A Fool and His Money, Week 17.

Jesus, I suck at this. DO NOT use these picks as any sort of guidance. 6-10 last week, 122-118 on the season. Home teams in bold. All I ask is to finish above .500.

Giants (+14.5) over Patriots – It’s always a pain to throw in New Jersey; Brady and Moss might get their records, might not, but I don’t think Coughlin will let everyone lie down — at least not for more than two scores worth.

Seahawks (+2.5) over Falcons – This violates every rule about Seattle traveling to the East Coast and playing early, but I don’t think they’ll lose to Atlanta, of all teams.

49ers (+9.5) over Browns – Pick the Browns to win outright, take the Niners and the points with a weak defense in Cleveland.

Bears (+2.5) over Saints – Yes, New Orleans has a remote chance of something to play for, but it will be cold in Chicago, and if it’s windy, well, there goes the passing game.

Dolphins (+2.5) over Bengals – Cincy’s too much of a mess to go win on the road, I think, and the Dolphins players have to show Parcells something.

Eagles (-7.5) over Bills – Donovan McNabb will put on one more show before Philly shows him out the door.

Buccaneers (+2.5) over Panthers – Luke McNown is still better than Carolina’s QB options; doesn’t matter that Tampa Bay is locked into its playoff spot.

Packers (-3.5) over Lions – Brett Favre won’t want to lose to another division rival for the second straight week.

Jaguars (+6.5) over Texans – Unless Jack Del Rio is playing third stringers the entire game, take Jacksonville.

Steelers (-5.5) over Ravens – Guess Troy Smith can only do so much with this receiving corps. The Steelers still have a chance at a three seed, I think, if San Diego falters — expect them to fight it out.

Cowboys (+8.5) over Redskins – The Skins need it more and will win, but I don’t expect the Cowboys to lie down for a division rival to walk all over them just to freshen up for the playoffs.

Broncos (+2.5) over Vikings – Probably a completely misguided homer pick, but why do I sense that Tarvaris Jackson will make a couple errors to give the Broncos a game despite an all-out great rushing performance by Purple Jesus?

Chargers (-6.5) over Raiders – Betcha Lane Kiffin misses USC a whole lot right now. When Tomlinson has rushed for touchdown #3, we’ll probably see it on his face.

Jets (-3.5) over Chiefs – Herm Edwards can’t even beat worthless teams properly on the road.

Colts (+6.5) over Titans – Even if Tony Dungy pulls Peyton after a half, do you really think Tennessee can produce enough on offense to actually win a game, never mind that the Colts want no part of any more AFC South teams making the playoffs?


One Response

  1. There’s hope for Denver. Purple Jesus can be stopped, and Denver’s secondary is a lot better than Chicago’s is. Chicago had to fuck up in a legendary fashion to blow that game, even with Kyle Orton at the helm. When you can’t win a game with a frigging +3 turnover advantage (+4 before the closing seconds) you know that you’re working under a Super Bowl Loser curse.

    Also, Sidney Rice is out, so feel free to put 8 in the box.

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