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so anyways, our current standings: me - 51, fredo - 59. on with the betting. home team in caps, point spreads from caesar's.
NYG (-2.5) over was
yeah, the giants won on a miracle last week, but the offense should be fine with burress back catching passes. although i really hate this game because it doesn't look like brunell is showing any signs of slowing down this season. this could go either way, so i'll just go with the home team. on a related note, after eli won the game on a last second td last week, his brother peyton sent him 4 complimentary passes to his newly revamped all-male revue bar, interceptions.
CIN (-9) over gb
well, it was nice while it lasted. green bay goes from suck to suckier with ahman green and robert ferguson going down this week. favre is ready to blow his brains out. it seems to me that he's still depressed about how he should have retired last season. look for this funk to go on for one more game before he decides to eff it all and turns into the interception throwing gunslinger of old and the pack starts upsetting people. but like i said, that starts next week.
DET (-3) over chi
no i don't think things are going to change much with the dawn of the jeff garcia era, but i certainly don't like kyle orton on the road.
CAR (-8) over min
terrible teams always let down after miraculous wins. that's what makes them terrible.
oak (-2) over TEN
for some reason, caesar's has this one off the board right now. from what i can tell from the injury report, mcnair is a go, and moss will play, but in a limited role. still, i like the raiders here only because i think they're gonna be better than they have been and i think they make start their playoff push with a bunch of wild ass shootouts, starting here. p.s. they still won't make the playoffs.
DAL (-9) over ari
this one is giving me fits. is it just me or is this spread to big especially with julius still out? (yes) and is bledsoe about to turn into the qb that he was for the past two years? (i'm getting the shakes just thinking about it) dare i take a stupid qb like josh mccown on the road? (probably shouldn't) do i trust the dallas secondary to cover a physical reciever like anquan boldin? (well, they seemed to be able to keep t.o. and plaxico in check). man, eff this game, and eff the cardinals, and even though the cowboys always seem to have trouble with this team, give me the cowboys.
HOU (-2) over cle
this really ought to be a pickem, but we'll go on the decidedly unscientific logic that this is houston's best chance to win a game. although i'm hoping that this is at least a shootout as i;ve got dilfer and antonio bryant filling in for some of my fantasy bye week players.
NO (-2.5) over mia
another game that i just don't give a crap about. since my usual football genius has been shaky this year, i'll go with stupid crap like the saints get an emotional lift from playing their first game in louisiana (baton rouge) this week. also, i hear that the dolphins defense is banged up to hell.
jax (-3) over STL
is there really any reason bet with jamie martin under center? well, the rams are at home, but torry holt and isaac bruce look like no-gos this week. stephen jackson ought to have a great game, but i think the jagoffs' defense will be enough. the line on this one is off as well at caesar's so i went with espn's number here as well.
kc (+6) over SD
i'll take t. green over d. brees thank you very much. by the way, take the over here as well (50).
tam (-11.5) over SFO
i keep screwing up some of the abbreviations for the teams. tampa bay's official abbreviation is tam, not tb. anyways, alex smith is going to go down the likes of akili smith and ryan leaf. this guy sucks. everyone is saying how smart he is, and how that will get him through. good luck with all that. cadillac williams is going to run for 280 yds in this game, and the bucs defense will score at least once. gimme fiddy.
DEN (-3.5) over phi
only because they're at home. stay away.
NE (-9) over buf
game one of the northeast sunday night/monday night stinker double header. belichick off the bye...fuggedaboutit.
PIT (-10) over bal
big ben and hines coming back, check. ray lewis and ed reed out for this game, check. pittsburgh looking to show the world just how much metroplex school boy hero tommy maddox from l.d. bell high school, who in his senior year led the area in passing in football AND scoring in basketball, check. looks like i have all the favorites reasserting themselves this week.
bonus props - for me one of the big stories of the year is just how much daunte culpepper has sucked it. let's set the over/under for the number of INT's he throws against a above average secondary in carolina + the number of times he fumbles. i'll set daunte's turnover line at 2, and i'll take the over. but wait, there's more. let's set up a trifecta of props. so daunte is part 1. part two is the number of TD's scored in the pathetic texans/browns games. inept offense vs. inept defense. the line is 37, so i'll interpret that as four TD's total, but i think that this is going to end up being a shootout. i'll take the over. the final leg will be an old prop. cadillac williams vs. a crappy defense in the niners. we'll set the line at 120 yds, and i'll take the over here as well.
so to recap. leg 1 daunte's turnovers, over/under at 2, give me the over. leg 2, number of TDs scored between the texans/browns, over under at 4, i'll take the over. leg 3, rushing yards by cadillac williams, over/under at 120, give me the over. one point for each leg correct, minus one for each incorrect, and a super bonus this week of 3 points for 3 out of 3 and a one point bonus for 2 out of 3.
no parlays this week. i'm the goddammed house here, so my rules are the rules.