Thursday Night Game
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at St. Louis Rams
Aaron: Buccaneers by 7
Derek: Buccaneers by 7
Tanner: Rams 8
Game Notes: Despite the Tampa Bay Buccaneers coming off a heartbreaking loss to the New Orleans Saints they have what looks to be an easier match up vs the St. Louis Rams as the Rams front seven has been getting it done.
Saturday Night Game
New York Jets at Dallas Cowboys
Aaron: Jets by 14
Derek: Jets by 14
Tanner: Jets by 10
Game Notes: The Cowboys are 1-8 with Tony Romo and the just keep spiraling downward. A lot needs to change for the Cowboys if they want to be Bowles’ Jets.
Carolina Panthers at New York Giants
Aaron: Panthers by 21
Derek: Giants by 3
Tanner: Panthers by 10
Game Notes: This could be an upset, but probably not. The Panthers are playing at an even higher level than the Super Bowl XXXVIII losing team led by Jake Delhomme. We expect this to be another Panthers win.
Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings
Aaron: Vikings by 10
Derek: Vikings by 10
Tanner: Vikings 7
Game Notes: At 8-5 the Vikings are tumbling but good news for them they are playing the Bears. Teddy Bridgewater needs to get back to normal to lead the Purple People Eaters back to the playoffs.
Atlanta Falcons at Jacksonville Jaguars
Aaron: Jaguars by 14
Derek: Jaguars by 21
Tanner: Jaguars by 12
Game Notes: The Jaguars are hot, they put up 51 points last week against the depleted Colts and now they match up with a team that has lost 6 straight. The Jaguars will take this one.
Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts
Aaron: Texans by 10
Derek: Texans by 6
Tanner: Texans by 14
Game Notes: Despite losing 27-6 vs the New England Patriots the Texans will rebound for an easy win against a Luck-less Colts squad.
Tennessee Titans at New England Patriots
Aaron: Patriots by 28
Derek: Patriots by 21
Tanner: Patriots 14
Game Notes: Patriots are back on track and there’s no way they should drop this game to the Titans.
Kansas City Chiefs at Baltimore Ravens
Tanner: Chiefs by 10
Buffalo Bills at Washington Redskins
Derek: Bills by 17
Tanner: Redskins by 7
Cleveland Browns at Seattle Seahawks
Derek: Seahawks by 20
Tanner: Seahawks by 14
Green Bay Packers at Oakland Raiders
Derek: Raiders by 7
Tanner: Packers by 7
Denver Broncos at Pittsburgh Steelers
Tanner: Steelers by 14
Miami Dolphins at San Diego Chargers
Derek: Dolphins by 6
Tanner: Dolphins by 7
Cincinnati Bengals at San Francisco 49ers
Games Notes: The last Alabama QB to win an NFL game was Jeff Rutledge in 1987, but we two of our analysts seem to think AJ McCarron is gonna turn that streak around and put Cincinnati back on track.
Arizona Cardinals at Philadelphia Eagles
Aaron: Cardinals by 6
Derek: Cardinals by 7
Tanner: Cardinals by 10
Games Notes: The Cardinals can’t possibly lose to the Eagles…. Or could they?
Monday Night Game
Detroit Lions at New Orleans Saints
Aaron: Saints by 14
Derek: Saints by 10
Tanner: Lions by 7
Games Notes: Two out of three writer recommend picking the Saints but this one thinks the Lions can win. This game comes down to Drew Brees and Sean Payton re-visiting their glory days.
That’s all for this week, so stop on by to see how you stacked up. Come back next week for another set of Sports and Politics Pick Em.