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Posted on: January 8, 2009 12:25 pm
Edited on: January 12, 2009 5:31 am
 

NFL Divisional Weekend picks

  • Regular Season = 153-100-1
  • Playoff Record = 4-4
  • Overall Record = 157-104-1

NFL Divisional Playoffs Weekend

Saturday, January 10
AFC:     4:30 PM (ET)
Baltimore (11-5) at Tennessee (13-3) (CBS-TV)

NFC:     8:15 PM (ET)
Arizona (9-7) at Carolina (12-4) (FOX-TV)

Sunday, January 11
NFC:    1:00 PM (ET)
Philadelphia (9-6-1) at New York Giants (12-4) (FOX-TV)

AFC:    4:45 PM (ET)
San Diego (7-8) at Pittsburgh (12-4) (CBS-TV)

There is a lot of talk of teams of destiny this week, what with two six seeds moving on to divisional rounds and four road teams favored during wild card weekend. (Both five seeds lost.)

This weekend, I’m staying home with the picks. Logic dictates there is an upset looming; I just can’t find/buy it.

In your twist of the week, all 4 games are rematches of at least one regular-season contest.


Saturday's Matchups:

TENNESSEE Titans (1) vs. Baltimore Ravens (6): Both teams win with defense, asking their QBs merely not to screw up. Playing at home, against a rookie, I have to go with Kerry Collins having a better chance of minimizing mistakes than Joe Flacco. Titans 17 Ravens 9.

(FINAL SCORE: Ravens 13 Titans 10)

CAROLINA Panthers (2) vs. Arizona Cardinals (4): The Cards played the Panthers tough in Week 8 before losing 27-23. But Arizona’s Anquan Boldin will be hobbled if he plays, and the Cardinals are a different team on the road, having lost its final two away games (Eagles, Patriots) by a combined 95-27. Panthers 31 Cardinals 16.

(FINAL SCORE: Cardinals 33 Panthers 13)

Sunday's Matchups:

NEW YORK GIANTS (1) vs. Philadelphia Eagles (6): This is the game that smells like a looming upset, but don’t be fooled. The problem with the Eagles, the designated "2008 Giants" team of destiny, is they're playing the Giants. Giants 27 Eagles 20

(FINAL SCORE: Eagles 23 Giants 11)

PITTSBURGH Steelers (2) vs. San Diego Chargers (4): The Chargers will likely be without LaDainian Tomlinson — not a bad thing considering the emergence of Darren Sproes. The rested Steelers defense will be too much for the Chargers, who showed grit winning their final four and beating the Colts in OT last week. Steelers 20 Chargers 13.

(FINAL SCORE: Steelers 35 Chargers 24)


Where is the upset looming? What am I missing?

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Posted on: January 1, 2009 1:01 pm
Edited on: January 5, 2009 6:51 pm
 

NFL Wild Card Weekend picks

  • Regular Season = 153-100-1
  • Playoff Record = 3-1
  • Overall Record = 156-101-1

NFL WILD CARD WEEKEND
Saturday, January 3

  1. NFC:    4:30 PM (ET)
    Atlanta Falcons (11-5) at Arizona Cardinals (9-7) (NBC-TV)
  2. AFC:    8:00 PM (ET)
    Indianapolis Colts (12-4) at San Diego Chargers (8-8) (NBC-TV)

Sunday, January 4

  1. AFC:      1:00 PM (ET)
    Baltimore Ravens (11-5) at Miami Dolphins (11-5) (CBS-TV)
  2. NFC:      4:30 PM (ET)
    Philadelphia Eagles (9-6-1) at Minnesota Vikings (10-6) (FOX-TV)

I have never rooted for the Miami Dolphins. Never.

Check that … nope, I was right the first time. Never.

I will this weekend. That’s how much respect I have for not only Chad Pennington and his comeback, but this team.

Too bad they’ll probably lose.

This may be the most unique wild card weekend you’ll ever see: All four road teams are favored. All four games are compelling in distinct ways. There isn’t a dog game in the bunch.

