Last week I couldn’t quite get all the bad luck out of me before I head to Vegas this weekend. Going 2-3 did get some of that bad luck out, and I was very happy that the Raiders were one of the two wins. The Raiders have their biggest game of the season taking on the division leading Chiefs, but I’ll get to that pick later. Just like the Raiders my bets are a little more meaningful this weekend, because I’ll probably raise the ante on them a little being in Vegas. Unless of course if one of the homies slips a Jeffery into the mix, then I might be rubbing fuzzy wall instead. Although, having Puffy chase us out of Vegas by mind f**ing us would be an ultimate story.
In honor of the World Series champions, San Francisco Giants (Still can’t believe I’m saying that), I went 4-1 last week, tying my season high for wins! Furthermore, I lucked out during one of the toughest weeks in terms of football lines this season! I have to say, I’m pretty impressed by myself! Well enough gloating, as it is time to get down to business. Week 9 is upon us, and I have an opportunity to break .500 this week. I’m feeling more confident than usual, and I expect to hit on at least an 80% clip this week! I guarantee it, Joe Namath style! Or Rasheed Wallace style, what ever floats your boat. Of course, that is, unless a Jeffrey is involved, then all bets are off.
Week 8 (Chap 2-3, By 4-1) Overall (Chap 18-25-3, By 18-19-3)
Chicago (-3) @ Buffalo
By picks Chicago (-3): I’ve been dogging Buffalo all season long and it’s backfired despite the bagel that represents the total amount of wins the Bills have. But like a stubborn mule, I continue to pick against them. My reasoning for this sounds like a broken record, but this team isn’t that good. I know solid showings against the Ravens and the surprise Chiefs should have me thinking they’re better than what their record shows, but nope. I just think the Bills suck this year. Ryan Fitzpatrick to Steve Johnson does make for an intriguing combo, except for Fitzpatrick won’t start next year when the Bills take Andrew Luck #1. Damn Niners, stop winning. I’m not all that impressed with Chicago lately either, but three point dogs only? I have to take my chances with the Bears and hope for a Matt Forte explosion.
New Orleans (-7) @ Carolina
Chappy picks New Orleans (-7). Did the Saints just dominate the Steelers? I didn’t see that one coming. I think their Super Bowl hangover might finally be wearing off. I haven’t seen Brees that sharp since last season, and it was against one of the best defenses in the league. He did what he did with a fourth string running back, and showed that maybe the Steelers secondary isn’t as good as advertised. The Saints defense looked great as well last weekend putting all kinds of pressure on Ben, and stifling Mendenhall and the Pittsburgh offensive line. Darren Sharper should be 100% for this one, so that’s just one more play maker to take the ball away from Matt Moore and the Carolina offense. The Saints only won by two in week 4 against Carolina, but since Carolina is the lowest scoring team in the league (12.1) it’s really easy to pick against them. The Saints look a lot better than they did the first time they met, I see fireworks this time. Take the Saints even if the line goes up to 8 or 9!
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