1. I do weekly picks
2. I was doing good now I'm not
3. This is based off of a Yahoo! league I'm in, confidence pool against the spread
4. People are more prone to read lists instead of paragraphs so I did it this way
Last Week: 4-8-1 Year to Date: 63-66-3
14 points - San Diego (-3.5) over Miami
I'm riding teams with momentum this week. The Chargers season started about as bad as a season could start, with victory being taken away from them in the most improbable ways, repeatedly. But they've won three of their last four, with their lone loss coming at Denver. They are putting up points, overcoming injuries, and riding the wave that is the pro career of Melvin Gordon. They've got Miami coming West, and I like them in front of a fanbase that voted against the prospects of them having a stadium downtown which will likely send them to Los Angeles.
13 points - Carolina (-3.0) over Kansas City
The Panthers are winners of two straight, and at 3-5 they could quietly climb back into this thing especially with how logjammed the NFC is. I like Carolina over a good Kansas City team. Also, I'd like to vent about Cam. He is getting drilled in the head in the pocket! It's so obvious to see!!! Stop being mad at him because you were high and mighty about him being sad he lost in the Super Bowl and recognize that he's taken way more abuse physically (and from you!) than he should be.
12 points - Houston (-1.5) over Jacksonville
Houston has won two of their last three, with their loss also coming on the road in Denver. I still don't think they are that good, but they are 5-3 and that's better than the team we root for. I'll go Houston here, despite being favorites against a divisional opponent on the road. Jacksonville has just been a huge letdown. Although, if they win 8 of their next 8 they would reach the 10-win prediction I had for them at the beginning of the season. You can do it, Jags!
11 points - Denver (+2.5) over New Orleans
Denver has beaten two of the team I've picked this week, but they are now 2-3 in their last five. On the downturn but I like them to rebound against a Saints team that will always find ways to let you down, especially at home.
10 points - Washington (-3.0) over Minnesota
Maybe I'm not as confident as the ten points would indicate, but when Minnesota is reeling I can't help but continue to kick them while they are down. They actually worked out kickers this week for Blair Walsh but decided to keep the incumbent. So you know exactly how this game will go down. Blair Walsh game winning field-goal. Here's hoping that doesn't happen.
THIS IS THE POINT WHERE I WROTE THE REST OF THE ARTICLE BUT THEN IT DIDN'T SAVE SO I WILL NOW PHONE IN THE REST OF THE PICKS WITH ONE SENTENCE ONLY THANKS!
9 points - Chicago (+1.5) over Tampa Bay
If the season started today and went 8 weeks, Chicago might be the team to win the NFC North, I was that impressed with their Monday Night win over the Vikings.
8 points - New York Giants (-2.5) over Cincinnati
The rare weekend with two home games in East Rutherford, and I'll take the Giants to squeak by a struggling Bengals team.
7 points - New York Jets (-2.0) over Los Angeles
Beer sales will be brisk at MetLife this weekend.
6 points - Philadelphia (even) over Atlanta
I don't trust Atlanta in white jerseys (I could just say on the road, but honestly it's Atlanta in white jerseys that scare me off).
5 points - Pittsburgh (-2.5) over Dallas
This game will be bad enough for Dallas that the Romo/Prescott discussion will be the main sports story next week legitimately instead of forced like it was this week (Dak is the answer).
4 points - Seattle (+7.5) over New England
Line is too big, Seattle is hot.
3 points - Baltimore (-10.0) over Cleveland
Might come back in and edit this pick if I'm wrong because honestly what's the harm?
2 points - Arizona (-13.0) over San Francisco
Line is too small, San Francisco sucks.
1 point - Green Bay (-2.5) over Tennessee
One point but a homer victory is all the Packers are getting from me the rest of the season!