Last Week: 1-1 (.500) Playoffs: 6-4 (.625)
It all comes down to this. Winner gets the Lombardi Trophy. Loser gets a few bucks, but they don’t get an “I went to Indiana and all I got was this lousy t-shirt” t-shirt. A Manning will be playing in Indianapolis, but it’s not Peyton or Archie. It’s Eli. And Mario Manning(ham).
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NY Giants (12-7) vs. New England (15-3)
This pains me. As a lifetime Giants-Hater/Redskins fan since 1997, the last thing I want to see a division rival in the Super Bowl. I especially didn’t want to see the Giants because I am currently living in New Jersey and I don’t want to hear Giants fans when I parade around town donning my Rex Grossman jersey.
Another thing in the Giants favor is that this should be a heavy pro-Giants crowd. Besides the Manning connection, people from Indianapolis do not like the Patriots. They don’t like Bradys who are not named Greg, Peter, Bobby, Marcia, Jan, or Cindy. Lucas Oil Field will be hostile for the Patriots.
Life can be cruel, and I have a feeling life will be cruel and I will be heckled by Giants fan throughout the off-season. Take the Giants and the points and hope that I am wrong.
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Last Week: 2-2 (.500) Playoffs: 5=3 (.625)
If I was just picking winners and not going against the point spread, I would have been 4-0. But the rules can’t be changed in the middle of the game. There are only three games left to pick (two this week and Super Bowl XLVI). I never mentioned it, but I ended up with a 19-16 record picking college bowl games. (Not bad since I only watched a few LSU games and a few University of Pittsburgh games – and I got both of their games wrong.)
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|1/22 3:00 ET
||At New England (14-3)
|1/22 6:30 ET
||At San Francisco (14-3)
||NY Giants (11-7)
I want so much to pick the Ravens (even though I don’t like them). I am tempted to pick them because of their defense. But I have a feeling that the Patriots will score early and often and that Tom Brady is on a mission from
Tim Tebow God. Take the Patriots and give the points.
The Giants are one of those teams. They seem to play their best football when they are not the best team on the field on paper. Anf frankly, it sickens this Redskins fan. Rather than picking the 49ers as a heart pick, I will pick the Giants and take the points. I hope I am wrong.
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Last Week: 3-1 Playoffs: 3-1
Overall it was a very good week. It would figure that the one game I picked incorrectly was the team I picked to win the Super Bowl (Lions.) This weekend’s games look a lot tougher to pick, but I will give it my best shot. Don’t try this at home.
New Orleans (14-3) at San Francisco (13-3) Line: Saints by 4
This might be the easiest game to pick, but it doesn’t mean I will get it right. I will still try though. The Saints will march into San Francisco only to wish they haven’t. The Saints’ offense will struggle on grass and against the 49ers’ tough defense. Frank Gore will have a pretty good game running on the Saints. Take the 49ers and the points.
Denver (9-8) at New England (13-3) Line: Patriots by 13.5
I think the Patriots will win, but the question will be by how much? The Broncos had a 17-7 lead in the week 15 matchup in Denver. The Patriots outscored the Broncos 34-6 the rest of the game. Can the Broncos play like they did early in the first game or will the entire game be like the second half? Patriots win the game, but the Broncos keep it close. Take the Broncos and the points.
Houston (11-6) at Baltimore (12-4) Line: Ravens by 7.5
Like the Saints, the Texans are a dome team traveling outdoors. Unlike San Francisco, it will be cold in Baltimore. Ray Rice will run better against Houston’s defense than Arian Foster will against Baltimore’s defense. Take the Ravens and give the points.
N.Y.Giants (10-7) at Green Bay (15-1) Line: Packers by 7.5
Conventional wisdom says to take the Packers, but this game trumps conventional wisdom. The Giants are playing their best football now while the Packers have been struggling a bit since clinching the division. I sense an upset here. Take the Giants and the points.
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Last Week: 6-9-1 (.306) Best Bets: 1-2 (.333)
Season-to-date: 122-123-9 (.498) Best Bets: 24-19-1 (.557)
If I proved anything this year, it’s that no lead is too safe. I was 12 games over .500 after week 12. Going 21-34-1 in the last five weeks brought me down. The playoffs are a different sack of noodles. I will pick the games and explain why I made the picks, but I will not be making any best bets.
1/7 4:30 ET At Houston -4 Cincinnati
I don’t have a clue. It’s not going to stop me from guessing. My guess is that Houston will be able to run better than Cincinnati will be able to pass. Take the Texans and give the points.
1/7 8:00 ET At New Orleans -10.5 Detroit
I’m a glutton for punishment when it comes to keeping my word. I picked the Lions to win the Super Bowl at the beginning of the season. Take the Lions and the points.
1/8 1:00 ET At NY Giants -3 Atlanta
Which Giants team will show up? Will it be the team that beat the Cowboys twice or will it be the team that lost to Seattle at home and demolished in New Orleans? My guess is the former because the players don’t want to face the wrath of Tom Coughlin. Take the Giants and give the points even though Julio Jones will have a big game for the Falcons.
1/8 4:30 ET Pittsburgh -8.5 At Denver
I see the Steelers winning outright, but I see the Broncos keeping it close as their defense shouldn’t have much problem holding Pittsburgh’s banged up offense. Take the Broncos and the points.
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