After a slow start, my NFL picks season is back on track. I fell short with my goal of double digit victories (yes, they are all victories to me), but you won’t find me complaining about going three games over .500 after last week’s embarrassment.
Not a fun batch of games to try and predict this week with 9 (nine!) home dogs to go along with 3 home teams that are favored by more than ten points. Very dangerous slate.
If you were looking for a week to swear off gambling, this would be it.
Last Week: 9-6-1
San Francisco at Kansas City (+3) – 49ers
Detroit at Minnesota (-11) – Lions
Buffalo at New England (-14.5) – Patriots
Atlanta at New Orleans (-4) – Saints
Tennessee at NY Giants (-3) – Titans
Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay (+3) – Steelers
Cincinnati at Carolina (+3.5) – Bengals
Cleveland at Baltimore (-11) – Ravens
Dallas at Houston (-3) – Cowboys
Washington at St. Louis (+4) – Redskins
Philadelphia at Jacksonville (+3) – Eagles
Indianapolis at Denver (+6) – Colts
Oakland at Arizona (-4.5) – Cardinals
San Diego at Seattle (+6) – Seahawks
NY Jets at Miami (-2) – Dolphins
Green Bay at Chicago (+3) – Packers
Kills me to pick against the Chiefs, but the defense that the 49ers are bringing into Arrowhead is going to give the already struggling Matt Cassel fits. Sure, when the chips were down, Drew Brees was able to get down the field, but I think we can all agree that the Saints offense is in a different atmosphere than the Chiefs.
I’ll lay the points with the Ravens and Pats, but the Vikings have shown me absolutely nothing these first two weeks while the Lions have had some spunk. I’ll take the 11 points and hope that Jahvid Best and Detroit will keep it close.
It would appear I haven’t learned my lesson about road teams in general. I’m going with 10 after failing with that strategy badly over the opening weekend. Like I said, probably a good week to sit out and just enjoy the games.