Sunday, December 5, 2010

Week 13 Picks (Sunday/Monday)

1PM Games
Buffalo Bills @ Minnesota Vikings (-6.5)
Vikings are 1-0 after beating the Skins with interim coach Leslie Frazier. Bills have won the last 2 of 3 and the game they lost was a close one to a good Steelers team. I'm not convinced the Vikings are back to being the 2009 Vikings after beating my mediocre Skins.
Pick: Bills

Cleveland Browns @ Miami Dolphins (-4.5)
Cleveland has looked better and Miami struggles at home, but Cleveland has only won 1 game on the road this season. I just like Miami in this one.
Pick: Dolphins

Jacksonville Jaguars @ Tennessee Titans (-3.0)
The Jags actually look like a playoff contender. The Titans look rough and unless Kerry Collins is healthy I don't like their chances.
Pick: Jaguars

Denver Broncos @ Kansas City Chiefs (-9.0)
Chiefs look to continue to fight for the AFCW title and should have a lot of help at Arrowhead today.
Pick: Chiefs

Washington Redskins @ NY Giants (-7.0)
Skins are injured and so are the Giants, but Tom Coughlin knows how to beat the the ball with the power RB. Unlike other teams he'll do just that. Expect Brandon Jacobs to touch the ball 25-30 times but it will be Eli throwing the passes for the TDs. This game could get ugly early even though I've been talking to some other NFL fans and they think the Skins will win this one. I don't.
Pick: Giants 31-9 (ouch!)

Chicago Bears @ Detroit Lions (+3.5)
If anything this could be a proverbial trap game for Chicago. Bears have a struggling O-line. Lions have Suh and VanDenbosch. But I think the Bears will find a way to win with their D.
Pick: Bears

San Francisco 49ers @ Green Bay Packers (-10.0)
Used to be a fun match up between NFL juggernauts, now not so much. One team is going to the playoffs, the other isn't. Guess who wins?
Pick: Packers

Atlanta Falcons @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+3.0)
Tampa has yet to beat a really dominating team and the Falcons are one of those teams this year. I like the Falcons in a close one.
Pick: Falcons

New Orleans Saints @ Cincinnati Bengals (+7.0)
Saints here. Bengals D is just horrible.
Pick Saints

4PM Games
Oakland Raiders @ San Diego Chargers (-13.0)
Chargers are in their end of season run and the Raiders are better but not that good.
Pick: Chargers

Dallas Cowboys @ Indianapolis Colts (-5.5)
Neither team has been that impressive this season. Expect Dallas (or at least they should) to run the ball. Expect Peyton Manning to do his thing. Team that makes the less mistakes will win this game. The Cowboys have done nothing but make mistakes in the games they've lost. I think they do that again today.
Pick Colts

St. Louis Rams @ Arizona Cardinals (+2.0)
I like Sam Bradford as the difference maker of this game. He's the real deal.
Pick: Rams

Carolina Panthers @ Seattle Seahawks (-6.0)
They're playing a Qwest. I don't like the Panthers' chances.
Pick: Seahawks

Pittsburgh Steelers @ Baltimore Ravens (-3.0)
Normally, I'd pick the Steelers in this one. Main reason is that they've owned the Ravens in prime time games the last few years. However, I don't like that Big Ben is banged up and I think the Ravens are in a groove to win a close game. This game could start to separate the Ravens from the rest of the pack in the AFCN.
Pick: Ravens

NY Jets @ New England Patriots (-3.5)
I think Rex Ryan's D has Tom Brady's #. I like the Jets here in an ugly, close game.
Pick: Jets

Last Week (Sunday/Monday): 10-3
Thursday: 1-0
Season: 106-70

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