Sunday, November 06, 2016

NFL PICKS WEEK NINE 2016

Before I get to the picks I'd like to rant. This is the worst season of football I can recall. The games have been a bore. Prime time games have been the worst. It has been so bad I forgot to get a pick for last Thursday's game. I'm winless in Fantasy Football. My watering hole closed and the new one has a great layout, but is just blah blah blah. Since the Eagles are on locally, I think I'll just watch them on the porch and enjoy a cigar. 

Me an John both went 8-5 last week, but I've got a lot of ground to cover to avoid another payout. Our season records are 55-61-4  and  64-52-4.

Here are this weeks' picks: 

1.) Kansas City Chiefs  (5-2)  at Home   (-7.5)   vs. Jacksonville Jaguars   (2-5)

Nick Foles starts at QB and that'll be enough.

PICK: CHIEFS

2.) Minnesota Vikings  (5-2)   at Home   (-6)   vs. Detroit Lions  (4-4)

Too many points.

LIONS TO COVER

3.) New York Giants  (4-3)  at Home  (-2.5)   vs. Philadelphia  Eagles  (4-3)

The Eagles might want to stretch the field a bit today, but I expect them to bounce back.

PICK: EAGLES

4.) Dallas Cowboys  (6-1)   (-7)   vs.   Cleveland Browns  (0-8)

Why only seven?

PICK: COWBOYS

5.) Miami Dolphins (3-4)   At Home  (-4)   vs.  New York Jets  (3-5)

Too many points.

PICK: JETS

6.) Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3)   (-1.5)   at  Baltimore Ravens  (3-4)

Big Ben is back.

PICK: STEELERS

7.) New Orleans Saints  (3-4)   (-4)   at  San Francisco  49ers   (1-6)

Chip Kelly belongs in college.

PICK: SAINTS

8.) Carolina Panthers  (2-5)   (-3)   at  Los Angeles  Rams  (3-4)

Case Keenum  vs.  Cam Newton?

PICK: PANTHERS

9.) Green Bay Packers   (4-3)   at  Home  (-7)  vs.  Indianapolis Colts  (3-5)

I really hate the points.

PICK: COLTS TO COVER

10.) San Diego Chargers  (3-4)   at Home  (-4.5)   vs.  Tennessee Titans  (4-4)

Too many points again.

PICK: TITANS TO COVER

11.) Oakland  Raiders  (6-2)    at  home   (-1)   vs.  Denver Broncos   (6-2)

Do I have this right? An Oakland Raider team with six wins on National Television a home favorite against the Super Bowl Champs? Yup.

PICK: RAIDERS

12.) Seattle Seahawks  (4-2-1)  at Home  (-7)   vs. Buffalo Bills  (4-4)

PICK: SEAHAWKS                                


 

Saturday, October 29, 2016

NFL PICKS WEEK EIGHT 2016

We're halfway through the season and Christmas is right around the corner . I was a respectable 7-7-1 last week. John was 11-3-1. Our season long records are 47-56-4  and 56-47-4.

Here are this weeks' picks:

1.) Cincinnati Bengals  (3-4)   in London   (-3)   vs.  Washington Redskins  (4-3)

The Bengals look like they have their act together and the Redskins are banged up.

PICK: BENGALS

2.) Atlanta Falcons (4-3)     at  Home   (-3)   vs.    Green Bay Packers  (4-2)

The Falcons have a better offense and will score more points.

PICK: FALCONS

3.) Houston Texans  (4-3)   at Home  (-2.5)   vs, Detroit Lions  (4-3)

Matt Stafford  or Brock Osweiler?

PICK: LIONS 

4.) Seatle Seahawks  (4-1-1)   (2.5)   at New Orleans Saints  (2-4)

When will Shaun Payton be accountable for his defense?

PICK: SEAHAWKS

5.) New England Patriots  (5-1)   (-6.5)   at  Buffalo Bills   (4-3)

No way the Bills sweep this season series.

PICK: PATRIOTS

6.) New York Jets  (2-5)   (-2.5)   at  Cleveland Browns (0-7)

PICK: JETS

7.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers   (3-3)   at Home   (PK)  vs.  Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders are the new road warriors.

PICK: RAIDERS

8.) Kansas City Chiefs  (4-2)   (-3)   at   Indianapolis  Colts  (3-4)

Spencer Ware will run wild.

PICK: CHIEFS

9.) Denver Broncos  (5-2)   at  Home  (-4)   vs. San Diego Chargers  (3-4)

PICK: BRONCOS

10.) Carolina  Panthers  (1-5)   at  home  (-3)   vs. Arizona Cardinals  (3-3-1)

PICK: CARDINALS

11.) Dallas Cowboys   (5-1)   at home  (-4.5)   vs. Philadelphia Eagles  (4-2)

Every time I pick against the Eagles they win.