Saturday's Matchups:

CARDINALS over Falcons. Yes, the Cards are the worst playoff team in memory, and the Falcons are one of the best NFL stories this season. But Arizona plays well at home, and receiver Anquan Boldin is expected to play. CARDS 28 FALCONS 23. 

(FINAL SCORE - Cardinals 30 Falcons 24)

Colts over CHARGERS. The Chargers stormed into the playoffs despite a meager 8-8 record. The Colts are the quietest 12-4 team in memory. Peyton Manning has had an MVP season. Do not be surprised if the winner of this 4-5 game finds its way into Super Bowl XLIII. Colts 34 Chargers 20.

(FINAL SCORE - Chargers 23 Colts 17)

Sunday's Matchups:

Ravens over DOLPHINS. The Dolphins don’t turn the ball over, but the Ravens will change that. Baltimore QB Joe Flacco, like Atlanta’s Matt Ryan, doesn’t look like a rookie. He won’t have to do much; just enough. Ravens 17 Dolphins 13.

(FINAL SCORE - Ravens 27 Dolphins 9)

Eagles over VIKINGS. Minnesota slipped into the playoffs by beating a New York Giants team that had pulled its starters in what was to them a meaningless Week 17 game. Meanwhile, the Eagles demolished the Dallas Cowboys in a game that had everything at stake. In the end, who do you trust, Donovan McNabb or Tarvaris Jackson? Eagles 24 Vikings 17.

(FINAL SCORE - Eagles 26 Vikings 14)

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Posted on: December 27, 2008 6:04 am
Edited on: December 29, 2008 5:17 am
 

WEEK #17 NFL Picks

  • Week #1 record = 11-5
  • Week #2 record = 10-5
  • Week #3 record = 11-5
  • Week #4 record = 6-7
  • Week #5 record = 7-7
  • Week #6 record = 9-5
  • Week #7 record = 10-4
  • Week #8 record = 7-7
  • Week #9 record = 8-6
  • Week #10 record = 10-4
  • Week #11 record = 11-4-1
  • Week #12 record =  9-7
  • Week #13 record =  9-7
  • Week #14 record = 10-6
  • Week #15 record = 9-7
  • Week #16 record = 7-9
  • Week #17 record = 10-6

Overall record = 153-100-1

The last regular season picks:

Sunday, Dec. 28th

Falcons Over Rams (Falcons Won)

Patriots Over Bills (Patriots Won)

Chiefs Over Bengals (Bengals Won)

Packers Over Lions (Packers Won)

Bears Over Texans (Texans Won)

Colts Over Titans (Colts Won)

Giants Over Vikings (Vikings Won)

Panthers Over Saints (Panthers Won)

Steelers Over Browns (Steelers Won)

Buccaneers Over Raiders (Radiers Won)

Cardinals Over Seahawks (Cardinals Won)

Ravens Over Jaguars (Ravens Won)

Dolphins Over Jets (Dolphins Won)

Cowboys Over Eagles (Eagles Won)

Redskins Over 49ers (49ers Won)

Chargers Over Broncos (Chargers Won)

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Posted on: December 18, 2008 10:33 am
Edited on: December 27, 2008 5:57 am
 

WEEK #16 NFL PICKS

  • Week #1 record = 11-5
  • Week #2 record = 10-5
  • Week #3 record = 11-5
  • Week #4 record = 6-7
  • Week #5 record = 7-7
  • Week #6 record = 9-5
  • Week #7 record = 10-4
  • Week #8 record = 7-7
  • Week #9 record = 8-6
  • Week #10 record = 10-4
  • Week #11 record = 11-4-1
  • Week #12 record =  9-7
  • Week #13 record =  9-7
  • Week #14 record = 10-6
  • Week #15 record = 9-7
  • Week #16 record = 7-9
  • Week #17 record =

Overall record = 143-94-1


 Just … End … The … Season …

Thursday, Dec. 18

Colts Over Jaguars (Colts Won)

Saturday, Dec. 20

Cowboys Over Ravens (Ravens Won)

