NFL Picks

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Week Eight Picks

As the season nears the half-way mark, the games get easier to pick. Or so you would think. But our performance last week would seem to indicate otherwise. Hopefully, week 8 will bring great improvements. Here are some observations:

Unanimity

There are three unanimous picks this week, as the Bears, Chargers, and Steelers are seen by all as easy winners. A frequent past recipient of unanimity, the Indianapolis Colts are in for a battle this week as they head to the Mile High City to face a tough Bronco defense.

Solo Acts of Bravery

While a couple of games are picked by two contestants this week, there is only one that fits in this category, as Dave Samples believes that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers can beat the Giants on their home field. I'm afraid that they will need at least twelve points from Ronde Barber to pull this off, and I dont' think they can count on the younger Manning to throw him the ball. And a 62-yard field goal would be a tall order in the swirling winds of the Meadowlands.

Upset Special Pick of the Week

I'm actually surprised that no one else picked the Arizona Cardinals to beat the hapless Packers this week, but I'm confident they can do it. Sure, the Cards have had a tough couple of games, but Matt Leinart has learned some tough lessons, and it should make for a very interesting matchup. It does make me a little nervous, however, that I'm the only one in this contest that seems to think so...

Thanks, as always, for being a part of the fun.

3 Comments:

  • At Sun Oct 29, 08:11:00 PM CST, Blogger joe kennedy said…

    So much for it being better this week. The best I can go is 6-8. Geez.

     
  • At Mon Oct 30, 06:15:00 AM CST, Blogger Wes Kenney said…

    Joe,

    I hate to kick a man when he's down, but unless I've made a mistake somewhere, you're at 4-9 heading into Monday night. For you to go 6-8, the Patriots would have to win and the Colts would have to have their victory somehow overturned...

    ;-)

     
  • At Mon Oct 30, 08:25:00 AM CST, Blogger joe kennedy said…

    Wes, when I posted, Carolina was up 14-0 over Dallas. When you posted, Dallas had beaten Carolina soundly.

    But I'm definitely down. Thanks for kicking.

     

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