I went 6-7 last week straight-up, and 5-8 against the spread. For the season, that puts me at 67-36 straight-up, and 51-48-4 against the spread. For a comparison, check out the "experts" over at ESPN.
Here are my picks for the NFL's week eight games:
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30
Arizona 1-5 at Baltimore 4-2 1:00 PM [Line: Ravens by 14]
The Ravens have allowed the fewest points in the NFL, but they lost to the lowly Jaguars last week. The Cardinals have dropped five in a row.
--RJ's Pick: Baltimore by 9
Minnesota 1-6 at Carolina 2-5 1:00 PM [Line: Panthers by 3.5]
The Vikings have the third-best rushing offense in the league. The Panthers are having success both running and passing the ball, but they've allowed the most points in the NFC.
--RJ's Pick: Carolina by 8
Jacksonville 2-5 at Houston 4-3 1:00 PM [Line: Texans by 10]
The Texans are in first place in the AFC South, and are the only team in their division with a winning record. The Jaguars are ranked #32 (dead last) in passing yards per game.
--RJ's Pick: Houston by 17
Miami 0-6 at New York Giants 4-2 1:00 PM [Line: Giants by 10.5]
The Dolphins are not only winless, but they are also the only team in the AFC East with a losing record. The Giants have scored the most points of any team in the wide open NFC East.
--RJ's Pick: New York Giants by 15
New Orleans 5-2 at St. Louis 0-6 1:00 PM [Line: Saints by 14]
The Saints have scored more points than any other team in the NFL (including the unbeaten Packers). The Rams have scored the fewest points in the league by far, with just 56 points through six games.
--RJ's Pick: New Orleans by 30
Indianapolis 0-7 at Tennessee 3-3 1:00 PM [Line: Titans by 10]
RB Chris Johnson is averaging just 2.9 yards per carry, and as a result the Titans have fewest rushing yards per game in the league. The Colts have given up 225 points, the most in the NFL by a wide margin.
--RJ's Pick: Tennessee by 16