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Week 8 Picks

8:20 PM Thursday, October 25, 2012

Tampa Bay
Minnesota (-7.0)
Schultz Picks: Tampa Bay

World Picks: 54.3% - Minnesota
TB 36 MIN 17 Tampa Bay Wins
Your Pick:

What concerns me about the Vikings is that they only had 41 passing yards and were dominated in time of possession by the Cardinals. What concerns me about the Bucs is that they allowed over 400 yards to the Saints and that the Bucs offence dominated in time of possession. I sense a slight regression in Christian Ponder and a slight progression in Josh Freeman. Bucs will keep this game close. Take the Bucs.

1:00 PM Sunday, October 28, 2012

Chicago (-9.0)
Schultz Picks: Chicago

World Picks: 73.7% - Chicago
CAR 22 CHI 23 Carolina Wins
Your Pick:

When your quarterback is your leading rusher going into Week 8 you have a problem. Cam Newton has 273 yards, DeAngelo Williams has 177 and Jonathan Stewart only 142. Teams are also dominating Carolina in time of possession and number of first downs. The Bears are a complete team and the only way I can see the Panthers competing with a complete team is if the Bears become complacent. I can't see that happening. Bears cover 9.

1:00 PM Sunday, October 28, 2012

San Diego (-1.0)
Schultz Picks: San Diego

World Picks: 82.9% - San Diego
SD 6 CLE 7 Cleveland Wins
Your Pick:

The Chargers have had the bye week to evaluate and learn from the implosion of the second half in a 35-24 loss to Denver. And right now, Philip Rivers has 10 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He HAS to improve. The Browns have a good chance to win but must win the takeaway/giveaway battle, but after the four interceptions in one game, last game, lessons have been learned. Chargers cover the 1, Chargers.

1:00 PM Sunday, October 28, 2012

Detroit (-1.0)
Schultz Picks: Seattle

World Picks: 59.0% - Seattle
SEA 24 DET 28 Detroit Wins
Your Pick:

Home or away, the most points allowed by Seattle on defence all year is 23 against New England. Against a good Chicago defence, the Lions only scored seven. Now I realize multiple red zone turnovers meant everything but, Seattle on defence is as good as Chicago. At 2-4 this is a must win as it relates to playoffs but their only two wins have been by four and by three in overtime. Travel is no problem as Seattle is coming of their Thursday game. Seattle covers the 1.

1:00 PM Sunday, October 28, 2012

Green Bay (-13.0)
Schultz Picks: Green Bay

World Picks: 89.0% - Green Bay
JAC 15 GB 24 Jacksonville Wins
Your Pick:

A lot of points I know, but it's a home game for the Packers for the first time in three weeks. And the Jaguars will not have starting quarterback Blaine Gabbert or Maurice Jones-Drew, their top running back. If injury timing is good, with Charles Woodson out, this game could give Dom Capers an experiment opportunity with personnel if Green Bay jumps on Jacksonville early. Packers cover.

1:00 PM Sunday, October 28, 2012

Tennessee (-3.5)
Schultz Picks: Tennessee

World Picks: 57.4% - Tennessee
IND 19 TEN 13 Indianapolis Wins
Your Pick:

All three of the Colts' wins have been at home, and all three losses have been on the road. Not unusual for a developing team as the Colts are. The Titans have won two in a row and Matt Hasselbeck is keeping Jake Locker on the bench. How about Chris Johnson? His explosive potential is starting to see real results and is on pace for 1,000 yards this season. At 3-4, the Titans are not playoff dead yet. Titans cover 3.5.

1:00 PM Sunday, October 28, 2012

New England (-7.0)
St. Louis
Schultz Picks: New England

World Picks: 79.9% - New England
NE 45 STL 7 New England Wins
Your Pick:

This one is in London, England so no home field advantage for the Rams. For future success, the Rams need to find five offensive lineman that can stay healthy. In this game, Sam Bradford will be playing behind his 23rd different offensive line combination. For the Patriots, yes, there are problems in pass defense, but they average 29 first downs a game and have 59 more first downs that their opponents in total. With one of the weaker receiver sets, Pats should win by 10. Patriots cover.

