I went 7-7 last week, and I'm 31-29 overall.
Not bad, but not exactly good either. As the season moves on, and the NFL picture becomes clearer, and the good teams/bad teams become easier to spot, I must do better.
Otherwise, I'm essentially just flippin' a coin here...
At any rate, here are my picks for Week Five:
Sunday, Oct. 9
Baltimore at Detroit 1:00 p.m.
Sigh. As you might have guessed by now, I am a Lions fan. Therefore I simply cannot pick against them, even if I think they will get crushed at home. Detroit by 1.
Chicago at Cleveland 1:00 p.m.
Cleveland rocks! Cleveland rocks! (At least when compared to Bears QB Orton, they do...) Browns by 3.
Miami at Buffalo 1:00 p.m.
The Dolphins, shockingly, have the best record in the AFC East, at 2-1. The Bills, meanwhile, are 1-3. If this game was being played in upstate NY in December, I would go with the Bills. But, instead, it's being played in October. Dolphins by 4.
New England at Atlanta 1:00 p.m.
Ouch! This is a tough one. The 2-2 Pats, Super Bowl winners from 3 of the last 4 years, are on the road against a high-quality NFC team. But Vick is hurt, and even if he starts this game, he can't possibly be 100%. So I'll go with the champs. New England by 3.
New Orleans at Green Bay 1:00 p.m.
Green Bay sucks this year. They are 0-4, and Favre looks like a has-been. Still, New Orleans ain't exactly a great team, and the Packers are at home. GB by 7.
Seattle at St. Louis 1:00 p.m.
Well, the Rams screw me every time I pick against them. Of course, they also screw me every time I pick them to win! So, I pretty much hate them. Seattle by 10.