For the third consecutive week the sure-fire picks tanked, going 3-5. At 48-40, a winning week must come soon.

Raheem Morris is just one piece of the puzzle that has led to the destruction of the Bucs ... but he's a pretty big one.

Tampa Bay at Atlanta (-12), 1 p.m. Sunday

After firing his offensive coordinator prior to the season, first-year Bucs head coach Raheem Morris has canned defensive coordinator Jim Bates. Now Morris says he will switch the team back to a Cover 2 defense. Good luck with that. Falcons -12.

Washington at Philadelphia (-9), 1 p.m. Sunday

The Eagles are getting close to putting it all together. Why not do it at home against the Redskins? I can’t think of a reason either. Eagles -9.

Seattle (-3) at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Sunday

These two teams are terrible – the Seahawks haven’t won on the road, and the Rams haven’t won at home. With Marc Bulger sidelined and Steven Jackson banged up, the Rams are the more pathetic of the two. Seahawks -3.

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

I’ve doubted the 49ers from the beginning and that hasn’t changed. Very quietly, the Jaguars have won three straight and are in the thick of the playoff hunt. Jaguars +3.5.

Cleveland at Cincinnati (-14), 1 p.m.

The Bengals are coming off an embarrassing loss to the Raiders and should respond by pummeling the hapless Browns, who are looking to cement themselves as the NFL’s worst team. Bengals -14.

Kansas City (-14) at San Diego, 4:05 p.m. Sunday

The Chiefs have lost by more than 14 points just twice this season and have won two straight. There’s no reason to think they can’t compete with the Chargers. Chiefs +14.

Arizona at Tennessee (-3), 4:15 p.m. Sunday

The Titans are on a roll, but their secondary will struggle against the Cardinals passing attack. Besides, Vince Young is due for a bad game … look for it here. Cardinals +3.

New England at New Orleans (-2), 8:30 p.m. Monday

Look out NFL, the Patriots are clicking again. Will that result in the dethroning of the unbeaten Saints? I’m not sure, but it will come down to the wire. Patriots +2.

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