17 October 2008

2008 Week 7 Picks

Brought to you by the letter "P," the number 35 (double extra bonus points if you know the significance), and the bye week.

Chargers/Bills: Ok, the Bills are 4-1 (and coming off the bye week). The Chargers are 3-3 (and coming off a win over the Pats). Yeah, the Chargers are looking more and more like the Chargers, and the Bills, well, they're the Bills. Chargers.

Saints/Panthers: Much as I want to call Saints, I think the Panthers are looking good this year (despite their recent loss to the Bucs). Gotta call Panthers, although I don't want to. Maybe I'll get lucky and the Saints will have their game back.

Vikings/Bears: Bears. No contest.

Steelers/Bengals: Steelers. Also no contest. Also, Groceries may finally get to spend most of a game on his feet, since the Bengals are not exactly a major sack threat.

Titans/Chiefs: Titans. Again with the no contest. I suspect Vince Young is getting GOOOOD at Guitar Hero.

Ravens/Dolphins: OK, this is actually a tough call. Both teams are 2-3. The Ravens have beat the Bengals and the Browns, and are on a 3 game losing streak (Steelers, Titans, Colts). The Dolphins beat the Pats and the Chargers, and lost to the Jets, Cards, and Texans. So this is the battle of "can't win against good teams" versus "beats good teams, loses to bad teams." Which one trumps? I'm going with "loses to bad teams" and calling Ravens.

49ers/Giants: You know, the 49ers had us through three quarters. The Giants managed to lose to the BROWNS. This could...yeah, even I don't believe that. Giants.

Cowboys/Rams: The Skins beat the Cowboys. The Rams beat the Skins. That should mean that the Rams will beat the Cowboys. Which they will. But it has nothing to do with the Rams, and everything to do with Brad Johnson.

Lions/Texans: You know my whole "which 0-X team will be the first to win a game?" It's not going to be the Lions this week. Of course, it's not going to be the Bengals this week either. And the Parade of Suck continues.

Colts/Packers: I SOOO want to call Packers, but I don't think so. Colts.

Jets/Raiders: Jets. The Raiders are AWFUL, and Al Davis is INSANE. IN-SANE!

Browns/Redskins: Think the Browns can pull off two upsets? Me, either. Redskins.

Seahawks/Buccaneers: Buccaneers. The Seahawks have NO chance.

Broncos/Patriots: Broncos. The Patriots have NO chance. Who would've thought I'd be writing that 6 weeks ago? But it's true.

BYE: Eagles, Jaguars, Falcons, Cardinals.


4 comments:

Chick in the Huddle said...

et tu Eagles Chick?

Elizabeth Weaver Engel, CAE said...

I'll tell you, when I heard on SportsCenter this morning that Marques Colston and Jeremy Shockey are both likely to be back this Sunday, I almost went back and edited this pick. But I think it might take a week for those two to knock off the rust. I'd love to be proved wrong, though!

rocketman said...

Notice the 1960s feel to this weekend? Colts vs Packers, Browns vs Redskins, Jets vs Raiders (Heidi Game participants), Chargers vs Bills (played two AFL Title games, '64 and '65).

The Niners' season was summed up when J.T. O'Sullivan meekly ran out of bounds on 4th and 12 instead of putting the ball up. Also, this is a team that got two TDs off of blocked figgies in two straight games and still lost each one by double-digit margins.

Elizabeth Weaver Engel, CAE said...

Yeah, Mike Nolan looked like his head was going to explode. What are the odds he gets fired during their upcoming bye week?