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Dec.
28th

Picks are in for Week 17

12 28 2006 Picks Week 17.jpgWe down to the final week of regular-season picks. This is where a little information can be a dangerous thing. Some teams will be resting starters. Do you go against the better team because you think the lesser team will play better with more on the line?


In the end, I took the Titans to beat the Patriots in Tennessee, while my wife took the Falcons to shock the Eagles in Philly. Those were the only games we saw differently. She was in a hurry and didn’t take the

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Dec.
25th

Revisiting the picks

12 25 2006 Picks Revisited Week 16.jpgMy wife makes a mean Christmas dinner. She showed no mercy taking the Jets to beat the Dolphins tonight. That game broke a tie in our weekly picks, which have been a challenge, to say the least.


I can’t recall a season filled with more 7-9/8-8/9-7 weeks. As Marty Schottenheimer noted last week, the league is set up for every team to go 8-8. It feels that way some weeks. I went into last week picking the Bengals and Cardinals to win their matchups. Then I changed those

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Dec.
21st

Picks are in for Week 16

12 21 2006 Predictions Week 16.jpgThe picks are in for Week 16. We disagreed on three games this week. It would have been five, but earlier this afternoon I called the paper and had them change two picks for the Friday edition.


Early in the week I liked the Cardinals and Bengals. I might regret changing those, but Jay Cutler seems to be playing better for the Broncos, and the Cardinals might be without their starting left tackle. More likely, I’ve out-thought myself.


On the other games, logic said the Jaguars

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Dec.
21st

Heads up on predictions

We’ll have our Week 16 predictions later tonight (could be quite late, though, as my wife is out for the time being). The Vikings-Packers game is about to start. We’re both taking the Packers in this one, for the record.

Dec.
21st

Qwest rarity: Hawks as underdogs

12 21 2006 Hawks as Home Underdogs.jpgBodog.com has come through with the numbers we were seeking. According to their research, the Seahawks are home underdogs Sunday for the first time since the 2002 season. The Chargers are favored by 4.5 points at Qwest Field. Seattle was previously a Qwest Field/Seahawks Stadium underdog four times, winning once. The losses included that Sharpie game involving then-49ers WR Terrell Owens. Thanks to Jimmy Shapiro of Riptown Media for tracking down those numbers through Bodog.

Dec.
19th

Revisting the Week 15 picks

12 14 2006 Picks For Week 15.jpgThis is turning into a very mediocre year in the weekly picks. Week 15 records: Me 9-7, Wife 10-6. Season-to-date on the blog: Me 119-72, Her 113-78.


One I saw coming: Philly over the Giants. One she saw coming: Steelers over the Panthers. Two we both whiffed on: Skins over Saints, Niners over Hawks. One that made no sense: The Titans beating the Jaguars despite gaining 98 total yards. You have to wonder if Jags QB David Garrard can become consistent enough for his team to take that

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Dec.
14th

Picks are in for Week 15

12 14 2006 Picks For Week 15.jpgI’ll be swimming to the stadium here shortly, but first I wanted to pass along our picks for Week 15.


I went 9-7 last week, one game better than my wife, which left our records at: 110-65 (me) and 103-72 (her) in games picked on the blog. This week, we both took the Hawks to win tonight. I’m thinking they should be able to hold Frank Gore under 300 yards in this one.


Generally my wife will leave some comments, but she’s not talking this week.

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Dec.
7th

Disagreements proliferate

12 07 2006 Week 14 With Comments.jpgThe picks are in for Week 14. Picking against my wife sounded like a fresh idea until someone told me later that ESPN.com’s Bill Simmons was doing it already. It’s always nice to be perceived as a copycat, particularly in my line of work, but even better to have no idea what one of the Web’s best-read commentators is writing. That’s what happens when you spend your free time figuring out how many yards Shaun Alexander averages on first down from one-back, two-tight sets (6.6).


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