NFL pick 'em. Picking against the spread. Picks are highlighted

Date & Time Favorite Spread Underdog      
9/14 1:00 ET

At Kansas City

-3.5 Oakland
9/14 1:00 ET At Cincinnati -1 Tennessee
9/14 1:00 ET Indianapolis -1.5 At Minnesota
9/14 1:00 ET At Washington PK New Orleans
9/14 1:00 ET Green Bay -3 At Detroit
9/14 1:00 ET At Carolina -3 Chicago
9/14 1:00 ET NY Giants -8.5 At St. Louis
9/14 1:00 ET At Jacksonville -5 Buffalo
9/14 4:05 ET At Tampa Bay -7 Atlanta
9/14 4:05 ET At Seattle -6.5 San Francisco
9/14 4:15 ET At Arizona -6.5 Miami
9/14 4:15 ET At NY Jets -1.5 New England
9/14 4:15 ET At Denver PK San Diego
9/14 8:15 ET Pittsburgh -6.5 At Cleveland



Game 1- Larry Johnson will torture the Raiders run defense, opening up the passing game and allowing Kansas City to cover the spread against the Raiders (KC-24 Oak-13)

Game 2- Tough pick. The Bengals offense really struggled in the opener, you've gotta think they'll get something going especially with the talent. Couple that with Vince Young's recent off field issues and the edge has gotta go to Cinncinati. (Cincy-31 Titans-28)

Game 3- After watching Matt Forte go wild on the Colts I'm not expecting the defense to fair any better against one of the leagues newest and best backs in Adrain Peterson. (Minn-28 Indy-21)

Game 4- The game is at Washington and the home team usually gets +3 just for home field. it's a Pick 'em game and I'm going with the Saints. Look for their offense to come alive this week. (Saints- 31 Wash-21)

Game 5- Even though it's at Detroit you've gotta like the Packers in this one. After watching Aaron Rodgers pass for two scores against a solid Vikings defense (3 if the Donald driver TD hadn't been called back) he shouldn't have any problem picking apart the Lions and covering the spread. (Green Bay-24 Detriot-17)

Game 6- Although Carolina beat a Chargers team that was expected to be very good this year the edge still goes to the bears. After watching Forte against the Colts he just may be this years Adrain Peterson. Bears defense nearly gets a shut-out. (Chi-27 Carolina- 6)

Game 7- Saint Louis looked awful in week one but I'm confident they'll turn it around somewhat. I forsee a Giants victory but not enough to cover the spread. I'll take the Rams and the 8.5. (N.Y.G.-21 Rams-14)

Game 8- Another tough game to pick. Jacksonville came into the season with moderate Super Bowl hype but after a rough start and a not completely composed QB in Garrard they're not looking so invincible. I still think 5 isn't enough for Buffalo. Jacksonville covers the spread (Jags-24 Bills-17)

Game 9- Michael Turner looked good, as did Matt Ryan. Toughie, but my gut says go with the Falcons to cover although barely. (Atl-17 T. B.-9)

Game 10- San Fran takes a tough one, covering by half a point. (49ers-23 Seattle-16)

Game 11- Chad Pennington put up a nice effort against the Jets in Miami's season opener but I think the difference in this game withh be Kurt Warner and Larry Fitsgerald hooking up for two TDs. (Cards-31 Fins-21)

Game 12- Too Easy New England over the Jets easily. Brett Favre's performance was mostly skill but there had to be some luck in there. He converted a 4th and 13 for a TD. Losing Brady hurts but not enough to make them a 1.5 underdog to the Jets. Pats cruise in this one. (N.E.- 31 N.Y.J.-17)

Game 13- Ladanian Tomlinson isn't quite at 100% and merriman's out. After last week I'm buying into Cutler more and more. He's the difference and the Broncos win at home in this Pick 'em game. (Den-27 S.D.-14)

Game 14- ***LOCK OF THE WEEK*** Pittsburgh has beaten Cleveland AT Cleveland the last seven times they've played. I expect nothing to change. With Parker's running game opening Roethlisberger's passing attack the Steelers cover the spread. (Pitt-31 Browns-20)


Dallas 6.5 point favorite over Philidelphia

Houston 4.5 favorite over Baltimore

Monday Night Game 1- Tough game but I think Dallas' defense is just a bit stronger than Philidelphia's helping them edge out a ein and cover the spread. (Dallas-30 Philidelhpia-20)

Monday Night Game 2- Flacco looked good but of course that was against a struggling Bengal's defense. Too early to get a good indicator on either team. I'm going on defense and the QB position. I think that gives Baltimore the slight edge, barely covering the spread. (Ravens- 27 Texans-21)

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