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11.11.05

Trying to regain my momentum with the football picks!

I had a lot on my mind today, but I was working on The Adventures of Isosceles Shaw and taking over DC Comics, plus the kids were being, well, kids, so I didn't get a chance to write about Armistice Day. I know, you're sad. It's late now and I don't want to think, so I'm picking football games. Last week I went a pathetic 8-6, making me 68-48 for the season. So this week I'm wimping out and picking one (1) underdog. Most of the games are pretty shitty anyway. Let's check it out!

DETROIT (-4) 23, Arizona 17. The Cardinals don't win on the road. Two years ago they thought they could beat the Lions on the road, and they didn't. Why should they now? Yes, the Lions are a mess, but not as bad as the Cardinals.
Kansas City (+2.5) 27, BUFFALO 17. Why are the Chiefs an underdog? Because they're on the road? The Bills don't have a quarterback or much of a running game. How exactly are they going to score enough to win?
Washington (-1) 20, TAMPA 14. This is a tough game to call, but Tampa seems to be falling apart, and I didn't see any reason last week against the Eagles to make me think Washington isn't a decent team. They're not great, but they're good enough to win this one.
New England (-3) 24, MIAMI 20. Another tough game, but I think the Patriots get it together enough to win. Close, though.
CHICAGO (-13) 27, San Francisco 10. Boy, if the Bears lose this game, they should be disqualified from winning the division.
NEW YORK GIANTS (-9.5) 30, Minnesota 17. The Giants should win this relatively easily. The Vikings continue to circle the drain. I still think Eli will screw up down the road, because he's still so young, but not this week.
JACKSONVILLE (-6.5) 20, Baltimore 14. Teams that play Baltimore play down to their level, it seems. That mysterious mojo keeps this close, plus the fact that the Jaguars aren't all that explosive on offense, but Jacksonville still wins.
INDIANAPOLIS (-17.5) 35, Houston 21. Houston covers, but only because the Colts ease up a little in the fourth quarter. Next week the Colts lose!
CAROLINA (-9) 24, New York Jets 20. Close for the soon-to-be-Hall-of-Famer Brooks Bollinger, but the Panthers continue to show why they are near the top of the NFC!
Denver (-3) 31, OAKLAND 27. Denver runs too well. They keep pounding and the Raiders give up on Lamont Jordan to throw like crazy. That plays right into the Broncos' hands!
SEATTLE (-7) 31, St. Louis 21. Seattle doesn't have a meltdown like last year, when they blew a fourth-quarter 17-point lead. Bruce and Holt return for the Rams, but who's going to get them the ball? Their defense still stinks, and Shaun Alexander will pound them silly.
ATLANTA (-9) 38, Green Bay 24. It's in Atlanta, so the Packers really have only a tiny chance to win. It will be interesting for two reasons: can Vick have another good game passing, and will Favre throw five or more interceptions?
PITTSBURGH (-8) 26, Cleveland 14. The Steelers beat the Browns up. Dilfer gets smacked around. So sad.
PHILADELPHIA (-3) 17, Dallas 13 (Monday night). This is another tough one. Yes, the Cowboys beat the Eagles up a few weeks ago. Yes, Philly does not have Owens. Yes, Dallas is clearly the better team right now. But it's in Philadelphia, and the Eagles played relatively okay last week, and they have another week without Owens under their belts, and they have to win a game eventually, right? Right? Hello?

We'll see. I might actually skip a lot of viewing this week. We're getting family pictures taken on Sunday morning and, as I mentioned, these games don't look particularly intriguing, nor are the Eagles playing until Monday. Not a bad week to skip.

4 Comments:

Blogger Kait said...

Hey Greg! I got your postcard! Awesome! Thanks so much!

12/11/05 9:19 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

No problem, Kait. I'm glad you liked it.

12/11/05 1:35 PM  
Blogger Woody! said...

"Next week the Colts lose!"

Even when my team has the week off, you still find a way to hex them!

Damn you, Burgas!

12/11/05 1:44 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

You have to have confidence, Woody! Don't you think they're going to win?

12/11/05 2:13 PM  

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