On Thursday morning, I tweeted (@WilliamBotchway) my picks for the Thanksgiving games. Surprisingly it avoided the trend of my previous Thursday games, and I got two of them correct:
Texans (-3.5) over LIONS.
Redskins (+3) over COWBOYS.
Patriots (-7) over JETS.
I'm now 6-8 on early week games and 77-85-4* (blame Golden Tate for that asterisk. This whole year is tainted) on the year. I'm (slightly) moving back up!
"UPSET ALERT" next to games in which I think the underdog will win outright, not only cover. Also, home team in CAPS.
Vikings (+6) over BEARS. Some places have no line on this game, so I could have gone with a pick'em, but two websites have Bears -6. Even with Cutler probable to start this one, the Vikings could cause trouble for Chicago. UPSET ALERT.
Raiders (+9.5) over BENGALS. I really have to stop picking the Raiders...
BROWNS (+2) over Steelers. Two words: Charlie Batch.
COLTS (-3) over Bills. Two words: Bills defense.
Broncos (-10) over CHIEFS. The G.O.A.T. versus the 2012 Kansas City Chiefs. Is there a mercy rule?
Seahawks (-2.5) over DOLPHINS. I'm out on Miami being a dark horse playoff contender.
BUCCANEERS (+1.5) over Falcons. With the Bucs at home and on a hot streak, I'll take them for the upset. UPSET ALERT.
Titans (-3.5) over JAGUARS. Unfortunately, these teams play each other, and unfortunately I have to pick this game. The Titans are better. I think.
Ravens (Pick'Em) over Chargers. No idea why this line is even because the Ravens are a far superior team.
49ers (-1) over SAINTS. Last week I mistakenly picked against the best quarterback on the Niners, Colin Kaepernick. Not doing it again this week. You'll all see why I've loved this kid since his days at Nevada.
Rams (+2) over CARDINALS. What am I doing here? I have to pick a bad Rams team against Ryan Lindley and the bad Cardinals.
Packers (+3) over GIANTS. The Giants at home. That sentence usually signals that the G-Men will lose.
Panthers (-2.5) over EAGLES. The Eagles aren't even trying anymore.
Last Week: 7-7
This Week: 2-1