Just when I think a comeback is in order for my 2012-13 season, things take a turn for the worst. And this week, I am blaming the New York Giants and Jets.
Last week, I picked the Giants to win big over the Cincinnati Bengals, however, Big Blue laid the biggest egg of the season getting throttled 31-13. Meanwhile, the Jets are just terrible -- they couldn't get out of their own way in a 28-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
Of course, there were other games: The Chicago Bears failed to defeat the Houston Texans AT HOME!; the last unbeaten team in the NFL, the Atlanta Falcons, were, well, defeated by the New Orleans Saints; and the Buffalo Bills covered their double-digit spread with the New England Patriots.
Really, I don't know what to do anymore. I just recommended looking through my picks and placing money on the opposite.
(All point spreads provided by Oddshark.com and Bovada.)
Point spread: Bills 3-point favorite.
Pick: Bills 30, Dolphins 24.
Prediction: Buffalo was one play away from upsetting New England last week. If its defense was any good the outcome may have been a bit different. Good thing Buffalo doesn't play New England's offense this week.
Point spread: Falcons 10-point favorite.
Pick: Falcons 28, Cardinals 13
Prediction: Atlanta will bounce back from last week's loss with a solid victory.
Point spread: Cowboys 8-point favorite.
Pick: Cowboys 24, Browns 17
Prediction:Dallas SHOULD win, however, its going to be closer than Cowboy fans would like.
Point spread: Packers 3 1/2-point favorite.
Pick: Packers 31, Lions 21
Prediction: The Lions are just not clicking right now, while the exact opposite is happening with Aaron Rodgers and the Pack.
Point spread: Bengals 3 1/2-point favorite.
Pick: Bengals 31, Chiefs 9
Prediction: A second straight blowout victory for the Bengals? The world is going to end in 2012.
Point spread: Rams 3 1/2-point favorite.
Pick: Jets 17, Rams 10
Prediction: You think this is a gamble don't you? Well, that's exactly what you're doing.
Point spread: Redskins 4-point favorite.
Pick: Eagles 21, Redskins 20
Prediction: Philadelphia wins. That's right, the Eagles win.
Point spread: Buccaneers 2-point favorite.
Pick: Panthers 24, Buccaneers 21
Prediction: Greg Schiano's squad has a chance to really become a playoff contender. I'll believe it when it happens.
Point spread: Texans 15 1/2-point favorite.
Pick: Texans 40, Jaguars 7
Prediction: Jacksonville has no chance on the road. Well, they would have no chance on the road either.
Point spread: Saints 5 1/2-point favorite.
Pick: Saints 30, Raiders 24
Prediction: Behind the leadership of Drew Brees, New Orleans is rolling and that's not good for the host Raiders.
Point spread: Broncos 8-point favorite.
Pick: Broncos 24, Chargers 20
Prediction: Denver will enter the game a bit banged up, so this game should stay close.
Point spread: Patriots 9-point favorite.
Pick: Colts 30, Patriots 28
Prediction: New England's secondary is awful, and the Colts defense is a bit better than the Bills. Hello, Andrew Luck upset!
Point spread: Ravens 3 1/2-point favorite.
Pick: Ravens 28, Steelers 17
Prediction: Ben Roethlisberger being out is going to be a big key in this AFC North showdown.
Point spread: 49ers 4 1/2-point favorite.
Pick: 49ers 24, Bears 23
Prediction: Don't think San Francisco will cover the spread, but they're better than Chicago.
Last week's record: 5-9-0. Season record: 67-73-5.