Call me a fair-weather fan, but I have the following rule about following NFL teams: once the team is two games under .500 for the year (1-3,2-4, etc) , I stop watching until they are again only a single game out of even.
Given the short NFL season it is fairly difficult to come back from two games under .500 and make the playoffs, so this generally works for me. My Kansas City Chiefs are in danger of hitting that mark this week, but luckily, they're favored in my rankings.
LAST WEEK PERFORMANCE
Last week I went 11-5 on what was generally an easier week to predict in the NFL, with relatively few upsets and quite a few games that were "easy calls." That puts me at 28-20 for the season, or once again in the middle of the pack of experts I am tracking, with the same record as Mike Ditka, and one game ahead of Boomer Essiason.
THIS WEEKS PICKS
This week, the picks weren't quite as easy as last week, but quite a few obvious picks like Colts over Jaguars and Seahawks over lions. I'm picking the Chiefs to win on the road at the Bengals, and if they don't, it could be the last Chiefs game I watch this year.