Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sunday's NFL picks

Delivered on a Sunday, for a change...
I hope everyone's been having a wonderful holiday weekend.
I only went 1-2 in my NFL picks on Turkey Day...
which leaves me at 79-80-2 for the year. Time to improve! (again!!).

ATLANTA 12 over Tampa Bay. PICK: FALCONS. Because the Bucs start a rookie QB; Atlanta can score; and they need this game to stay in the playoff hunt.

Pittsburgh pick 'em at BALTIMORE. PICK: RAVENS. Because it appears Roethlisberger won't play today.

CINCINNATI 13.5 over Cleveland. PICK: BENGALS. Because the only defense against which the Browns have scored much is Detroit's. Memo: Cincy's defense is a lot better.

Indianapolis 3 over HOUSTON. PICK: COLTS. They just always seem to find a way to beat Houston. Don't forget too that Houston is coming off a tough loss and a short week.

Miami 3.5 over BUFFALO. PICK: DOLPHINS. Two teams going in opposite directions.

MINNESOTA 11 over Chicago. PICK: VIKINGS. How many picks will Jay Cutler throw today?

NY JETS 3 over Carolina. PICK: PANTHERS. Again, two teams seemingly going in opposite directions. Carolina is taking care of the ball more effectively now; the Jets aren't.

PHILADELPHIA 9 over Washington. PICK: EAGLES. The Redskins just can't score. Philly can.

SAN DIEGO 13.5 over Kansas City. PICK: CHIEFS. The Chargers will win. But the Chiefs are improving, and something tells me that the Chargers will have a bit of a letdown today.

SAN FRANCISCO 3 over Jacksonville. PICK: 49ERS. Because even though the Jags have won some games lately, it's largely been at home and against teams on the downward spiral. Jacksonville is an inconsistent bunch; remember the 41-0 pasting they absorbed earlier this year at Seattle????

Seattle 4 over ST. LOUIS. PICK: RAMS. Just a feeling---I think St. Louis will catch Seattle napping.

TENNESSEE 2.5 over Arizona. PICK: CARDINALS. The Cardinals are road warriors this year. And Vince Young's magic carpet ride is about due to run out.

NEW ORLEANS 2 over New England. PICK: SAINTS. The Saints this year have passed every test so far. This is a big one. But I think Drew Brees will find ways to exploit the New England secondary.