Cheer up Lions fans, this is the week you get off the scneid.

Cheer up Lions fans, this is the week you get off the scneid.

Alright, so I got a little cocky after a lucky Week 1. The sure-fire picks came back to Earth in Week 2, going 3-5 to bring the season total to 10-6.

Now it’s time to get back on the winning track.

Washington (-6.5) at Detroit, 1 p.m. Sunday

Call me crazy, but I think this is the week. Not only do the Lions cover, they also get that long-awaited win. Flush another overpaid Redskins team down the toilet. Lions +6.5

NY Giants (-7) at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Sunday

The Giants have yet to establish their running game this season. What better time to do it as they travel to face the Bucs — a defense opposing offenses used to fear, but now just laugh at. Giants -7.

Cleveland at Baltimore (-13.5), 1 p.m. Sunday

Among the lessons we’ve learned after two weeks is this – the Browns are atrocious. They didn’t even belong on the same field as the Broncos. What does that mean for their trip to Baltimore? Ouch. Ravens -13.5.

Jacksonville at Houston (-3.5), 1 p.m. Sunday

The Jack Del Rio Era is going down in a burst of flames. Seems this team just keeps getting worse … and after a 5-11 season, that’s a very bad thing. Texans -3.5.

San Francisco at Minnesota (-7), 1 p.m. Sunday

So it turns out I was wrong – the 49ers don’t suck. And the Vikings definitely haven’t shown me anything to warrant laying seven here. Favre finally faces a real defense. 49ers +7.

Chicago (-2) at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. Sunday

Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck has broken ribs and his backup Seneca Wallace isn’t good. That’s good news for the Bears. On a side-note, the Seahawks need to get Edgerrin James more carries so he can continue his climb up the all-time rushing leader chart. Bears -2.

Pittsburgh (-3.5) at Cincinnati, 4:15 p.m. Sunday

Sorry Bengals, nice win against the Packers but I’m still not a believer. The Steelers (when healthy) are still the best team in the AFC and will get back on track here after a tough loss in Chicago. Steelers -3.5.

Carolina at Dallas (-9), 8:30 p.m. Monday

Staring down an 0-3 start, the Panthers will give the Cowboys all they can handle. And besides, how awesome would it be to see the Boys lose their first two in Jerry Jones’ new palace? Panthers +9.

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