1:00 PM Sunday, October 28, 2012

NY Jets (-1.0)
Schultz Picks: Miami

World Picks: 57.8% - NY Jets
MIA 30 NYJ 9 Miami Wins
Your Pick:

The last time these two teams played, in Week 3, the Jets won by three in overtime. But Miami is an underrated team, and after a Week 1 loss to a good Houston team, 30-10, their only two losses have been in overtime. Coming off the bye week they will be ready to go. Not the same for the Jets, the 29-26 loss to New England means they have to win seven of their last nine to hit that magic number of 10 wins. Miami by 3.

1:00 PM Sunday, October 28, 2012

Philadelphia (-1.0)
Schultz Picks: Atlanta

World Picks: 64.5% - Atlanta
ATL 30 PHI 17 Atlanta Wins
Your Pick:

The Falcons are winning the close ones, by two points over Carolina, seven over Washington and in their most recent game, three over the Raiders. The Eagles depend on Michael Vick too much. LaSean McCoy is their best player and as much as they will run a new defence after the firing of Juan Castillo, it is McCoy that the offence needs to revolve around. With the Falcons at plus-10 is takeaway/giveaway, and Matt Ryan playing his best at quarterback, I'll take the Falcons in another last-play win. Falcons.

1:00 PM Sunday, October 28, 2012

Pittsburgh (-5.0)
Schultz Picks: Washington

World Picks: 53.3% - Washington
WSH 12 PIT 27 Pittsburgh Wins
Your Pick:

The Redskins have found a gem of a football player in, no not Robert Griffin, in running back Alfred Morris, a 6th-round rookie draft choice. When you combine his 658 yards rushing with Robert Griffin's 468 you have one of the best and unique running attacks in all of NFL football. This should be a high-scoring game as due to injuries the Redskins have a very limited pass rush and downfield routes will be extended for Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers, who have excellent targets to work with. But Griffin pushed a good Giants defence all game long on the road, and he can do it to Pittsburgh too. Redskins on points.

4:05 PM Sunday, October 28, 2012

Kansas City (-1.0)
Schultz Picks: Oakland

World Picks: 73.9% - Oakland
OAK 26 KC 16 Oakland Wins
Your Pick:

The Raiders have won the last five in Kansas City and lost to Atlanta by three, while beating Jacksonville by three. The Chiefs have only one win this year and have been blown out four times over six completed games. If it comes down to a field goal and it probably will, I will take the experience of Carson Palmer over Brady Quinn and the long distance field goal ability of Sebastian Janikowski. Raiders by 3, Raiders.

4:25 PM Sunday, October 28, 2012

NY Giants (-1.0)
Schultz Picks: NY Giants

World Picks: 78.1% - NY Giants
NYG 29 DAL 24 NY Giants Wins
Your Pick:

The last three times the Giants played the Cowboys in Dallas, New York has won. A significant injury issue is linebacker Sean Lee for Dallas, who is out and may need surgery for "turf toe". He is their best linebacker. This will probably come down to a last-possession field goal, and if so, the Giants have maybe the best two-minute quarterback in football, Eli Manning. Giants.

8:20 PM Sunday, October 28, 2012

New Orleans
Denver (-6.0)
Schultz Picks: Denver

World Picks: 55.4% - Denver
NO 14 DEN 34 Denver Wins
Your Pick:

Everyone scores on the Saints - in seven games this year the numeric total is 189 which averages out to 30.3 points a game. And, the Saints defence has allowed 400 yards for the sixth straight game. The Broncos are coming off the bye and the offence is getting better and better. As long as the Broncos don't take advantage of each opportunity, their pass rush should make a difference compared to an absent pass rush with the Saints. Broncos by 7, they cover the 6.

8:30 PM Monday, October 29, 2012

San Francisco (-7.0)
Schultz Picks: Arizona

World Picks: 70.3% - San Francisco
SF 24 ARI 3 San Francisco Wins
Your Pick:

Both teams have been humbled in different ways. For Arizona, after winning four in a row, the Cardinals have lost three in a row. Last week in Minnesota, a Harrison Smith interception sealed that third defeat. For the 49ers, they were humbled by the Giants two weeks ago and then could only beat Seattle at home by seven with rookie QB Russell Wilson. The best player on the football field is Arizona cornerback Patrick Peterson, he can change a game in one play. The Arizona Cardinals are a home underdog on Monday Night Football, I like that. Cards keep it close, Cards.

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