21 September 2008

Weekly NFL Related Humiliation, Week 03, The Picks

Time for some week 3 picks, 5-0 this week, for sure.

Oakland (1-1) at Buffalo (2-0) My pick, Buffalo -9.5
Really, the Raiders again?!? And it's the only early game, guess it's a conspiracy to get the folks of Los Angeles out and about in the morning, cause only the really hardcore couch potato football fans would seriously consider watching this garbage. Wonder how long its been since Buffalo's been an almost double digit favorite in a game? They'll cover, The Raiders are very bad, and Buffalo's probably not so bad.

New Orleans (1-1) at Denver (2-0) My pick New Orleans +5.5
This ought to be watchable, though the game over on CBS looks pretty good, too. The Saints are still a bit of a puzzle. Flashes of brilliance, but other times kind of crappy. Denver's got two Ws under their belt, and they're at home, but I think New Orleans will show up big on the road, and embarrass Denver.

Pittsburgh (2-0) at Philadelphia (1-1) My pick Philadelphia -3.5
I don't see Pittsburgh going into Philadelphia and beating their in state rivals with a less than 100% Roethlisberger. If it wasn't for that sore shoulder, I'd go with the road team, but the Eagles looked good while losing last week, and Pittsburgh looked so-so while winning, so I think Philly will win, and by more than a TD.

Dallas (2-0) at Green Bay (2-0) My pick Dallas -3.0
Green Bay has played well, and so has Dallas. I think the Cowboys just can do too much offense for Green Bay to keep up. Dallas ought to put up more than 35 points again this week. Green Bay will find their way into the endzone, too, just not as many times as Dallas.

NY Jets (1-1) at San Diego (0-2) My pick San Diego -8.5
The best way to put last two weeks behind them, is for the Chargers to run up a big score and make sure that any last minute heroics will defeat them three weeks in a row. If they continue to give the opposing QB all day to pick them apart, they could be in trouble, but not this week. Their going to score too easily on the Jet's defense for their own defensive problems to matter.

Other than CBS still thinking that the Raiders have fans in Los Angeles, looks like a good week to watch some football. Four out of the five games ought to be entertaining, if not competitive. I can see why they scheduled that game, though, their other choices were KC at ATL, HOU at TEN, CIN at NYG, and MIA at NE. The one game out of those that might be interesting (HOU at TEN), while being the most meaningful and competitive game available, neither team has a fanbase in Los Angeles, so they went with the west coast team.

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