It’s not getting better and it sure isn’t getting easier. Teams that should win lose and teams that should lose win, sometimes over stupid penalties and wild plays and surprise injuries (not that injuries in the NFL are a surprise). The season is bursting at the seams with underdogs upsetting things; favorites shitting the bed (sometimes their own), and plain old WTF was that moments. Enough bitching and complaining and explaining why I can’t pick my way out of a wet paper bag … and on to Week 6.
Going in with 45-32.
Chicago over The Giants – Thursday night – got that one
Baltimore Ravens over Green Bay – this is one that can go either way
Tampa Bay Buccaneers over Philly – Freeman is gone and they do have a reasonable D – Philly has a next to nothing D – all the new guy should have to do is make a connection.
The New York Jets over Pittsburgh Steelers – the Jets might be tired after playing Monday Night and Pittsburgh should be rested after a bye last week. I still like the Jets here and hope they’re on a roll.
Minnesota Vikings over Carolina Panthers – Took them before the Peterson tragedy and staying with them. Not watching though because if he plays like he says he will, the cameras and media will most likely be zooming in … and I can’t bear to watch that.
Kansas City over Oakland – I think Kansas can do it.
Houston Texans over St. Louis – The trouble with this one is that St. Louis has beaten teams that aren’t that good. Houston has lost to teams that are that good. So who is better? Time will tell.
Cincinnati Bengals over Buffalo – you know how I feel about Buffalo – but I also actually like Cincie here.
Cleveland Browns over Detroit – Will Megatron play for the Lions this week? Can one man make that much difference?
Seattle Seahawks over Tennessee Titans – Seattle is just plain better at home …especially when they’re pissed at losing last week.
Denver Broncos over Jacksonville Jaguars – with an epic (and historic) spread (Denver -28.5) they should just skip the game. Stranger things have happened… but not usually at Mile High Stadium.
New Orleans over New England – went back and forth on this one. New Orleans is due for a loss but will it be at the hands of the Patriots?
San Francisco 49rs over Arizona Cardinals – San Fran @ home shouldn’t have a problem with this match up. It only takes one point to win.
Dallas Cowboys over Washington – Washington is rested after a bye and Dallas may still be recovering from their battle with Denver last week. However the look on owner Jones’ face as his team lost makes me think that whatever meetings occurred over the last few days between players and management would leave the impression that it better not happen again … tired or not.
Indianapolis Colts over San Diego Chargers – these two are fairly well matched in the “points for” department. Indy has allowed 50 (or so, math is not my strong point) less points and they can bring it to the other teams home field. So Indy it is.