NFL Picks: Trying to shake the Thursday night cursePublished 9:32am Thursday, October 11, 2012
Here are the picks:
Pittsburgh at Tennessee
I’ve had terrible luck with Thursday night games and I don’t know if it’s the short week that messes things up or what. But I’m going to go out on a limb and pick the Titans due only to the fact that they’re playing at home on a Thursday.
TITANS 17, STEELERS 16
Oakland at Atlanta
The Falcons don’t lose a lot of games at home and the Raiders don’t win too many on the road.
FALCONS 31, RAIDERS 14
Cincinnati at Cleveland
The Browns have shown the ability to hang into games and at some point they’ve got to hold on to one.
BROWNS 14, BENGALS 10
St. Louis at Miami
Each of these teams is much tougher at home than on the road.
DOLPHINS 21, RAMS 17
Indianapolis at N.Y. Jets
Andrew Luck looks to be on his way to stardom as he made some unbelievable plays in an upset of the Packers. The Jets are struggling to score touchdowns and they’re also struggling to hear play calls over all the Tebow chants.
COLTS 26, JETS 12
Detroit at Philadelphia
I don’t think this is Detroit’s year.
EAGLES 24, LIONS 13
Kansas City at Tampa Bay
In a matchup of underachievers, I’ll go with team whose fans didn’t cheer when it’s starting quarterback got injured last week.
BUCS 23, CHIEFS 16
Dallas at Baltimore
I don’t know if the Ravens are really as good as advertised. They struggled against the Browns and they barely beat the Chiefs last week.
COWBOYS 27, RAVENS 24
Buffalo at Arizona
I don’t like the Bills’ chances in Buffalo, much less on the west coast.
CARDINALS 28, BILLS 17
New England at Seattle
The Seahawks will frustrate Tom Brady with their defense, but Seattle’s offense just won’t be able to make enough plays.
PATRIOTS 24, SEAHAWKS 10
N.Y. Giants at San Francisco
The Giants are always a better team on the road.
GIANTS 20, 49ERS 17
Minnesota at Washington
The Vikings could be headed for the playoffs this season.
VIKINGS 28, REDSKINS 18
Green Bay at Houston
Green Bay’s offense is shaky, its defense is struggling and it’s field goal kicking game fall apart last week. Not a good week for them to be playing an unbeaten team on the road.
TEXANS 34, PACKERS 20
Denver at San Diego
Peyton Manning has been good in fourth quarters, but I think that’s because teams are dropping their defenses back with big leads and his hitting a lot of throws underneath. Manning has yet to show that he can hit the deep ball.
CHARGERS 31, BRONCOS 28
Last week: 10-4; 46-30