Oct 28, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) celebrates a touchdown with teammates during the fourth quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at Ford Field. Detroit won 28-24. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-US PRESSWIRE
After a struggling start the Detroit Lions are on their way, well I don’t really feel that way but they did look a little better offensively this past Sunday which shouldn’t end on their Florida field trip this week. The Lions get to visit the St. Johns River Stadium formerly know as the Gator Bowl which also is known as the visiting team blows out the home team just ask Blaine Gabbert about Chicago and Houston coming to town. This week comes the pass happy Lions which unless they hang out at the beach all weekend should be able to walk in and easily take a W back to Detroit.
There are a couple of no brainers this week but if you have advanced to Week 9 you probably have used at least one of the teams already.
No Brainer On the Road
Detroit over Jaguars- The Lions really are the home team in Jacksonville. The Jags played the Packers tight so this might not be a 35 point blow out but it still should not be close either.
No Brainers That Hopefully You Haven’t Used Yet
Houston over Buffalo- The Bills routinely give up tons of yards and now they get the Texans in Houston.. Buffalo D we have a problem!
Green Bay over Arizona- The Cardinals are in a free fall and that’s because their offense has been putrid for weeks now. The Pack doesn’t have Woodsen but they still should shut down the Cards as long as they keep Fitzgerald in check.
On a Roll Pick
Broncos over Cincy- Peyton has the Broncos offense rolling. It’s on the road but if you need to roll the dice the Broncos should be a solid pick against a pretty weak Bengals defense.
After spending last weekend with my brother getting harrassed about my picks I have gone back to the drawing board so to speak. Last week my upsets lost and my sure things were upset so here are this weeks picks with new and improved confidence.
High Confidence (8-13)
Green Bay over Arizona
Detroit over Jacksonville
Houston over Buffalo
Chicago over Tennessee
Denver over Cincinnati
Baltimore over Cleveland
Mild Upsets (5-7)
Pittsburgh over Giants
Philly over New Orleans
Dallas over Atlanta
Toss ups (1-4)
Seattle over Minnesota
Tampa over Oakland
Washington over Carolina
Miami over Indy
Good Luck in Week #9! Survive, Advance, and Win some Cash!!