At least the sure-fire picks serve a purpose. They are wrong at a very consistent rate (19-36), making them a helpful handicapping tool. Unfortunately for you, they are about to make as stunning a turnaround as the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and the fans jumping on their bandwagon.  

Evan Ryan Leaf thinks the sure-fire selections are bad picks.

Even Ryan Leaf thinks the sure-fire selections are bad picks.

Kansas City at NY Jets (-14), 1 p.m. Sunday
New strategy. Go against the teams that are really, really bad, no matter the spread. The Jets didn’t look too good themselves in a loss to the Raiders last week, but c’mon, it’s the Chiefs, right? Jets -14.

Buffalo (-1) at Miami, 1 p.m. Sunday
The novelty of the Dolphins’ gadget offense has worn off and they are back to being pretty bad. I am very close to believing in the Bills, which is probably bad news for them. Bills -1.

Washington (-7.5) at Detroit, 1 p.m. Sunday
The Lions are getting more competitive, but won’t be able to hang with the Redskins. Jason Campbell and company should feast on the Lions’ 30th ranked pass defense. Redskins -7.5.

Tampa Bay at Dallas (-2), 1 p.m. Sunday
Nobody else seems to be saying it, so I’ll say it. The Bucs are really good. Good enough to rattle Brad Johnson Version 2.way-too-old. Bucs +2.

Cincinnati at Houston (-10), 4:05 p.m. Sunday
The Bengals remain one loss ahead of the Lions for worst-team honors. With Carson Palmer still sidelined, they will retain that title Sunday. The Texans are playing well and Matt Schaub is back under center in place of Sage “helicopter” Rosenfels. Texans -10.

Cleveland at Jacksonville (-7), 4:05 p.m. Sunday
Going against both Ohio teams … talk about playing it safe. The Brady Quinn Era probably begins at halftime of this pounding the Jags are going to lay on the Browns. Jaguars -7.

Seattle at San Francisco (O/U 41), 4:15 p.m.
The Seahawks can’t score. I can’t think of any other reason. Mike Singletary is the new 49ers coach and was an awesome linebacker … how’s that? Under 41.

Indianapolis at Tennessee (-4), 8:30 p.m. Monday
Let me get this straight. The Titans can run wild and the Colts can’t stop the run. The Titans have allowed 11 points per game and the Colts’ offense can’t get it together. Maybe I’m missing something here. Titans -4.

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