Things continue to go downhill for the Sure-fire picks as a 3-4-1 showing drops the record to 50-58-2 for the season. This thing has to get back on track in a hurry, though I’d be lying if I told you I was confident in these picks. I’ll provide them for laughs only.
Washington at Dallas (-7), 1 p.m. Sunday
When things are going as poorly as my picks have this season, sometimes going against your instincts is the best strategy. Maybe Rex Grossman proves all the haters wrong? Alright, I can’t even say that with a straight face. Redskins +7.
Cleveland at Cincinnati (-1), 1 p.m. Sunday
The Bengals are probably the NFL’s biggest flop in a decade but they have to win eventually. Don’t they? Bengals -1.
New Orleans at Baltimore (-1), 1 p.m. Sunday
Drew Brees will shred a shoddy Ravens’ secondary that dodged a bullet Monday. The Saints are hitting stride and might be the NFC’s best team. Saints +1.
Tampa Bay (-4.5) at Detroit, 1 p.m. Sunday
As I mentioned last week, one thing has held true this NFL season. The Buccaneers take care of bad teams – one way or another. They’ll make easy work of the hapless Lions. Bucs -4.5.
Atlanta (-6.5) at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. Sunday
A 7-9 team winning the NFC West is looking more and more likely each week. The Seahawks are terrible and will get clobbered by Atlanta. Falcons -6.5
Denver at Oakland (-7), 4:15 p.m. Sunday
Once a proud franchise, the Broncos are in complete shambles. They will likely finish with their worst record since 1982. If Tim Tebow indeed starts, this could get ugly in a hurry. Raiders -7.
Green Bay at New England (-14), 8:20 p.m. Sunday
Aaron Rodgers is out and the Packers will probably lose this game by 30 … and that’s only if Hoodie is in a good mood. Patriots -14.
Chicago at Minnesota (o/u 34), 8:40 p.m. Monday
What better game to make my first over/under pick of the season. Looks like snow and temps in the high teens for this one. Couple that with the Vikings’ quarterback situation and you have yourself a slopfest. Under 34.