I was 5-10-1 last week bringing my season record to 17-28-3. John was 3-12-1 for the week and has a season record of 16-29-3.A Tough start all around this year.
Here are this weeks picks.
We both had the Ravens on Thursday night.
1.) New England Patriots (1-2) (-4) at Buffalo Bills (2-1)
The Pats can be run on. The Ravens proved that last week. The Bills can run the football. The Pats do not look as sharp as they have in previous seasons.
Prediction: BILLS TO COVER
2.) Detroit Lions (1-2) at home (-4) vs, Minnesota Vikings (2-1)
This is a telling match up. The Lions have found out in three weeks that the NFL doesn't get surprised twice. The Vikings could easily be 3-0. Adrian Peterson is back and Christian Ponder is not looking like at reach with the 12th overall pick anymore.
Prediction: VIKINGS TO COVER
3.) Atlanta Falcons (3-0) at home (-7) vs. Carolina Panthers (1-2)
Cam Newton has discovered that you can't win in the NFL alone. And the Panthers don't have enough talent. Not nearly enough for the NFC SOUTH. The Falcons beat the Monday Night Rule last week and just thumped the Chargers. As a result they are and with good reason the flavor of the week. This flavor, I suspect has staying power.
4.) San Francisco 49ers (2-1) (-4.5) at New York Jets (2-1)
Per usual everybody jumped off the Niners bandwagon when they lost in Minnesota. The loss of Darrelle Revis is staggering but the Niners coming across country don't have enough to take advantage.
Prediction: JETS TO COVER
5.) San Diego Chargers (2-1) (1.5) at Kansas City Chiefs (1-2)
The Chiefs found their identity in the second half in New Orleans last week and the Chargers were exposed once again as frauds.
6.) Houston Texans (3-0) at home (-12) vs. Tennessee Titans (1-2)
The Texans are not the Lions. No miracles here.
7.) Seattle Seahawks (2-1?) (-3) at St. Louis Rams (1-2)
There was a lot of hype about Seattle's young defense. Well, the Rams under Jeff Fisher have a very physical defense too.
8.) Arizona Cardinals (3-0) at home (-5.5) vs. Miami Dolphins (1-2)
Everybody's on the Cardinals bandwagon. No reason to get off it against Miami.
9.) Denver Broncos (1-2) at home (-7) vs, Oakland Raiders (1-2)
Seven points in this rivalry?
Prediction: Raiders to cover
10.) Cincinnati Bengals (2-1) (-1) at Jacksonville Jaguars (1-2)
11.) Green Bay Packers (1-2) at home (-7.5) vs. New Orleans (0-3)
The Saints are royally screwed. Packers out for blood.
12.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-2) at home (-2) vs. Washington Redskins (1-2)
I won't be seeing this because it's blacked out.
13.) Philadelphia Eagles (2-1) at home (-2) vs. New York Giants (2-1)
These are NEVER predictable. After Andy Reid said Vick was his QB "for now", I have to think the message was clear. His play has been abysmal if it's equally as bad at home against Super Bowl and division rival GMEN, well you can hear the boos already. Always a coin toss and there's never home field advantage.
14.) Dallas Cowboys (2-1) at home (-3.5) vs. Chicago Bears (2-1)
The Cowboys are awful on Monday Night Football.
Prediction: Bears to cover