Week 7 went well so ItsAlwaysSunnyInDetroit.com is back for week 8. Get your bookie on the horn and bet the farm!
SunnyInDetroit’s picks are first/in red.
Denver +1 against San Francisco in London
This is one of a few fishy lines this week. Denver will be licking their proverbial chops after getting lambasted by Oakland last weekend. I don’t see how Troy Smith starting at QB for SF can be a good thing. Denver has to win this game, don’t they?
DALLAS -7 vs. Jacksonville
The Jags get a break by facing Jon Kitna instead of Tony Romo. The Cowgirls get a break because Jacksonville has to play a QB. I’ve enjoyed Dallas losing each of the past two “must-wins” as much as anybody, but they have to win again sometime, right? Right?
DETROIT -3 vs. Washington
I’m picking the Lions to win and cover?! I’m picking the Lions to win and cover. It would be typical Lions though, wouldn’t it? Matthew Stafford looks sharp in week one, misses five games then leads the team to a week 8 victory. The “what if…” train will be revving up Sunday afternoon.
NEW YORK JETS -6 vs. Green Bay
The Jets are coming off a bye. GB is coming off a divisional slugfest. Advantage Jets.
ST. LOUIS -3 vs. Carolina
Wanna hear something stupid? Danny Amenfreakindola has more receiving yards than Steve Smith does. Sam Bradford is too good at home. The Panthers are too piss poor everywhere.
CINCINNATI -2 vs. Miami
Look at me taking yet another home favorite.
KANSAS CITY -7.5 vs. Buffalo
Seriously, I’m not doing this on purpose. Has a team ever had three guys rush for 100+ in the same game? Tom Jones, Jamaal Chuck and Dex McCluster might just do it.
Tampa Bay +3 at ARIZONA
See, I wasn’t just going to ride all the home teams this week. The Bucs have a nice little trio that could start getting some pub. Josh Freeman, LaGarrette Blount and the other Mike Williams. I think they’ll do just enough to to spoil Beanie’s 2010 coming out party.
SEATTLE +2.5 vs. Oakland
Oakland runs the ball. Seattle stops the run. Pitching and defense usually beats good hitting. I don’t like the ‘Hawks, but I’ll take them anyway.
SAN DIEGO -3 vs. Tennessee
California gurls, they’re undeniable. Daisy dukes, bikinis on top.
Minnesota +6.5 at NEW ENGLAND
Favre or no Favre, A.P. is going to earn his nickname (“All Day”). I’d love to see the Vikes play well win without Jenn Sterger’s stalker.
NEW ORLEANS -1 vs. Pittsburgh
Drew Brees will be gunning to make up for last week’s four INT performance. The Steelers can stop the run, but they’re iffy against the pass. You have to expect Andrew to be spiffy against the iffy.
INDIANAPOLIS -6.5 vs. Houston
Houston has the worst pass defense in the universe. It doesn’t matter that Dallas Clark and Austin Collie are out, Peyton Manning is going to mess with Texas. Blair White, what?