NFL Week 8 picks

Where is Beck's pass going?

Ryan Fitzpatrick and his new contract extension will take on the Washington Redskins this Sunday in Toronto. Washington has lost two straight and three of its last four amid a QB switch from Rex Grossman to Jon Beck while the Bills are fresh off a bye week.

The Bills won both preseason contests at the Rogers Centre but are 0-3 in regular season games up north, and that’s almost something I’ve proud of. I always want the Bills to be successful, but I also don’t want Toronto to get any ideas about poaching our team.

Regardless of how long Fitzpatrick and Beck have known each other, I’m still going to believe that Beck is not an NFL quarterback until he proves otherwise. Give me the Bills.

BILLS (-6) over Washington

TENNESSEE (-8.5) over Indianapolis

Jacksonville (+9 1/2) over HOUSTON

Minnesota (+3 1/2) over CAROLINA

New Orleans (-13) over ST. LOUIS

Arizona (+13) over BALTIMORE

GIANTS (-10) over Miami

Detroit (-3) over DENVER

New England (-3) over PITTSBURGH

SAN FRANCISCO (-8.5) over Cleveland

Cincinnati (-3) over SEATTLE*

Dallas (+3.5) over PHILADELPHIA

KANSAS CITY (+3.5) over San Diego

Overall (best bets)

Northrop: 56-42-4 (3-3-1)
Skurski: 52-46-4 (2-5)
DiCesare: 51-47-4 (4-2-1)
Game Seven 50-48-4 (2-3-1)
Gaughan: 49-49-4 (2-4-1)
McKissic: 48-50-4 (5-2)
Sullivan: 40-58-4 (2-4-1)

Last week
TAMPA BAY (+1) over Chicago
Bears 24-18. Loss
CAROLINA (-2 1/2) over Washington
Panthers 33-20. Win
San Diego (-2.5) over JETS
Jets 27-21. Loss
Cleveland (-3) over SEATTLE
Browns 6-3. Push
TENNESSEE (-3) over Houston
Texans 41-7. Loss
Denver (+2) over MIAMI*
Broncos 18-15 (OT). Win
Atlanta (+3 1/2) over DETROIT
Facons 23-16. Win
OAKLAND (-4) over Kansas City
Chiefs 28-0. Loss
Pittsburgh (-3.5) over ARIZONA
Steelers 32-20. Win
DALLAS (-12) over St. Louis
Cowboys 34-7. Win
Green Bay (-9) over MINNESOTA
Packers 33-27. Loss
Indianapolis (+14) over NEW ORLEANS
Saints 62-7. Loss
Baltimore (-7.5) over JACKSONVILLE
Jags 12-7. Loss
5-7-1

NFL Week 7 picks

The bye week comes at a good time for the Bills. They need some time to think about their performance last week against the Giants and I’m out of town so I wouldn’t be able to watch the game anyway. Works out great for all of us.

The Bills play Washington next week in Toronto. Here’s this week’s picks:

TAMPA BAY (+1) over Chicago

CAROLINA (-2 1/2) over Washington

San Diego (-2.5) over at JETS

Cleveland (-3) over SEATTLE

TENNESSEE (-3) over Houston

Denver (+2) over MIAMI*

Atlanta (+3 1/2) over DETROIT

OAKLAND (-4) over Kansas City

Pittsburgh (-3.5) over ARIZONA

DALLAS (-12) over St. Louis

Green Bay (-9) over MINNESOTA

Indianapolis (+14) over NEW ORLEANS

Baltimore (-7.5) over JACKSONVILLE

Overall (best bets)

Northrop: 48-38-3 (3-2-1)
Skurski: 46-40-3 (2-4)
DiCesare: 45-41-3 (3-2-1)
Always Game Seven 45-41-3 (1-3-1)
Gaughan: 44-42-3 (2-3-1)
McKissic: 43-43-3 (4-2)
Sullivan: 36-50-3 (1-4-1)

Last week:
Bills (+3.5) over GIANTS
Giants 27-24. Win
St. Louis (+15) over GREEN BAY
Packers 24-3. Loss
Jacksonville (+12) over PITTSBURGH
Steelers 17-13. Win
WASHINGTON (+1) over Philadelphia
Eagles 20-13. Loss
San Francisco (+4.5) over DETROIT
49ers 25-19. Win
Carolina (+4) over ATLANTA
Falcons 31-17. Loss
CINCINNATI (-7) over Indianapolis
Bengals 27-17. Win
BALTIMORE (-7.5) over Houston
Ravens 29-14. Win
OAKLAND (-6.5) over Cleveland
Raiders 24-17. Win
NEW ENGLAND (-7) over Dallas
Pats 20-16. Loss
New Orleans (-4.5) over TAMPA BAY
Bucs 26-20. Loss
CHICAGO (-3) over Minnesota*
Bears 39-10. Win
Miami (+7) over JETS
Jets 24-6. Loss

7-6