A Fool And His Money: Week 10 Picks

Lousy week at 6-9 last week. 62-55 on the season, so let’s get these in before the games start. This picture is of Trent Edwards at some charity function while at Stanford.

Jets (+5) at BILLS – Not a pick to win, but it will probably be closer, in the range of a field goal or something like that.

Jaguars (-7.5) at BENGALS – Cincy loses and doesn’t really cover all that much, except against the Giants, apparently.

Ravens (+1.5) over BROWNS – I don’t know what to think of Cleveland outside of horricially inconsistent.  Against a good defense like Baltimore, Derek Anderson will probably return to looking bad.

Texans (+4.5) over VIKINGS – At least Houston looks like it has some upside. Minnesota can’t and won’t put it all together, which ensures the Brad Childress Death Watch will ramp up to a higher Threat Level.

BEARS (-12.5) over Lions – I don’t like picking teams that aren’t offensive juggernauts to cover like this, but I don’t think Detroit has covered a spread all season, and if Kyle Orton threw for 300+ yards and 2 TDs against them at Ford Field, what’s he gonna do at home?

CHIEFS (+9) over Bucs – Again, not to win, but after last week, I think Tyler Thigpen demonstrated some competency of basic quarterbacking. Of course, against Tampa, it could be a one week deal. This KC pick is mostly because they’re at home and Tampa hasn’t looked impressive scoring lately.

Cardinals (-3) over RAMS – Steven jackson being a game-time decision tells me bad things. He says he’s ready. It may not matter.

TITANS (-4) over Packers – Eventually the rushing attack will probably wear down the Packers’ line, which the D goes right after Aaron Rodgers.

Dolphins (+3.5) over BRONCOS – Problem: Accurate QB in Chad Pennington along with good running back who had a bad week last week in Ronnie Brown against a banged-up Denver defense that wasn’t very good to begin with.

GIANTS (-8.5) over Cowboys – Pure Brad Johnson spread, and I wouldn’t go against Vegas on this.

Eagles (-6) over SEAHAWKS – Last week’s win doesn’t mean Seattle still isn’t bad. Facing a competent QB in Donovan McNabb and an elite RB in Brian Westbrook will equal a loss.

Falcons (-2.5) over RAIDERS – Because everyone in the AFC West sucks right now, and with a spread this low, it’s a pick ’em.

Patriots (+8.5) over COLTS – Indy will probably win and they need it more, but let’s say there’s a good chance that Matt Cassel has become decent enough to squeak out a road win here. Not very likely, but depending on how the Colts’ offensive line performs, it may be more of a reality than we think.

REDSKINS (-2) over Steelers – Another week of getting hit way too many times for Ben Roethlisberger. Will he remember his own name after this week?


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