2014 Week 8 NFL Picks: 5* Colts -3.5, 4* Texans -3.5 #freenflpicks #nflpick

[Colts/STEELERS] Having fallen off the wagon against in Week 7, it is impossible to resist the Colts.  The Colts arrive 5-0 ATS in their last five games in outscoring their opponents by 18 points on nearly 500 yards per game.  While the rushing attack is only averaging 86.3 rushing yards per game this season, Luck, 110.5 rating, had already powered out 19 touchdowns.  Although Roethlisberger arrives with a 96 rating himself behind an offense averaging over 380 yards per game, the Steelers have struggled versus winning teams in 2014.  This game will hinge on the Colts defense that is allowing only a 26% 3rd down percentage this season.

[Texans/TITANS] With its offense only powering 320 yards per game, the TITANS will struggle against the Texans today.  Even though their defense is allowing nearly 400 yards per game, the return of Foster, 4.9 yards per carry, has put the Texans back on the right track.  Having faced two of the NFL elite over the last three weeks, look for the Texans to run over a Titans team that arrives 0-4-1 ATS in their last five Home games, and 1-5 ATS in their last six matchups with Houston.  While both of these defenses have struggled on third down, look for the Texans to have the upper hand versus a Titans defense that is also allowing over 360 yards per game.

2012 Week 12 5* NFL Pick: Steelers -1

Even with the loss of Roethlisberger and Leftwich, the Pittsburgh Steelers do not lose a step. The good news for the Steelers is that they arrive in Cleveland on a 16-1 run SU versus the BROWNS; 2-2 ATS over the last two years, the Steelers have not been favorites of less than 3 points since 2003. With the Browns powering one of the worst ranked offenses in the NFL, and averaging only 17 points per game in their last five games, look for this one to be a ground battle with Weeden, 70.3 rating, eventually throwing the big interception versus the Steelers #1 ranked Road passing defense that is only sacrificing 185.2 yards per game.