The worst Sunday during the NFL season is the week the Lions are on a bye (this week). Make all the jokes about how bye weeks were a nice breath of fresh air when the Lions sucked in years past, but for the real fans who would still sweat and cheer (and cry) through every game each Sunday, bye weeks always feel empty and stupid. (Sundays after Thanksgiving always suck, too, but at least there was a game on Thursday.)
Having said that, these picks are probably going to be a little more callous and equally as short as weeks past.
Jets (+1.5) over BILLS
I hate this pick like I hate bye weeks, because I'd really like to see some wagons get circled and Sanchez get picked a lot.
Seahawks (+13.5) over COWBOYS
It's like the oddsmakers don't know the Cowboys.
Bucs (+9.5) over SAINTS
I don't think there's any chance the Saints lose this game, I just don't think they'll win by 10, okay?
Falcons (-6.5) over COLTS
(I secretly think the Colts are going to shock the world behind a strong game from [sigh] Curtis Painter)
CHIEFS (-5.5) over Dolphins
Or maybe this is the week the Dolphins finally win? Not today, John.
REDSKINS (+3.5) over 49ers
I almost hate the 49ers more than I do the Redskins.
Browns (+10.5) over TEXANS
Guess what? No Andre Johnson again ... and no cover.
RAIDERS (-7.5) over Broncos
I know it was the Lions, but I really don't think this Tim Tebow guy is the quarterback savior his cult following thinks he is. Blow job.
TITANS (-3.5) over Bengals
One of these teams will win (they have to) and the result for that team will be a record far better than they should have at this point in the season.
PATRIOTS (-9.5) over Giants
They actually had a debate about Eli Manning vs. Tom Brady on ESPN this morning.
CARDINALS (-3.5) over Rams
Some teams can't come back from really bad losses, just like some teams can't come back from really good wins. Rams know what I'm talking about.
CHARGERS (+5.5) over Packers
This is all I have to live for this Sunday.
STEELERS (-3.5) over Ravens
Week 1 payback. Because Week 1 was really embarrassing.
Bears (+7.5) over EAGLES
Ugh, I hate bye weeks.
Last week: 7-6