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Week #13 Picks 2 Click…Last week: 2-3 (Season: 13-12)

Posted in Uncategorized on December 3, 2011 by robertdunn22

  Another below average/mediocre week. Still sitting a game above .500 though. If I fall below I may have to retire…sans pension. Lets get straight to it. Rule of the week “When in doubt, bet on sure-fire playoff teams”. With that said…

Game #1: Green Bay @ NYG. Spread: Green Bay -6.5. The Pack sits at 11-0, and looks more than capable of running the table. Rodgers is shredding up defenses and appears to be a shoe-in for the MVP award. The Giants have now lost 3 straight and are struggling to get the run game going, as well as slow down the passing game of opposing QB’s. They got Katrina-ed last week, giving up 49 points in the Super Dome against Cool Brees and company, and some were mumbling specific players gave up. Won’t be any easier this week against the Fonduer’s, even at home. Green Bay -34. NYG – 23

Game #2: Baltimore @ Cleveland. Spread: Baltimore -7. Baltimore might possibly be the most peculiar 8-3 team ever. They lost to Jacksonville, Seattle, and Tennessee. Yet they have two wins over Pittsburgh, Houston, San Fran, NYJ, and Cincinnati…Apparently they like big games. Well, this may not be stellar competition, but this game is worth a lot. While they do hold the tie-breaker in the division over Pittsburgh, they cannot afford to drop this game. Cleveland’s defense has held on tight all year, but the physical Ravens will punish the Browns in their first of two meetings in December. Look for Ray Rice to put his stamp on this game. Raven’s – 27. Skid Mark’s – 13

Game #3: Cincinnati @ Pittsburgh. Spread: Pitt -7. Pittsburgh returns back home to play for the first time since November 6th when they fell to Baltimore on a last-minute drive. They didn’t look like world beaters against Kansas City last week, but they rarely, if ever, have two clunkers in a row. Last week’s 13-9 victory was a clunker. With the Ravens likely getting the George Dubbya versus the Browns, the Steelers need this game. Not to mention Cincinnati is only 1 game back at 7-4. I love Cincinnati’s defense, but I think their offense will have a hard time taking care of the ball versus the scrappy Steel Curtain. Pitt – 26. Cincy – 16

Game #4: Kansas City @ Chicago. Spread: Chicago -7. Chicago won 5 straight prior to dropping to Oakland last week 25-20 in their first game without Cutler. Hanie struggled early but got it going in the 2nd half, a little too late. I look for a strong outing this week, and the dominant Bears defense will disown the Chief’s from the city of Kansas. I think this one is going to get sloppy joe style. The Chiefs have scored 25 points COMBINED in their last 4 games. I’ll spot them 7 all day long. Chi Town – 38. Kansas Shitty – 9

Game #5: New York Jets @ Washington. Spread: NYJ – 2. This one is simple for me. The Jets have been up and down all year, but they come into this game 6-5 and in need of winning at least 4 out of their last 5 to make the playoffs. The Redskins are awful. As much as I hate the Jets, Rex Ryan will rally the troops and they will get the easy win and he can get back to sucking his wife’s toes. In all seriousness, Jets faithful gotta have a little confidence in Dirty Sanchez’s 4 TD performance versus the Bills last week. Although, it didn’t all look pretty, he himself will come into this week with confidence. Pretentious Hollywood style confidence, but confidence nonetheless. FYI- Stevie Johnson’s dance was EPIC!….Jets – 27. Skins – 10

I think I got a 4-1 in me…

Week #12 Picks 2 Click…Last Week: 2-3 (Season Record:11-9)

Posted in Uncategorized on November 24, 2011 by robertdunn22

  Last week was another brutal one. 2-3 again, a failed guarantee, and few lop-sided losses…Sans recap, and we’re going quick and dirty into this weeks picks. Rule for the week…”All good things end…except the Colts losing streak”.

Game #1: Green Bay @ Detroit. Spread: Green Bay -6.5. The undefeated Packers take on the once very hot, then cool, now back on their feet 8 Mile Lions. 7 straight losses on Turkey Day for the Lions, and they now face the Super Bowl Champs coming in with a 10-0 record. It’s obvi that the Packers are a 9.5, but I think the Lions are a solid 8…Perhaps I have my beer goggles on. The Stafford/Johnson connection will match that of Mr. Rodgers and his whole neighborhood in this one…and some. Lions -34. Packers-31.

Game #2: Miami @ Dallas. Spread: Dallas -7. This feels like a “no-brainer” pick as the Cowboys tend to show up when under the bright lights. They  also got a few additional things going for them; They have the cheerleaders to match the Dolphins, they are the third most obese city in America (It’s Thanksgiving folks, it’s relevant), and they have a share of the division lead at 6-4. The Dolphins are on a 3 game streak, and may be the best 3-7 team ever. I am no fool…(Well not true considering I bet against them the last few weeks). They can play D, and have some ability to move the ball. Not enough though to match Romo, Murray, Dez and Company. Dallas – 34. Miami-23

Game #3: Houston @ Jacksonville. Spread: Houston -3.5. Pro- The Texans come in off a bye week rested and ready for a post-season run. Con- They are going to have to do it with Matt Leinhart as their leader. It has been a while since he has been a starting QB, but I believe he has the potential to succeed in this offense like he did in that hot tub with those ladies Charlie Wilson style. Heck, he has got the most dynamic running back in the game in Adrian Foster the People, and his foster child Ben Tate, the best back-up son, errr, runner in the league. A few hand-offs, a little play action, Boom Goes the Dynamite. The Texans defense is the most under-rated and improved in the league. It will be tough sledding for the Jag’s. Houston- 27. Jacksonville – 10.

Game #4: Chicago @ Oakland. Spread: Oakland -4. No Cutler, No problem. This Bear’s defense has been ridiculous of late. In their last 5 games they have held opponents to 53, 30, 119, 80, and 52 rushing yards. In that stretch they have won 5 straight and covered all the spreads. Jay Cutler is was playing great football, but Caleb Hanie got some much needed and valuable experience in the playoffs last year. The Raiders struggle against the run, and will struggle to run the ball on the stingy Bears. That is a combo for success for the Bears, road-dogs. If Hanie can just manage the game they will get away with a big win. If he chokes…I’m sure Palmer will counter-choke. Chicago – 26. Oakland – 21

Game #5: Carolina @ Indianapolis. Spread: Carolina -3. Ugh, this is a brutal one. The 2-8 Panthers at the 0-10 Colts. Doesn’t get much more dreadful than this. Although the Colts must be thinking they are just a few more games away from locking up the #1 pick and Andrew Luck. Manning to mentor Luck for a few years. Wow, that is scary. On the other side sCam Newton’s squad just can’t seem to finish games. “Superman” seems to run out of kryptonite in the 4th quarter…Karma? I will admit that I cannot stand Cam Newton, mainly as a person. But I also think his game is lacking in 2 key areas…Accuracy and decision making. His raw skill, running ability, and size are nothing to argue against…but he plays Quarterback. This is a Quarterbacks league. And he has a LONG ways to go to become elite at his position. With that said, the Colts run defense is awful. Look for De’Angelo Williams and Jonathon Stewart to finally combine for 200 yards and run away with this one. Carolina – 30. Indy -17

Two words: Bounce Back