A ho-hum 2-3 week has handed me the feeling that I’ll never figure this year out. Should I quit? Probably, but I’m addicted to losing money! My recent pattern has shown that I will have one good week then one bad week, so the good news is, I should have a good one this weekend. Now that we are past all the bye weeks, there’s a lot more games to pick from, so hopefully picking out the winners won’t be as tough.
I’m so close I can smell it. I’m going with my usual five picks this week, but along with choosing by gut instinct, I’m using deductive reasoning. Well, at least I think I am. I swear I’m better than what my record indicates, but enough talking. Time to show and prove. These next five weeks are going to be killer. Forget above .500, I’m going to the .600 club. Who’s coming with me!?
Week 11 (Chap 2-3, By 3-2) Overall (Chap 24-29-3, By 22-24-4)
Oakland @ Pittsburgh (-7)
Chappy picks Oakland (+7). I’m not overly confident in this pick, especially since I think the Steelers are one of the best teams in the league. I do however like the Raiders coming off their bye week. They are healthy for the first time since week 4, and get back a slew of starters. Most importantly Nnamdi, Zach Miller, Louis Murphy, John Henderson, and Chaz Schillens are all going to be playing. Their best receiver and top targeted tight end should improve the passing game, and the way Brady picked them apart with the two tight end sets, we will need Campbell to have all the weapons possible. Remembering back to last year the game that got us to believe in Gradkowski? Well, if you don’t, it was in Pittsburgh, and they won behind Louis Murphy going off for 128 yards and two TD’s. On the Steelers side of the ball they could be without Hines Ward, which would give Mike Wallace a date with Nnamdi this weekend. I like our chances with that match up. The Raiders are third in the league in sacks, so if the Steelers do win, it will be because of Mendenhall carrying the load. Take the points, seven is a more than generous amount from the oddsmakers.
Green Bay (-3) @ Minnesota
By picks Green Bay (-3). I’m not a big fan of kicking someone when they’re down. Unless that someone is Brett Favre. Listen, I’m not one to pretend I’m unaware of his greatness, but if you’re a egotistical princess, well, I just won’t like you. But, that’s not why I’m picking Aaron Rodgers and the Packers this week. Minnesota is about as dysfunctional as a team can be right now. When players publicly, but anonymously rip their coach apart, you can’t help but think they’re through playing for him. The Vikings might drop this game big, on purpose. I’m just saying.
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