We're out of town this weekend and really haven't had a chance to write our picks column. Therefore, with apologies, all you're getting here is the picks with a quip or two. No much deft analysis or cutting wit. Sorry.
PACKERS (-13) v. Bills
Trent Edwards will have to throw the ball downfield to win. He only managed to do that last week when a Miami CB and S screwed up and blew the coverage.
BTPC pick: GB laying the 13.
Dolphins (+5.5) v. VIKINGS
Homer pick? Uh...yeah. But Henne was better than his stats last week and Dansby can cover the only guy Favre seems to throw to: Shiancoe.
BTPC pick: UPSET SPECIAL! We don't need the points, we don't want the points, but we're taking the points. Dolphins getting the 5.5
FALCONS (-6.5) v. Cards
At what point do we start questioning whether or not Matt Ryan is actually good? having said that, we all agree Derek Anderson is not.
BTPC pick: Falcons laying the 6.5.
BENGALS (+2.5) v. Ravens
At what point do we all acknowledge that Pro Bowl Carson Palmer is not coming through that door?
BTPC pick: Ravens laying the 2.5
Chiefs (+2) v. BROWNS
The Chiefs won't have that awesome crowd behind them this week. But they've got way more weapons than Cleveland
BTPC pick: Chiefs taking the 2.
Bears (+7.5) v. COWBOYS
Julius Peppers has to be licking his chops right about now.
BTPC pick: Bears getting the 7.5.
TITANS (-5) v. Steelers
Steelers are missing their starting NT. Not good when visiting the CJ-Vince show.
BTPC pick: Titans laying the 5.
PANTHERS (-3.5) v. Bucs
We've got absolutely nothing on this one. Wait...nope. Sorry.
BTPC pick: Bucs geting the 3.5.
LIONS (+6.5) v. Eagles
God is dog spelled backwards. Vick...karma is bitch.
BTPC pick: Lions getting 6.5.
BRONCOS (-3.5) v. Seahawks
Most annoying pretty boy coach bowl.
BTPC pick: Broncos laying the 3.5
RAIDERS (-3.5) v. Rams
The Raiders have attributed their poor performance last week to being to cocky. The Raiders. Too cocky. Why?
BTPC pick: Raiders laying the 3.5.
Jaguars (+7) v. CHARGERS
We don't get the criticism of Rivers for chewing people out. Then again, we're Dan Marino fans. But 7 is a lot of points
BTPC pick: Jags getting the 7.
Texans (-3) v. REDSKINS
Classic let down game. Are the Texans for real, in that they don't fall prey to it?
BTPC pick: Skins getting 3.
Giants (+5) v. COLTS
If the Colts D doesn't improve, Peyton Manning's arm is gonna fall off.
BTPC pick: Giants getting 5.
Pats (-3) v. JETS
Please let the Pats destroy the Jets, just to watch Gotham implode.
BTPC pick: Pats laying 3.
Saints (-5) v. NINERS
When you're lying about why you look so bad, things are not good.
BTPC pick: Saints laying the 5.
Last Week: 9-5-2 Upset Specials 1-0
Season to date: 9-5-2
Career to date: 135-127-10