Time for a road test, Superman (USAT)
Get ready with your power fade, gamers.
Packers -1 vs. Eagles: I suppose this pick reflects how much I respect the Packers 2-53, not to mention the coaching staff and the home-field edge.
Saints -6.5 vs. Cowboys: On the fast track at home and asked to give less than seven, sure, I'm interested. I also don't trust the Dallas defense week-to-week. Saints look like a sound bet for their 30-plus; can Romo keep up?
Bears -1 vs. Lions: Hard to say what version of Jay Cutler we'll see today, but I'll take Marc Trestman over Jim Schwartz 10 times out of 10. Home field also has a value here.
49ers -6 vs. Panthers: We've seen Cam Newton do his thing against a host of overmatched mediocre clubs; can he hold it together in a close game against a legitimate contender? Show us you're not just a frontrunner, Cam. I'll take the better team, the better coach, the home team and the rested team.
Bucs +2.5 vs. Dolphins: Tampa offense showing competence as Glennon and James get up to speed. Miami hasn't protected Ryan Tannehill well all season, and that's before the offensive line flap started. Welcome to the win column, Pirates.
-- Last Week:1-4
-- Season: 14-31
-- Last Three Seasons: Very good, but no one cares
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