Thursday, December 10, 2009
A 3-2 record last week is a near miracle. This week, I'll take 3-2 again and move on.
1. Green Bay Packers (-3 1/2) at Chicago Bears
Someone explain to me why this spread is only 3 1/2? The Pack are 8-4 and have been dominating the past few weeks. The Bears are out of the playoff hunt and Jay Cutler can't help himself from throwing 6 INTs a game.
2. Oakland Raiders (+1 1/2) vs. Washington Redskins
Picking the Raiders? Huh? I think the Redskins are tapped after last weeks efforts. They're traveling across the country and the Raiders now have some confidence behind Gradkowski. And they're getting points because everyone thinks they are really really horrible.
3. San Diego Chargers (+3 1/2) at Dallas Cowboys
If you've watched Sportscenter the past few days you've heard one very very large discrepancy. The Cowboys under Tony Romo and Aww Shucks are terrible in December. The Chargers under Phillip Rivers and Cap'n clipboard are undefeated. I'll listen to the trends and take 3 1/2 point to boot.
4. Philadelphia Eagles (+ 1/2) at New York Giants
This is the probably the game with the most on the line this weekend. The Giants pulled off a big victory over the Cowboys last weekend at home but their flaws were still very very evident. They can't stop the pass at all. McNabb and DeSean will pick a part the secondary for big plays and win this game.
5. New York Jets (-3.5) at Tampa Bay Bucs
Like I said last week, if I'm going to go down, I might as well go down with the Jets. Sure Clemens is starting, but if the Jets are truly this big bad defense they shouldn't let the Bucs score 10 points.
Survivor Pick of the Week: Damn You Bengals
Titans are playing the Rams, that's a W.
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