Lock City: Week 8 NFL Picks

Carolina Panthers (1-5) at Chicago Bears (5-1)

The Bears have put up some big numbers already this season, scoring 34 or more points in half of their games.  I actually think Jay Cutler being banged up has kept the line reasonable.  I like the Bears in this one…A LOT.

Miggles Pick – Bears – 7.5

Atlanta Falcons (6-0) at Philadelphia Eagles (3-3)

Philadelphia is a great team who hasn’t played well and is playing a great team who has played too well. Vick is definitely playing for his job in this one and what better way to break out than against his former team. Andy Reid is also 13 – 0 after a bye, I think he keeps that streak in tact here. My strongest play of the week

Miggles Pick – Eagles -3

Washington Redskins (3-4) at Pittsburgh Steelers (3-3)

I like the Skins to cover with a possibility of them taking the game outright. Pittsburgh has been squeaking by everyone of their wins this season. Definitely taking the points here.

Miggles Pick – Skins +4

Miami Dolphins (3-3) at NY Jets (3-4)
The Jets pulled out a close 23-20 overtime victory against the Dolphins earlier in the season in Miami. Since that loss though the Dolphins have lost just one game and have been in three very close match-ups. I like them to run all over the Jets and win this one outright.
Miggles Pick – Miami +1.5
NY Giants (5-2) at Dallas Cowboys (3-3)
I like the Giants to get redemption on the road after losing at home to Dallas to open the season. Look for the Giants to run the ball a lot and throw as many passes to tight ends as possible trying to take advantage of Sean Lee’s absence in the middle of the Dallas defense.
Miggles Pick – Giants – 2.5
New England Patriots (4-3) at St. Louis Rams (3-4)
Getting a touchdown with a home team in most cases in the NFL is a good starting point.  Rams aren’t necessarily the home team here, but they arent the road team either.  I like the points here as the Rams can keep games close.
Miggles Pick – Rams +7