Sunday, Dec. 21

Browns Over Bengals (Bengals Won)

Saints Over Lions (Saints Won)

Dolphins Over Chiefs (Dolphins Won)

Patriots Over Cardinals (Patriots Won)

49ers Over Rams (49ers Won)

Buccaneers Over Chargers (Chargers Won)

Steelers Over Titans (Titans Won)

Broncos Over Bills (Bills Won)

Texans Over Raiders (Raiders Won)

Jets Over Seahawks (Seahawks Won)

Vikings Over Falcons (Falcons Won)

Eagles Over Redskins (Redskins Won)

Giants Over Panthers (Gaints Won)

Monday, Dec. 22

Bears Over Packers Bears Won)

 

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Posted on: December 11, 2008 6:16 pm
Edited on: December 17, 2008 6:21 pm
 

Week #15 NFL PICKS

  • Week #1 record = 11-5
  • Week #2 record = 10-5
  • Week #3 record = 11-5
  • Week #4 record = 6-7
  • Week #5 record = 7-7
  • Week #6 record = 9-5
  • Week #7 record = 10-4
  • Week #8 record = 7-7
  • Week #9 record = 8-6
  • Week #10 record = 10-4
  • Week #11 record = 11-4-1
  • Week #12 record =  9-7
  • Week #13 record =  9-7
  • Week #14 record = 10-6
  • Week #15 record = 9-7

Overall record = 136-85-1

 

Thursday, Dec. 11

Bears Over Saints (Bears Won)

Sunday, Dec. 14

Rams Over Seahawks (Seahawks Won)

Jets Over Bills (Jets Won)

Dolphins Over 49ers (Dolphins Won)

Chargers Over Chiefs (Chargers Won)

Packers Over Jaguars (Jaguars Won)

Colts Over Lions (Colts Won)

Titans Over Texans (Texans Won)

Redskins Over Bengals (Bengals Won) Wow my team sucks!!!

Falcons Over Buccaneers (Falcons Won)

Cardinals Over Vikings (Vikings Won)

Patriots Over Raiders (Patriots Won)

Ravens Over Steelers (Steelers Won)

Panthers Over Broncos (Panthers Won)

Giants Over Cowboys (Cowboys Won)

Monday, Dec. 15

Eagles Over Browns(Eagles Won)

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Posted on: December 4, 2008 5:27 am
Edited on: December 10, 2008 6:54 pm
 

NFL Picks Week #14

  • Week #1 record = 11-5
  • Week #2 record = 10-5
  • Week #3 record = 11-5
  • Week #4 record = 6-7
  • Week #5 record = 7-7
  • Week #6 record = 9-5
  • Week #7 record = 10-4
  • Week #8 record = 7-7
  • Week #9 record = 8-6
  • Week #10 record = 10-4
  • Week #11 record = 11-4-1
  • Week #12 record =  9-7
  • Week #13 record =  9-7
  • Week #14 record = 9-6

Overall record = 127-79-1

My gut is telling me to pick the Lions! YEAH I'VE LOST IT!

Hear me out. I have my reasons for taking the Kitties. Some of them might even make sense in an alternate universe:

Yes, the 0-12 Lions playing against the first-place Minnesota Vikings. I know, the team that has a date with 0-16 infamy. And Yes, I know this same Detroit team that has been outscored 85-30 its past two games.

  1. Detroit played Minnesota tight on the road in October, losing 12-10.
  2. The Vikings two defensive tackles, Pat Williams and Kevin Williams, face suspensions for banned substances. (But they may play, as they are trying to block the NFL's four-game suspension.)
  3. The Lions beat Minnesota at home last season.

Can anybody give me a good reason for making this pick? Anybody? Check, check: Is this thing on?

