NEW YORK, NY â€“ Nothing but picks this week folks. Iâ€™m picking them all. My best three will appear in the last paragraph and count against my season total. The rest are just for fun. As George Carlin used to say, â€œMy rules. I make â€˜em upâ€.
Now, take a knee and listen up.
Despite their good showing against Dallas my head says take The Eagles (+1) over The GIANTS.
I love The Jets (-3) over The BUCCANEERS as Kellen Clemens takes care of the football.
Iâ€™ll take The CHIEFS (pk) over The Bills with the theory that if two awful teams are playing, take the home team.
As much as I donâ€™t want to see it (for the Giantâ€™s sake) I think The Packers (-3) will get it done on the road against The BEARS.
I will reluctantly lay the big number with The Saints (-10.5) over The FALCONS only because the game is in a dome and they want to prove last weekâ€™s near debacle was a fluke. I wouldnâ€™t touch this game with a ten foot pole.
In another one I donâ€™t care for, Iâ€™d take The Dolphins (+2.5) over The JAGUARS in the battle of the Sunshine State.
I have a hard time believing The PATRIOTS (-13.5) are laying that much against The Panthers. New England is just not that good anymore. It’s a spread based on reputation alone. Take the points.
This next one is a classic Heart versus Head pick. I want them to lose but I must select The COWBOYS (-3) over The Chargers.
Cowboy Cheerleaders are great but so are The Charger Girls
I thought this would be Houstonâ€™s breakout year. Now Iâ€™m not so sure. The TEXANS (-6) and The Seahawks is another one to stay away from. Take the points, as well, if you must.
Indy cooled them off last week and the number looks a little large for my taste, so stay away from The TITANS (-13) and The Rams. If you must wager (Grote?) take the points.
This next one almost made my top three. I like The Redskins (-1) over The RAIDERS. They are the best of the bad teams.
The Cardinals (-3) over The 49ERS is another one I like that just didnâ€™t make the cut. Although San Francisco is a good home dog, I think Arizona is rolling. Lay the points.
As for the real picks: Have we witnessed the beginning of the late season Brett Favre fade out? I think so. The VIKINGS (-6.5) and The Bengals looks like a good game. Take the Bengals. Theyâ€™ll lose in a squeaker. I like The Broncos (+7) over The COLTS in another close one. Now call me crazy, but in my â€œLock of the Century of the Weekâ€, Iâ€™ll take The Lions (+13.5) over The RAVENS. I stand at 26-11-2.