Okay time to get some of my picks back on track and really take into account where these games are being played. Not that my picks have been bad, they haven’t been… but last Sunday Night I kept really wondering why the heck I picked the Chargers to beat the Steelers. That was a dumb pick. Well that and listening to Fish on the Bills pick. Last time I do that too. So here we go…
Sun, Oct 11 Stadium Time (ET)
CIN @ BAL M&T Bank Stadium 1:00 PM
No brainer right? Yes. Ravens rebound from tough loss to the Patriots and stick it to the Bengals where it hurts. I.e. The Mouth. Ravens run. Ravens pass. Palmer has a decentish game but it’s not enough. Ravens win 27-13.
OAK @ NYG Giants Stadium 1:00 PM
Eli or no Eli, the Raiders have ZERO chance in this game. I’m partially interested to see exactly how awful JaMarcus is as I will be forced to watch this on TV carried by my local provider. I think Eli doesn’t play. Raiders make Carr look like a true #1 pick. Jacods has a good day. NY WR’s come back down to earth. Giants win 28-7.
TB @ PHI Lincoln Financial Field 1:00 PM
Eagles come back after a bye week with a healthy enough McNabb. They keep it straight and try not to get too cute getting Vick on the field. Bucs are one of these horrible teams and this weekend will be no different. Eagles win big 35-10.
MIN @ STL Edward Jones Dome 1:00 PM
Vikings against Rams and Favre and Peterson do it again. All Day Peterson only needs to play half this game. Favre looks young again. Especially facing these Rams. Greg “Whose That Guy” Lewis finds the end zone again, among other teammates. Vikings win 31-10.
CLE @ BUF Ralph Wilson Stadium 1:00 PM
Shoot. I wasn’t going to pick the Bills this week cause I was about to jump off that train but who comes to town the Browns. I can’t pick the Browns in this game. I remember the snow game from 2007 fondly as the Browns won that one 8-0. There won’t be any snow this weekend at Ralph Wilson. Edwards forces a couple to T.O. cause he has to, a couple of them actually get there. Bills win 21-17. **update Fish says, don’t pick the Bills… so this pick may actually work out this week**
PIT @ DET Ford Field 1:00 PM Tickets
Steelers win big. Not much else to say. Steelers 35-10.
WAS @ CAR Bank of America Stadium 1:00 PM
This week seems to be full of no brainers and teams facing each other that I refuse to pick. Here’s a case of two teams that I would rather not pick at all except they are playing each other. I could go what’s best for my team and have another loss for the Panthers or I could just take a gamble and say they might actually win this one. So since it’s a home game and for not much more reasons, I gotta take Panthers. Panthers win 20-10.
DAL @ KC Arrowhead Stadium 1:00 PM
Does Dallas rebound vs the big play brandon marshall incident? Do the Chiefs actually win one? This could be a tough pick but I’m going to have to say the Cowboys pull it out. Barber and Choice play well enough to offset a few Romo mistakes. Cowboys win 27-10.
ATL @ SF Candlestick Park 4:05 PM
It’s week 5 but I should probably say before we get too deep that I always pick my team to win. I won’t ever divert from that. Okay, maybe I will. We have a rough schedule this season. Frankly, I’m a little nervous about the Niners. Always have been. I can’t tell you how many times Jerry Rice gave me nightmares when I was a kid. He always lit it up against the Falcons. We were an NFC West team for a long long time. Too long if you ask me. However, this isn’t your Dad’s Niners. Yes, there defense is legit. Gore is injured, Coffee is not the same back. So, I’m going to give my guys the benefit of doubt. They’ve had an off week to recover from the game against the Pats. Ryan does well, Roddy White makes an appearance and the Falcons win 28-17.
HOU @ ARI University of Phoenix Stadium 4:15 PM
Cardinals show that the Texans are still not a legitimate contender. Fitzgerald has a good game. Cardinals win 34-10.
NE @ DEN Invesco Field at Mile High 4:15 PM
Apparently the game of the week as the Broncos take another stab at legitimacy. Unfortunately it doesn’t happen quite this fast. Patriots win this game yet the Broncos hang in there and fight til the end. Kyle Orton is 17-2 in home games after all, so we gotta take that into consideration for what it is: impressive. McDaniels comes from the school of Billechek but it’s not enough. Not yet. But I am having trouble picking this game… Patriots do enough to win 24-20.
JAC @ SEA Qwest Field 4:15 PM
Jags have looked better this season that expected. Seahawks will pull threw on this one though. Seneca Wallace will have a good game. Julius Jones will run well. Seahawks win 24-13.
IND @ TEN LP Field 8:20 PM
Titans will start the season 0-5. There is just no way I can possibly imagine them winning this game. Peyton is having his best season so far and that trend will continue. Colts win big 37-14.
Mon, Oct 12 Stadium Time (ET)
NYJ @ MIA Land Shark Stadium 8:30 PM
This could also be a tough game to pick. Dolphins are warming up. Henne is actually decent. But I think the Jets will bounce back from tough loss to Saints. Sanchez will play good. And maybe Thomas Jones will actually do something this week for my fantasy team. Jets win 27-20.