A perfect .500 heading into Thanksgiving. Called for a big week this week, so here goes nothing: changing it up to include the Thursday games.
Lions - 7 VS Packers
The Packers lose, BUT I do remember a 9-6-1 team that went to an NFC title game not too long ago (2008 Eagles). Aaron Rodgers can get this team to the playoffs, if he comes back next week.
Ravens -3 VS Steelers
Reverse jinx keeps the Steelers rollin.
Jaguars +7 AT Browns
I also remember saying hinting that I maybe thought Brandon Weeden could succeed might play a down in the NFL. But that was a long time ago. In Gus we trust.
Colts -4 VS Titans
Sure heading into this week, both these teams can claim they would make the playoffs if they started now. But they don’t. The AFC South is making a very strong charge to claim the title of worst division in the NFL.
Bucs +9AT Panthers
You guys ready for this stunner? Everyone is all but handing the NFC South to Carolina because the Saints have to go into Seattle this week, and then saying it is the Saints that have two tough games against the Panthers - not the other way around. Cam and company escaped last week, they get caught looking way ahead at home this week. Everyone loses a big hand 'Riverboat Ron' , no big deal.
Vikings - 1 VS Bears
I will not make the same mistake two weeks in a row. Bears and Colts both +1 on the road last week in games, I thought they probably should have been favored. Cardinals blew out the Colts, Bears made a game of it but lost to the Rams. I will not make the same mistake two weeks in a row.
Raiders +9 AT Cowboys
One of the finer things in life: talking to Cowboys fans about the final game of the season against the Eagles, most likely for the division title and a playoff spot.
Eagles -3 VS Cardinals
I guarantee Mike Vick starts another game for the Eagles this season. GUAR-AN-TEE. (injury or otherwise). Especially now that I picked up Foles and jettisoned Vick.
Dolphins +1 AT Jets
I was so close to picking the Jets, and then I remembered the Ed Reed mush.
Patriots -9 AT Texans
And moving on...
Bills - 3.5 VS Falcons
Ohh Caaaandaaaa. I am so, so, sorry you have to watch this game.
49ers ??? VS Rams
Blind Pick! (looks up line)
49ers -8 VS Rams
Broncos -5 AT Chiefs
All of a sudden KC is gonna lose 3 straight? Yes. This reminds me of something I said 2 weeks ago: "Remember that Packers vs. Texans game last season when all of a sudden there was a crack in the previously undefeated 5-0 facade? And then it took two months but then a pipe burst against the Patriots before it all started falling apart. Consider this (Chiefs vs Broncos 1) the Packers game for the Chiefs.
And after last week's Denver loss, the Chiefs facade will continue to crack at a much faster rate this weekend.
Chargers ??? VS Bengals
Pass the stuffing let's go blind picks twice!
(looks up line)
Chargers -1 VS Bengals
Giants -1 AT Redskins
I never, ever, thought I would say this, but maybe RG III should take that audience with Donovan McNabb.
Saints +6 AT Seahawks
Everyone is picking the Seahawks this week. Bounty > PEDs/Substance Abuse/ Cheaters.
Last week: 7-6 Season: 80-80-4