04 November 2010
2010 Week 9 Picks
Andy Reid is in his 12th season as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. So far, he's 11-0 the week after the bye, including 2005, aka The Rearranging Deck Chairs on the Hindenberg season.
Mike Vick will be back under center, hopefully sporting some sort of super special Under Armor that can repel knives, bullets, and Dwight Freeney.
DeSean Jackson is likely to return to the lineup, hopefully sporting a helmet made of magic clouds that will prevent him from becoming 2010's Brian Westbrook.
Then again, Big Red is also 0-3 against the Colts. And McNabb's Redskins lost the Colts (that just feels relevant to me, but I'm not sure why).
Basically all the analysts (other than Jaws, who, let's face it, is biased) are picking the Colts. Who have this guy - you might've heard of him? - Peyton Manning? Rumor is, he's pretty good. He's currently the #4 ranked QB in the league. And he's throwing to the #5 receiver, Reggie Wayne. They also have some pretty good guys on the other side of the ball, defensive end Robert Mathis and the aforementioned Dwight Freeney.
None of these facts is in dispute.
So what does The System say? Eagles, baby! Seriously. It does. And I'm picking the Eagles. God have mercy on my soul. And my system.
In the rest of the games:
Saints at Panthers: Saints. This pick surprises no one.
Patriots at Browns: Pats. But it wasn't as obvious as you might think.
Jets at Lions: Jets. This one was obvious (according to The System).
Buccaneers at Falcons: Falcons
Dolphins at Ravens: Dolphins. Don't question me. Actually, you can question me all you like. Dont' question The System.
Cardinals at Vikings: Wanna bet McNabb plays in this matchup next year? (Yes, I do realize these two teams may not face each other next year. Just play along.) Vikings. Oy. Does The System know Brett Favre's leg is about to fall off? And Randy Moss isn't there any more?
Bears at Bills: Bears. Poor Bills. This is not a good year for you. Next year's probably not looking great, either.
Chargers at Texans: Chargers. Hm. Interesting.
Giants at Seahawks: Giants. Who are looking like the team to beat in the NFC East this year.
Chiefs at Raiders: Raiders. Hey, Jason Campbell! How's Cali treating you?
Cowboys at Packers: The System says Cowboys, but I just don't think so. I'm going against The System and going with the Packers. And Clay Matthews, aka Mean Girl (thanks to Chef Spouse for that one).
Steelers at Bengals: Bengals. Boy, if I get this one right, I'm going to look like a freakin' genius.
On bye: Broncos, Jaguars, 49ers, Rams, Titans, Redskins