November 12, 2005
Detroit over Arizona - Detroit is at home and Arizone sucks.
Jacksonville over Baltimore- Ditto
Indy over Houston- Double ditto
KC over Buffalo- Buffalo is at home, but their defense has been ragged this year
NY Giants over Minnesota- Triple ditto pick #1
Chicago over San Francisco- Actually, both teams might lose in this game
Denver over Oakland- A road win for Denver puts them on track for a home playoff game
Carolina over NY Jets- Carolina is my preseason NFC champion and I don't see any reason to change now
Tampa Bay over Washington- This cruddy contest will be forced fed to me via my local Fox affiliate this weekend, which means I'm headed to a sports bar
Atlanta over Green Bay(sorry, Harvey)- Atlanta is pretty good. Green Bay has outgained their opponents and outscored them and somehow they're losing. A lot. Call it a trend and move on. I sure would like to see Favre play for a better team this late in his career, though.
St. Louis over Seattle- Seattle wins this game and I'll believe that they're for real. I don't believe it yet.
Pittsburgh over Cleveland- Pittsburgh is better than the Browns. Much better.
Philadelphia over Dallas- Against all rhyme and reason, I'm picking the Eagles. The TO distraction is gone and the team will pull together, I believe. Remember: Philly won 2 playoff games without Owens last year.
My last 3 weeks I've gone 10-4, 12-2 and 11-3. I won't be surprised if I lose 10 games this week. I don't like these matchups.
November 08, 2005
A couple of years ago, I instituted the Beat The Geek football picks. I think that it's time to pick up where I left off. Mid-season my seem like a funny time to get started, but it's better than never.
Last week: 11-3
Season record: 91-39
Picks for last week
wrong Atlanta 17 10 Miami
correct Carolina 34 14 Tampa Bay
correct Cincinnati 21 9 Baltimore
correct Detroit 14 27 Minnesota
correct Houston 14 21 Jacksonville
correct Oakland 23 27 Kansas City
correct San Diego 31 26 NY Jets
wrong Tennessee 14 20 Cleveland
correct Chicago 20 17 New Orleans
correct NY Giants 24 6 San Francisco
correct Seattle 33 19 Arizona
correct Pittsburgh 20 10 Green Bay
correct Philadelphia 10 17 Washington
wrong Indianapolis 40 21 New England
I'll have my picks in sometime on Friday. Feel free to try and beat me. No prizes for winning, just that warm sense of satisfaction that comes from a skill that's useless outside of Vegas.
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