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12 January 2007

Pro football picks

At Baltimore -4 Indianapolis UNDER 41.5
To me, this game comes down to a simple question: Indy has a good offense, but Syphillis-town's defense catch match up; Bmo has a quasi-decent offense but can Indy's previously pourous defense do the same? I think so.
Indy 24-17.

At New Orleans -5 Philadelphia OVER 49
Yes, I too feel bad that N'Awlins was wiped off the face of the map, and left to rot by the federal government. But I also feel bad that we haven't won a championship since I was 10. My heart tells me the Eagles could win this game since the Saints are nowhere near the juggernaut they've been made out to be. But ask my fictional kinfolk Earl Hickey about karma and it's clear that what goes around, sometimes comes back around. In this case, that means the Saints get to their first NFC Championship game and we get to mull whether the season was a success (Short answer: Damn right it was.)
New Orleans 31-20 on a late TD.

At Chicago -8.5 Seattle UNDER 37
Look at it this way: At least you can sleep in after the Eagles game and get up for a New England/San Diego tilt that's shaping up to be a classic.
Chicago 19-7.

At San Diego -4.5 New England OVER 46.5
Part of me says New England's playing over its head this year, and that, when faced with a legit opponent on the road, they're going to falter. The rest of me says they're New England and, if anybody besides the Birds can figure out who to stop LT, thus forcing a playoff-first-timer QB to beat them, it's the Pats. Methinks they'll do just that, setting the stage for another Peyton choke against Brady.
New England 34-27.


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