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Saturday, October 6, 2012

NFL PICKS, WEEK FIVE, 2012

I was 6-8-1 last week, bringing me to 23-36-4 for the season. John was 8-6-1 and is 24-35-4 for the season.

I had the RAMS on Thursday & John had the Cardinals.

Here are this weeks picks.

1.) Atlanta Falcons (4-0) (-3) at Washington Redskins (2-2)

    The Redskins do not have enough firepower  in this match up. The Falcons are loaded for bear and the Redskins D gets lit up.


   Prediction: FALCONS

2.) Pittsburgh Steelers (1-2) at home (-3.5) vs. Philadelphia Eagles (3-1)

     The Steelers are fortunate those old legs on defense are coming off a bye but they are still hurting. Barring turnovers, the Eagles have far too much speed.


     Prediction: EAGLES TO WIN

3.) Green Bay Packers (2-2) (-7) at Indianapolis Colts (1-2) 

    I thought the Packers would dust the Saints last week, but they struggled for a win. The Colts aren't ready to play in their league, even after a bye. Even so, The Packers better find a running game if they want to contend.

    Prediction: PACKERS

4.) New York Giants (2-2) at home (-8) vs. Cleveland (0-4)

    The Browns record is 0-4 but they are 4-0 against the spread. The Giants can be run on. Eli will light up Cleveland's defense.

   Prediction: BROWNS TO COVER

5.) Cincinnati Bengals (3-1) at home (-3) vs. Miami Dolphins (1-3)

    You can expect the Dolphins to run a lot on a bad Bengals run defense, but the Bengals have too much firepower.

   Prediction: BENGALS

6.) Baltimore Ravens (3-1) (-6.5) at Kansas City Chiefs (1-3)

   I keep giving the Chiefs the benefit of the doubt. Not this week.

   Prediction: Ravens

7.) Carolina Panthers (2-2) at home (-1) vs. Seattle Seahawks (2-2)

   Pete Carroll will try to run the ball and succeed, but I don't trust them on the road.

   Prediction: PANTHERS

8.) Chicago Bears (3-1) (-6) at Jacksonville Jaguars (1-3)

    I wouldn't put it past Jay Cutler to find a way to lose this game, but I wouldn't bet on it.

   Prediction: BEARS

9.) Minnesota Vikings (3-1) at home (-6) vs. Tennessee Titans (1-3) 

    Fortunes change dramatically for the better when you have a healthy Adrian Peterson. The same cannot be said of Chris Johnson who is healthy but unenthused. Christian Ponder has not thrown an INT all season.

    Prediction: VIKINGS

10.) New England Patriots (2-2) at home (-6.5) vs. Denver Broncos (2-2) 

    No way. Peyton Manning must be frothing at the mouth for this shot.

    Prediction: BRONCOS TO COVER

11.) San Francisco 49ers (3-1) at home (-10) vs. Buffalo Bills (2-2) 

    The Bills have no shot.

    Prediction: 49ers

12.) New Orleans Saints (0-4) at home (-3.5) vs. San Diego Chargers (3-1)

     The Saints are 0-4, the division leading Falcons are 4-0. If they want a shot at a wild card they have to get on a run and that run must start here. My gut says no.

   Prediction: CHARGERS TO COVER

13.) Houston Texans (4-0) (-9) at New York Jets (2-2) 

     Only 9? Why not 90? No Darrelle Revis, or Santonio Holmes. Dustin Keller and Stephen Hill are not expected to play either. So, unless Tim Tebow produces a staff, taps on a stone and the Texans are suddenly overcome by a wave, I wouldn't count on the JETS to do anything but SUCK royally. Right now the jets look like that awkward Jeopardy player who doesn't understand why he's at -$10,000

   Prediction: NOT THE JETS       





1 comment:

  1. John's Picks

    Falcons
    Eagles
    Packers
    Giants
    Bengals
    Ravens
    Panthers
    Bears
    Titans
    Broncos
    49ers
    Saints
    Texans

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