December 30th, 2005
Broncos @ San Diego(11)
Hunh? The Chargers are out no matter what, and Denver has the #2 seed no matter what. I don’t see why the spread should be 11. Broncos.
Giants(9) @ Oakland
The G-Men need to win to clinch the division and could actually entirely miss the playoffs if they lose. And since when does a Turner-coached team step it up late in the season? Giants.
Cardinals @ Indy(6.5)
Game over by halftime. Indy.
Ravens(3) @ Cleveland
Baltimore is just better.
Bills(1) @ New Jersey Jest
The Bills looked really good last week in beating the Bengals–they may be playing for their coach’s job, so I say they’ll take the Jest.
Panthers(4) @ Atlanta
The Panthers need it, I’ll give the points.
Lions @ Pittsburgh(13.5)
No picking the Lions for me.
Dolphins @ New England(5.5)
In New England in crappy weather? I’ll take the champs.
Saints @ Tampa Bay(13.5)
The Saints mailed in the season a long time ago and the Bucs need to win to get in. Yeah, lots of points, but the Saints are horrible.
Seahawks @ Green Bay(4.5)
Come on, the Seabags second team is better than the Packers, plus Alexander wants the TD record. Seabags.
Texans(1.5) @ San Francisco
The Reggie-bowl! The Niners blew it last week by winning, but the problem is that they need Bush a lot more than the Texans do–what Houston needs is an o-line, not a running back. Niners will be more motivated to lose, so I’ll take Houston.
Titans @ Jacksonville(3.5)
Jags are the #5 seed no matter what happens in this game. Nobody of consequence will play for Jax. However, the Titans are so bad that the #2 Jax squad still covers this.
Bears @ Minnesota(4)
The Vikings are out no matter what. The Bears are the #2 seed no matter what. Since the Bears have a bye, they’ll play some of their guys just to keep the rust off. The Vikings will mail it in as Tice is done no matter what happens here; Chicago.
Redskins(7.5) @ Philly
Washington is fighting for their playoff lives but the Iggles want to salvage some dignity. Still, the Iggles suck and the Redskins have been beating people up lately. I’ll take the Skins.
Rams @ Dallas(12.5)
Damn that’s a lot of points, and the Rams have no reason to care. Still, the Cowboys are so inconsistent; I’ll take the huge number.