An eighth of the season is behind us, and so far our picks haven’t been all that impressive. I followed a 7-6-3 Week 1 with a 8-7-1 Week 2. While 15-13-4 doesn’t sound like advice you’d pay for, at least I’ve got the same record from last week and one less loss on the season than Bill Simmons. I’ve been making some good cash on the Steelers quick start, too, and that’s a trend that’s going to continue this weekend. Anyway, on to the picks:

At NY Giants -3 Tennessee

These two teams both need a rebound win. Last week, the Giants got spanked in the Manning Bowl and the Titans got pile-driven by the Steelers. Does Vince Young come in and reclaim his job? Chris Johnson will be facing another tough run defense, but he’ll certainly do way better than his 34-yard rushing performance in Week 2. Titans bounce back.

PICK: Titans +3

At New England -14 Buffalo

Another week, another huge point spread for whoever’s playing the Bills. Make no mistake though, the Pats are going to crush this team on Sunday. Brady is a Bills killer, and Ryan Fitzpatrick won’t be able to hang with a guy who’s beaten the Bills 15 times in 16 games while completing 65.3 percent of his passes with an average QB rating of 100.6. Brady has thrown more TDs (33) and put up more passing yards (3,713) against the Bills than he has against any other team in the league. This trend will continue in Week 3.

PICK: Pats -14.5

At Baltimore -10.5 Cleveland

Joe Flacco needs this game. He’s looked horrible through two games, but he’ll bounce back against the winless Browns. Lock it in.

PICK: Ravens -10.5

Pittsburgh -2.5 At Tampa Bay

Still not sold on the Steelers? I could line up under center for that team the Steelers would still kick ass. They have the best defense in football and Tomlin wants a W against the team that gave him his first shot as an NFL coach. At some point the oddsmakers are going to give the Steelers more respect. Until they do, keep cashing in.

PICK: Steelers -2.5

Cincinnati -3 At Carolina

The Bengals couldn’t score a touchdown last week, but five field goals were enough. Cincy’s strength is its defense. If they can make Joe Flacco throw four picks, imagine what they’ll do to Jimmy Clausen.

PICK:  Bengals -3

At New Orleans -4 Atlanta

The Falcons are a good football team. They had a tough loss to start the season and they totally crushed the Cardinals in Week 2. The Saints are just too good though. Even though the 49ers almost took them out on Monday Night, the Saints return back to the comfort of their dome. This team’s just clicking too much to bet against them at home. The Falcons will put up points, but not enough to win.

PICK: Saints -4

At Kansas City +3 San Francisco

The Chiefs are 2-0 baby! The Niners looked impressive at home last week, but I’m going to roll with the Chiefs at home on this one.

PICK: Chiefs +3

At Minnesota -11 Detroit

Who are the Vikings at this point? Are they a run first team with a gray-beard game manager under center or are they a team that likes to fling it? The Lions are facing their toughest defense yet, but who wants to bet against Jahvid Best?

PICK: Lions +11

At Houston -2.5 Dallas

The Texans are clicking and the Cowboys are answerless. Dallas doesn’t have a run game and the Texans can beat you in so many ways. The battle for Texas is going down in Houston. The Cowboys are desperate, but the Texans will stay hot and take this one.

PICK: Texans -2.5

Washington -3.5 At St. Louis

The Redskins almost pulled off a shocker last week, taking the Texans to overtime, but their upset fell short. Portis is questionable, but his play this season has been questionable as well. The Rams are averaging on 13.5 points per game, but they’ve only allowed 16.5 points in the first two weeks of the season. The Skins proved last week that they can put up points and hang with a good team. The Rams aren’t a good team.

PICK:  Skins -3

Philadelphia -2.5 At Jacksonville

D avid Garrard was miserable last week against the Chargers. He threw four picks and got benched. Luke McCown came in and tore his ACL again and Garrard was back in action. Meanwhile in Philly, Vick has played so well that the team told Kevin Kolb to keep his ass on the pine. It’s easy to look good when you’re playing the Lions, but Vick’s the better QB and the Eagles are a better team. They should take care of business in Jacksonville.

PICK: Eagles -2.5

Indianapolis -5.5 At Denver

Peyton Manning ruins Laurence Maroney’s big day. Colts cover in Denver.

PICK: Colts -5.5

San Diego -5 At Seattle

Mike Tolbert puts up big numbers in place of Ryan Mathews. San Diego will win the most unwatchable game of the afternoon

PICK:  Chargers -5

At Arizona -4.5 Oakland

The Polish Rifle makes Oakland a better team. The Cards must’ve been put through the ringer by Coach Wiz after last week’s beatdown. I don’t like this game; too many questions. Does Gradkowski light it up? Does Beanie Wells make an impact? Do Arizona’s receivers see anything resembling a catchable pass? Steer clear of this one, but if you have to choose a side, take Oakland, their rushing attack and their confident new QB.

PICK:  Oakland +4.5

At Miami -2.5 NY Jets

Another tough call. The Jets got a big win in Week 2, but the Fins have been solid through two weeks. Which Mark Sanchez will we see? The dude who was shackled by a conservative game plan in Week 1? Or the guy who had the game of his life last week and is on the fast track for an MVP award? With Revis out, I’m taking the Fins at home.

PICK: Fins -2.5

Green Bay -3 At Chicago

For two straight weeks I’ve picked the Bears to lose, but they’re 2-0. I guess I should believe in Cutler and Company, but I don’t. Not against the Packers. Sorry. Green Bay seizes the spotlight on Monday Night and the Bears show their home crowd that they don’t deserve to be lossless.

PICK:  Packers -3

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