I’m on vacation in Hawaii with all four of my kids in one hotel room with two queen beds. Needless to say, I’m mailing in the picks this week.
Last Week: 9 – 5 – 0
Season: 50 – 39 – 4
Thursday Night (8:20PM ET)
Saints 34 at Cardinals 42
I won, the Cardinals won, and Kyler Murray is still the most overpaid quarterback in the NFL. (Apologies to Russell Wilson.)
Explaining Political Ads to their Little Children (Bye Week)
Bills – A very good football team, probably the best in the league.
Rams – A very good football team… last year.
Vikings – Maybe a very good football team?
Eagles – Probably the very goodest team in the NFC.
Early Games (1:00PM ET)
Falcons at Bengals
It’s early, but try finding seven teams you know for a fact are better than the Falcons. I’ll wait… FALCONS +6.5
Lions at Cowboys
Cooper Rush was a starter, a stud, a backup and a disaster Sunday night. It was the full experience. I warned you he’d be a pumpkin again. LIONS +7
Colts at Titans
Not excited to watch anyone from the AFC South in the postseason. TITANS -2.5
Packers at Commanders
A get right game for someone, just can’t figure out who at this moment. PACKERS -4.5
Buccaneers at Panthers
If Sam Darnold’s return is the biggest positive for your team in 2022 something has gone horrible wrong. 2022 has gone horrible wrong in Carolina. BUCCANEERS -13.5
Giants at Jaguars
Giants keep coming up roses in tough games despite underdog status. Gotta end sometime. JAGUARS -3
Browns at Ravens
I’ve sent a, “Lamar Jackson wayd” text way too many times this season. And it’s not even November. RAVENS -6.5
Afternoon Games (4:05PM ET)
Jets at Broncos
Cousin Sal quipped that the Jets have the better Wilson. I laughed and then suddenly felt really bad for Denver fans. JETS -2
Texans at Raiders
It was a tight race, but I think the Raiders were the most disappointing team a third of the way through. I also think they’ll fight their way back into the playoff chase. RAIDERS -7
Seahawks at Chargers
Speaking of disappointing… the Chargers have underwhelmed consistently all season. CHARGERS -5
Chiefs at 49ers
It was a tough week for us Elijah Mitchell believers. Brutal, in fact. CHIEFS -1
Sunday Night (8:20PM ET)
Steelers at Dolphins
A plethora of good receivers in action Sunday night. Not convinced there’s a good quarterback in the building, though. STEELERS +7.5
Monday Night (8:30PM ET)
Bears at Patriots
Bill Belichick wants to start Bailey Zappe and bench Mac Jones so bad. You know he does. It’s how he christens his franchise quarterbacks. PATRIOTS -9.5