Houston (+5.5) over INDIANAPOLIS
Cleveland (+13.5) over BALTIMORE
Jacksonville (+7.5) over TENNESSEE
Oakland (+0.5) over KANSAS CITY
PITTSBURGH (-15.5) over St. Louis
Minnesota (+6.5) over WASHINGTON
CAROLINA (-7.5) over Tampa Bay
Philadelphia (+2.5) over DALLAS
SEATTLE (+2.5) over San Francisco
GREEN BAY (-12.5) over Chicago
MY VALUE PICKS:
Denver (-2.5) over BUFFALO: Tim Tebow on Christmas Eve? With a win most likely ensuring a playoff spot? Even the devil would consider this is a lock.
NEW ENGLAND (-9.5) over Miami: The Patriots need two wins to ensure home-field throughout the playoffs. Translation: They will try to run up the score.
Arizona (-4.5) over CINCINNATI: Do you know John "Helter" Skelton is 6-3 career starting for the Cardinals, while Arizona is 6-15 when he doesn't start? This game could go either way, but I like the points.
NEW YORK JETS (-2.5) over NY Giants: Homer pick.
San Diego (+2.5) over DETROIT: After blowing out Baltimore, Philip Rivers is now 23-2 in December. Both teams need a win desperately, but I trust Rivers more than a Jim Schwartz coached Lions.
Atlanta (+6.5) over NEW ORLEANS: In the Matt Ryan era, this game has always been close. Out of the 7 games played, Atlanta has only won twice, but they have only lost by more than 7 once. Expect another close one.
TOTAL PICKS: 125-99* (7-9 last week)
MY VALUE PICKS: 48-43 (3-3 last week)
*Note: 8-8, 12-4, 11-5, 8-8, 6-7, 7-6, 9-4, 3-10, 8-6, 9-7, 9-5, 7-9, 11-5, 10-6, 7-9 = 125-99