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Football picks for the week

Who to pick, who to pick? Oh, the questions!!!

I was 9-5 last week, mainly because the stupid Eagles ran the dumbest play in their history and blew it late. Stupid Eagles. This season I'm 77-53. Better winning percentage than the Eagles!

ST. LOUIS (-9) 35, Arizona 14. Hey, look! The Cardinals are on the road. Another loss!
Carolina (-3) 27, CHICAGO 13. I'm still not sold on the Bears. The Panthers look good.
Jacksonville (-4) 24, TENNESSEE 14. The Jaguars are getting better. The Titans are not.
Indianapolis (-5) 31, CINCINNATI 21. I want to pick the Bengals. I will be rooting for the Bengals. I still think the Colts aren't that great. I would not be stunned if the Bengals win. But still. Right now the Colts are marginally better, and the Bengals still have to beat an elite team. Go, Bengals!
NEW ENGLAND (-9.5) 30, New Orleans 10. The Patriots should win this with their second-string. They could start Doug Flutie and win this. The Saints are lousy.
Tampa (+6) 24, ATLANTA 20. It's in Atlanta and I doubt if the Falcons will lay an egg like they did last week, but the Buccaneers are on a bit of a roll after last week and they always play well against Vick.
WASHINGTON (-6) 27, Oakland 17. Washington played well enough to win last week, and they shouldn't have a letdown against the Raiders.
DALLAS (-8) 31, Detroit 14. Parcells won't let the Cowboys coast after that stupid gift win they had last week. The Lions are not good.
NEW YORK GIANTS (-7.5) 24, Philadelphia 10. How will the Eagles score? Unless they get a Vikings-like game from last week, they're not scoring much. I've said it before, but I think Philly missing the playoffs this year might be a good thing. They'll get some rest, get an easier schedule, allow McNabb to heal, and get Owens out of their system. They'll be back next year!
CLEVELAND (-2) 17, Miami 3. Sage Rosenfels starts for the Dolphins. 'Nuff said.
Seattle (-12.5) 35, SAN FRANCISCO 10. Shaun Alexander outscores the 49ers all by himself.
SAN DIEGO (-10.5) 28, Buffalo 14. Tomlinson might outscore the Bills all by himself. I still don't think the Chargers are this great 5-4 team, but they're better than Buffalo and they're playing at home. And they're wearing the powder blue uniforms! Go, old-school uniforms!
DENVER (-13) 24, New York Jets 13. Brooks Bollinger is not the answer for the Jets.
Pittsburgh (-3.5) 21, BALTIMORE 16. I wouldn't be surprised if the Ravens win this. They shouldn't, but the teams really don't like each other, and anything can happen in these nasty games. Plus, Maddox is playing quarterback for the Steelers.
Kansas City (-6.5) 24, HOUSTON 19. Another game that is a bit dicey for the favorite. The Chiefs should roll, but after last week's poor showing in Buffalo, and the fact that nobody expects the Texans to win, might play in Houston's favor. Watch out, Chiefs!
Minnesota (+4.5) 20, GREEN BAY 17 (Monday night). Yes, it's in Lambeau, and the Packers are riding high after last week's win, and the Vikings had no offense last week, but I still think they'll win. They're better than Green Bay, after all.

We'll see what happens. Have I guaranteed a Cincinnati win by picking against them? Will Mike McMahon lead the Eagles to glorious victory? Only Sunday will tell!


Blogger Roger Owen Green said...

I wass so hoping you'd pick against the Giants so I could rib you for picking against them on a week when an owner died. They're 2-0 now in those circumstances this season, which must at least tie a league record for number of wins after a team owner's death.

20/11/05 6:08 PM  
Blogger Disintegrating Clone said...

A brief burst of 4am insomnia caught me watching the Chiefs - Texans game, but only the final quarter. The commentators were doing their best to push a "can the Texans pull back three scores in ten minutes?" line, but I don't think their heart was in it. Nor was the Texans'.

I'd love to explains the Browns' form in recent weeks, but I don't think I can.

My question for the day is: if insomnia hits tonight, should I watch Minnesota - Green Bay, or just hit myself over the head with a frying pan?

21/11/05 1:46 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

Roger - I'm a homer, yes, but I'm not stupid.

Clone - the frying pan would be more entertaining, I think. And less painful. And the less anyone tries to explain the Browns, the better they'll do.

21/11/05 10:42 AM  

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