Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Thursday Night Pick

San Diego by 6.5 over Oakland:  The Pick - Chargers

"Nine times?!?...nine times." 
Who would have thought that the most devastating injury loss after Peyton Manning would have been Jason Campbell?  Since losing Cambell, the Raiders have dropped two in a row by a combined score of 66-24 thanks in large part to their quarterbacks being intercepted 9 times in those games.  Meanwhile, who knows what the Chargers are going to do?  Phillip Rivers has almost singlehandedly lost three games in a row with a botched two minute drill, a fumbled snap and then two pick-6's against the Packers last week.  This is about the time of the season when Norv Turner makes his Donald Sutherland from Animal House plea, "listen, I'm not joking.  This is my job."  Then the players call a meeting where Rivers reminds them that if Norv gets fired, management will bring in a hard-ass like Cowher or Gruden and no one wants that so everyone get their shit together.