This article is part of our Beating the Book series.
This week, I especially like the Vikings, Falcons, Broncos, Packers and Titans. I'll post the Supercontest picks in the comments.
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Raiders +3 at 49ers
I made this line six, but I hadn't considered how little travel the Raiders, who were also home last week, have to do, and that was also before I realized the Niners were starting someone named Nick Mullens at quarterback, not that C.J. Beathard was that far above replacement value. This is like betting on a preseason game, but I'll stick with the 49ers.
49ers 23 - 19
Lions +5 at Vikings
I set this line at 6.5. The Lions defense isn't good, and the Vikings offense is quietly one of the better ones in the league. Lay the wood.
Vikings 27 - 20
Chiefs -8.5 at Browns
I hate taking the Browns, but getting rid of Hue Jackson and Todd Haley is a good thing even if the new head coach, Gregg Williams, named his son the defensive coordinator. This is a massive road line, and the Browns should move the ball at least. Take the points.
Chiefs 30 - 23
Steelers +3 at Ravens
I made this line 3.5, as the Ravens are the