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11/14/2012 3:08:00 PM
It's hard to believe that we've only got seven weeks left in the regular season? Suarez is
back at it and thinks he may have found two more NFL picks that are looking
mighty good. See if you don't agree with his recommended plays.
Cleveland Browns vs. Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys are feeling good about themselves after a 38-23
division win over the Philadelphia Eagles last week, but in no way do we think
they deserve to be favored by almost double digits in Week 11.
No, not even against the lowly Browns.
Cleveland is coming off a BYE and surely addressed some
things that went wrong in Week 9's 25-15 home loss to the Baltimore Ravens. QB
Brandon Weeden failed to lead the offense into the end zone, with the Browns
having to settle for five Phil Dawson field goals.
In total, it'd be fair to say this has been yet another off
year for Cleveland, but at least they've been far more competitive week in and
week out. The last time the Browns lost by double digits was against the New
York Giants back in early October, and even then Cleveland had an early lead
before letting it slip away.
Since that loss, the Browns have beaten both the Cincinnati
Bengals and San Diego Chargers, while losing by four to the Indianapolis Colts
and by ten to the Ravens their last time on the field.
What we're getting at is, it's rare to see the Browns get
blown out. We just don't think Dallas has proven they deserve to be such heavy
favorites. Jason Garrett's crew beat the dysfunctional Eagles? Yeah, so what?
We believe we'll see another big workload for Trent
Richardson, who has 49 total carries over his last two games. If Weeden can
just play mistake-free football and not try to do too much, the Browns should
be able to avoid a thorough beatdown against the inconsistent Cowboys.
Pick: Cleveland Browns +9.5 at Pinnacle
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers
The surging Buccaneers have already beaten the Panthers once
this season, and we're picking them to complete the season sweep in Week 11.
Thing is, Tampa Bay has only improved as the season has worn
on, while Carolina has lost six of their last seven.
Panthers fans have to be sick and tired of Ron Rivera and
offensive coordinator Rod Chudzinski. Instead of taking a step forward in his
sophomore season, Cam Newton has struggled immensely, and the entire Carolina
offense has been brutal because of it.
It's not like this team doesn't have the talent. Newton has
all the tools to be an elite quarterback (well, maybe not mentally), Steve
Smith is one of the best wideouts around, and Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo
Williams are more than serviceable in the backfield. The execution just hasn't
That's not even taking into account Carolina's terrible
performances at home this season. The Panthers have gone a miserable 1-4 at
Bank of America Stadium. It's never a good sign when you can't protect your own
Conversely, the Buccaneers have won three straight, both SU
and ATS, and are on a very profitable 7-2 ATS run over their last nine. Josh
Freeman is playing great football, Doug Martin has quickly become one of the
most dangerous running backs in the NFL, and both Vincent Jackson and Mike
Williams are making huge plays downfield.
When you add it all up, you have to think Tampa Bay has a
great shot of getting two out of two against Carolina.
Pick: Tampa Bay Buccaneers PK at 5Dimes