Week #8 Picks Recap…5-0.

  Picks 2 Click: 5-0….Meh.

Week 8, in honor of Halloween, was like “taking candy from a baby”. It was also a week where we saw the “Mile High Messiah” not join the “Mile-High Club” (That makes two of us Tim)…..Heck, he hasn’t joined the “Sea Level Club” yet. Don’t sweat it. On a serious note, that might have been Vegas’s biggest “mis-line” of the year. 3 points versus a fired up Lions team coming off two tough losses to quality opponents? Hmmm…..Every once in a while you can catch Vegas odds-makers sleeping. This was your chance. Don’t expect them to go to bed for a few weeks….

Game 1: Tennessee 27. Indy 10. Spread was 9.5. Despite holding Chris Johnson to a whopping 34 yards rushing, out-gaining the Titans 399-311, and ringing up more first downs, the Colts stood no chance. Curtis Painter’s bangs blocked his eyesight on two occasions leading to costly interceptions. Tennessee played mistake free football, and took a 20-0 halftime lead and coasted to the easy W.

Game 2: Houston 24. Jacksonville 14. Spread was 8.5. Houston’s defense showed up in this one, and brought a little offense unlike Baltimore last Monday night. Houston more than doubled up Jacksonville in total yards (358-174), and dominated on 3rd down (10/17). Houston did cough up the ball on their own 8 yard line, leading to a game tying TD early for Jacksonville. A late Rackers FG with 18 seconds covered the spread. Hey, I never said it would be easy ! (like Sunday morning)…Lionel Richie did though… (“Easy”, 1977).

Game 3: Buffalo 23. Washington 0. Spread was 6. Well well well…Chris Berman and I’s squad prevailed in this one eh? Ah geez, really an “eh” bomb? Quite possibly the most pathetic attempt for a joke. If you ever drop that joke its obvious you have nothing else in your arsenal….So stop it. Nonetheless the Toronto crowd was rowdy in this one helping the Bills, who registered only 4 sacks in the first 6 games. They had 9 in this one. Marcell Dareus was a complete beast in the middle shifting over to Nose Tackle with the injury to Pro Bowler Kyle Williams. Ryan Fitzpatrick proved his worth after recently signing his $59 million dollar contract extension. Fred Jackson will be next to sign. He now has over 1,000 yards through 7 games, and runs the ball with the same purpose as Adrian Peterson. And he can pass block with the best of them. Don’t sleep on this guy. He is the real deal.

Game 4: Detroit 45. Denver 10. Spread was 3??? Yes the spread was a FG. Tim Tebow, who can hardly throw a spiral, with no running game, a lackluster defense, and the recent departure of their best WR (Brandon Lloyd) vs. The Lions, led by Stafford, Megatron, and a coach that called out and chased down Jim Harbaugh. Wow I love that guy. Yes I get it, God is on Tebow’s side…whoa whoa whoa. No, Tebow is on God’s side. And I’m fine with that. But….I will leave you with this from Andre Agassi’s Autobiography:

On Michael Chang: “He thanks God — credits God — for the win, which offends me. That God should take sides in a tennis match, that God should side against me, that God should be in Chang’s box, feels ludicrous and insulting. I beat Chang and savor every blasphemous stroke.” When Chang wins the 1989 French Open, Agassi thinks, “I feel sickened. How could Chang, of all people, have won a slam before me?”

Game 5: Cincinnati 34. SeaChickens 12. Spread was 2.5. The Bengal’s are legit. The defense is for real. They iced this one with a late punt return for a TD, and a pick 6. The game was never really in doubt. Seattle can hardly run the football, and versus a top defense like Cincinnati that leaves you with little chance. Seattle drops to 2-5, and is probably wishing they didn’t win those first few games so they can enter the “Andrew Luck Sweepstakes”. Perhaps, Pete Carroll and company now have their eye on QB Landry Jones from Oklahoma. They need someone, because Jackson and Whitehurst just aren’t very good. At least it was a beautiful day in the Northwest to watch a game….and spend $11.50 on an over-rated bowl of clam chowder in a soggy sourdough bread bowl. That food is for the SeaGals, errrr, Seagulls… Gulp!

Lets keep the ball rolling into Week 9. On first glance, it doesn’t look as sexy as week 8, but there is always a handful of Picks 2 Click. Mount up!


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