NFL WEEK 9 PICKS AND PANS
I know I’m late putting these up but in my own defence I haven’t even turned on the TV yet to watch a game and then I was doubly distracted by MikeMajor9’s post at his Toronto@home blog about the epidemic of men sending pics of their johnsons. He’s very funny.
I know what you’re thinking – it’s easy to call a race when the horses have already left the gate…. but I did these two days ago and this season has proven that it doesn’t matter who’s winning at any point in any game. The outcome is a mystery till the final whistle.
Win loss record is 70-50
I took Cincinnati in the Thursday game and Miami beat them by 2.
Carolina Panthers over Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta hasn’t won on the road yet and their D is dismal. Carolina is improving or maybe Cam’s rediscovering his groove on the field.
Dallas Cowboys over Minnesota Vikings
Dallas should win this game – points wise For and Against they are almost complete opposites – maybe they’ll cancel each other out.
New York Jets over Saint Louis
Because I prefer the Jets.
St. Louis over Tennessee
Tennessee is one low scoring team. You have to score, more than the other guys, to win a game.
Kansas City Chiefs over Buffalo
Kansas City, by their record, has a stellar D, Buffalo not so much. Buffalo is a hurting team. On a clear day I can see Buffalo across Lake Ontario, it doesn’t make me like them more.
Washington over San Diego Chargers
Washington is improving their game and RG111 is just so darned likeable.
Oakland over Philly
Philly is dismal. End of story.
Seattle Seahawks over Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Even though they seemed to struggle against St. Lo last week (were they just messing with us?) they are better at home, they do have a good D ….and Tampa hasn’t won a game yet. It’s unlikely they’ll do that in Seattle.
Cleveland Browns over Baltimore Ravens
Cleveland lost to Baltimore in Week 2 and it’s anyone’s guess if that’ll happen again. Their win loss records are essentially the same. Could be a shit show, could be a blow out… could be a game not even worth watching. So, Cleveland at home it is.
New England Patriots over Pittsburgh Steelers
Even though New England likes to dick with us all, this is still a meeting of two historically powerhouse QBs. That they’re both a bit old and creaky now will probably do more to even the strategic play playing field, but I’m still taking Brady at home.
Indianapolis Colts over Houston
Indy is coming off a bye week and should be rested. Technically opposites stats wise (read here that the Colts’ record is basically all good and that Houston’s is not) it doesn’t promise to be a good, or exciting, or interesting game. Will it be one of those Sunday Night Games that won’t keep you cranky on Monday cause you stayed up to watch it… probably.
Green Bay Packers over Chicago Bears
Should be a no-brainer to pick Green Bay. Operative word “should”.