PICK: EAGLES

12.)  Minnesota Vikings  (5-1)   (-4.5)   at  Chicago Bears  (1-5)

The Bears are on their second straight national television games. And they wonder why fewer people are watching?

PICK: VIKINGS

Sunday, October 16, 2016

NFL PICKS WEEK 6 2016

With the exception of the provincial excitement generated by Carson Wentz, this season has largely been a dud.

I was 8-5-1 last week. John was 7-6-1. Our season long records are 33-42-2 and 38-37-2, but we both took the Broncos on Thursday.

Here are this week's picks:


1.) New England Patriots   (4-1)   at  home  (-7.5)   vs. Cincinnati Bengals  (2-3)

If you made it 70, I'd still not pick the Bengals.

PICK: PATRIOTS


2.) New York Giants  (2-3)   at home  (-3.5)   vs.  Baltimore Ravens  (3-2)

Too many points.

PICK: RAVENS TO COVER


3.)  Carolina  Panthers  (1-4)   (-4)    at  New Orleans  Saints   (1-3)

One of them will be in a serious hole at the end of the day. Just a gut feeling here.

PICK: SAINTS

4.) Pittsburgh Steelers (4-1)     (-7)     at  Miami Dolphins  (1-4)

The Dolphins are appalling.

PICK: STEELERS

5.)  Chicago Bears   (1-4)    at  home   (-1.5)   vs.   Jacksonville  Jaguars  (1-3)

Jordan Howard is taking advantage of his shot in the backfield and Brian Hoyer performance will likely consign Jay Cutler to a permanent seat on the bench. The Jags are coming off a bye, but not exactly road warriors.

PICK: BEARS

6.) Buffalo Bills  (3-2)    at  home   (-8.5)    vs.  San Francisco  49ers   (1-4)

Kaepernick starts today. Shady invited 15 police officers to the game. Shady will rule the day.

PICK: BILLS

7.) Detroit Lions  (2-3)   at  home  (-3.5)   vs.  Los Angeles Rams   (3-2)

Ugh. I don't really care. 

PICK: LIONS

8.) Tennessee Titans  (2-3)   at home  (-7.5)   vs. Cleveland Browns  (0-5)

I'm tempted to take the points, but I can't pull the trigger.

PICK: TITANS

9.) Philadelphia Eagles  (3-1)   (-3)   at  Washington Redskins  (3-2)

The suspension of Tackle Lane Johnson makes this highly problematic, but I won't pass judgment unless it's a disaster.

PICK: EAGLES

10.) Kansas City Chiefs  (2-2)   (-2)   at  Oakland Raiders  (4-1)

If the Raiders win this game they will have sole possession of first place.    

PICK: RAIDERS

11.) Seattle Seahawks  (3-1)   at home  (-6.5)   vs. Atlanta Falcons   (4-1)

Too many points.

PICK: FALCONS TO COVER

12.) Green Bay  Packers  (3-1)  at home  (-4.5)   vs.  Dallas Cowboys  (4-1)

If the Cowboys win this game in Lambeau then Tony Romo is out of a job.

PICK: COWBOYS TO COVER

13.)  Houston Texans  (3-2)   at  home  (-3)   vs.  Indianapolis Colts  (2-3)

The Colts can't exploit Brock Osweiller's awfulness.

PICK:  TEXANS

14.) Arizona Cardinals  (2-3)   at home  (-7.5)  vs.  New York Jets  (-7.5)

The Jets are lost.

PICK: CARDINALS                   
          

Sunday, October 09, 2016

NFL PICKS WEEK FIVE 2016

Well, now. There is quite some distance in our records after last week. I was 4-1. John was 11-4. Looks like dinner on me and we're only in week five. Our records are now 25-37-1 for me. John is 31-31-1. I need to rally.

Here are this weeks' picks:


1.) Minnesota Vikings  (4-0)  at  home  (-7)  vs.  Houston Texans  (3-1)

The Texans haven't faced a defense like the Vikings yet. They will regret it.

PICK: VIKINGS

2.) Miami Dolphins   (1-3)    at  home  (-3.5)   vs.  Tennessee Titans   (1-3)

Neither of these teams is great with the spread, but the Dolphins inspire nothing in me.

PICK: TITANS

3.) New England Patriots  (3-1)   (-11.5)    at    Cleveland Browns   (0-4)

DUH.

PICK: PATRIOTS

4.) Pittsburgh Steelers    (3-1)   at home  (-7)    vs.  New York Jets   (1-3)

I'm not going with the Jets until they show me something.

