Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos found more magic and not only covered the point spread, they won outright. It's a good start to our weekly picks against the spread. We were 9-7 last week. This week's early games include a couple of important divisional games. The Dallas Cowboys travel to the nation's capitol to take on the up and down Redskins. There is also the battle between the very tight AFC North. The Baltimore Ravens, just off of a loss to the Seattle Seahawks, are home and face the surprising Bengals.
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Jacksonville Jaguars at Cleveland Browns (even): This game between two bad teams is a straight pick-em. The Jags are on the heels of a victory over the winless Colts, while the Browns supplied the Rams with their second win of the year. Pick: Jaguars, outright.
Carolina Panthers at Detroit Lions (-7.0): Detroit gets to be home before their Thanksgiving Day game next week. This could easily become a trap game, but with Cam Newton slinging the ball around, this could be a tougher game than they might have suspected. However, the Panthers have lost 11 straight on the road and give up a lot of points. Detroit likes to put them up. Pick: Lions, -7.0.
Tampa bay Buccaneers at Green Bay Packers (-14.0): The Packers are an unstoppable machine, it seems. Tampa Bay will simply be the unfortunate bystanders. Aaron Rodgers likes to score points and the Green Bay defense will be ready to stop the Bucs. Pick, Packers, -14.
Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins (-2.5): Miami finally did it at home a week ago. They covered the spread for the first time all year. But the Dolphins have not played well at home, either. Top receiver Stevie Johnson may miss the game. Even still...Pick: Bills, +2.5.
Oakland Raiders (-1.0) at Minnesota Vikings: Luckily for the Vikings, Darren McFadden still looks like he will be out. Their run defense is pretty good anyway. However, Carson Palmer is surprising with his recent play. Now he will get to play indoors? I wonder why the line isn't bigger. Pick: Raiders, -1.0.
Dallas Cowboys (-7.5) at Washington Redskins: We all are aware of the hot mess that are the Redskins. Once again they have changed their quarterback, handing back the reins to Rex Grossman. The Dallas offense looks really in sync as well, as they put up big numbers against Buffalo. Expect to see a similar thing. Tony Romo and company have found their way and will make their owner pleased. Pick: Cowboys, -7.5.
Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens (-7.0): Baltimore has beaten the Pittsburgh Steelers twice this season but could not manage to beat the Seattle Seahawks. To make matters worse, it appears that Ray Lewis will miss at least this game. The Bengals have been no slouches. Andy Dalton is playing fantastically in his first year. This is our upset special. Pick: Bengals, +7.0.
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