You try listening to this song without dancing or getting happy. It's just impossible.
That's why Chaka Khan is this week's halftime entertainment.
Lines provided by Yahoo Sports.
HOME TEAM IN CAPS.
PHILADELPHIA (-3.5) over Kansas City
With a line this low, I tend to go towards the home team on Thursday Nights. Andy Reid's homecoming should be fun, but the short week and the fact that the Eagles are at home swing this towards Philly.
NEW ORLEANS (-7) over Arizona
Here's a fun early game to watch, but expect a Saints win in the dome.
St. Louis (+4) over DALLAS
The Cowboys will pull out a close one by a field goal or less.
MINNESOTA (-6) over Cleveland
Even with a Browns defense that should limit Adrian Peterson; a Browns offense led by Brian Hoyer and minus the departed Trent Richardson won't score enough points to stay with the Vikings, even if the Vikings only net 10 points.
San Diego (+3) over TENNESSEE
San Diego is a better team than the Titans, and I could easily see them pulling out a second consecutive east coast victory.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+7) over NEW ENGLAND
Hey, here's a team that can't win close games going against a team that has had two consecutive close victories against bad teams. It's depressing to me that the Dolphins will be more impressive in a loss to Atlanta than the Patriots will be in a win against a horrid Tampa Bay team, yet everyone will still say the Patriots are a better team (yes, I know the record is the likely reason Pats fans, but admit it, you don't want to play the Dolphins right now).
WASHINGTON (-2.5) over Detroit
I'm scared for Robert Griffin III in this game, but I see it being Washington's first win of the year.
New York Giants (+1) over CAROLINA
Reality is this: these teams are equal talent wise (which is to say, outside of quarterback there isn't too much around). But the Giants have more discipline and should get the victory.
Atlanta (+3) over MIAMI
Wait, the Dolphins are favored? This is something to celebrate...until the game starts. I wish the Dolphins could win this game, and think they will be competitive until the end. But the Falcons will pull this one out.
Buffalo (+3) over NEW YORK JETS
I'll take Buffalo's rookie quarterback over the Jets' rookie quarterback.
Houston (-2.5) over BALTIMORE
I've flip-flopped on this so many times, usually going with the Ravens' home field advantage winning it. However, Houston is the superior team, they can win in Baltimore by more than a field goal.
Indianapolis (+10) over SAN FRANSISCO
Andrew Luck can keep this close, I see the 49ers winning by eight.
SEATTLE (-19) over Jacksonville
I almost picked the Jags to cover because in the NFL you don't see teams run up the score.
Then I remembered that if any team is willing to run up the score, it's a Pete Carroll-led Seahawks team. It's the only double-digit spread I see being covered this week.
Chicago (-3) over PITTSBURGH
You know things are bad in Pittsburgh when they're underdogs at home in a prime-time game. This Bears team can beat them, and will.
Oakland (-15.5) over DENVER
I don't think Oakland is this bad even though Denver really is this good. The Raiders can keep it within two touchdowns, in fact, that will be the margin.
Last week: 14-2 (9-5-2 vs. spread)
Season: 22-10 (14-13-3)