off my predictions.