31 October 2009

Weekly NFL Related Humiliation: Week 8, The Picks

BS Picks (which he posted a day late, and I'm using that as my excuse as to why all of my usual Friday posting also got screwed up, that's my story, and I'm sticking to it)

My Picks (only 4 televised games because NBC doesn't schedule a night game against the World Series, so I'm throwing in Denver at Baltimore cause that's the most intriguing game not on TV in Los Angeles this week)

BALTIMORE RAVENS (-3.5) over Denver Broncos (BS: DEN)
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (-12.5) over San Francisco 49ers (BS: IND)
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (-16.5) over Oakland Raiders (BS: SD)
GREEN BAY PACKERS (-3.0) over Minnesota Vikings (BS: MIN)
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (-11.0) over Atlanta Falcons (BS: NO)

I can't believe I'm picking all five home favorites in these contests, yet there it is in black and white pixels (unless you have your monitor set in some bizarre way, but if you do, I don't want to know about it).

Baltimore are better than their record, each of their losses having been games they could have won, while Denver are worse than their perfect record indicates, as they've gotten some very good breaks in a few of their wins.

Indianapolis are beasts right now, and San Francisco are not capable of putting up too much of a fight on the road, so the big spread doesn't matter.

Likewise, Oakland has given up, so a road trip down to San Diego won't be inspiring enough to get them going, and San Diego ought to win by four TDs or more, not just the 16.5 points the bookies set the spread at.

The big, big, huge, really, really significant game of the week is the rematch of the Minny Favres vs the Green Bay Ex-Favres. I think the Ex-Favres will have the upper hand, even if half the stadium still end up wearing their old #4 jerseys out of habit while lustily booing their former religious icon.

On Monday Night Football, New Orleans are going to light up the score board, again. Atlanta doesn't have a defense that can slow down the Saints, and they don't have an offense that can keep up, so the Saints should cover that 11 point spread without breaking a sweat, or resorting to having Reggie Bush leap six yards in the air along the side line while just skimming the ball inside the end zone marker (though he may pull off that ridiculous feat, just for the fun of it, video below, at least until the No Fun League asserts their copyright on the clip).

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