For the second time in three weeks the Sure-fire picks got in the win column (5-3) as the season total creeps toward the .500 mark (41-44-1).

Minnesota at Washington (-1), 1 p.m. Sunday

What a sad, sad ending to a career Mr. Favre has dug himself into. It's pretty much impossible to feel sorry for him.

Grab your shovels it’s time to bury Brett Favre and the Vikings. This team’s will is broken and they don’t have what it takes to bounce back. Redskins -2.

Carolina at Cleveland (-10), 1 p.m. Sunday

The Browns play a murderer’s row every week and will enjoy beating the tar out of somebody. What better team to get the tar beat out of them than the Panthers? Browns -10.

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

Though he can hardly be blamed, it’s interesting how things have completely fallen apart since Randy Moss arrived in Tennessee isn’t it? The Titans have no quarterback and will get lit up by an angry Texans team. Texans -6.5.

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

I have a theory. An NFC West team will not win another out of division game this season. Enough said. Chiefs -2.

Tampa Bay at Baltimore (-7.5), 4:15 p.m. Sunday

The Buccaneers have been a great story, but have also been bullying some really bad teams. They’ll come back down to earth against the Ravens, as they have every time they play a good team. Ravens -7.5.

St. Louis at Denver (-4), 4:15 p.m. Sunday

Coming off an embarrassing beating by the Chargers, the Broncos will rebound at home against the lowly Rams. Broncos -4.

Philadelphia (-3.5) at Chicago, 4:15 p.m. Sunday

Mike Vick isn’t really going to finish the season without an interception is he? I don’t think so either. In fact, I think he’ll throw a couple against the Bears and the Eagles will struggle. Bears +3.5

San Francisco (-1) at Arizona, 8:30 p.m. Monday

In a battle of two of the NFL’s worst teams, homefield advantage has to mean something right? It’s the only thing I can think of. Cardinals +1.