Sunday, October 7, 2012

NFL Picks: Week 5

I'm back to my losing ways on my Thursday Night Twitter picks! (@WilliamBotchway). I chose:
Cardinals (-1) over RAMS.
Yep. Thank you to the Cardinals left and right tackles for trying to get Kevin Kolb killed. Alliteration! Now I  am 1-4 on Wednesday/Thursday games, 0-1 this week, and 28-33-3* on the year. The asterisk is of course for the Fail Mary in Week 3. I need to pick it up with the remaining 13 games this week.

"UPSET ALERT" next to games in which I think the underdog will win outright, not only cover. Also, home team in CAPS.

Dolphins (+3.5) over BENGALS. Neither team is very good, so I'm just going to predict a close game. UPSET ALERT.
Packers (-7) over COLTS. Not very confident in this pick because the Pack's offense doesn't look that great. But then again, the Colts defense is terrible and in a dome, the reigning MVP will beat a rookie QB.
Ravens (-6.5) over CHIEFS. The Ravens are a top 5 team. The Chiefs are a bottom 5 team. Moving on.
Browns (+8.5) over GIANTS. The G-Men are notoriously bad at home and against bad teams. They tend to go through mental lapses against teams they should beat easily. Not trusting them in this game. UPSET ALERT.
Eagles (+3.5) over STEELERS. The former Steagles play against each other in this in-state rivalry. I don't really believe in either team, but the Eagles seem to know how to pull out close games. UPSET ALERT.
Falcons (-3) over REDSKINS. The Falcons are really good. Really good. Especially on offense, which will pose a major threat to Washington's terrible defense. RGIII knows how to shred defenses himself, but Atlanta sports a very good one. He may struggle. But then again, he is RGIII.
Seahawks (+1.5) over PANTHERS. Seattle's defense will frustrate the struggling Cam Newton. Russell Wilson should show some flash against the atrocity that the Panthers run out there on defense. UPSET ALERT.
Bears (-6.5) over Jaguars. The Jags have played 4 games this year. No two games have looked alike. They can be very pesky, or just roll over and get demolished by Chicago. Going with the latter even though the game is in Jacksonville.

I've yet to pick a home team. That's certainly going to backfire.

VIKINGS (-6) over Titans. Tennessee has not looked that great this year, and their win against the Lions was a fluky win over a bad team. The Vikings however, are actually very good.
Broncos (+6.5) over Patriots. Alright, the Pats are a better team than Denver. I know this. I'm just not going to hand them a touchdown against Peyton Manning. The G.O.A.T!
49ERS (-10.5) over Bills. Buffalo allowed 45 points last week. In the second half alone. Embarrassing performance by them. They will get picked apart by Colin Kaepernick. Oh wait, Alex Smith is still starting. Either way, big win here.
Chargers (+3.5) over SAINTS. No idea why New Orleans is favored here. UPSET ALERT.
Texans (-9) over JETS. The season was over before it started for my Jets. I don't even want to watch this game.

Last Week: 6-9
This Week: 0-1
Season: 28-32-3*

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