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On to the picks!
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GREEN BAY (-3) at Detroit -- Aaron Rodgers with the recovery win. Again.
NY JETS (-2) at NY Giants -- If Big Blue can't get past the Slurs, why should they beat their tenants?
ARIZONA (-5.5) at St Louis -- At this line and with the Ram offense, you win if Red scores in double figures.
Atlanta at TAMPA (-2) - With good rookie QBs, you get the good performance every other week. Especially against a slow pass rush.
SEATTLE (even) at Minnesota -- Coin flip game, will take the better QB.
Houston at BUFFALO (-3) -- Just not seeing Brian Hoyer doing it on the road, in December, in cold weather. At least, theoretically cold weather. If climate change makes Buffalo habitable, that's just wrong.
BALTIMORE (+4) at Miami -- The Dolphins have no heart, pulse, plan.
CINCINNATI (-9.5) at Cleveland - The Factory of Sadness won't recover from the MNF block-6 loss.
JACKSONVILLE (+2.5) at Tennessee -- Is Blake Bortles actually good? Not really, but good enough to win here.
San Francisco at CHICAGO (-7) - Niners have been friskier than expected with Blaine Gabbert at QB, but Chicago at home with a 10am PST start should cover.
DENVER (-4) at San Diego -- The easiest road game in the NFL. Temperate climate, dead team walking from location change, and a defense that doesn't do much.
KANSAS CITY (-3) at Oakland -- KC's ability to plug and play with RBs has been impressive.
CAROLINA (-7) at New Orleans -- Possibility of road game upset mitigated by historically bad secondary.
Philadelphia at NEW ENGLAND (-10) - To beat Bill Belichick's 5th stringers on offense, the Eagles would have to care, scheme, and surprise. Nope, nope, and nope. I'd take this line at twice the points; will be done by the first drive of the third quarter, just like the last two weeks.
Indianapolis at PITTSBURGH (-7) - The erratic Steeler defense will show up at home, under the lights, against ancient Colt skill players.
Dallas at WASHINGTON (-4.5) - ESPN continues to get the worst game of the week. It's fitting. The Racial Slurs have been good at home; Dallas isn't good anywhere.
Last week: 10-6