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A look at today's NFL games

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Published:   |   Updated: July 9, 2013 at 05:48 PM

GAME OF THE DAY

VIKINGS-PACKERS, 4:15 p.m.

WHERE: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wis.

TV/CREW: Fox, Channel 13 (Thom Brennaman, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver)

ABOUT THE VIKINGS: Win No. 90 at Lambeau Field would be very special for Brett Favre, who is playing superb football.

ABOUT THE PACKERS: With QB Aaron Rodgers and an opportunistic defense, Green Bay is feeling good about its playoff chances.

KEY STAT: Vikings DE Jared Allen posted 4.5 sacks against the Packers a month ago.

KEY MATCHUP: Vikings WR Sidney Rice vs. CB Charles Woodson.

IRA KAUFMAN'S CALL: Vikings, 20-17

BRONCOS-RAVENS

1 p.m.

WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: Kyle Orton has thrown only one interception for the unbeaten Broncos and he's been brilliant in the fourth quarter.

IRA KAUFMAN'S CALL: Ravens, 21-16

TEXANS-BILLS

1 p.m.

WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: Houston QB Matt Schaub is quietly amassing a spectacular season.

IRA KAUFMAN'S CALL: Texans, 31-13

BROWNS-BEARS

1 p.m.

WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: If last week's humiliating effort at Cincinnati doesn't rouse these Bears, Lovie Smith is in big trouble.

IRA KAUFMAN'S CALL: Bears, 20-7

SEAHAWKS-COWBOYS

1 p.m.

WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: Tony Romo usually gets hot in November and the Dallas offense is starting to roll behind WR Miles Austin.

IRA KAUFMAN'S CALL: Cowboys, 41-17

RAMS-LIONS

1 p.m.

WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: These two clubs could be vying with the Bucs for the first pick in the 2010 draft.

IRA KAUFMAN'S CALL: Lions, 17-13

49ERS-COLTS

1 p.m.

WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: QB Alex Smith looked sharp in relief for SF last week, but good luck keeping pace with Peyton Manning.

IRA KAUFMAN'S CALL: Colts, 30-20

DOLPHINS-JETS

1 p.m.; CBS, Ch. 10

WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: This divisional rivalry between the two most prolific ground games in the league will likely be decided by young QBs on both sides.

IRA KAUFMAN'S CALL: Jets, 21-17

GIANTS-EAGLES

1 p.m.; Fox, Ch. 13

WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: After back-to-back setbacks, the Giants are in danger of tumbling out of the NFC East lead.

IRA KAUFMAN'S CALL: Giants, 20-10

RAIDERS-CHARGERS

4:05 p.m.

WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: After beating the Eagles and losing 38-0 to the Jets, who knows which Oakland team will show up today?

IRA KAUFMAN'S CALL: Chargers, 24-7

JAGUARS-TITANS

4:05 p.m.

WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: Look for some fierce booing from the home crowd in Nashville if Tennessee slides to 0-7 this afternoon.

IRA KAUFMAN'S CALL: Titans, 24-21

PANTHERS-CARDS

4:15 p.m.

WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: The last time Jake Delhomme saw Arizona, he was swallowed whole by the Cardinals defense.

IRA KAUFMAN'S CALL: Cardinals, 27-16

Last week: 8-5. Season record: 72-31.

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