Don's Crystal Ball 2010 Week 8 Picks
By DonCanabis/TheDonHappy Halloween everyone, Iím back on the winning circle had a great week last week hope somebody used the picks because last week picks were MONEY.
On to the games
Buffalo at Kansas City -7.5 Ovr/Und 45
The Chiefs proved me last week that they can cover the big lines against lesser talent. Kansas City is a hard place to play even when theyíre a bad team, this team is inspired theyíre playing great defense and they all believe in each other. Buffalo showed a lot of heart last week and almost pulled the upset but at the end came up short. I donít see them having enough heart left for two weeks in a row.
Green Bay at New York Jets -6 Ovr/Und 42
You give Rex Ryan two weeks to prepare for a team; you know he will find all the ways to beat the other team. I like the Jets only because how that defense plays but how the whole team is stepping up this team has identity and itís focused. Green bay is having problems in the secondary, Rodgers is not connecting with his WR theyíre just not in the same page and they find ways to keep games close that shouldnít and lose games that they shouldnít.
Denver at San Francisco -1 Ovr/Und 41.5
These two teams are in trouble and playing like a chicken without a head out there, but the reality is this Troy Smith is the QB for SF this week in London with bad weatherÖ Take Denver.
Jacksonville at Dallas -6.5 Ovr/Und 42.5
This should be a winnable game for the Cowboys even with Kitna at QB but, this team is completely lost and has no desire to fight left. If you want a game to bounce back is this one Dallas might find a way to win but still take the line because it wonít be a blowout. Even if Dallas win this is a mirage this team is done they donít have what it takes t0 make a run and the schedule is too dificult
Carolina at St. Louis -3 Ovr/Und 37
Two Young teams and young QBís Moore might make more plays but he also makes more mistakes and of the two young defenses The Rams defense is playing really good. Take the home team
Miami at Cincinnati -2 Ovr/Und 43.5
UPSET OF THE WEEK
The Dolphins play great on the road, the Bengals are playing bad everywhere. This Cincinnatiís team just canít handle the pressure if theyíre leading the game late in the 4th quarter they find ways to lose if they somehow bounce bad from a bad start and come back late in the game they still find ways to lose take the consistent team against the unpredictable one.
Washington at Detroit -2.5 Ovr/Und 44
Detroit had two weeks to get healthy but It donít believe they have enough to beat the Redskins. Washington defense might give a lot of yards but they protect the house better than most teams so with that I take the Redskins.
Tennessee at San Diego -3.5 Ovr/Und 44
UPSET OF THE WEEK
When the Titans are hot nobody can stop them people theyíre hot. San Diego is making dumb mistakes are lost and hurt Phillip Rivers is throwing to practice squad WR. The Titans defense is physical and will dominate this week.
Tampa Bay at Arizona -3 Ovr/Und 39.5
Tampa Bay is a young team but this young team is buying what Raheem Morris is selling and theyíre playing at a higher level take TB.
Minnesota at New England -6 Ovr/Und 44
Childress has lost this team if he ever had it; nobody respects him he has no voice in this team when your QB takes all the decision and all your team see you donít have a say youíve lost them. Take NE easy choice
Seattle at Oakland -2 Ovr/Und 42
Oakland itís playing good football, Darren McFadden finally is showing why he was the first HB taken in the 2008 great HB draft. Seattle donít play good on the road so Iíll go with the home team
Pittsburgh at New Orleans -1 Ovr/Und 42
This is a very though test for the Saints offense to regroup after last week lost and the way theyíve been playing. I donít believe they can do it against this defense so take the Steelers.
Houston at Indianapolis : -5.5 Ovr/Und 49.5
Houston has problems in the lock room Indianapolis has problems in the roaster canít find healthy players for Peyton to throw to. If Houston was playing a better defense I believe Houston would sweep this year series but, theyíre not and Peyton even with no receivers will find the holes still this should be a close match
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