OK, gotta get these out quick so Al has a chance.
Bills @ Jacksonville(-8)
Lotta points. I think Jax sees Indy all banged up and they think they can take the division. With Garrard back, they might be right. They’ll cover this.
Texans @ Cleveland(-3.5)
Well, with Andre Johnson back, the Texans are now at least kind of respectable. However, I’m not yet ready to take them on the road against a team with a better record. Browns.
Vikings @ New Jersey Giants Stadium(-7.5)
OK, at first I thought this was a no-brainer for the Giants, but then I checked the injury sheet. Ward is doubtful and Jacobs is out–who’s running the ball for the Giants? Plax is nicked up but expected to play. I’m not sure how much the vaunted pass rush of the Giants will mean against a Vikings team that will hardly ever pass. Hmm. I think I’ll actually take the points here.
Saints @ Carolina(+2.5)
The Panthers are a train wreck. Even the crappy version of the Saints should cover this.
Raiders @ Kansas City(-5)
Gotta go with the Chefs here; the Raiders haven’t looked good of late and Arrowhead is always a tough place to play.
Seahawks @ St. Louis(+3)
I don’t especially like either of these teams, and the Rams are looking better, but seriously, you can’t expect the Rams to win this game, right? And with the spread only a field goal, I think this means I have to pick Seattle.
Titans @ Cincinnati(+1.5)
I’ve been pretty underwhelmed by Tennessee lately, but the Bengals have been back in Bungles form of late, too, so this is a tough pick. I have no good reason to go with this, but I think I’m going to take the points and take Cinci.
Redskins @ Tampa(-3)
Washington is, I think, still shell-shocked from that Pats game a while back. Well, no, they played Dallas tough for at least three quarters. Again, I have no strong reason to go with this, but I’m thinking Tampa here.
Niners @ Arizona(-10)
Wow, San Francisco is a train wreck, but double digits to the Cardinals? That seems like a lot. Err, no, wait, I’ve seen the Niners in the last couple weeks, they’re hideous. Give the ten.
Broncos @ Chicago(-1.5)
I love getting points here. The Broncos are now leading their division and there is no way in hell that the Bears have any chance at catching the Packers. I don’t like teams with nothing to play for against those who do. Also, the Bears stink on ice. I’m taking Denver.
Ravens @ San Diego(-8.5)
Again, a team with something to play for against a team not only with nothing to play for, but which also stinks on ice. I’ll give the points.
Eagles @ New England(-24)
So, the real question is, how many points would it take for me to take the Eagles on the road? More than this, that’s for sure.
Dolphins @ Pittsburgh(-16)
OK, so the Dolphins are awful and the Steelers are amazing at home. Other than against the Pats, though, Miami has actually been pretty good against the spread. I say they lose this game by a mere 13.