17-30 isn’t bad, right? For the Kansas City Royals maybe? Fine, my picks stink, I know. But they make so much sense when I make them. For better or worse, here are this week’s sure-fire picks.

I'm sick of being a loser. These picks are correct, damnit.

Tennessee (-9) at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Sunday
Coming off a bye week, Jeff Fisher will have a fool-proof plan in tact to defeat helpless Kansas City by two touchdowns. Without Larry Johnson, the Titans will destroy poor Brady Croyle. It’s going to get ugly. Titans -9.

Dallas (-7) at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Sunday
The Rams are coming off their first win, an emotional and improbable one at that. The Cowboys are coming off a heartbreaking loss and will likely be without Tony Romo. I don’t care. Cowboys -7.

San Diego at Buffalo (even), 1 p.m. Sunday
Call me a fool, but I still believe in the Chargers … kind of. And I’m definitely not sold on the Bills … I don’t think. This one should be interesting. Chargers to win.

Minnesota at Chicago (-3), 1 p.m. Sunday
The Vikings squeaked out a home win against the Lions, and look very average with Gus Frerotte at the helm. It’s hard to tell what to make of the Bears, but I’ve got a hunch here. Bears -3.

Detroit at Houston (-10), 4:05 p.m. Sunday
With no Roy Williams or John Kitna, the Lions already pathetic offense will be even worse. The Texans’ record isn’t indicative of their abilities and they’ll make easy work of Detroit. Texans -10

NY Jets (-3) at Oakland, 4:15 p.m. Sunday
I’m not sure if anyone has noticed, but the Raiders are just awful. After their meltdown against the Saints last week, there will be little to no effort from the Raiders the rest of the way. Jets -3.

Cleveland at Washington (O/U 42), 4:15 p.m.
Cleveland’s offense finally got it going against the Giants last week and their defense is still suspect. The Browns will push the Redskins till the end and the two teams will pile up some points here. Over 42.

Seattle at Tampa Bay (-10.5), 8:15 p.m. Sunday
The Seahawks are this year’s Rams, and they are making Mike Holmgren wish he retired earlier. With Matt Hasselbeck out, it’s not going to get any better against the Buccaneers, who are quietly having a very good season. Bucs -10.5.

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