The sure-fire picks went 5-3 last week, not too shabby. The season total is now 15-9. I’m not sure how I feel about this week’s set of picks, but here goes nothing.

The Bucs will give the Redskins all they can handle tomorrow ... if it ends in a Washington loss, the Jim Zorn Era is over.

The Bucs will give the Redskins all they can handle tomorrow ... if it ends in a Washington loss, the Jim Zorn Era is over.

Tampa Bay at Washington (-7.5), 1 p.m. Sunday 

The Redskins are fighting for Jim Zorn’s job. The question is, do they care? I’m not sure, but I know they are bad enough to let the Bucs hang around. Bucs +7.5.

Seattle at Indianapolis (-10.5), 1 p.m. Sunday

Unlike the Cardinals last week, the Seahawks will be smart enough not to play right into the Colts hands. They will run the ball early and often and keep backup quarterback Seneca Wallace out of trouble. The Colts defense is banged up, and the Seahawks will make things interesting. Seahawks +10.5.

Cincinnati at Cleveland (+6), 1 p.m. Sunday

Alright, I’m going to try a little reverse psychology. Who in their right mind would take Cleveland here right? They are the worst team in the universe. Count me in. Browns +6.

Tennessee (-3) at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Sunday

There’s no way Jeff Fisher’s Titans drop to 0-4, there’s just no way. Facing the Jaguars is exactly what the Titans’ defense needs to get back on track and into the win column. Titans -3.

NY Giants (-9.5) at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Sunday

The Giants head to Arrowhead Stadium for their third consecutive road game. Look for a sluggish start from the Giants and a spirited fight from the Chiefs. Chiefs +9.5.

NY Jets at New Orleans (-7), 4:05 p.m. Sunday

The Bills hung with the Saints for three quarters last week and kept Drew Brees in check. I see no reason the Jets can’t do the same. A conservative gameplan by the Jets on offense will minimize the Saints’ possessions and keep the game close. Jets +7.

Dallas (-3) at Denver , 4:15 p.m. Sunday

Yep, I’m on the “ Denver isn’t that good” bandwagon. You have to give Josh McDaniels credit for a 3-0 start to silence the critics, but the Broncos are in for a reality check starting Sunday. Dallas -3.

San Diego at Pittsburgh (-6.5), 8:20 p.m. Sunday

Like the Colts without Bob Sanders, the Steelers’ defense just isn’t the same without Troy Polamalu. The Chargers are too good to let this game get out of hand and have revenge on their minds after last season’s playoff loss at Heinz Field. Chargers +6.5.

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