No one knows the NFL like Mike Tierney. A national sportswriter whose work appears in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times, he's reported from seven Super Bowls. Tierney excels both against the spread and straight-up. The last two seasons, he's hit on nearly 65 percent of his straight-up Office Pool picks (330-180-2), beating the vast majority of experts on NFLPickWatch.com.
Part of his success comes from the approach of evaluating each game from the underdog's point of view. That strategy has helped him become an authority at the Survivor Pool format, which calls for picking one team to win each week, but never pick the same team twice.
Tierney has been picking winners all season. He is an amazing 129-77 picking every NFL game straight-up in 2018. It's not how much you win by in a Survivor Pool. Simply, it's about picking a winner and moving on.
This week, we can tell you he's not going with the Ravens, a home favorite against the Buccaneers. Baltimore's three-game win streak was snapped in a scrappy OT loss to powerful Kansas City, and Tampa's offense actually accounts for more passing yards and has a defense ranks slightly higher than the Chiefs' units.
There's a surprising team worth backing that you likely still have available. Tierney is revealing that confident pick that also sets you up for the final two weeks in your pool.
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