Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Another week of Even Steven puts the pressure on us to do the unthinkable: Pull a Perfecto in Week 10. We're up for it...are you? Well...Lets. Get. It. On...
Jags (-3) v. COLTS
If our Miami Dolphins have any chance of getting the #1 pick in the NFL Draft, Indianapolis has to win a game. And this one is huge if they are gonna do it. Having been Miami fans since the early 80s, we can tell you our luck is not good
BTPC pick = Jags laying the 3.
FALCONS (PK) v. Saints
Toughest game of the week to pick. Who knows...hold on...*flips coin*...FALCONS it is.
BTPC pick = Falcons.
Steelers (-3) v. BENGALS
We've got a lot of Ws this year riding the Bengals. That's what makes this week so hard. Those Ravens-Steelers games are just so hard to understand. It's like both teams just get so up for them, that they can skew your outlook on both teams. At the end of the day, we think that the Bengals just aren't as good as the Ravens are...AGAINST THE STEELERS. The Ravens are simply a different team when they play the "burgh. Add in the fact that the Steelers are coming off a tough loss and their fans will turn out in Cincy, we can't keep riding the Red Rifle in this one.
BTPC pick = Steelers laying the 3.
Rams (+3) v. BROWNS
There are two explosive players in this game. The Browns have failed to figure out how to get the ball into Josh Cribbs hands all season, while the Rams have already gotten Brandon Lloyd more into their offense in 2 games than the Browns have done with Cribbs all year.
BTPC pick = Rams getting 3.
Bills (+5.5) v. COWBOYS
Our fantasy team, Wolf Blitzer's Lap, is so Dallas-dependent, it's sad. And we hate the Cowboys. Meanwhile, the bloom appears to have fallen off the Buffalo rose. This is a game where the Bills can show no...they're not dead, while Romo just gives Cowboy fans that much more grief.
BTPC pick = Bills getting the 5.5
CHIEFS (-3) v. Broncos
What's more important here...that the Chiefs made Matt Moore the Player of the Week in the AFC or that Timmy Tebow is no Matt Moore? Trust the Beard...Haley rights the KC ship.
BTPC pick = Chiefs laying the 3.
EAGLES (-13) v. Cardinals
The only feeling we have stronger than not trusting the Eagles to cover a large spread is the fact that you're doomed with John Skelton as your QB. Quick...where did John Skelton play in college? The football powerhouse of Fordham University. And by "football powerhouse," we mean the other two notable NFL figures from there since we've been alive (Lombardi was from there, but he obviously was before out time) are Wellington and John Mara. That's right...Fordham churns out rich white boys named Mara to own the NY Giants. It's kind of niche "powerhouse."
BTPC pick = Eagles laying the 13.
If you're looking to get into Fordham University, you might want to follow in Wyatt's footsteps, who apparently was aided in the admissions process from the fact that he (and his buddy Gary) created a woman with his computer...
Texans (-3) v. BUCS
We've picked against the Texans so many times this year and gotten burned, we give up. So ample warning...that probably means the Bucs win this going away...
BTPC pick = Texans laying the 3.
PANTHERS (-3.5) v. Titans
While Cam Newton was inexplicably added to the injury report on a bye week, we still think he's gonna be rested and refreshed coming off a bye-week. Meanwhile, Chris Johnson is apparently still busy counting his new contract money.
BTPC pick = Panthers laying the 3.5
DOLPHINS (-4) v. Redskins
We don't know what is sadder: that the Redskins are 4 point dogs to a 1-win Dolphins team who is terrible at home and quarterbacked by reject Matt Moore or that we're actually scared of a team quarterbacked by Dolphins reject QB John "Check Down" Beck. If we have to rely on anything, we'll rely on our Dolphins terrible luck in them further blowing the shot at the #1 pick.
BTPC pick = Dolphins laying the 4.
SEAHAWKS (+7) v. Ravens
In Week 2 of this season, the Ravens were coming off an absolute shellacking of the Steelers and they lost to a Titans team that we've found out is not very good. Seattle is a tougher away trip based on distance and the phenomenon of Seattle's homefield advantage. We think history repeats itself.
BTPC pick = UPSET SPECIAL! Seahawks getting the 7.
BEARS (-3) v. Lions
Last week, we rolled with a Bears teams (who we think is better than people realize) against an Eagles team (that was not as good as people thought). Our feelings have not changed. The Bears are still better than people realize. In fact, an undiscussed trend this season, is how well Cutler is playing, seeming to be sticking it to all those folks who blasted his toughness from that playoff game last season.
BTPC pick = Bears giving 3.
49ERS (-3.5) v. Giants
Well...that NYG team that showed up against the Pats is a completely different team than the one that tried every which way they could to lose to the hapless Dolphins the week before. This NFL video of their locker room after the Pats game shows they might have a little "nobody believes in us" mojo at work right now. Harbaugh has been pumping that vibe into this 49er team all season. A very tough, tough game to predict. There is a high likelihood that the Giants have a letdown traveling all the way out to the West Coast for this one. But if we have to pick who to go with, we're gonna go with the better QB. Do not let us down, Eli...
BTPC pick = Giants getting 3.5
Pats (+1.5) v. JETS
For the AFC East lead. If NE loses 3 in a row...it could be over for them.
BTPC pick = Pats getting the 1.5
Vikes (+13.5) v. PACKERS
In week 7, the Vikes lost by only 6 to the Pack at home. That was Ponder's first start. We don't see the flip in who's at home being 7.5 points.
BTPC pick = Vikes getting the 13.5
**We forgot to get our Oak-SD pick in before their game Thursday night. In all honesty, we would have probably taken the Chargers laying the 7 so we'll just chalk that one up as a loss for this week.**
Last Week: 7-7 Upset Specials: 1-0
2011 Season Record: 72-53-5 Upset Special: 6-3-1
Career to date: 338-297-23
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