Originally written on Roto Arcade  |  Last updated 12/3/11
Five picks against the number, the usual assignment. Let's get to work. Texans +3 vs. Falcons: Atlanta seems a little fraudulent to me, a bully, the type of team that picks on weak sisters but can't always hang with the legit clubs. What wins can the Falcons hang their hat on? At Detroit, okay, that's one. The Falcons were lucky to beat the Eagles and last I checked, Philly was 4-8. There were thoroughly uninspiring wins over the Vikings, Titans, Seahawks. Hold me. We know Matt Ryan's game tends to struggle on the road (the career QB rating dips 15.8 points when out of a suitcase). Michael Turner is nicked up, Julio Jones is dinged up. Roddy White has rallied nicely but Johnathan Joseph has the chops to hang with him. And I'm not going to sweat Houston's quarterback problem; a dominant offensive line and two star backs will go a long way, and Gary Kubiak will figure out how to design a few big hits in the passing game. Texans win outright. Panthers +3.5 at Buccaneers: With two bad...
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