Week 9 NFL Picks: Patriots-Steelers Matchup Losing Pizazz, While Jets Are Back To Being Jets

October 31, 2013 6:00 AM
Week 9 NFL Picks: Patriots-Steelers Matchup Losing Pizazz, While Jets Are Back To Being Jets
" BOSTON (CBS) — There’s a place I like to visit every year around this time of year when I’m not doing so well at making my NFL picks. It’s a quiet place that very few people have ever visited, and it’s a place that always makes me feel better about my incompetence.

It’s a place called “Denial.” It’s a river in Egypt. And it’s where I’m currently located while writing this week’s picks column.

In Denial, I’m never wrong. In Denial, I have a 62 percent success rate, rather than the 38 percent success rate I have back home. In Denial, I didn’t get shown up last week by a friend and guest writer who went 8-5 simply by disagreeing with my on all but one pick.

In Denial, I’m the man, and I’m always right. So let’s get to them. It’s time for a perfect week.

(Home team in caps; Wednesday lines)

MIAMI (+3) over Cincinnati I’m not digging the Andy Dalton lovefest, and it’s a Thursday night game, which means nothing really matters anyway "

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