2008 4-Caster Frank's NFL Picks
Panthers 27 Falcons 17
The Falcons at 2-1 have been a pleasant surprise, while the Panthers have been equally solid. This is going to be one of those games where it's almost impossible for the young Falcons. Look for the Panthers to come out firing, as the Falcons just don't have the experience to win games like this on the road in their own division.
Jaguars 27 Texans 10
The Jaguars dramatic win in Indianapolis was just what they needed to get back on track. This week back home in Jacksonville the Jaguars take the Texans apart and begin to make their mark on the AFC South. Look for a big game from Maurice Jones-Drew as he should have a big game against the Texans mediocre defense.
Bengals 24 Browns 20
Oh my Ohio, and O is the key letter, as in 0-3 and oh no, and el stinko and ocho cinco. The winner of this game has a season the loser can start study the x's and o's in the NCAA, as they will be working on the draft. The game is in Cincinnati, the Bengals played well against the Giants last week that is good enough for me as Browns fans start saying woe to Romeo.
Broncos 38 Chiefs 10
Arrowhead Stadium used to be one of the most intimidating places to play for a road team, now it's a welcome relief because it means a game against the awful Chiefs. The key in this game is Quarterback; Jay Cutler is off to a spectacular start while the Chiefs are spinning their wheels by rotating a different quarterback each week in a desperate attempt to find some traction.
Saints 31 49ers 21
The 49ers have been a surprise so far at 2-1, while the Saints at 1-2 have been the victim of a tough schedule. Look for the Saints to come marching home and marching away a winner as they have played well despite their record so far, and it will payoff this weekend with a return to the Superdome.
Jets 34 Cardinals 20
Last week the Jets faced an impossible situation in San Diego against an angry desperate Chargers team. This week it's the Jets that are the angry team as they host the Cardinals playing on the East Coast for the second straight week. Look for a big day from Brett Favre who finally finds his groove as the Jets fly away with a win.
Total No Spread: 31-16 .660
Total Spread: 29-18 .617
Buccaneers 20 Packers 13
Tampa in recent years has been a house of horrors for young quarterbacks, this week it's Aaron Rodgers turn to walk the plank as the Buccaneers fresh off a dramatic comeback win against the Bears return home and start to move forward in the NFC South as they dust off the Packers to move to 3-1.
Titans 27 Vikings 24
At 3-0 the Titans could not have played any better as Kerry Collins has come off the bench in place of frazzled and injured Vince Young. Truth be told the Titans have benefited from an easier schedule, and are do for a let down, but it won't happen at home against a Vikings team that is still trying to get on track this year.
Chargers 48 Raiders 17
At one time Raiders Owner Al Davis was one of the great minds in the NFL, but often with age the mind is the first to go and in Al Davis' case it's just a memory like the Raiders glory days as Coach Lane Kiffin has an hour-to-hour contract. Look for a big day by Philip Rivers and LaDainian Tomlinson as they come north to crush the Raiders allowing the axe to drop on Kiffin.
Bills 27 Rams 20
The Rams have looked horrendous so far while the Bills at 3-0 are flying high. In a move they hope will jump start the offense QB Marc Bulger has been benched in favor of Trent Green. It may not help them win, but it can't get any worse. The spread on this game is a bit high but the Rams won't win.
Cowboys 34 Redskins 13
No team has looked stronger then the Cowboys so far this year as they have started 3-0 beating some good teams along the way. Look for the Cowboys to continue to fly high as they clobber the Redskins in the final Redskins appearance at Texas Stadium, a long time house of horror for the team in burgundy and gold.
Eagles 27 Bears 17
Eagles Quarterback Donovan McNabb has long shined when he made a trip to his hometown of Chicago, this week in primetime expect more of the same as the NFC East continues to impress outside its own division, while the Bears continue to scuffle as they are a shell of the team that went to the Super Bowl two years ago.
Steelers 20 Ravens 10
The Ravens are 2-0, does anybody think this team is seriously one of the top teams in the NFL. I did not think so. Look for them to march into Pittsburgh 2-0 and march out bruised battered and exposed. Look for a big day from the Steelers defense as they fest of the young Joe Falcco, while Ben Roethlisberger keeps on his feet long enough to win the game by at least ten points.
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