Friday, October 24, 2014

NFL Picks, Week 8

Quick hitters this week, home team in CAPS

Detroit (-3.5) over "ATLANTA"
Atlanta's not really home (game is in London at 9:30 AM Eastern), and they're playing a legitimately very good defense.

Minnesota (+2.5) over TAMPA BAY 
Tampa Bay shouldn't be favored over anybody, except maybe Oakland.

NEW ENGLAND (-5.5) over Chicago
Jay Cutler morphs into Captain Turnover yet again.

KANSAS CITY (-7) over St. Louis
The Rams exhausted their bag of tricks last week.

Seattle (-5) over CAROLINA
Seattle's offense found their groove a little too late against the Rams, but they should keep rolling against what has been an awful Panthers defense this season.

Buffalo (+3) over NEW YORK JETS 
The Jets' pass defense is just so bad that Kyle Orton should be able to move the ball against it.

Miami (-6) over JACKSONVILLE
The Dolphins defense will destroy Blake Bortles in this game.

Houston (-3) over TENNESSEE
Welcome to the NFL, Mr. Mettenberger. Your host for the afternoon in your own backfield will be Mr. JJ Watt.

Baltimore (-1) over CINCINNATI
Two teams going in vastly opposite directions.

ARIZONA (-2.5) over Philadelphia
I don't trust Philly's defense...or their offense fully against a good defense.

Indianapolis (-3) over PITTSBURGH
Pittsburgh isn't a very good team, and they're very bad on defense. Indianapolis is a very good offense.

Oakland (+7) over CLEVELAND 
That's way too high a line.

Green Bay (+2) over NEW ORLEANS
Yes, the Saints are undefeated at home. They've played the Vikings and the Buccaneers. And they needed overtime to beat Tampa Bay. This line completely baffles me.

DALLAS (-9.5) over Washington
Colt McCoy against a 6-1 team? No thank you.

This Week: 0-1 (D'oh!)
Last Week: 6-9 (.400)
2014 Season: 54-51-1 (.514)

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