week got us two games over Phil McConkey Color Rush Jersey , a 7-9 week got us right back to even. Here’s hoping this week pulls ahead again. If that trend continues, we’ll be up after Week 17, so maybe not the worst thing.Remember these picks are strictly for fun and entertainment purposes and please for your sake do not take these picks as gambling advice. Lines used here come from the Westgate Las Vegas via OddsShark. Home team in CAPS.Chargers (+3.5) over KANSAS CITYBoth teams will be missing their running backs on Thursday night, but with it impacting both sides, it doesn’t really matter. There’s still plenty of great receiving options in the game and there’s still going to be a lot of passing. The Chiefs are first in big play rate, the Chargers are fourth. There’s going to be a lot of points and a lot of fun in this game.Houston (-6) over JETSHouston’s defense is sixth in yards allowed per drive and third in points allowed per drive. Nothing about the 2018 Jets offense suggests it will be able to move the ball on that unit. Sam Darnold has no offensive line or anyone to throw to and now has the second-highest interception rate in the league. Cleveland (+3) over DENVERThere might not be many points in this game. Denver ranks fourth in defensive DVOA and Cleveland is 10th. Gregg Williams knows what DVOA is and looks at it favorably, so I have to reevaluate every thought I’ve ever had. The Broncos defensive ranking is from a healthy unit that just isn’t healthy anymore with Chris Harris out and more banged up. CHICAGO (-6) over Green BayThe Bears might have the one defense that really matters this season and they were able to shut down the Rams’ offense last Sunday night. For the Packers, scoring at will against a terrible Falcons defense will be a little different than trying to score against the Bears’ D. Miami (+7) over MINNESOTANeither of these teams is good, but one didn’t just fire their offensive coordinator because they don’t run the ball enough, even though they’re 31st in rushing efficiency. Miami is a better run defense than pass defense this season, so if that’s going to be the game plan, good luck.BUFFALO (-2.5) over DetroitIf Josh Allen could throw the ball, he’d be unstoppable. Allen has been running the ball at will over the past few games and it’s done enough for the offense that the defense — second in DVOA — can hold down opponents. Detroit has been better over the past few weeks, but still isn’t particularly good at any one area of the game.ATLANTA (-8.5) over ArizonaAtlanta can still score and has top-10 special teams by DVOA Andrew Adams Color Rush Jersey , but a league-worst defense. Arizona is fine on defense and special teams, but has a league-worst offense. That shifts the advantage to the Falcons, who might be able to win this game with 10 points, though they should score way more than that.Oakland (+3) over CINCINNATIThis is going to be one of those games Scott Hanson apologizes for when Red Zone has to switch to it. The less we think about it, the better off we all are.Tennessee (+2.5) over GIANTSThere’s no more confusing team this season than the Titans, but they’re still the best overall team the Giants have seen since the bye. I might change my mind before we do our staff picks later in the week. I really have no idea.JACKSONVILLE (-7) over WashingtonJosh Johnson came as a surprise to the Giants’ defense when he entered, but the Jaguars will have the advantage of knowing he will start. They have the speed at linebacker to take away the scrambles and option plays and there’s not really much else in the Washington offense worth defending. This game might be lower scoring than the Jags-Titans game two weeks ago.INDIANAPOLIS (-3) over DallasThe Cowboys have been on a hot streak, but so have the Colts and for a longer amount of time. Yes, there was the Jacksonville game, but they’re coming off an impressive win against the Texans, who are still a better team than the Cowboys. The Colts are 10th in yards per drive and eighth in points per drive on offense and don’t really rely on speed outside of T.Y. Hilton. The Colts can tight end you to death up the middle and that’s where the Dallas defense has struggled the most — 18th in DVOA against opposing tight ends.Seattle (-4.5) over SAN FRANCISCOThe Seahawks are ninth in offensive DVOA, 15th on defense, and eighth on special teams. The 49ers are none of those things — 22nd in defensive DVOA is their best ranking. Seattle is coming around as a team where if one thing isn’t working in a given game, the other can beat you. And while they’re focusing on the run Wayne Gallman Color Rush Jersey , Russell Wilson can still win more often with his arm. It’s a team where a lot of things are going right at a good time.New England (-2) over PITTSBURGHThis is a pretty evenly matched game with both teams coming off bad losses. The offenses should be able to score, though Pittsburgh hasn’t really looked like the Steelers should over the past few weeks. New England’s loss in Miami was definitely flukier than the road egg we expect from the Steelers at least once a year. The Patriots should come in as the slightly better team, which might be all that’s needed to come out with a close win.RAMS (-11) over PhiladelphiaThe 2018 Eagles didn’t look like the 2017 Eagles with Carson Wentz, so there’s little to convince me they’re going to look like the 2017 Eagles with Nick Foles. Philadelphia’s defense is also nowhere near Chicago’s, so the points parade is going to continue for the Rams offense. New Orleans (-6.5) over CAROLINASteve Wilks leaving Carolina to take the head coaching job in Arizona is the rare move that made both teams worse. The Panthers are 27th in defensive DVOA and 29th against the pass. That’s not enough to even hang close with New Orleans, never mind beat them.Last week: 7-9Season: 101-101-6 Dan and Chris break down the Giants’ signing of Golden Tate"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections New York Giants NewsGiants Training Camp 2016Giants vs. Eagles 2015, Week 17PodcastsNew York Giants NewsBig Blue View Radio[Podcast] Dan and Chris react to the Giants signing Golden TateNew,87commentsDan and Chris break down the Giants’ signing of Golden TateEDTShareTweetShareShare[Podcast] Dan and Chris react to the Giants signing Golden TateBrad Mills-USA TODAY SportsThe New York Giants made their first big move of free agency Thursday evening and from seemingly out of nowhere it was announced that the team would be signing receiver Golden Tate to a 4-year, $37.5 million contract, $23 million of which is guaranteed. The Giants were in a position where they had to make a move after trading Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns and leaving a gaping hole in their offense. Signing Tate is the first of those moves.On the surface this is a simple one-for-one move, but there are layers to peal back and consequences to sort out. And so as we have done throughout the free agency process, Dan and I leaped onto the air-waves to work through the signing and the eventual implications of the move.In this podcastWhat to make of signing TateHow does Tate fit in to the Giants offense? What to make of Tate’s $23 million in guaranteed money.What does this mean for Sterling Shepard? How does this fit into “The Plan” and the Giants’ rebuild? 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