I went 9-7 last week, which puts me at 98-62 for the season. That's a winning percentage of over 61%.
This week I'm making my picks a bit earlier than usual, due to the two Thursday games. Be sure to make your picks early as well!
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Thursday, Nov. 24
Atlanta 6-4 at Detroit 4-6 [12:30 p.m.]
It will surprise no one that I'm gonna go with my Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving. But this pick may not be the example of loyalty-induced foolishness it probably seems. Atlanta has lost two in a row, and Detroit is 3-2 at home this year. Plus, the Lions usually seem to play a little better on Turkey Day (perhaps because it is often their only nationally-televised game of the season). So, DETROIT in a close one.
Denver 8-2 at Dallas 7-3 [4:15 p.m.]
This is a great matchup, and a tough one to pick. The Cowboys are 4-1 at home, while the Broncos are only 2-2 on the road. Both teams have won three in a row. I think DALLAS will win an exciting back-and-forth contest.
Sunday, Nov. 27
Baltimore 3-7 at Cincinnati 7-3 [1:00 p.m.]
Yeah, I know the Ravens pulled off a shocker last week against the Steelers. But that was only because Ben Roethlisberger didn't play. And unfortunately for Baltimore, Cincinnati's Carson Palmer is feeling just fine. BENGALS by a lot.
Carolina 7-3 at Buffalo 4-6 [1:00 p.m.]
Buffalo is winless on the road, but 4-1 at home. The weather in upstate NY should be chilly enough on Sunday to help put Carolina on a two-game skid. BUFFALO in a low-scoring game.
Chicago 7-3 at Tampa Bay 7-3 [1:00 p.m.]
Another quality matchup. The Bears have won six in a row, and have the best defense in the NFL, by far. Tampa Bay has won two in a row, but both games were close. I'll go with the BUCS in another close one.