This article is part of our Beating the Book series.
Last week wasn't great with a 7-8 overall mark and a 2-3 showing in the Supercontest. It could actually have been a lot worse as my best bet, the Redskins, barely held on, and another Supercontest pick, the Falcons, only covered due to a miracle sequence that included a 57-yard FG and Desean Jackson dropping a lateral for a would-be TD.
This week was tough. I especially like the Jaguars, and that's it. It won't be easy finding four other games for the Supercontest, but I'll post them in the comments when I do.
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Broncos -1.5 at Cardinals
I made this line a pick 'em. I typically like the home team on Thursday nights, and the Broncos aren't good enough to lay wood on the road - even against the Cardinals. Take the points.
Cardinals 20 - 19
Titans +6.5 vs Chargers (London)
I've faded the Chargers the last couple weeks and been burned as they look like the real deal this year. Still, they went from Los Angeles to Cleveland last week, and now they have to go to London. The Titans were at home last week, though they got destroyed by the Ravens, but I'll buy low. Take the points.
Chargers 20 - 16
Patriots -3 at Bears
I made this line 2.5, but figured it would be an even three. The Patriots are back to where we thought they'd