PICK: STEELERS

5.) Baltimore Ravens  (3-1)   at home  (-4)   vs.   Washington Redskins   (2-2)

Too many points.

PICK:  REDSKINS TO COVER

6.) Philadelphia  Eagles  (3-0)   (-4)    at   Detroit  Lions   (1-3)

There's still plenty of room on the Wentz Wagon.

PICK: EAGLES

7.)  Indianapolis Colts   (1-3)   at home  (-4.5)   vs.  Chicago Bears  (1-3)

The Colts can't block and Brian Hoyer is better than Jay Cutler.

PICK: BEARS

8.)  Denver Broncos  (4-0)   at  home  (-4)   vs.  Atlanta  Falcons   (1-3)  

Until someone beats the Broncos defense, I'm not picking against them.

PICK: BRONCOS

9.)  Buffalo Bills   (2-2)     (-1)   AT   Los Angeles  Rams   (3-1)       

I don't know how the Rams are 3-1, but the Bills being a road fave traveling to the coast? Icky. 

PICK: RAMS 

10.) Oakland Raiders  (3-1)    at home  vs.  San Diego Chargers   (1-3)

I'm tempted to take the points, but I'm not in the mood.

PICK: RAIDERS

11.) Cincinnati Bengals  (2-2)   (-2)   at  Dallas  Cowboys  (3-1)

The Cowboys a home dog?

PICK:  COWBOYS

12.)  Green Bay Packers  (2-1)   at  home   (-7)    vs.  New York Giants   (2-2)

I hate these points, but I hated them last week when the G-MEN played the Vikings.

PICK: PACKERS

13.)  Carolina  Panthers   (1-3)   at  home   (-4)   vs   Tampa Bay Buccaneers   (1-3)

Derek Anderson is starting in place of the concussed Cam Newton, but the Bucs are finding ways to lose.

PICK: PANTHERS     

Saturday, October 01, 2016

NFL PICKS WEEK FOUR 2016

I was a miserable 4-11-1 last week. John was 5-10-1, although he wisely took the Bengals on Thursday night. I will never take the Dolphins no matter the points again. Our records are now 21-26-1 and 20-27-1 for the season.

This weeks' picks are:

1.) Indianapolis Colts  (1-2)  in London  (-2)   vs.   Jacksonville Jaguars  (0-3)

Until the Jags win, I'm not picking them.

PICK: COLTS

2.) Washington Redskins  (1-2)   at Home  (-7.5)  vs.  Cleveland Browns  (0-3)

Which is worse? The points or the Browns?

PICK: REDSKINS

3.) New England Patriots  (3-0)   at Home   (-7)  vs.  Buffalo Bills  (1-2)

No way I'm picking against Belichick

PICK: PATRIOTS

4.) Seattle Seahawks  (2-1)     (-1.5)   at   New York Jets   (1-2)

Flip a coin.

PICK: JETS

5.) Carolina  Panthers  (1-2)   (-3)   at  Atlanta Falcons  (2-1)

The Panthers have got to ready to go and the Falcons defense isn't good enough.

PICK: PANTHERS

6.) Detroit Lions  (1-2)   (-3)   at   Chicago Bears   (0-3)

Another home dog? The Bears deserve it.

PICK: LIONS

7.) Houston Texans  (2-1)   at Home   (-4.5)  vs.  Tennessee Titans   (1-2)

J.J. Watt is out for the season and Brock Osweiller sucks.

PICK: TITANS

8.) Baltimore Ravens  (3-0)   at Home  (-3.5)   vs. Oakland Raiders  (2-1)

Another long trip east for the Raiders is too much.

PICK: RAVENS

9.) Denver Broncos  (3-0)   (-3)  vs.   Tampa Bay Buccaneers   (1-2)

The Bucs have no shot.

PICK:  BRONCOS

10.) Dallas Cowboys  (2-1)   (-1.5)   at  San Francisco 49ers  (1-2)

The Niners are another home dog that deserves it.

PICK: COWBOYS 

11.) San Diego Chargers  (1-2)   at Home   (-3.5)   vs.  New Orleans Saints   (0-3)

When will Sean Payton be held accountable for the Saints miserable defense?

PICK: CHARGERS

12.) Arizona Cardinals   (1-2)    at Home   (-8.5)  vs.  Los Angeles Rams  (2-1)

I hate the points and the Rams, but it's a division rivalry.

PICK: RAMS TO COVER

13.) Pittsburgh Steelers  (2-1)   at Home   (-4)  vs.  Kansas City Chiefs   (2-1)

I love the points.

PICK: CHIEFS

14.) Minnesota Vikings  (3-0)   at Home   (-4.5)   vs.  New York Giants  (2-1)

Too Many points.

PICK: GIANTS TO COVER      

            

                      


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