I went 11-5 last week straight-up, and 7-9 against the spread. For the season, that puts me at 127-65 straight-up, and 98-88-6 against the spread. For a comparison, check out the "experts" over at ESPN.
Here are my picks for the NFL's Week 14 games:
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8
Cleveland 4-8 at Pittsburgh 9-3 - 8:20 p.m. [Line: Steelers by 14]
This should be a low-scoring and relatively close game.
--RJ's Pick: Steelers by 7
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11
Kansas City 5-7 at New York Jets 7-5 - 1:00 p.m. [Line: Jets by 9]
A Kansas City victory would not really surprise me.
--RJ's Pick: Jets by 4
Tampa Bay 4-8 at Jacksonville 3-9 - 1:00 p.m. [Line: Buccaneers by 1]
This game is almost unwatchable, the teams are so bad.
--RJ's Pick: Buccaneers by 6
New England 9-3 at Washington 4-8 - 1:00 p.m. [Line: Patriots by 7.5]
New England should score 35-plus points against yet another sub-.500 team.
--RJ's Pick: Patriots by 20
Atlanta 7-5 at Carolina 4-8 - 1:00 p.m. [Line: Falcons by 3]
This match will be high-scoring and somewhat competitive, but the better team will win.
--RJ's Pick: Falcons by 8
Indianapolis 0-12 at Baltimore 9-3 - 1:00 p.m. [Line: Ravens by 16]
It will be the biggest mismatch of the week, although Dan Orlovsky is a considerably better quarterback than Curtis Painter, so Indianapolis might manage to score a touchdown or two—last week against the Patriots, it scored three late TDs to make it close but still lost 31-24.
--RJ's Pick: Ravens by 21
Philadelphia 4-8 at Miami 4-8 - 1:00 p.m. [Line: Dolphins by 3]
Miami has won four of its last five.
--RJ's Pick: Dolphins by 9
Minnesota 2-10 at Detroit 7-5 - 1:00 p.m. [Line: Lions by 7]
Detroit would have to play even dumber than usual to lose at Ford Field to Minnesota.