Saturday, October 30, 2010
Week 8 NFL Picks
Time for this week's NFL picks! I'm posting this from my phone, so I will add my record later. Last week, my computer was infected by a virus and I couldn't post my picks. I did tweet them, for those of you who follow me at @MackNova on Twitter.
Anyway, to this week's picks.
Houston + 6 over Indianapolis
Indianapolis is simply too banged up to be almost a touchdown favorites on an improving Houston team. The Texans slapped the Colts around in the first meeting. Now, Indianapolis will show up without Joseph Addai, Dallas Clark, and several other players. Houston has some legitimate talent on both sides of the ball. While Peyton Manning will get his yards, the Texans will be able to run the ball well and hit enough plays in the passing game to make this close. Both teams have had an extra week to prepare. This should be a great Monday night shootout.
Colts 31, Texans 27
Buffalo +7.5 over Kansas City
The Bills stink, but they're playing hard, almost beating Baltimore on the road last week. The Chiefs aren't good enough to lay more than a touchdown. Buffalo wants its first win, and they have enough weapons on offense to put up some points. The Chiefs will run the ball, but they aren't the best red zone offense. But the bottom line is, dont pick Kansas City laying more than a touchdown. They have a lot to prove.
Detroit -2.5 over Washington
Despite their 1-5 record, the Lions have played fairly well this year. While their road woes have been well-documented, losing 24 straight games away from Ford Field, they are a competitive home team. Meanwhile, the Redskins can't be trusted on the road, having lost to St. Louis. With Matthew Stafford returning to the lineup, the Lions will score some points. Jahvid Best and Calvin Johnson are big plays waiting to happen, and the Redskins can be thrown on. Give me the improving Lions at home, against a mediocre Washington team.
Lions 27, Redskins 20