We’re getting right to the picks this week. Last week’s 8-6 performance brings my record to 99-49 for the season. Tough week last week and another one on the way.
Tennessee over Indianapolis
Well it looked good for a second. I guess that note about Indy letting mediocre teams hang around and winning it at the end applied to this week’s game.
New York Jets over Buffalo
Keep an eye on Rex Ryan’s Jets. Their run defense is one of the league’s best and their offense is playing well off of them.
Chicago over Baltimore
Cincinnati over Cleveland
The Bengals are two overtime losses away from being 8-2. They should get back on track at home this week against Cleveland.
Philadelphia over Washington
Washington was the guinea pig for Chip Kelly’s new offensive scheme in Week 1. The Eagles look much different weeks later with Nick Foles at quarterback, but I still like them to win again.
Detroit over Pittsburgh
Tampa Bay over Atlanta
Tampa Bay’s already becoming the trendy choice for 2014’s breakout team. A win over Atlanta may not mean much this season, but it’s still a step in the right direction for Greg Schiano’s much-maligned club.
Arizona over Jacksonville
Houston over Oakland
Why am I interested in this game? A starting QB battle between undrafted rookies Case Keenum vs. Matt McGloin. Both teams are high on these guys and I hope we get to see the reason today. With Houston still the better overall team, I’m taking them.
San Diego over Miami
Is Miami in a tailspin? I’m not quite sure. But with both them and San Diego still vying for a Wild Card spot, we should get a competitive game out of this.
New Orleans over San Francisco
After Colin Kaepernick‘s struggles last week, there’s no way I can pick them over New Orleans at home. Even with their strong pass rush.
New York Giants over Green Bay
A win here would be huge for the Giants and their slim playoff hopes. With all of the Packers nursing some sort of injury, this could their chance.
Seattle over Minnesota
Percy Harvin is back. I’m excited, but the rest of the NFL should be nervous.
Denver over Kansas City
The Kansas City defense keeps them in games. There’s no debating that. But if Peyton Manning starts scoring at will, can Chiefs win a shootout? I really don’t see it happening.
New England over Carolina
The Panthers secondary will have their hands full this week, which is not good. Between Rob Gronkowski, Danny Amendola, and the rest of the receiving corp, this matchup will be the most important. I think Tom Brady will find a way to beat a tough team, but I’m just glad Carolina’s a tough team now.
Record (Week): 9-6
Record (Season): 108-55