Whether it comes to fantasy football, pigskin pick 'em or eliminator pools, it's the time of the year where everyone thinks they can prognosticate with the best of them.
NESN.com senior assistant editor Mike Cole is no different, and he's going to give it a try with his weekly NFL picks podcast. He's off to a blazing start, going into the weekend with an 0-1 record (integrity!), while looking to take his picks to the "next level" moving forward.
His picks are below, but you can hear him get into those picks in more detail in the podcast below.
Lines are from Bovada.lv, and home teams are in bold.
New York Giants over Dallas
Chicago (-10) over Indianapolis
Philadelphia (-9.5) over Cleveland
Buffalo (+3) over New York Jets
New Orleans (-7.5) over Washington
New England (-6) over Tennessee
Minnesota (-4) over Jacksonville
Houston (-12.5) over Miami
Detroit (-7.5) over St. Louis
Atlanta (-3) over Kansas City
Green Bay (-5) over San Francisco
Carolina (-3) over Tampa Bay
Seattle (-3) over Arizona
Denver (-2) over Pittsburgh
Baltimore (-6.5) over Cincinnati
San Diego (+1) over Oakland
Listen in the player below, or subscribe on iTunes to download it there.