The NFL season is now heading into week 9 and we are just getting into the thick of things as the contenders begin to separate themselves from the pretenders.
Each week the writers of Steelers N Stuff will give you their picks of the week against the spread. Now remember, these picks are for amusement purposes ONLY. Do not try these picks at home, they are made by trained professionals.
Season Record W-L-T Steve: 16-16-0 Brandon: 18-14-0
Steve’s Picks of the week…
$$$$Steelers PK over Ravens… The Steelers are on a roll after a slow start to the season. Baltimore won the first match up but that was at Baltimore and the Steelers have grown as a team since that meeting.Ben Roethlisberger is playing what may be the best football of his career and the atmosphere at Heinz Field will be an advantage for the Steelers. The Steelers pay tribute to Mean Joe Greene and come out of this one with the win.
$$$Colts-3 over the Giants… The Colts are coming off a big loss to the Steelers and I look for Andrew Luck to bounce back big-time on the national stage against a slumping Giants team Monday Night.
$$Denver-3 over the Patriots.. The Patriots are tough at home but not tough enough for Peyton Manning and company. Look for Denver to bring the Patriots back down to earth. Denver has to much firepower on offense and defense.
$Eagles – 2 over the Texans… The Eagles are in a tight divisional race and can’t afford to lose. Look for the Eagles high powered offense to be too much for the Houston Texans.
$$$$ Chargers +2 over the Dolphins… The Chargers were one of the hot teams just a few weeks ago, but with a couple losses added to their plate, they need to get back on track. No better time than in Miami on Sunday.
$$$ Jets +9.5 over the Chiefs… The Jets need to find some sort of way to win this game to help head coach Rex Ryan. I think Michael Vick can add that momentum and keep this game close.
$$ Steelers pk over the Ravens… This one is a no brainer to me. Although the Ravens play tough, The Steelers are on their way to be a fire power team. The Steelers turn up the heat on Sunday night.
$ Colts -3 over the Giants… The Colts get back on track after falling to a Steelers team last week they just could not keep up with. Andrew Luck and the offense has been on fire all season and that should continue this week.