NFL Picks: A slow week of gamesPublished 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