Sunday, September 23, 2007

NFL Sunday

Hey Peeps and anyone else checking in. A special "Hey" goes out to Hazel Mae if she is checking in.
We won't spend too much time today talking about the Leafs win at the TD Banknorth Garden yesterday - judging by the empty seats there, pretty clear that New Englanders aren't even thinking hockey yet. Can't say we blame you with the Red Sox clinching at least a Wild Card spot with a come from behind win in Tampa Bay.

Quikdraw should be checking in with observations, thoughts and rants on your Boston Red Sox.

This week's NFL picks for the straight up pool - games are weighted with points being deducted for incorrect picks. We're 21 - 11 for the season.

16) NEW ENGLAND over Buffalo - no brainer, no explanation needed.

15) PITTSBURGH over San Francisco - 49ers finally play a good team, they'll find out they aren't as good as they think they are.

14) Indianapolis over HOUSTON - Peyton Manning and the Colts must be wondering what they have to do to get some attention - the defending Super Bowl champs are still taking a backseat to Tom Brady and the Patriots. Texans will miss Andre Johnson.

13) BALTIMORE over Arizona - Ravens offence isn't doing much, but their defence has more than enough to keep the Cards in check. Ravens win on a late field goal.

12) WASHINGTON over NY Giants - Redskins might be for real, we know Giants are real - real bad. Redskins D overwhelms Giants offence.

11) PHILADELPHIA over Detroit - we still think the Eagles are counterfeit, but they aren't bad enough to lose to the over-hyped Lions.

10) San Diego over GREEN BAY - see explanation for 49ers. The Packers haven't really beaten anyone good- the Chargers will be out to make up for last Sunday's humiliation in Foxborough.

09) NEW ORLEANS over Tennessee - the Saints and their should be pumped up for their first home game of the season, a must-win; they'll get it done, but it won't be a blowout.

08) DENVER over Jacksonville - two very good defences, two mediocre offences - we'll take the Broncos at home.

07) Carolina over ATLANTA - Falcons are waiting for Byron Leftwich, in the meantime they've got "Happy Feet" Harrington, you know what that means.

06) OAKLAND over Cleveland - the Raiders could very well be 2-0, the Browns should be 0-2; they say things have a way of evening out. Raiders win.

05) KANSAS CITY over Minnesota - home field advantage.

04) Cincinnati over SEATTLE - two suspect defences, we'll go with the advantage at QB. Palmer over Hasselbeck.

03) Dallas over CHICAGO - we're calling for a Sunday night upset, Dallas asserts themselves as the team to beat in the NFC.

02) St. Louis over TAMPA BAY - because we don't think the Rams are as bad as they have looked and we don't think the Bucs are as decent as they have looked.

01) Miami over NY JETS - yuck.

Boston Red Sox C Jason Varitek had three hits, including a game tying HR in the ninth, and two runs batted in to lead Boston to an 8-6 win over Tampa Bay - if he doesn't lead the inning off with that shot, the Sox would not have won.

New York Yankees CF Melky Cabrera had three hits and drove in five runs, including the game winner in the 10th to keep things interesting in the AL East. For the Blue Jays - another case of Josh being Josh.

Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley had three hits, including a solo home run for his 100th run batted in of the season, to lead the Phillies to a 4-1 win over Washington.

Tough night last night - going 2-1 and breaking even. Total for the week stands at - $155: we'll get it back today, as we start Sunday off with a six-pack. Back for the afternoon games later.

New York over Florida - John Maine hasn't been very good lately, but we'll go with him today against a Marlins team playing out the string. Lay $100 on the Mets - $175.

Detroit over Kansas City - the Tigers are pretty much out of it now, but they'll play for Verlander today against Gil Meche and the Royals. Lay $100 on the Tigers - $265.

Philadelphia over Washington - Cole Hamels goes for the Phillies today, he's been pretty good since coming off from the DL and he gets the nod over the Nats today. Lay $100 on the Phillies - $170.

San Diego -5.5 over Green Bay - LaDanian Tomlinson steps up today and Brett Favre gets put down. The Chargers win this one easily. Lay $100 on the Chargers.

Pittsburgh -9 over San Francisco - the 49ers are in for a long afternoon against a very balanced Steelers offence; would you trust Alex Smith to make some plays against a Steelers D that will put eight guys in the box to stop Frank Gore? - we wouldn't either. Lay $100 on the Steelers.

Arizona +8 over Baltimore - while the focus is on the Ravens D stopping Leinhart and the Cards - Arizona's D is good enough to keep the Ravens in check and make this a 3 point game. Lay $100 on the Cardinals.

That's it for today gang - thanks for taking the time to check in. Enjoy your NFL Sunday while you recover from your "Red Sox clinch a playoff berth celebration" hangover.

Hazel, we hope things are groovy in your world - enjoy your NFL Sunday.

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