Woot woot! 4-1 last week! My best showing of the year as far as I can recall. Too bad I ran out of money on the tables in Vegas to throw bets down on Sunday. Oh well, life goes on. It’s amazing how different this year has been in that, I don’t really care about my fantasy teams or my bets nearly as much as years past. I guess that just goes to show you that when my team (Raiders) are doing well, nothing else matters to me in the football world. I kind of forgot what that felt like, and let me tell you, it’s a sweet feeling I was missing in life! I still like winning money, so I’m going to try to follow up a great week of picks with another one for back to back winners the first time this season!
Congrats to Chappy’s 4-1 last week! As for me, 1-3-1 doesn’t quite have the same ring to it. What sucks the most was that I was extremely confident I would finally top .500 this season with last week’s picks. I guess the only good that came out of it was that my suggestion on taking the Jets to win in Detroit actually helped Chris out. Anyway, it’s back to the drawing board for me. Perhaps I need a trip to Vegas …
Week 9 (Chap 4-1, By 1-3-1) Overall (Chap 22-26-3, By 19-22-4)
Baltimore @ Atlanta (-1)
Chappy picks Baltimore (+1). It’s rare the NFL Network gets a game that’s worthy of watching. Fortunately for them they drew a great one this Thursday when two first place teams meet. Will the Ravens spit on the dirty bird? I think they might, and it’s going to take a lot of loogies to pull out a victory on the road. Neither team has injuries, so this should be a great game with all the starters out there. This is a battle for the future as Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco try to prove who is the better QB of that 2008 draft class. Atlanta is 4-0 at home, but three of those contest came down to the last minute. I don’t see this one being any different except that they will finally be on the losing side of things.
By picks Atlanta (-1): What a dream match up between two title contenders. This could very well be the prequel to the Super Bowl this season. I like Joe Flacco about as much as the next guy, but I’m a big believer of Matt Ryan and his upside. This game is pretty much a straight bet, and so the deciding factor for me comes down to which team has more weapons. With Michael Turner quietly having himself a great year, and with Roddy White not so quietly emerging as the league’s best receiver, I give the edge to the Falcons. Besides, I can’t ride them all year long to jump ship now.
Cincinnati @ Indianapolis (-7)
By picks Indianapolis (-7): I got it half right last week, I knew the Colts would fall in Philly, but I thought Philly would cover the spread. Damn those odd makers, they’re really good. Anyway, give Cincy credit last Monday, as they fought back valiantly to make it interesting against the Steelers. But with Cincy on a short week, and with Peyton fuming from the loss, I predict the Colts make mince meat out of the Bengals in week ten. Colts by 17.
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