THURSDAY DECEMBER 11th
New Orleans Saints at Chicago Bears (-3)
When I was previewing this game I thought two things. New Orleans is primarily a passing team and Drew Brees hands were going to be freezing. That fell in favor of Chicago. They have a tough defense and an offense more geared towards the cold weather.
SUNDAY DECEMBER 14th
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons (-2)
Both of these teams lost tough division matchups last week. Whoever loses this one loses a chance at the playoffs. I was a little dissappointed with the way Jon Gruden's defense performed against the Panthers. I think the Falcons are going to try some of the things the Carolina offense did but the Bucs will be ready.
Washington Redskins (-9) at Cincinnati Bengals
I don't hear anyone shouting Who Dey now. It's coming out more like What the eff? The Bengals are just unbelievably awful now. But I just have a feeling about them today. They WON'T lose by 9. That's right ... They won't. But they'll still lose.
Detroit Lions at Indianapolis Colts (-11.5)
Runhigh #1 rule of picking football this season: Don't bet on the Lions. Simple enough.
San Diego Chargers (-3.5) at Kansas City Chiefs
How bad are you playing this season when Vegas only favors you by 3.5 against the Chiefs. But when you were suppose to win you're division and with 3 weeks left you have a 5-8 record things are going pretty bad. Still ... this game is against the Chiefs.
Seattle Seahawks at St. Louis Rams (even)
Between these two teams their are four wins and twenty-two losses. This game is officially this week's Toilet Bowl. Normally with no spread I'd take the home team but I like Mike Holmgren's to not screw up as much against the Rams. That and Mike Holmgren looks like the guy on the Pringles can.
San Francisco 49er's at Miami Dolphins (-2.5)
How is the spread this low? Is this a joke? Does anyone else like the Dolphins chances to win the East? The 49er's season has been reduced to ruining other teams seasons. This is their first chance to do so.
Buffalo Bills at New York Jets (-5.5)
No Trent Edwards. The Jets are coming off another bad loss. The Jets defense is bonding together. Brett and Coles are new BFF's. The Jet's need this more. The Bills have little to zero chance in this game.
Green Bay Packers (-3) at Jacksonville Jaguars
The Packers are falling. At this point Aaron Rodgers is going to miss taking the Pack to the Playoffs. Unfortunately his counterpart on the New York Jets still has a shot. Does anyone else still think the Jags can do anything right this season? Actually there is one person.
Tennessee Titans (-3) at Houston Texans
Who's the Texans' QB this week? The only constant they've really had this season has been Mr. Mario Williams (Reggie who?). The Titans got this.
Minnesota Vikings at Arizona Cardinals (-2.5)
SLEEEEPER PICK!!! Nighthawk's NFC sleeper pick was the first team to secure a playoff spot this season. Now they're playing for a ten win season. The Vikes are a little banged up and won't have the muscle to win this game.
New England Patriots (-4) at Oakland Raiders
Yawn ..... Patriots .... Something tells me Cassell puts up about 350 yards today.
Denver Broncos at Carolina Panthers (-6)
Do you know why the Panthers are favored by 6? Because their passing game demolished the Bucs last week. Do you know why the Broncos are underdogs by 6? Because their pass defense sucks.
Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens (even)
I don't know what you think but I'm pretty sure that there won't be that many points scored in this game. The Steelers defense is ranked #1 in every category. The Ravens are #2 in total defense. We'll find out who's the better D and the better team in the AFC North.
New York Giants (-2.5) at Dallas Cowboys
With as many off field issues as the Cowboys are having this week I'd be surprised if Romo didn't throw three more interceptions. Even without Brandon Jacobs the Giants are a beast. The team hasn't even let the Plaxico Burress fiasco affect them.
MONDAY DECEMBER 15th
Cleveland Browns at Philadelphia Eagles (-10)
The Browns .... hahahahahahahhahahahaha. Oh ... somebody tell me what the hell either one of these teams are doing on Monday Night Football?
Last Week: 10-6
Season Record: 114-92-1