On Thursday, as usual, I tweeted (@WilliamBotchway) my pick for the Thursday Night Game:
FALCONS (-3) over Saints.
I was correct once again, and it feels good. A 3 game win streak on Thursday games, 7-8 on early week games overall, and 87-92-4* on the season. That's right Golden Tate, you still didn't catch that ball.
"UPSET ALERT" next to games in which I think the underdog will win outright, not only cover. Also, home team in CAPS.
Jaguars (+7) over BILLS. Two bad teams, close game. UPSET ALERT
BEARS (-3) over Seahawks. Seahawks on the road.
Colts (+6.5) over LIONS. So the Colts (7-4) have the inverse record of the Lions(4-7), yet are huge underdogs. UPSET ALERT
Vikings (+9.5) over PACKERS. I'm not going to bite on the blowout here.
Texans (-6.5) over TITANS. Texans are good, Titans are bad.
CHIEFS (+4) over Panthers. Terrible tragedy on Saturday. My prayers are with all in the Chiefs family and the Belcher family. UPSET ALERT
49ers (-6.5) over RAMS. Kaepernick is amazing, the Rams are not.
Patriots (-9) over DOLPHINS. The Pats will score. A lot.
JETS (-6) over Cardinals. West Coast team playing a 1PM game in cold New Jersey. The Jets are still a bad team, but so are the Cardinals. Also, Ryan Lindley is playing.
Buccaneers (+7.5) over BRONCOS. I like the Bucs. They'll lose, but it will be a close one.
Browns (+3) over RAIDERS. The Raiders defense has been disgraceful, and there offense hasn't been great either. The Browns have been tough to beat this year.
Bengals (-1) over CHARGERS. The Bengals beat bad teams (and the Giants). The Chargers, are a very bad team.
RAVENS (-7.5) over Steelers. Two words: Chuck Batch.
COWBOYS (-10.5) over Eagles. The Eagles aren't trying. They've given up. Anything less than a double digit win for the Boys is unacceptable.
Giants (-2.5) over REDSKINS. Big game on the road. That usually means Giants victory.
Last Week: 9-7 (Over .500!!!)
This Week: 1-0