GWR Weekly Pick'Em

GWR's weekly pick'em...but don't bet the kiddies college fund on it, we don't want them going to Vassar now, do we?

Kristian R. Dyer's Picks:

New York Jets at Pittsburgh (-7): The Steelers should get their fifth home win of the year against a Jets team whose offense has looked anemic the past two games. Steelers win but it's by two field goals.

Arizona at Carolina (-1 ½) : A battle of two irrelevant teams with nothing to play for. Cardinals should take it by a field goal, but this will be an ugly game.

Houston at Tennessee (Even): The Texans lost a heartbreaker on Monday night and will be looking to bounce back against a Titans team with nothing to play for. Take the Texans, 21-17.

Atlanta (-7) at Seattle: The Falcons are still flying high this season and will continue the momentum. These seven point spreads are always tricky in the NFL, but Atlanta should cover.

Green Bay at New England (No line): Even if Aaron Rodgers plays, Green Bay is no match on either side of the ball against a Patriots team hitting stride. New England wins by at least six points…if not more.

Chicago at Minnesota (No line): Another week of awful games concludes with the Bears beating the Vikings. Minnesota's best chance is for the MetroDome roof to collapse on Chicago during pregame warm-ups, but the Vikings are likely to be the ones left in the cold. Chicago by at least six.

Dan Feuerstein's Picks:

New York Jets at Pittsburgh (-7): Right now I'm not too confident as the Jets head to Pittsburgh. Which means I'm going to say the Steelers are going to win. (I'm actually picking the Steeler to win so the Jets can turn it around; akin to Rex deferring the coin toss last week).

Philadelphia at NY Giants (No line): This will be the marquee matchup this week in the NFL and, obviously, the NFC. This will be a very hotly contested game. There will be a game winning field goal and I have a good feeling the Giants will come through.

Jacksonville at Indianapolis (-4 1/2): The battle for the right to go to the playoffs in the AFC South will come down to this game. While Peyton Manning looks like he can win at home, the Jaguars will sweep the Colts away.

New Orleans at Baltimore (No line): The Ravens are a strong team at home, they will be tough to beat, but something tells me the Saints will win on the road and create another dent in BM&T Stadium.

San Francisco at San Diego (-10): The 49ers had a big win against the NFC West-leading Seattle Seahawks at home. But the Chargers will strike San Francisco down at Qualcomm.

Atlanta (-7) at Seattle: My gimme of the week. Falcons in a rout. Denis Gorman's Picks:

New York Jets at Pittsburgh (-7): The boss was the only picker to correctly take the Dolphins to beat the Jets. After their disgraceful performances—and that word is used loosely—in New England and at home against Miami, and about to take on yet another legitimate contender, we're going to do what we think the boss will do and back the Steelers.

Philadelphia at New York Giants (No line): Fox has already titled this matchup, "The NFC East Game of the Year." The winner will most likely win the division while the loser could be on the outside looking in when the important games are played. Don't think DeSean Jackson will pull off the reverse Nestea plunge that he used in Dallas, but the feeling is that the outcome of the game will be the same. Philly wins.

Arizona at Carolina (-1½ ): Not entirely sure how or why the Panthers are favored. The Cardinals are not any good but they are better than the unwatchable Panthers. Cashing in on the Cardinals.

Atlanta (-7) at Seattle: The Falcons are finally beginning to get some recognition. All they are is the best all-around team in the National Football League. They'll prove that fact, again, in Seattle.

Green Bay at New England (No line): Possibly a Super Bowl preview. Except the Packers may not have quarterback Aaron Rodgers taking snaps as he was concussed Sunday in Detroit. Picking the Patriots.

Chicago and Minnesota (No line): Neither team was particularly good over the weekend. The Bears were embarrassed at home and in a blizzard by the Patriots. Minnesota had the roof on its home collapse and had to play the Giants at Detroit's Ford Field Monday night. Oh, did we mention that Brett Favre's ironman streak ended due to a shoulder injury suffered after absorbing a hellacious hit against Buffalo? Go with Chicago.

RECORDS:

Kristian R. Dyer:

Overall: 45-23-0

Against The Spread: 33-32-0

Dan Feuerstein:

Overall: 44-28-0

Against The Spread: 36-32-0

Denis Gorman:

Overall: 48-23-0

Against The Spread: 38-33-0


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