For those who didn’t see yesterday I’m dealing with an arm broken in two spots so typing isn’t exactly a treat at the moment. But in the wake of another winning week with the picks as me and the NFL come closer to finding our mutual zen (7-5-1 for the week, 30-43-4 overall but climbing) I need to keep going and decided to makes the picks in one of our most powerful and minimalist forms of expression, the haiku. Lines taken from BoDog this week.

Packers (-15.5) over the Rams

QBR nonsense / Unstoppable offense rolls / Rodgers does the Belt

Steelers (-13) over the Jaguars

Big line for old team / But Jacksonville is the suck / Gabbert gets busted

Washington (+2) over the Eagles

Racists underdog / Philly is bad but favored / Sexy Rexy wins

49ers (+4.5) at the Lions

Wishful thinking here / Smith needs to keep up the good / But Suh could kill him

Panthers (+4) at the Falcons

Mediocre squad / Georgia Dome indifference / Cam is great again

Colts (+7) at the Bengals

Tough times in Indy / Touchdown dog to the Ginger / Bet the Under here

Giants (-3) over the Bills

No idea here / G-Men a new team each week / Eli could do well?

On second thought perhaps this guy won't do well

Ravens (-8) over the Texans

Texans are all hurt / Flacco by eight is rotten / Don’t bet on this game

Raiders (-7) over the Browns

First home game for Al / Raider Nation goes crazy / McFadden runs wild

Cowboys (+7) at the Patriots

Romo scores big points / Romo watches Tom win late / Boys cover the spread

Saints (-5) at the Buccaneers

Five syllables here / Seven more syllables here / This game is boring

Vikings (+3) at the Bears

Allen sacks Cutler / Losing teams on NBC / Watch the Brewer game

Jets (-7) over the Dolphins

More losing teams play / Sanchez guts out a cover / Deep V a bad look

Merry elf takes time away from football to pose