Sunday, October 19, 2008

NFL Week 7

Does time fly by any faster than during the NFL season? Feels like it just kicked off and here we are fast approaching midseason. And when the Giants were blown out in Cleveland Monday night it left only the Tennessee Titans undefeated. Raise your hands all of you who saw that coming?

We went 7-7 last week, leaving us at 44-41-2 for 2008.

Giants -10.5 49ers: In their last three games against the NFC Worst, the Giants have won by 18, 28, and 38 points, respectively. Do you detect a trend? They waxed SF 33-15 around this time last year at Giants Stadium. I doubt it'll be by 48, but it should be a workmanlike palate-cleanser after that debacle in Cleveland Monday night. Giants 34-20

CHIEFS +8 Titans: Seems crazy going against an unbeaten team and taking one of the league's sorriest outfits, but spread is healthy and Tennessee appears to enjoy 16-13 slugfests. Titans 16-13

BILLS -1 Chargers: Chargers are 0-147 playing eastern teams while it's 10 am back in San Diego, or something like that. They're terrible on the road right now, Buffalo is rested and it's 52 degrees in Orchard Park. Bills have legitimate shot at winning AFC East and would like to show they can mix it up with the big boys. Bills 27-24

Steelers -9.5 BENGALS: Sensing a lack of criminal element within the franchise since they had not signed a perp in two weeks, Cincinnati announced the hiring of William Ayers as a special offensive advisor. They say he'll help reestablish an offense lacking explosiveness without Carson Palmer. It'll blow up in their faces. Steelers 27-17

DOLPHINS -3 Ravens: Baltimore has returned to the Mesozoic era with their offense and never forget they were the only team to lose to the sorry Fish in 2007. Dolphins 20-13

Cowboys -7 RAMS: Dallas is crazy if they let the league's most overrated QB, Tony Romo, to get on the field with a broken pinky against this low-rent outfit. Cowboys now league leaders in guys named Roy Williams. Sadly, we won't have Pacman Jones to kick around for awhile. Cowboys 31-10

BEARS -3 Vikings: Bears coughed up a win in Atlanta last week while Vikings struggled mightily at home against the lowly Lions. Winner of this division will probably be 9-7. Bears 19-13

PANTHERS -3 Saints: Carolina a solid home team thus far and want to re-establish some confidence after getting smoked in Tampa last week. Erratic Saints won easy last week, meaning they're due for another letdown. Panthers 24-20

Jets -3 RAIDERS: Jets are at that point where they're winning the games they should. Since pretty much everybody should beat Oakland, look for Favre to light it up. Jets 27-14

TEXANS -9.5 Lions: And with the first pick of the 2009 NFL draft, the sorry-ass, no account Detroit Lions select ... Texans 37-13

Browns +7.5 REDSKINS: Can't see Washington going down two weeks in a row at home, but they rarely win big and Cleveland has to be sky high after dominant offensive showing against the Giants. Redskins 28-26

Colts -1 PACKERS: Colts offense starting to roll, and since they have two games to make up on Tennessee, they have all the motivation in the world, which should terrify defensive coordinators. Colts 31-20

BUCCANEERS -10.5 Seahawks: If NBC had half a brain, they'd move this to TBS and put on the Red Sox-Rays Game 7 instead. There are many benefits to such a move: Nobody would see this dog of a game since TBS will probably have a malfunction of some kind like last night and you'll see Dick Clark instead of the game, the country can see the Red Sox pull another rabbit out of their ass and we'll all be spared from the possibility of seeing that submoron Keith Olbermann on our television. Seriously, what the hell happened to the Seahawks? Buccaneers 27-6

PATRIOTS -3 Broncos: After getting gangster-slapped in San Diego last week, look for big Patriots rebound. Though I suspect they're getting antsy about Matt Cassel, who was awful last week. Patriots 27-20

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