Tag Archives: NFL Picks

Week 9 Picks

Jets vs Bills 

Bucs vs Saints

Falcons vs Colts

Seahawks vs Cowboys

Dolphins vs Chiefs

49’ers  vs Redskins

Browns vs Texans

Broncos vs Raiders

Bengals vs Titans

Rams vs Cardinals

Giants vs Patriots

Packers vs Chargers

Ravens vs Steelers

Bears vs Eagles


NFL Week 16: Melinda’s Picks


  • Panthers vs Steelers:  The Panthers have won 2 games all year. The Steelers are fighting for a post season position. There’s no way the Steelers are going to let this one get away, especially at home.  Panthers 13 Steelers 21


  • Cowboys vs Cardinals: The Cowboys have added a few “W”‘s in the last six weeks, against some pretty good teams too.  Something seems to be working for them. Better late than never I guess. Cowboys 28, Cardinals 14.


  • Titans vs Chiefs: This one is simple; the Chiefs simple do not lose at home. Chiefs 28, Titans 17.
  • Ravens vs Browns: Ravens will take the Brown in this game.  Ravens 14, Browns 10
  • Patriots vs Bills:  The Patriots were lucky to skirt a loss last week to the Packers.  I don’t see the Bills giving them as much trouble. Patriots 24, Bills 13.
  • Lions vs Dolphins: The Lions have finally found the secret formula for winning games. I wouldn’t be surprised to see them win out and leave the cellar to the Vikings. Lions 28, Dolphins 24
  • Redskins vs Jaguars: I have to admit that I’m confused about the going’s on over at the Washington head office.  McNabb for Grossman? I don’t get it. The Jags are  still battling the Colts for the division.  I hope to see a blow-out. Jaguars 31, Redskins 14.
  • Jets vs Bears: The Bears already won their division, the Jets are playing for a spot. The AFC East Division can be decided on Sunday, they have a lot to play for. Jets 26 Bears 10.
  • 49ers vs Rams: This is another Divisional rival with playoff implications. The Rams need this one to stay on top of the NFC West. Rams 28, 49ers 23.
  • Texans vs Broncos: Both teams have nothing to play for but pride.  I think the Texans have more pride than the Broncos. Texans 21 Broncos 17
  • Colts vs Raiders: Just a little personal bias; Peyton Manning is a diva and I really would enjoy them being left out of the play offs all together. Colts 21 Raiders 28
  • Chargers vs Bengals: It wouldn’t be right if the Chargers weren’t playing balls to the wall this late in the season. Maybe one day they can figure out how to win some early games. Chargers 21 Bengals 14
  • Giants vs Packers: Man! Did the Giants screw the pooch last week or what? The coach had a freak out on the punter on national TV; although, it certainly wasn’t the punters fault the Eagles came back and scored 21 points in 8 minutes. The Packers are coming off a loss at the Patriots, but they played like champions (all except the last-minute of the game). Giants 14 Packers 31
  • Seahawks vs Buccaneers: Seahawks are still battling for division win, Bucs want to be in the post season too.  I think the Bucs will pull out a win at home Seahawks 18 Buccaneers 21
  • Eagles vs Vikings: The Eagles are still flying high after the Miracle at the Meadowlands; and the Vikings are still scraping up pieces off the frozen turf at TCF. With everything to gain the Eagles will wipe  up which of the 5 QB’s the Vikes have scraped together to try to make a whole one. Eagles 40 Vikings 7


  • Saints vs Falcons: Atlanta clinched a playoff spot, but wants the division. This game would give it to them.  Saints 21 Falcons 24

Those are my picks this week. Feel free to comment.

NFL Week 15 – Melinda’s Picks


  • 49ers vs Chargers: The Chargers are making their usual end of the season push.  Since history repeats, I pick the Chargers 21 49er’s 18


  • Cardinals vs Panthers:   Arizona is in last place in the NFC West, Carolina is last in their NFC South division too.  I have to with the team with at least a partial pulse. Cardinals 21 Panthers 14
  • Eagles vs Giants: NFC East BATTLE for top spot. I expect this to be an awesome game. Since the Eagles are leading the division now, I think they’ll play hard and put on a good show. Eagles 28 Giants 24
  • Packers vs Patriots: Rodgers concussion has everyone wondering if we can win this game without him.  Being the homer of all homers, I say sure,  why not.  The Patriots have been beaten.  Packers 21 Patriots 14
  • Lions vs Buccaneers: Here’s a chance for the Lions to spread some Christmas cheer, maybe after beating the Packers last week they have some confidence against the Bucs. Lions 10 Bucs 7
  • Browns vs Bengals : T.O. blamed the coaches this week on the poor performance of the team. Coaching definitely plays a part, can’t blaming him, but it will be interesting to see if he gets many balls tossed his way.  Browns 23 Bengals 15
  • Bills vs Dolphins:  The Dolphins are looking to spoil another AFC team’s playoff hopes, a win against the Bills can definitely put them in a position to do that.  Bills 12  Dolphins 17
  • Redskins vs Cowboys: The “other” NFC East divisional match-up, both of these teams are eliminated from the post season, and don’t really have anything to gain.  I think the Cowboys might play harder to help interim HC Jason Garrett become just HC.  Redskins 10  Cowboys 14
  • Jaguars vs Colts: Another good AFC battle. The Colts are holding on to playoff dreams by a wing and prayer, a loss to the Jags would crush that dream for sure. I’d like to see Peyton take an early vacation.  Jaguars 28 Colts 27
  • Saints vs Ravens: These two second place teams are trying to claw their way to number one in their division. Since it would benefit my team for the Ravens to win, that’s who I’m going with. Saints 21 Ravens 28
  • Texans vs Titans:  Ding, ding, ding.. In this corner, Cortland Finnegan, and in this corner, reigning champ Andre “Beat you like your mama” Johnson.  Round two.  That’s the only reason why I’m interested in this game, both are sitting out of post season.  I think the Texans will throw another knockout punch. Texans 23 Titans 17
  • Falcons vs Seahawks: Falcons have only lost two games this year.. that’s just really hard to believe.. they’ve been flying under the radar, the Seahawks are trying to catch the Rams who are the leaders of the division. I don’t want either team to win, but I must pick one. Falcons 26 Seahawks 16
  • Jets vs Steelers: Media hounding the Jets and it’s coaching staff after the disgusting display last week against the Dolphins. I hope the Steelers romp them as badly as the Patriots did a couple of weeks ago. Jets 15 Steelers 18
  • Broncos vs Raiders: Ugh! The Broncos.. they are a mess too.  They kind of remind me of the AFC version of the Vikings.  Broncos 14 Raiders 30


