BLOOMINGBURG, NY – POOF! And just like that the NFL regular season comes to a close. In these parts, the New York City football campaign ended months ago as Big Apple denizens watched Western New York’s Buffalo Boys steal the pigskin thunder.
Although the Giants are awash in a sea of incompetency, today’s game is meaningful… to Eagles and Cowboys supporters only. Munch on that for a bit, Big Blew fans. Two teams you couldn’t hate more will benefit from your win or loss. It truly is a no win situation. Speaking of no wins, if you’ve been risking money on Cheesy Bruin’s FREE NFL Picks this year, you’re probably out the vig as the ledger sits at 50%. The NFL curtain falls with these gems.
FAVORITE A few weeks ago I stated that Bill
Bellichick Belichek Belichick had to get his charges ready for the stretch run offensively which really has never been a problem during his tenure in New England. Outside of the venerable Tom Brady and James White, the squad is a green one even with the addition of the newly acquired Mohammed Sanu. In watching the Pats recently a keen eye will notice the integration of rookies N’Keal Harry and Jakobi Meyers (the law firm?) in the passing game. The pair are beginning to show signs that the learning curve is reaching its fruition. There’s a sacrificial lamb ready to be slaughtered, skinned, deboned, and served on a silver platter today in the Miami Dolphins. This gets ugly in a hurry. Today’s best bet. The Pick? NEW ENGLAND -16 over Miami
UNDERDOG The AFC playoff scenario is all but set as the second Wild Card slot is yet to be determined. What’s also set in stone is Cincinnati being on the clock as the worst team in the NFL and first to select a player in April. In what will be Andy Dalton’s swan song in the Queen City The Red Rifle gets one more shot at the interstate rival Cleveland Browns. I can’t help but think back to the time when former Bengals head coach Sam Wyche grabbed a stadium microphone reminding the hometown fans that “this is Cincinnati, not Cleveland!” when the crowd began hurling snowballs from the stands. As for the Browns, it seems apparent that Baker Mayfield spent too much of his time doing those idiotic Baker’s House commercials instead of game preparation. 6-9 is a far cry from what many predicted of this team. If you ask me, Mike McCarthy would be a perfect fit for a team loaded with offensive fir power. The Pick? CINCINNATI +2.5 over Cleveland
OVER Being well aware that Kyler Murray is banged up, I still get the feeling that rookie coach Kliff Kingsbury knows enough about scoring points to warrant a wager here. Another disappointment was last year’s runners up, the Los Angeles Rams. Sitting at 8-7 the Rams will give the fans something to cheer about today as a win is likely but a points bonanza looms. The Pick? Arizona/LA RAMS OVER 45
UNDER I have a very strong feeling this is a lopsided blowout by the Eagles, who are playing for the NFC (L)East division title while the Giants are making vacation plans and cleaning out their lockers. Sure, the Giants can play spoiler but today isn’t that day. I’m thinking somewhere in the 27-7 range sounds right for a final score. The Pick? Philadelphia/NY GIANTS UNDER 45
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