Yikes, this season isn’t going so well for me on these picks, but at least I didn’t get skunked two weeks in a row in the win column. If my picks were a team right now, I’d probably be the Bills. Unlike the Bills, I still have hope for this season, because it only takes a couple weeks to drastically turn it around. The Bills might need at least two years to turn things around in Buffalo…
Big week for me last week, as I finally showed some life, going 4/5 on my picks! But of course, the better news was the San Francisco Giants reaching the NLCS for the first time in eight years! Oh, and taking Troy Glaus out in the process! Aside from watching the Giants on Saturday, then a whole bunch of football on Sunday, I also have my fantasy basketball draft on Sunday, so needless to say, I’m a tad bit excited for the weekend to come! Until then, let’s do some lines, shall we!?!?
Week 5 (Chappy 2-4, By 4-1) Overall (Chappy 10-18-1, By 10-14-2)
Kansas City @ Houston (-5)
Chappy picks Kansas City +5, last Sunday morning I was handed the Chiefs and Colts game on TV, so I watched. It was a lot closer than the 19-9 final score indicated. The Chiefs played Manning tough at Lucas Oil, and seemed to frustrate him most of the game. Seeing how well they did against Peyton and Co. makes me feel like they could do the same against Houston with their third ranked defense. The Chiefs were a couple of Bowe drops away from winning or being in the game in the fourth quarter, unfortunately he forgot how to catch the ball even when he was wide open. The biggest question in my mind is can Cassel actually get over 200 yards passing? I think he can against one of the leagues worst pass defenses. They made Gradkowski look like a top QB when they played the Raiders so why not Cassel? The Texans only put up 10 points against the Giants, and looked pretty bad, so they should be fired up and ready. Problem is they aren’t usually that good at home going 4-5 in their last 9, so I think the Chiefs will be close enough to cover.
By picks Houston (-5): It’s hard to choose between these two teams, I like them both, but if it’s one thing I know about picking games, it’s not to have an emotional investment involved with it. With that said, a good 73% of my picks come with emotional attachments, so if I can’t take my own advice, then I deserve the record I have. Before I drown you all with self pity and sorrow, let me tell you why I chose Houston. Simply put, they’re better than their 3-2 record. They’re definitely better than what they put forth last Sunday versus the Giants, and you have to feel confident they won’t put up back to back stinkers at home. I need Matt Schaub to show up this week, or else my fantasy season is over in football. Kansas City hung with the Colts in Indy last week, but primarily based on their defense and Peyton Manning just having one of those games. Their offense isn’t putting up consistent points, which they’ll need this week against Houston. I have a feeling Houston’s offense will finally break out this week and turn this thing into a track meet.
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