TITLE TOWN, USA – I shat the bed last week with my weekly NFL selections going 1-3. I also had countless other losers in the various pools in which I participate, so I’m more than a little pissed off as I make my picks today. The Jets really know how to destroy a football game don’t they? They were one of the losers (aren’t they always?) as was the over which looked golden until another Geno Smith INT cemented the loss and the UNDER at the 59th minute. Remember-free advice is worth what you pay for it. Here then are my Week#4 selections.
Detroit (-1) o/u 44 at NEW YORK JETS
I’m going to the well once more with the Jets. I’ve had two bottles of wine and it’s starting to get to my thought process and my bladder. But If Geno Smith ever learns to throw the ball to his own team, this version of the J-E-T-S could surprise. That doesn’t appear likely. Yet I am still risking a wager on the Jets for a few reasons. Calvin Johnson, aka Megadong, I mean Megatron, is nursing some kind of injury that has him less than 100%. His Uncle Tom of a coach, Jim Caldwell will never be mistaken for Vince Lombardi or even Wayne Fontes for that matter any time soon. Rex Ryan-no one’s idea of Bill Walsh either, has a shot as a home Dog this week, a category in which Gang Green actually excels. I’m not sure how they’ll get it done today but the Jets get the cash nonetheless. As for the total, I’m going to guess, and that’s all it is, that the Lions’ ability to halt the run will keep the scoring down. The Jets offensive MVP, kicker Nick Folk, pokes the pigskin through the uprights at his current rapid pace. A gimpy Johnson, ahem, always keeps the “scoring” down.
Score: Jets 23, Lions 20
The Pick: Jets +1 and the UNDER 44
New Orleans (-30) o/u 53 at DALLAS COWBOYS
Normally I would jump on an inept team getting fewer points from the Vegas wiseguys than they should be. These though, are the Dallas Cowboys and exceptions can and will be made herein. Plain and simple, a team that falls behind a Rams team with a back up to the back up’s back up by twenty one points is not very good. Into Jerry World comes an adept and competent signal caller like Drew Brees and his Saints teammates and spell doom for a defense playing on their heels from the opening kickoff. Ugly is the only way I can describe this game.
Score Saints 41, Cowboys 14
Pick : Saints -3 and OVER 53