Well Week 8 of the 2009 NFL season is almost upon us and the divisions are starting to shape up. Last week I went out on a limb with a few picks and paid for it. Here are my week 8 picks against the spread as of 10/27/09.
Denver +3.5 at Baltimore
Denver is undefeated and I think there defense may actually be better then the Ravens, in a tight game, take Denver getting the points.
Cleveland +13.5 at Chicago
Cleveland is lousy and the Bears are coming off a bad loss, look for the Bears to come out firing, take the Bears minus the points.
Houston -3.5 at Buffalo
Buffalo has looked terrible the last few weeks and I think Houston will win big, take Houston minus the points.
Minnesota +3 at Green Bay
This should be a great game. I expect Green Bay to do some serious hitting at home, but I don’t think it will be enough, take Minnesota plus the points.
San Francisco +12.5 at Indianapolis
The Colts have looked unstoppable this year and even though this is a big spread I think the Colts cover at home, take the Colts minus the points.
Miami +3 at NY Jets
Pretty evenly matched team, but I like the Dolphins here, take Miami plus the points.
St. Louis +4 at Detroit
Wow, Detroit is actually favored in a game. In a battle of bad teams I’ll take Detroit minus the points.
Seattle +9.5 at Dallas
Seattle has looked better the last few weeks and I don’t think they will win, but 10 points is a lot, take Seattle to cover plus the points.
Oakland +16.5 at San Diego
These two are division rivals and the Raiders stink, even though it’s a big spread I think San Diego shows no mercy, take San Diego minus the points.
Jacksonville +3 at Tennessee
Great another battle of stinkers, I guess I’ll take Jacksonville plus the points.
Carolina +9.5 at Arizona
Arizona is better then I thought and Carolina stinks, take Arizona minus the points.
NY Giants +2 at Philadelphia
I have to say I think the Giants are a much better team then the Eagles. I doubt Brian Westbrook will play so take the Giants plus the points.
Atlanta +10 at New Orleans
While I think Atlanta is a good team New Orleans is on fire, the spread is a little large, but I’ll take the Saints minus the points.
Good luck everybody and be sure to check back next week.