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Dr. Z's Forecast
Paul Zimmerman
December 29, 2003
In games that have a bearing on the playoffs, I'll go with these picks.
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December 29, 2003

Dr. Z's Forecast

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In games that have a bearing on the playoffs, I'll go with these picks.

The Eagles will shake off the upset by the 49ers and beat the Redskins in Washington to take the NFC East. The Vikings will win the NFC North with a victory over Arizona in the desert, while the Packers will be upset by the Broncos at Lambeau. However, Green Bay will get the final NFC playoff berth because the Seahawks, whose road miseries have been well documented, will come up short again, in San Francisco, as the 49ers claim their second upset victim in as many weeks.

The Bengals will remain in the hunt for the AFC North crown by beating Cleveland, but their dream will end later on Sunday when the Ravens get a home victory over Pittsburgh. And in games that will help determine the AFC seedings, form will hold as the Chiefs beat Chicago and the Colts win at Houston.

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