Last week I was 7-7 & John was 6-8. We are both at 30-43-4 for the season.
We both had the Steelers on Thursday Night and obviously lost.
Here are this weeks picks:
1.) Cincinnati Bengals (4-1) (-2.5) at Cleveland Browns (0-5)
The Browns showed their lack of maturity against the Giants by blowing a two TD lead. This is a rivalry game, however. The Bengals continue to impress, but I'll respect the rivalry.
Prediction: Browns To Cover
2.) New York Jets (2-3) at home (-3.5) vs. Indianapolis Colts (2-2)
Both Colts victories were at home, including last weeks dramatic comeback against the Packers. Whenever the Jets lose it's treated like a sign of the Apocalypse. The Jets fared much better against a superior Texans team last week, but if you said as such you were defeating the narrative of doom and gloom that is pervasive with Jets fans and the media at the moment. That said, the Colts are buoyed and confident.
Prediction: COLTS To Cover
3.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-3) at home (-4) vs. Kansas City Chiefs (1-4)
Have fun watching this game, because it won't be on here in Tampa. Thank God, I guess. The Chiefs don't have enough to generate faith as a road dog, but four is a lot I think for the Bucs to be giving anyone.
Prediction: Buccaneers (regrettably)
4.) Atlanta Falcons (5-0) at home (-9) vs. Oakland Raiders (1-3)
5.) Baltimore Ravens (4-1) at home (-3) vs. Dallas Cowboys (2-2)
Everyone seems befuddled that the Cowboys foe all their talent never seem to step up and play to their capabilities. There's a reason for this. They have no sense of pride. They enjoy "being" Cowboys, but don't really understand the sense of pride fans and former Cowboys seemed to embody. The Ravens have created a culture and identity, a pride of their own, making them a superior football team. The Cowboys are not in their league.
6.) Philadelphia Eagles (3-2) at home (-3.5) vs. Detroit Lions (1-3)
You can count on the Lions trying to force fumbles. Wouldn't you? This is all up to whether you have faith in Michael Vick's learning curve.
7.) Miami Dolphins (2-3) at home (-4.5) vs. St Louis Rams (3-2)
Too many points
8.) New England Patriots (3-2) (-3.5) at Seattle Seahawks (3-2)
We all know about Seattle's home field advantage and I'll ride that
Prediction: Seahawks To Cover
9.) Arizona Cardinals (4-1) at home vs. Buffalo Bills (2-3)
The Cardinals were exposed last week, but Buffalo does not have enough.
10.) San Francisco 49ers (4-1) at home (6.5) vs. New York Giants (3-2)
I love the Niners, but not the points.
Prediction: Giants To Cover
11.) Washington Redskins (2-3) at home (-1) vs. Minnesota Vikings (4-1)
RG III to start? Doesn't matter.
12.) Houston Texans (5-0) at home (-3.5) vs. Green Bay Packers (2-3)
The Packers have lost their swagger and it shows.
13.) Denver Broncos (3-2) (-1) at San Diego Chargers (3-2)