After making picks against spread for the Week 7 morning games, we now move our attention to the rest of the schedule. Unfortunately, other than a longtime rivalry between the Oakland Raiders and the Kansas City Chiefs, there really is no "marquee" matchup. Most of the lines are pretty high.
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Check out the picks after the jump:
Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders (-4.5): Oakland is very solid at home and they have one of the best rushing attacks in the game. However, with Carson Palmer starting at quarterback, no one knows what he will have to offer. Even still, this pick is less about the Raiders as it is about not liking the Chiefs on the road. Pick: Raiders -4.5.
Pittsburgh Steelers (-3.5) at Arizona Cardinals: Of course the Steelers are favored in this game, but it will not be easy. They are playing without James Harrison and now without Casey Hampton. Hampton's backup is doubtful, so that leaves a third-string nose tackle to handle the interior line of the Cardinals. Pittsburgh has not been a juggernaut on the road and Arizona is coming off their bye. While I am not confident in an outright Cardinals' win, this matchup has the making of a nail-biter. Pick: Cardinals +3.5.
St. Louis Rams at Dallas Cowboys (-13): The winless Rams will continue with their struggles as they might be starting A.J. Feeley in place of the Sam Bradford. Going into Big D isn't going to help. Expect a Cowboys' win -- a big one. Pick: Cowboys -13.
Indianapolis Colts at New Orleans Saints (-14): Drew Brees at home against Curtis Painter. Do you need to say anything else? This game was supposed to be a Super bowl rematch. Too bad. Pick: Saints -14.
Baltimore Ravens (-8) at Jacksonville Jaguars: Jacksonville played as well as they possibly could have against a banged up Pittsburgh team and still lost, although they did cover. That Baltimore defense will not be kind to Blaine Gabbert. Pick: Ravens -8.