January 10th, 2009
So, for a change, I went 3-1 last week, which is amazing, because I’m usually horrific in the playoffs. Al, on the other hand, went 1-3. Oops. I watched the Vikings-Eagles game with a hard-core Vikings fan, and I was rooting for the Vikings, too, and I have to say, we both just wanted to cover our eyes every time Jackson dropped back. Look, the Vikes have a very solid D and a great running game. All they need is an average quarterback and they’d be fine. TJ isn’t even that. Ugh, but I did get the pick right…
Ravens @ Tennessee(-3)
The pundits are all loving Baltimore here, but the Titans didn’t exactly suck this year, either. I had no idea what to do with this game until I saw this stat: “Underdog is 13-4 ATS in their last 17 meetings.” Yowza. OK, I’ll get on the bandwagon and take the points.
Cardinals @ Carolina(-10)
I’m watching EPSN right now, and John Clayton said that Boldin will be a game-time decision, but even if he plays, he’ll be limited. That’s doom for a crappy road team against an amazing and well-rested home team.
Eagles @ New Jersey Giants(-4)
They split for the season, the Iggles are hot, the Giants still don’t have Plax… I dunno, I think the Giants will probably win, but this feels like a field goal game to me. I’ll take the points and hope for a nail-biter.
Chargers @ Pittsburgh(-6)
OK, so I think I’ve picked the Steelers right almost all season long with the Willie Parker rule. I’m sticking with that, though this is just as much about LT being out. I know Sproles was great last week, but Pittsburgh defends the run more than a little bit better than the Colts, methinks. Stillers.