After this weekend's games, I will unleash my half-season Power Poll, so everyone has one more week to prove themselves on a day with a couple real good games, and a bunch of bad ones. Without further adieu, here's my picks.
(Home team in CAPS)
Buffalo (+3) over Chicago- Game in Toronto. Still see Cutler throwing INT's. It's like breathing.
HOUSTON (+3) over San Diego- Close pick, but with no Gates and Johnson playing, go Texans.
New Orleans (-7) over CAROLINA- Probably at my peril, but I hope the Saints play consistent.
MINNESOTA (-8) over Arizona- I know I shouldn't take them, but I don't trust the Cards, go with Peterson to run.
Tampa Bay (+10) over ATLANTA- Falcons might win, but the Bucs will keep it close. Don't give Josh Freeman a chance to win late.
DETROIT (+6) over Jets- Have to go with the Lions when Gus Johnson is announcing.
Miami (+5) over BALTIMORE- Don't trust the Ravens and love the Dolphins on the road.
CLEVELAND (+5.5) over New England- Trap game for the Pats and the Browns have covered a lot this year.
Giants (-7.5) over SEATTLE- The Seahawks have no O-line against the Giants pass rush. Don't make me regret this G-Men.
Kansas City (-1) over OAKLAND- Show me you can show up in a big game Raiders and then I'll take you seriously.
Indianapolis (+3) over PHILADELPHIA- I'm sure Andy Reid's 11-0 record after byes is a great stat, but you lost me when I saw I was getting three with Peyton Manning.
GREEN BAY (-7.5) over Dallas- The final nail in the Dallas coffin, if not here, the Giants will have the chance.
Pittsburgh (-5) over CINCINNATI- I'd be shocked if Carson Palmer plays mediocre. This game will push Palmer to his exit since everyone will watch him stink the joint.
Last week: 9-4
This season: 66-47-4