Over 41 San Francisco 49ers @ St. Louis Rams
Last time these two met they went into overtime and ended with a tie.
Things won't go that way this time around. With Kaepernick behind
center the 49ers now I have a true deep ball thrower and their offense
is even more explosive. The Rams will be able to do 13-17 points and
I expect this to be at least a 10 point win for the 49ers. Expect the
ground and pound from Frank Gore, but the deep ball to Davis,
Crabtree, and Randy Moss to come into play.
Pick - Over 41 - 49ers 34 - Rams 17
Detroit Lions -5 vs Indianapolis Colts
The Lions have played some good teams very tough lately, and they are
due for a big win in front of their home crowd. The Colts are coming
off an emotional home win with the Head Coach battling cancer in
attendance. Luck will put up some big yards in this game, but I think
the Lions will hold them to field goals and the big plays of Stafford
to Megatron wil be in full effect. Take the Lions to win by atleast a
touchdown in this matchup.
Pick - Lions -5 Detroit 30 - Indy 20
Houston Texans - 6.5 @ Tennessee Titans
The Titans are not a good football team, and that being said the
Texans are a good football team that desperately needs to remind
themselves that they have a very talented and formiddable defense. JJ
Watt will be a dominant force up front, but can the over-exploited
secondary of the Texans step up to the plate this week and shut down
the attack from Jake Locker. Schaub has been fantastic over the past
three games and I fully expect him to have another good stat day
against one of the worst defenses in the NFL. The Texans will
emphasize the run and they should be very active on defense.
Pick -- Texans -6.5 Houston 27 - Tennessee 13
Over 46 Cincinatti @ San Diego
The Bengals have had no issues putting up points of late and I think
the Chargers are due in a big way here. All the talk of Norv being
done in San DIego are true, but this is a great test for Norv and for
Phil Rivers to step up and perform in a big way and basically audition
for a new coaching gig. The Bengals will get caught sleeping early
and have to play catchup which is why I love this number.
Pick - Over 46 Chargers 30 - Bengals 27
Over 45 Packers vs Vikings
Percy Harvin is out, Charles Woodson is out, and Clay Matthews is out.
Expect AP to have success running the ball and Ponder will use the
play action pass to open up the field. On the other end, after an
embarassing loss on primetime television, yeah, expect Rodgers to go
off on the Vikings secondary. I like points and I think we will see a
high scoring game at half time.
Pick - Over 45 Packers 33 - Vikings 20