This article is part of our Beating the Book series.
I went 6-9 last week, lost my best bet (Browns) and went 2-3 in the SuperContest, so the quicker I move on from it, the better.
This week was tough, too, but I like the Colts, Dolphins and Falcons.
Bears -3 at Lions
I've been poring over this for Survivor (we need to use a team on Thanksgiving Day, and we've used up the Cowboys and Bills), and I'm still not clear because we don't know who's starting at quarterback for the Lions, whether Allen Robinson will play or whether the Bears will show up for lame duck coach Matt Nagy. I'll roll the dice on the Bears, but it's a coin flip.
Bears 24 - 20
Raiders +7.5 at Cowboys
With Tyron Smith back in the fold, the Cowboys are closer to full strength, and much as I want them to lose, I'd expect them to roll against a reeling Raiders team. Lay the wood.
Cowboys 31 - 20
Bills -6 at Saints
The Saints might be without Alvin Kamara, left tackle Terron Armstead and right tackle Ryan Ramczyk, defensive end Marcus Davenport is also questionable and Trevor Siemian is under center. But this is a lot of points on a short-week road game for a Bills squad that has been mediocre the last month. Still, I have a Bills feeling. Lay the wood.
Bills 27 - 20
Titans +6.5 at Patriots
The Titans have gone toe to toe with everyone