Five pick'em selections against the spread, one survivor opinion, those are the rules. Please include your own selections, and rationale, in the comments.
Lions +6.5 at Cowboys: Six of Detroit's losses have come by one score or less (that's why they're 7-2 against the number in 2010), and the Lions have outscored their opponents for the season. I have a lot of confidence in Detroit's passing game, and its ability to produce in garbage time, if needed. The Cowboys showed up in Jersey last week and thrashed the Giants, and as a result we get an overinflated number here.
Chiefs -8 vs. Cardinals: Sure, Kansas City laid a big, fat egg in Denver, but Derek Anderson's(notes) career has given us a lot of messes too. I don't like Arizona's offensive line, and I can't see how the Cardinals front seven (4.3 YPC) will stop Thomas Jones(notes) and Jamaal Charles(notes). Look for the Chiefs to rebound, emphatically, at Arrowhead.
Steelers -7 vs. Raiders: Pittsburgh's stock took a hit recently whileRead More »from Throwing Darts: Keeping it close with the Detroit Lions