Mike Tierney

Top Dog

A veteran sportswriter whose work appears periodically in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times, Mike Tierney has covered the NFL for decades and reported from seven Super Bowls. Mike does not consider himself a pet lover. But he likes 'dogs, preferring to evaluate each game from the underdog's point of view. One of his specialties is picking NFL totals. In the past two seasons, Mike is 52-30 (63.4 percent) on NFL Over/Unders. For Mike Tierney media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.

41-19-1 IN LAST 61 NFL ATS PICKS | +1988

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Miami 12 @ Green Bay 31
11/11
MIA 12 @ GB 31
11/11
LOSS
Fri 11/9

Now that the Packers are back home in their element, with temperatures around freezing projected, the public is dishing out lots of love for them. Too much, in fact. Green Bay is 2-4 straight-up in its last half-dozen games, its wins against easy touches Buffalo and San Francisco. All bets are off if Miami OTs Laremy Tunsil and Ja?Wuan James are scratched, but both have practiced this week. Green Bay has just staggered out of a Rams-Patriots schedule gauntlet, both at night on the road. The Pack might need more time to reset.

41-19-1 IN LAST 61 NFL ATS PICKS | +1988

6-1 IN LAST 7 GB ATS PICKS | +484

3-1 IN LAST 4 MIA ATS PICKS | +184

New Orleans -5.5 NO -5.5

New Orleans 51 @ Cincinnati 14
11/11
NO 51 @ CIN 14
11/11
WIN
Fri 11/9

Cincinnati at home with this many points is customarily a sure-fire play ? no questions asks. This is different. The Bengals have granted 500-plus yards in two straight games, during which time New Orleans? has pasted a combined 75 points on the Vikings and Rams. Then there are the WRs. Cincy?s A.J. Green (toe) is out, and the drop-off to the next guys is steep. Saints newbie Dez Bryant may not play, though it seems likely he will get some snaps. The Bengals? beleaguered defense must pay heed to Bryant, even as a decoy.

41-19-1 IN LAST 61 NFL ATS PICKS | +1988

7-2 IN LAST 9 CIN ATS PICKS | +480

3-0 IN LAST 3 NO ATS PICKS | +300

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