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...
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Boras: Marlins players are angry Marcell Ozuna is in minors

Report: Chancellor officially holding out of training camp

Cardinals' Jen Welter is 'tired of hearing about Tom Brady's balls'

Sandoval downplays talk about weight, conditioning, defense

Astros acquire Carlos Gomez from Brewers


Richardson charged for resisting arrest after high-speed chase

Yankees finally get Dustin Ackley

Five most overrated teams in the CFB preseason coaches’ poll

Murphy pulled players to give media ‘something to think about’

Robert Kraft signs fan’s ‘Free Brady’ poster

Jerry Jones supports Joseph Randle as Cowboys’ starting RB

Sacramento Kings expected to make Lieberman NBA’s second female coach

Is Julius Randle a star?

Projecting the prospects in the David Price trade

'Miracle on Ice' goalie selling Olympic gear for $5.7 million

Josh Smith addresses ‘harder on me’ comment in essay

Examining the state of the NFL

Steelers players: Who is Jimmy Garoppolo?

Tigers’ reboot continues, Joakim Soria traded to Pirates

Matthews ‘felt disrespected’ Blazers didn’t try to re-sign him

Cardinals ink billion dollar TV deal from Fox Sports Midwest

Spurs Jesus catches burglar, holds him down for police

Will the San Francisco Giants end up standing pat?

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Examining the state of the NFL

Will the Giants end up standing pat?

Puig: Broke out of slump by playing baseball video games

Braves dump risk, exchange it for risk

David Price traded to Blue Jays

The indefensible Hulk Hogan

Cole Hamels chose Rangers over Astros

Can Preller fix the mess in San Diego?

Next summer's top 10 NBA free agents

Who is the NL's new top shortstop?

Cardinals HC Bruce Arians calls Jen Welter a 'trailblazer'

Mets still act like a small-market team

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker