Hey, it was good while it lasted. The hot steak is over.
So let's get it going again.
After a 3-0 record in Week 13, I went 1-2 with my top picks last week. I won with the Bengals and lost with the 49ers (why didn't Pete Carroll let them score, dammit?) and Cowboys.
Even so, the past six weeks I am 12-5-1 with my top three. Time to get back on the winning path with three more picks this week.
Browns (-2½) vs. Bears: I just don't like the way the Bears are playing defense and the Browns are solid on that side of the ball. Jay Cutler is back for the Bears, but I see the Bears giving up too many points here. Josh Gordon goes wild for the Browns.
Giants (+7½) vs. Seahawks: I just don't like this spot for the Seahawks. They are coming off two tough games and now must travel a long way to play the Giants. New York isn't playing for anything, so the Giants will be loose. Seattle will win it, but it's tight.
Buccaneers (+6) vs. 49ers: The 49ers are another team making a long trip to the East Coast. That's always tough, but it's even tougher when coming off a tough game with the Seahawks. Tampa Bay is playing better and harder. This will be a tight game all the way.