  • Bears vs Vikings: Hope the Bears lose. Bears 3 Vikings 6

Those are my picks this week. Look forward to your comments.

NFL Week 12: Melinda’s Picks

I almost forgot AGAIN…just time to do my Thursday picks, the rest will come later.


  • Patriots vs Lions: As much as I would love to see the Lions win this one, because 1) I don’t like the Patriots and 2) that would mean the Vikes would tie for last place in the division, where they belong, I have to go with the Pats.  Patriots 38, Lions 14.
  • Saints vs Cowboys: The Cowboys are one of the few teams in the NFC that I usually can’t stand, but I actually feel  a little sorry for them and their fans.  With the interim head coach obviously motivating this team, this could be the upset of the week.  I’m going to wish real hard with all my might that the ‘Boys pull this one out. Saints 21, Cowboys 24.
  • Bengals vs Jets:  Talk about lack of motivation.  The Bengals had a huge opportunity for a win last week against the Bill and just completely fell apart.  The Bills set an NFL record for coming back at  17 pts down and win by 18!  It’s ridiculous! Do the Bengals need a taste of the Cowboys medicine? Maybe so, they definitely could use a kick in the butt either way.  I’m picking the Jets. Jets 26, Bengals 21.


  • Packers vs Falcons:  The Packers and the Falcons are on a roll, both have extended their winning streaks to 4 wins. The Falcons have not lost at home yet this year, but look who they’ve played, Cardinals, 49er’s, Bengals, Bucs and Ravens, they have yet to play a team at home that are getting their stride.  This may be a test for the Packers, but I believe it will be a test they can ace.  Packers 28  Falcons 17
  • Steelers vs Bills: 7-3 Steelers at the 2-8 Bills.  Although we’ve seen signs of life out of Buffalo in the past two games, the Steelers will be too much for them to handle.  I pick Steelers 32, Bills 14.
  • Panthers vs Browns: Cleveland sits at 3-7 while the Panthers are at the bottom of the entire NFL with a 1-9 record.  I keep reflecting on the Browns win at the Saints, if they can win there, they can surely win in Carolina. Browns 27, Panthers 13.
  • Titans vs Texans: Both of these teams seem to be trending downward, Houston has lost 4 straight, while the Titans have lost 3.  The Titans need this win if they want any chance at a playoff berth. The question will be, do they want it bad enough to overcome their Vikings-like drama? I’m predicting they do. Texans 24, Titans 28.
  • Jaguars vs Giants: Wow, the Jags are 6-4? I wondered how that happened, then I looked at their schedule, they’ve racked up three W’s against the Cowboys, Texans and Browns.  Whoop-ti-do. Giants should have no problems. Giants 26, Jaguars 10.
  • Vikings vs Redskins:  Ahh, my favorite pick each week, for the Vikes to continue their out-of-control spiral into the bowels of the NFL record book.  The Redskins will win. Vikings 9, Redskins 24.
  • Dolphins vs Raiders:  Match up of AFC 5-5 teams, Dolphins can’t win at home, but seem to find a way to win on the road. The Raiders are the exact opposite, winning at home 4 of their 5 tries.  This one is literally a coin toss.  Picking the home team. Dolphins 20, Raiders 27.
  • Chiefs vs Seahawks:  Both teams top their division,  a loss by Seattle could open the door for the Rams to sneak in. I’m going with  Kansas City. Chiefs 26, Seahawks 14.
  • Buccaneers vs Ravens:  A win by the Bucs and a loss by the Falcons will blow the ceiling off of the NFC South, unfortunately for them, they play the Raven at home, which they own.  The Ravens win in “their house” Ravens 14, Bucs 10.
  • Eagles vs Bears: Obviously I have a vested interest in this game.  The Eagles should be able to hand another L to the Bears which will effectively give the Packers an edge. Bears 13, Eagles 34.
  • Rams vs Broncos: I’m going with hometown hero Sam Bradford and the Rams to beat the cheaters of the NFL, Denver Broncos.  Broncos 18, Rams 24.
  • Chargers vs Colts: I like the Chargers, but with Mathews out and Gates questionable, it’s hard to imagine they can make a game of it.  Chargers 14, Colts 28.


  • 49ers vs Cardinals:  What a crappy Monday Night Football game, Underwhelming vs Unmotivated. Someone will be able to sleep well after been named, “not the last place team in the NFC West” I say, who cares. Cardinals 18, 49er’s 14

Those are my picks this week. Look forward to your comments.