We're going rapid fire on these so I can go watch Johnny Manziel run circles around Nick Saban's defense.** (In other words, I'm putting two stamps on this sucker and mailing it in).
Baltimore by 7.5 over Oakland: The Pick - Ravens
|We have our winner for|
nickname of the year.
Atlanta by 3 over New Orleans: The Pick - Saints
The Falcons haven't beaten anyone convincingly since the Chargers in week 3 and the Saints seem to be pulling it together with three wins in their last four games. You knew it was going to take some time for Sean Payton and the coaching staff to implement an effective in-game communication system.
Detroit by 2 over Minnesota: The Pick - Vikings
The Vikings generally beat the teams they should beat (Cardinals, Titans and Jags) and they've got two other solid wins against the 49ers and at Detroit. The Lions look like a slightly more polished version of talented train wreck teams like the Cowboys and the Eagles. A.P. will be the difference in this one and make everyone who picked him in the third round a little chestier than they already are.
Philadelphia by 2.5 over Dallas: The Pick - Cowboys
|"Um coach, the game hasn't|
started so technically there's
nothing to challenge yet."
Seattle by 6.5 over the N.Y. Jets: The Pick - Seahawks
Rex Ryan, Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, Santonio Holmes, Antonio Cromartie, etc. This was never going to end any other way than badly was it? And if you're a dysfunctional team like the Jets, Seattle is probably the last place you want to visit these days. On the bright side, this is probably the last game of the pre-Tebow era in New York so the Jets are about to become the most relevant 6-10 team in NFL history.
San Francisco by 11.5 over St. Louis: The Pick - 49ers
The Niners are wearing-out bad teams this year having beaten the Bills, Cardinals and Jets by a combined score of 103-6. (There's a "wow" statistic). The Rams fit right in with that group so this is looking like a 24-6 kind of situation. In a related story, Sam Bradford has 8 touchdown passes, 7 interceptions and has been sacked 23 times. Pretty sure the Rams aren't trading down in the first round again this year.
Chicago by 1 over Houston: The Pick - Texans
|The Bears are definitely on to|
something with these new night
game cheerleader outfits.
Pittsburgh by 12.5 over Kansas City: The Pick - Steelers
My second favorite team every week is the one playing the Steelers. In this case, however, that would make me a Chiefs fan which presents something of a dilemma because I don't want to be a Chiefs fan any more than Jerry Seinfeld wanted to be a pirate.
Last Week's Record: 10-4 . . . Season Record: 63-67-3
* Based on that theory, I just changed my Jets pick. Imagine the horse with the limp being ridden by Rex Ryan.
** Johnny Manziel's nickname is Johnny "Football." I wish my nickname was Johnny "Something." You could put just about anything after "Johnny." Johnny "Shuffleboard," Johnny "Mashed Potatoes," Johnny "Dental Floss" . . . it all works.
*** That answer would be "d".