The Tennessee Titans host the Carolina Panthers on Sunday in a match up that will not send Nielsen ratings through the roof. But, then again, this is about competition not entertainment, right? All we want is a win, and we don't necessarily need style to make that happen.
Last week's win over Oakland was an ugly thing to watch. Still, the win improved the Titans' record to 5-2, which is a beautiful sight. As for the Panthers, they are 4-3 overall, but 4-0 on the road. That's right, they are undefeated on the road, but winless at home. Go figure.
I say, they lose their first road game this week. I like the Titans chances any time they play at home.
The pick: Tennessee 19 Carolina 14
As for the Tennessee Volunteers, they host Louisiana-Lafayette this week. The Vols' woeful secondary guarantees that they can not blow anybody out, but they should pull away late for a comfortable win.
The pick: Tennessee 38 Louisiana-Lafayette 20
Other SEC picks: Florida over Vanderbilt, Georgia over Troy, Arkansas over South Carolina, LSU over Alabama, Auburn over Tennessee Tech, Ole Miss over Northwestern State.
Other NFL picks: New England over Indianapolis, New Orleans over Jacksonville, Oakland over Houston, Pittsburgh over Baltimore, Detroit over Denver
Last week: 6-5 (.545), Overall: 77-27 (.740)