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NFL Picks: A slow week of games

Published 2:40pm Friday, November 1, 2013

Here are the picks:

Kansas City at Buffalo

The Chiefs will win again and ESPN will spend another week saying how they don’t have any impressive wins. In the NFL, if you can beat anyone nine times in a row, it’s impressive. The Chiefs deserve some credit.

CHIEFS 21, BILLS 17

Minnesota at Dallas

The Vikings really don’t have a quarterback and they don’t really have a defense either. They’re just what the Cowboys need after Dallas let the Lions beat them in a last minute drive last week.

COWBOYS 41, VIKINGS 17

Tennessee at St. Louis

The Rams showed they can rush the passer on Monday night against the Seahawks, but Kellen Clemens was bad enough to keep them from winning. I expect more of the same this week.

TITANS 23, RAMS 17

New Orleans at N.Y. Jets

The Saints are no joke and they shouldn’t have too much trouble putting the Jets away early.

SAINTS 30, JETS 13

San Diego at Washington

Robert Griffin III struggled mightily last week against a Bronco defense that got lit up by Andrew Luck the week before. I don’t know if RGIII is healthy and struggling or unhealthy, but he’s long overdue for a big game in a win.

REDSKINS 34, CHARGERS 31

Atlanta at Carolina

The Panthers should take care of business at home.

PANTHERS 17, FALCONS 10

Philadelphia at Oakland

Terrelle Pryor is doing much better than I ever thought he would do this year and he’s a big reason why the Raiders are 3-4 and competitive. Of course he still has seven interceptions to his five TDs, but he has completed 63 percent of his passes.

RAIDERS 21, EAGLES 16

Tampa Bay at Seattle

The Seahawks may lose a home game this year, but it won’t be to the winless Bucs.

SEAHAWKS 38, BUCS 11

Baltimore at Cleveland

The Browns have played solid defense and they Ravens have almost no running game.

BROWNS 13, RAVENS 10

Pittsburgh at New England

The Patriots will do what they’ve done for most of the season so far. They’ll struggle to move the ball and it will look they’re about to be beaten, when they get a big penalty in their favor and then make a couple of big plays to win the game.

PATRIOTS 12, STEELERS 10

Indianapolis at Houston

It’s too bad, the Texans couldn’t have been removed from all national TV games when they decided they would be terrible this year.

COLTS 28, TEXANS 3

Chicago at Green Bay

The Packers are still banged up, but the Bears are missing Jay Cutler.

PACKERS 27, BEARS 21

Last week: 9-4; overall: 71-47

 


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