Week 1, 9-7, week 2 8-8, week 3 9-5, I’m kind of wondering what my totals would be if I simply flipped a coin. In consideration, I’m going to make a flip a coin pick per week. I’m not going to let my dismal performance to date prevent me from entertaining you folks. On to the games…
New York @ Green Bay
Favorite: Green Bay, 7, 44
I haven’t been able to make heads or tails of this Green Bay team. Since their home I’m giving this one to Green Bay but they won’t be receiving anymore of my confidence points based on the perceived weakness of their opponents. Lets say the Giants will beat the spread, I’d go with the under.
Philly @ Chicago
Favorite: Philly, 9, 40
Prediction, someone is going to surprise Philly big time this season. Prediction it won’t be Chicago. I’d take Philly by a country mile.
Washington @ Cleveland
Favorite: Washington, 3, 35
This is my flip a coin pick of the week. I like what I’ve seen out of both teams. Cleveland though losing last week, showed the ability to pile on some offense. Washington also is much improved under Gibbs. Coin flip says Washington.
New England shuffling off to Buffalo
Favorite New England, 5 ½, 35
And back to New England with a win. Pats beat the spread.
Oakland @ Houston
Favorite: Oakland, 2 ½, 42
I’m going against the odds on this game; I think Oakland is due for a let down. They performed brilliantly against the Bucs last week, but the Raiders are not that good yet, much improved over last year though. Houston upset and take the over.
Indianapolis @ Jacksonville
Favorite Indy, 4, 42
Hell Indy is capable of getting that 42 by themselves. The key to stopping Indy is an aggressive defense capable of harrying Manning. I don’t see the Jaguars pulling that off for an entire game. Indy wins and covers.
Cincinnati @ Pittsburgh
Favorite Pittsburgh, 4, 39
Pittsburgh should win this one on the basis of home field advantage alone. But just to give a valid reason, Cincinnati has been up and down on the offensive side of the ball. Pittsburgh wins and cover, I’d take the under.
Atlanta @ Carolina
Favorite Carolina 3 ½, 39
As much as I like Vick and the Falcons in this game, I just can’t see them going into Carolina and coming away with a win. Carolina wins, but the Falcons will make it competitive. Say a 3 point win.
New Orleans @ Arizona
Favorite New Orleans 3 ½, 40
I almost picked Arizona to win this one but they haven’t done their usual thing of showing up in big games. I’m still not sure what to make of New Orleans either; the team seems leaderless and uninspired. Still they playing the Cardinals who I think may have scored in three games what your typical team does in one. Saints win and cover.
New Jersey Jets @ Miami
Favorite Jets 6, 37
You know that was such fun to type, lets call the game Jets 37, Miami 6. Unless Arizona appears on Miami’s schedule I won’t be picking them. I don’t think they’ll go winless, but I won’t be surprised if they do either. Fun fact Miami has scored even fewer points than the Cardinals.
Denver @ Tampa Bay
Favorite Denver, 3, 35
Tampa Bay just can’t buy any luck. They get mauled in Oakland and now face the Broncos. Should be fun watching Gruden doing Chucky impressions. Other than that nothing recommends this game. Denver wins and covers.
Tennessee @ San Diego
Favorite Tennessee, 3, 41
Smart money takes the Titans. They’re clearly the more complete team. Titans win and cover.
St. Louis @ San Francisco
Favorite St. Louis, 3 ½, 44
I had to think really hard on whether I’m making this pick as a Niners fan or as an intellectual exercise. I’m taking the Niners to win this game, not merely because I think they’re do, but primarily because of that shellacking they took last week. No team with any pride wants to be embarrassed that way. The Rams will be paying for the Seahawks victory. Niners win, over.
Kansas City @ Baltimore
Favorite Baltimore, 5 ½, 41 ½
This would have been my flip a coin pick if I hadn’t used it on the Browns/Giants. That said, I’m going to go against the grain again and take Kansas City.