Greg Cote

October 25, 2013

Greg Cote’s Week 8 NFL picks

Enjoyed a modestly slump-busting 8-7 mark against the spread last week, highlighted by Texans-with-points in my Upset of the Week call (“Aawwk!”) and a rare exact score bull’s-eye in Packers’ 31-13 win. Make no mistake, though. I’m still trying to crawl up out of the commode for the season. I don’t kid myself. This isn’t just a rough start; not with the NFL bearing down on midseason. This is just plainly an off-year so far. My .561 winning percentage overall and my .397 vs. the betting line both are on pace to be my worst ever across 23 seasons doing this. Avoiding the shame of that double ignominy is what drives me now. It may be time to consider steroids. [Note: Thursday-game pick was Panthers (-6) over Buccaneers, 24-16].

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Greg Cote has been a Miami Herald sports columnist since 1995 and also writes the Random Evidence blog and NFL predictions along with his notorious sidekick the Upset Bird. He has covered Hurricanes football (1984-88), the Dolphins (1990-91) and major events including Super Bowls, NBA Finals, World Series, Stanley Cup, Olympics and World Cup.

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