Thursday, Oct 27, 2016
One of America's Great Newspapers ~ Toledo, Ohio


Hackenberg's picks

As always, Blade pro football writer Dave Hackenberg makes his weekly NFL picks against a point spread:

Detroit (+3) at Dallas - Cowboys seem disinterested while Lions have had astonishing success on the road. Pick: LIONS.

Cincinnati (+3) at Tennessee - Can Bungles transfer Monday night magic to a Sunday against lame Titans? Pick: BENGALS.

Green Bay at Washington (+2) - Pack seems back on track; Redskins have been derailed all season. Pick: PACKERS.

Baltimore (+7 1/2) at Philadelphia - Eagles maybe due to go splat, but Ravens offense just isn't good enough. Pick: EAGLES.

Arizona (+3) at Buffalo - Dennis Green doing it with smoke and mirrors, which is why he's among NFL's top coaches. Pick: CARDINALS.

New York Giants (+7) at Minnesota - Everybody knows Tiki Barber, but Vikes have a RB to be reckoned with, too, in Mewelde Moore. Pick: VIKINGS.

Indianapolis at Kansas City (+1) - It is not often said that Indy's defense could be the difference. Pick: COLTS.

Jacksonville (+1 1/2) at Houston - It's seldom pretty, but Byron Leftwich always seems to find a way at the end. Pick: JAGS.

Atlanta (+6 1/2) at Denver - Both coming off embarrassing losses, but Broncos should bounce back at home. Pick: BRONCOS.

Carolina (+8) at Seattle - Other than no running backs and no receivers, the Panthers have a nice offense. Pick: SEAHAWKS.

New England at Pittsburgh (+3) - Big Ben playing like a younger Tom Brady and could play a role in ending the streak. Pick: STEELERS.

Oakland (+6) at San Diego - Right now, Marty Schottenheimer is the NFL's Coach of the Year. Pick: CHARGERS.

San Francisco (+1 1/2) at Chicago - Good grief, Tim Couch, even the woeful Bears didn't want you. Pick: NINERS.

Miami (+7) at NY Jets - Home team gets back on winning track after close setback against New England. Pick: JETS.

Last week: 8-6. Season: 54-47.

Click to comment

Quis autem vel eum iure reprehenderit qui in ea voluptate velit esse quam nihil molestiae consequatur, vel illum qui dolorem?

Temporibus autem quibusdam et aut officiis debitis aut rerum necessitatibus saepe eveniet.

Copyright © 2015 Toledo Blade

To Top

Fetching stories…