I'm going all road teams this week despite last week's results. Live, but don't learn is my motto....
home team in bold
SaturdayNew Orleans Saints (-3.5) over San Francisco 49ers
Breesus and the Saints have not been the same team on the road. The 49ers have been dominant at home. I don't care.
Denver Broncos (+13.5) over New England Patriots
Loss of Andre Carter to season ending injury complicates this matchup for the Patriots. Not that I believe the Tebows will be able to win, the line is just too high for me.
SundayHouston Texans (+7.5) over Baltimore Ravens
Arian Foster and the Texans defense should be able to keep this one close. Alas I think the Ravens will squeak out a win setting up an AFC Championship game between my two most despised NFL franchises.
New York Giants (+7.5) over Green Bay Packers
I am less certain of this pick than the other three. Pressuring Aaron Rodgers and having the offensive firepower to stay close seems like a credible way to challenge the Packers. The Giants are built in that image and Eli Manning's prowess in the fourth quarter screams back door cover to me.
Last WeekCincinnati Bengals (+3.0) over Houston Texans LOSS
New Orleans Saints (-10.5) over Detriot Lions WIN
New York Giants (-3.0) over Atlanta Falcons WIN
Pittsburgh Steelers (-8.5) over Denver Broncos LOSS