Pro football reporter Sam Farmer breaks down the games.

Last week: 11-5 Against the spread: 6-9-1


Bears (1-0) at Saints (0-1), noon

TV: WFLD-Ch. 32

Line: Saints by 7 Over/under: 471/2

Bears were very sharp in opener, particularly on defense, and they're 3-0 against Sean Payton-coached Saints (although all in Chicago).

Pick: Bears 27, Saints 24

Cardinals (1-0) at Redskins (1-0), noon

Line: Redskins by 31/2 Over/under: 441/2

If Cam Newton was able to throw for 400 yards against Cardinals, Rex Grossman is capable of having good game against them. Cardinals' secondary will be tested again.

Pick: Redskins 21, Cardinals 20

Raiders (1-0) at Bills (1-0), noon

Line: Bills by 3 Over/under: 43

Bills stopped run against Chiefs, last season's No. 1 rushing team. If they can do that against Raiders — a team that lives or dies by the run — they will win.

Pick: Bills 21, Raiders 17

Packers (1-0) at Panthers (0-1), noon

Line: Packers by 10 Over/under: 461/2

As well as he played against Cardinals, Cam Newton would have to play even better against defending Super Bowl champions to keep pace with Aaron Rodgers.

Pick: Packers 35, Panthers 21