This past weekend wasn’t too bad. I saw my youngest daughter get baptized and watched as my picks kept winning, allowing me to finish the weekend with a strong 12-4 showing.
We now enter the final quarter of the regular season and there is now separation between the haves and have nots. Hopefully, this means I will continue to be successful.
Here are this week’s picks:
Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans – This is a battle between two division rivals that have lost a combined 8 straight games. Colts quarterback Peyton Manning is playing himself out of MVP consideration but Indianapolis still has the better quarterback situation going into this game. Colts win.
Cleveland Browns at Buffalo Bills – In other years, I would say the Browns were the perfect game for the Bills to rebound against after losing to a Favre-less Minnesota Vikings team. But, while not yet a playoff contender, the Browns look like they are becoming the real deal. Browns win.
Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers – And to think I once thought the Bengals would be the favorite to win this division. Steelers win.
Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions – A somewhat slow start to the season has Green Bay in a position where they might need to win their last four games to make the playoffs. I think they are up to that challenge. Packers win.
New York Giants at Minnesota Vikings – Despite Tarvaris Jackson’s performance against the Bills, the Vikings seem ready to start a beat-up Brett Favre again (assuming he is healthy enough to play). I have a feeling we’ll see Jackson playing by the second half. Giants win.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Washington Redskins – The Redskins are starting to look a lot like the Buccaneers of the 1980s. Buccaneers win.
Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers – I think this game is going to feel a lot like an extra practice session for Atlanta. Falcons win.
Oakland Raiders at Jacksonville Jaguars – One thing that I like about the Raiders this year is they match up well to the teams in their division. Of course, Jacksonville isn’t in their division. Jaguars win.
Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers – Even though they were soundly beat by the Packers on Sunday, the 49ers did show some signs of life. That’s why I think they will get the win at home. 49ers win.
St. Louis Rams at New Orleans Saints – The Saints are finding their Super Bowl form at just the right time. Saints win.
Miami Dolphins at New York Jets – After an embarrassing Monday Night Football loss to the Patriots, the Jets need to bounce back fast. Fortunately for them, the Dolphins are a good team to do that against. Jets win.
Denver Broncos at Arizona Cardinals – The Broncos will be the third team to make a coaching change mid-season this year. The other two interim coaches won their first game. Mostly because they are playing Arizona, I think we will see a third coach do that. Broncos win.
Kansas City Chiefs at San Diego Chargers – The Chiefs are still the favorites to win the AFC West. But, I think the Chargers will make that a bit harder. Chargers win.
New England Patriots at Chicago Bears – I will admit it, the Bears are better than I thought they would be. But, the Patriots are better. Patriots win.
Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys – The Eagles still have Michael Vick at quarterback. But, something tells me the Cowboys will find a way to stop him. Cowboys win.
Baltimore Ravens at Houston Texans – This will be a boring Monday Night Football game. Ravens win.
My Overall Record – 106-83