This article is part of our Beating the Book series.
Last week wasn't terrible – I went 7-7 ATS, but won with the games I liked most – Saints, Titans, Falcons (best bet) – except the Patriots. I went 2-3 in the Supercontest, but that's a lost cause at this point – at least until the season's final three weeks, where there's a separate pool.
This week, I especially like the Titans, Giants, Bengals, Cardinals and Bears.
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Colts +2 at Titans
I love the Titans here, as I think they're better than the Colts, and they're laying only two at home during the short week. Moreover, the Colts were in a war with the Ravens while the Titans mostly breezed last week. Lay the wood.
Titans 27 - 20
Football Team +3.5 at Lions
I have this game as the standard three, as I think these are roughly equal teams. Take the points.
Lions 23 - 20
Texans +3 at Browns
The Browns have been better this year, though the Texans have improved since canning Bill O'Brien. Still, give me the home favorites.
Browns 31 - 26
Jaguars +13.5 at Packers
I made this line 11.5, so I suppose I'll hold my nose and take the Jaguars, but the Packers often crush weak teams at home.
Packers 28 - 17
Eagles -3.5 at Giants
The Giants were up 21-10 a couple weeks ago with four minutes left, and they've stayed competitive against