Atlanta at Philadelphia . Philadelphia -3.
San Diego at St. Louis . San Diego -9.
Seattle at Chicago . Chicago -8.
Kansas City at Houston . Houston -4½.
Detroit vs. New York Giants. New York Giants -11½.
Cleveland at Pittsburgh . Pittsburgh -15.
New Orleans at Tampa Bay . New Orleans -4½.
Miami at Green Bay . Off The Board.
Baltimore at New England . New England -3.
New York Jets vs. Denver . New York Jets -3.
Oakland at San Francisco . San Francisco -7.
Dallas at Minnesota . Even.
Indianapolis at Washington . Indianapolis -3.
Tennessee at Jacksonville . Tennessee -2½.
Bye Week: Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals.
Point spread generated by America's Line.
Kristian R. Dyer's picks:
New York Jets (-3) vs. Denver: This will be a tough one, given the struggle of the Jets secondary this year. New York must hold the ball and win the time of possession. Like Baltimore last week who topped 200 yards rushing, the Jets must ground and pound. Jets in another squeaker, 24-23.
Atlanta at Philadelphia (-3): No matter who is under center for the Eagles, and it looks like Michael Vick will be caged for this one due to injury, it doesn't matter as the Falcons are ready to rock this match-up. Matt Ryan returns to his hometown and will light things up. The birds from the south find warmth in the north by a touchdown.
San Diego (-9) at St. Louis: Lock of the week. The passing offense of the Chargers is going to have a field day against the Rams, who will kick the can on the season with a loss on Sunday. Or is that goats which kick cans? Either way, the logic works. Chargers win and cover.
Kansas City at Houston (-4½): After the big loss to the Giants a week ago, the Texans will come out firing in this game. It will be a close one, but Houston should win at home by at least six points.
New Orleans (-4½) at Tampa Bay: Does the fact that New Orleans is on the road really lessen the spread by that much? Bizarre. Yes, the Saints have looked human this year but this is a Bucs team that would gladly take something human on the field. New Orleans by two touchdowns.
Miami at Green Bay (Off The Board): The only reason why this game is off the board is because of the doubt over Aaron Rodgers. He will play and he will win. Miami is way too inconsistent defensively for my liking.
Dan Feuerstein's picks:
NY Jets (-3) at Denver: As I understand it, the Broncos will be missing five important players for this big game. For the Jets, they need to keep on going with the momentum and get into the end zone early and often. This is one of those games that I have a funny feeling something screwy is going to happen against the Jets, but I still feel that the Green & White will win by six points.
Dallas at Minnesota: Well who would've thought this would ever happen in today's NFL? Two presumed powerhouses with a 1-3 record. Old man Favre and his new nickname "Double Exposure" seem a bit tentative with that throwing elbow. Just click send already and let it fly. The Cowboys get the win as the Vikings are still a mess with or without Favre.
Detroit at New York Giants (-11½): I have to say that the Lions are going back to the drawing board when they get to the Swamp. The Giants' destruction will be quick, painful and down right ugly for the Motor City Kitties.
Indianapolis (-3) at Washington: It will be a DC Shootout at FedEx Field and the offense for both sides will be scoring points like there is no tomorrow. I believe that it will come down to a field goal to win it. The Colts will take the win.
Atlanta at Philadelphia (-3): It sounds like Michael Vick will be playing this Sunday against the Falcons and after how the Eagles defeated the 49ers on Sunday Night , I have a good feeling it will be Philly on top.
Cleveland at Pittsburgh (-15): Welcome back to the NFL Ben Roethlisberger. You're going to make your 2010 debut against your rivals in the Cleveland Browns. And as always you will send the Dogs back to the pound. Steel Curtain will fall in Cleveland.
Denis Gorman's picks:
New York Jets (-3) at Denver: The Broncos are a two-man team: Kyle Orton and Brandon Lloyd. Orton is second in the NFL with 1,733 passing yards while Lloyd leads the league with 589 receiving yards. And while the duo may be great for fantasy owners, reality is often different. The reality this week is that that the Jets win big.
Kansas City at Houston (-4½): The Texans were dreadful in every facet of the game and, as a result, rightly absorbed a 34-10 demolition at the hands of the schizophrenic Giants. The Chiefs battled the Colts but dropped a 19-9 decision. The Chiefs work hard but the Texans are talented and have to be angry. Texans are the pick.
Atlanta vs. Philadelphia (-3): This just in: The Falcons are tied with Chicago for the best record in the NFC at 4-1. Atlanta is 10th in the NFL in total offense, are second in the league in rushing offense and total defense. Philly, meanwhile, had to hang on for dear life to beat a winless San Francisco team Sunday night. We're going with the Dirty Birds.
Baltimore at New England (-3): Not exactly sure why the Patriots are favored. New England cannot run the ball, stop opponents—we don't buy what transpired in Miami as anything other than an aberration—and with the revolving door at wide receiver, they appear to be weakened. Meanwhile the Ravens are living up to the pre-season Super Bowl hype. Ravens win easily in Foxboro.
Oakland at San Francisco (-7): Let's recap As The 49ers Collapse: Mike Singletary lit into Alex Smith during Sunday's 27-24 Sunday Night home loss to Philadelphia despite the one time No. 1 overall pick having thrown for 309 yards and three touchdowns. Owner Jed York text messaged ESPN.com to say the 49ers will win the NFC West, then later told Bay Area reporters that Singletary's job is safe. And the Raiders are the dysfunctional franchise? We'll take the Raiders to win what used to be a great rivalry game.
Tennessee (-2½) at Jacksonville: The Giants and Broncos have charged that the Titans are a dirty team in two of the last three weeks. What has been overshadowed is that the Titans are a potent offensive team. Just ask the Cowboys, who were burned for 34 points. Meanwhile the Jaguars are Maurice Jones-Drew and not a whole hell of a lot after that. So we think the Titans win convincingly Monday Night.
Kristian R. Dyer:
Against The Spread: 9-9-0
Against The Spread: 7-11-0
Against The Spread: 9-9-0