Jimmy Clausen struggled last week. This week the Panthers travel to New Orleans to face a team coming off its first loss in overtime. Yikes.

After a 2-6 showing last week, the Sure-fire picks have sunk below the .500 mark for the season at 11-13.

I am ashamed, but confident in a revival.

Carolina at New Orleans (-13.5), 1 p.m. Sunday

It’s bad enough to be the team playing the Saints after a loss. It’s even worse when you’re the Panthers and you can’t keep up with anyone as it is. Saints -13.5.

NY Jets (-5) at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Sunday

The Bills showed some heart against the Patriots last week, but the Jets will beat them up early and often and run away with this. Poor Ryan Fitzpatrick. Jets -5.

Denver at Tennessee (-6.5), 1 p.m. Sunday

The Broncos don’t impress me. They are pass-happy and their defense doesn’t have teeth. A bad formula on the road against a quality opponent. Titans -6.5.

Detroit at Green Bay (-14.5), 1 p.m.

Even without Matt Stafford, the Lions have had no problem generating some offense. I think they can keep this one respectable, particularly if the Packers play like they did Monday. Lions +14.5

Houston (-3) at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Sunday

So the Raiders are the home team, I get that. But the Texans are only favored by three? Really? Maybe I’m missing something. Texans -3.

Indianapolis (-7.5) at Jacksonville, 4:05 p.m. Sunday

The last five games between these teams have been decided by a total of 18 points. The Jaguars were just humiliated by the Eagles at home. They’ll show up. Jags +7.5.

Arizona at San Diego (-8), 4:15 p.m.

This is where I always take the Chargers. I mean, they have to win big eventually right? I’m starting to think that maybe they just aren’t that good this year. Cardinals +8.

Chicago at NY Giants (-3.5), 8:20 p.m. Sunday

Yes, the Bears are 3-0, but they could just as easily be 1-2. Yes, the Giants are a train wreck, but we’ve seen them come out of these ruts before. Giants -3.5.

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