So I’m a little late with my picks this week, normally I try and get them up by Friday but seeing as how I was sleeping the entire day that wasn’t exactly possible, but I made sure to get them done today so if anyone wants to check them out before tomorrows games they can.
Bengals – 6 1/2 @ Jets – Bengals
Honestly both these teams are terrible right now, but the Jets shouldn’t be able to keep up with the Bengals offense, of course that’s probably giving the Bengals D too much credit but someone has to win the game right ? Of course what will probably happen is Chad will throw 350 + 4 TD’s and lead the Jets to a win so that he holds onto his job for the remainder of the yea. The Jets need to see what the kid Clemens has so maybe Chad gets roughed up and needs to be pulled, maybe thats what Mangini needs to make the decision for him, either way if Chad stays in past half-time expect the Bengals to pull out a W.
Cardinals + 8 1/2 @ Redskins – Redskins
Normally I would run from an 8 1/2 pt. line but it still looks like Tim Rattay will be starting against the Skins D and I don’t expect him to have much success. Redskins o-line is banged up so the Cardinals D should cause them some problems but they should have no problems winning big this week and even if Warner does start as you saw last week it’s only a matter of time until he gets hurt, yet again.
Ravens – 3 @ Bills – Ravens
Ravens are banged up all over the team right now, it will probably show but the Bills are bad which will show even more.
Tampa Bay + 2 1/2 @ Detroit – Bucs
I might regret this one but I doubt it. The Lions have cooled off now that they are finally playing some tough teams and the Bucs are for real, at least as far as the NFC goes and actually giving Tampa the 2 points 1/2 is too much for me to pass up ( although this does have one of those it seems like Vegas wants you to pick Tampa for some reason we don’t know I still can’t resist )
Chiefs + 2 1/2 @ Raiders – Chiefs
I’m sold on the Chiefs I think they are for real. Sure they got issues with Damon Huard as their QB but LJ is coming around Bowe and Tony Gonzalez are catching everything and the Defense is playing great, meanwhile the Raiders are not playing so great, probably has something to do with them being the Raiders and all.
Steelers – 3 1/2 @ Denver – Steelers
I see no reason why the Broncos can win this game ( except for the fact that I just said that on record ) The Steelers are better then them in every way except for starting cornerbacks but it’s still questionable if Champ Bailey will play, if he doesn’t this game won’t even be close as the Steelers will be able to pass as well as run all over the field, either way look for Willie Parker to rack up close to if not over 200 yards and the Steelers to make this another boring Sunday Night game.
Colts – 3 @ Jags – Jags
I know this may seem crazy, but honestly if this game was on Sunday @ 1:00 or 4:00 I’d say it was a lock for the Jags, I’m a little worried Peyton won’t let them lose a Monday Night game on national TV, but the Colts have to lose sometime right ? Ok maybe it will be against the Patriots but I’m still sticking with the they got to lose some time theory as well so the only team who might beat the Pats is the Colts, who also won’t go undefeated meaning someone like the Jags or the Titans will be the ones to do it, my guess is it’s Jacksonville this week. Either way I still say the Jags are a top 5 team and with Marvin Harrison still banged up and MJD finally breaking loose the last couple weeks I say this is the week everyone sees it as they knock of the Colts.