The Big 12 North should just become a separate football conference. The likes of Mizzou, Kansas and even Nebraska just can't compete with professional-level programs like Oklahoma and Texas. I guess it was fun while it lasted, but college is even more divided between haves and have-nots than the pros. Speaking of the NFL...
BUFFALO over San Diego
Bills are coming off a bye week, and San Diego has stunk on the road this season
BEARS over Vikings
No coach is more hated by both fans and players than Brad Childress.
Steelers over BENGALS
I'm not sure why Marvin Lewis doesn't just walk away from this mess.
Tennessee over KANSAS CITY
KC's simply overmatched talent-wise in every phase of the game.
CAROLINA over New Orleans
Two unpredictable teams, and Carolina is my kryptonite pick, but I'm still taking them at home.
ST. LOUIS over Dallas
No Romo, Rams at home and fired up over their first surprising win under Haslett—I know this is a stretch, but you have to take risks to win.
MIAMI over Baltimore
Okay, I'm not picking against Miami this week. Let's see how this works out.
NY GIANTS over San Francisco
The Giants will bounce back big after their dispirited loss to Cleveland last Monday.
HOUSTON over Detroit
I have nothing to say about this awful game except that it better not be on TV in Missouri.
NY JETS over Oakland
Yeah, firing Lane Kiffin was a great idea, Al. All your ideas are right, Mr. Davis. Would somebody tell me when Monty Burns bought the Raiders?
WASHINGTON over Cleveland
The Skins will bounce back, while the Browns will have a letdown.
Colts over PACKERS
I can't believe I need to say this, but don't sleep on Peyton Manning.
TAMPA BAY over Seattle
Good grief, Seattle is a god-awful team. They might actually finish behind the Rams at this point.
NEW ENGLAND over Denver
Denver is terribly inconsistent, and the Patriots don't usually lose two in a row, especially playing Monday night at home.
Last week: 10-4
Season: 57-31 (.648)