Too late …

Thursday, Dec. 4

Chargers Over Raiders (Chargers Won)

Sunday, Dec. 7

Bears Over Jaguars (Bears Won)

LIONS Over Vikings (Vikings Won)

Packers Over Texans (Texans Won)

Colts Over Bengals (Colts Won)

Falcons Over Saints (Saints Won)

Giants Over Eagles (Eagles Won)

Titans Over Browns (Titans Won)

Bills Over Dolphins (in Toronto) (Dolphins Won)

Broncos Over Chiefs (Broncos Won)

Jets Over 49ers (49ers Won)

Patriots Over Seahawks (Patriots Won)

Cardinals Over Rams (Cardinals Won)

Steelers Over Cowboys (Steelers Won)

Ravens Over Redskins (Ravens Won)

Monday, Dec. 8

Panthers Over Buccaneers (Panthers Won)

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Posted on: November 26, 2008 11:13 am
Edited on: December 2, 2008 9:04 am
 

Week #13 NFL Picks

  • Week #1 record = 11-5
  • Week #2 record = 10-5
  • Week #3 record = 11-5
  • Week #4 record = 6-7
  • Week #5 record = 7-7
  • Week #6 record = 9-5
  • Week #7 record = 10-4
  • Week #8 record = 7-7
  • Week #9 record = 8-6
  • Week #10 record = 10-4
  • Week #11 record = 11-4-1
  • Week #12 record =  9-7
  • week #13 record =  9-7

Overall record = 118-73-1

 

Hold up your fingers: We are in the fourth quarter of the season:

 

Thursday, Nov. 27

Titans Over Lions (Titans Won)

Cowboys Over Seahawks (Cowboys Won)

Cardinals Over Eagles (Eagles Won)

Sunday, Nov. 30

Bills Over 49ers (49ers Won)
Ravens Over Bengals (Ravens Won)
Colts Over Browns (Colts Won)
Packers Over Panthers (Panthers Won)
Dolphins Over Rams (Dolphins Won)
Buccaneers Over Saints (Buccaneers Won)
Giants Over Redskins (Giants Won)
Chargers Over Falcons (Falcons Won)
Patriots Over Steelers (Steelers Won)
Jets Over Broncos (Broncos Won)
Raiders Over Chiefs (Chiefs Won)
Vikings Over Bears (Vikings Won)

Monday, Dec. 1

Jaguars Over Texans (Texans Won)


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Posted on: November 20, 2008 6:03 am
Edited on: November 25, 2008 5:35 am
 

NFL Picks Week #12

  • Week #1 record = 11-5
  • Week #2 record = 10-5
  • Week #3 record = 11-5
  • Week #4 record = 6-7
  • Week #5 record = 7-7
  • Week #6 record = 9-5
  • Week #7 record = 10-4
  • Week #8 record = 7-7
  • Week #9 record = 8-6
  • Week #10 record = 10-4
  • Week #11 record = 11-4-1
  • Week #12 record =  9-7

Overall record = 109-66-1

In what could be a defining NFL Week 12, we’ll find out where the Ravens and Eagles stand.

San Diego needs to beat the surging Colts to stay in contention. Which team is a bigger disappointment, Jacksonville or Minnesota?

Is Miami for real, or can the Pats continue their inspiring Brady-less run for the playoffs?

Can the first-place New York Jets go to Tennessee and do what no team has done this season: Beat the Titans?

Will Buffalo right itself for now with a win at Kansas City?

Finally, how good are the Cardinals, and can the Giants get by possibly without the services of Brandon Jacobs?

Thursday, Nov. 20

Steelers Over Bengals (Steelers Won)

Sunday, Nov. 23

RAVENS Over Eagles (Ravens Won)

Browns Over Texans (Texans Won)

Cowboys Over 49ers (Cowboys Won)

Buccaneers Over Lions (Buccaneers Won)

Jaguars Over Vikings (Vikings Won)

Bills Over Chiefs (Bills Won)

Patriots Over Dolphins (Patriots Won)

Bears Over Rams (Bears Won)

TITANS Over Jets (Jets Won)

Broncos Over Raiders (Raiders Won)

CARDINALS Over Giants (Giants Won)

Panthers Over Falcons (Falcons Won)

Redskins Over Seahawks (Redskins Won)

Colts Over Chargers (Colts Won)

Monday, Nov. 3

Packers Over Saints (Saints Won)

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