Looks like I picked the wrong weekend to hit up Vegas. A mediocre week of picks led to a mediocre gambling weekend and only a furious comeback allowed me to leave with my shirt. Now that nothing's on the line, I fully expect a dramatic turnaround this week with plenty of underdogs covering.
Denver at Houston (+1) - For those who feel that the NFL Network stacked its schedule so fans would force cable companies to carry the channel merely need to look at this game and their game last week.
Cincinnati at San Francisco (+8.5) - Surprisingly, NBC didn't try to flex this game to Sunday night.
Arizona at New Orleans (-3.5) - This clearly demonstrates the state of the NFC when a game like this has major playoff implications.
Atlanta (+13.5) at Tampa Bay - At least nothing else can go wrong for the Falcons this season, right?
Baltimore at Miami (+3.5) - Only three games left between the Dolphins and history.
Buffalo (+5.5) at Cleveland - Essentially a play-in game for the final wild card spot in the AFC in a game that all of 3 people outside of the rust belt will be watching.
Green Bay at St. Louis (+9.5) - For some reason the Brock Berlin era in St. Louis appears to be coming to an end.
Jacksonville (+3.5) at Pittsburgh - No guarantees this week, but a loss and Pittsburgh could seriously be losing their grip on this division.
NY Jets at New England (-23.5) - One more week of interminable Patriots coverage and more spygate stories than players named by the Mitchell report.
Seattle at Carolina (+7) - Another game, another home dog for me to pick. At some point the fact that the Seahawks no longer has a running game is going to cost them.
Tennessee at Kansas City (+4) - This has letdown written all over it after blowing that game to San Diego last week.
Indianapolis at Oakland (+10.5) - It's hard to remember a defending Super Bowl champion that has gotten less coverage than this Colts team in recent weeks.
Detroit at San Diego (-10) - Kitna and the Lions are going to have a tough time explaining this loss to their fans.
Philadelphia (+10) at Dallas - Another close game and this season will start to look eerily similar to last year.
Washington (+4.5) at NY Giants - Todd Collins gets his first start this century. And people wonder why there's a market out there for Vinny Testaverde.
Chicago (+10) at Minnesota - Is Kyle Orton really a worse option than anyone else the Bears have put behind center this season?
Last Week: 8-8