Let's Play Rent-A-Player or NFL Week 9
We went 2-3 last week. Obviously not the outcome we had hoped for, but it only drops our record to 20-18-2 against the spread. We’re not retiring early, but we have some room to move at the halfway point. How about that Randy Moss? Now he’s a Titan. Brad Childress can not be sitting comfortably as his team is starting to implode a bit. Renting Moss for a week and for a 3rd round pick does not endear yourself to the team owner. In Washington Donovan McNabb was benched for Rex Grossman. Even Mike Shanahan makes dumb moves. Not that McNabb was playing well. “5” Deserved to get benched, just not for Rex Grossman. Childress seems to be on the coaching hot seat. Mike Singletary isn’t doing so well in San Francisco. They play a fundamentally poor game out there, which is very un-Singletary.
Ah the joys of November. Now the games start to get pretty good. Most people don’t realize that at the end of the year there are so many player and coaching changes that teams literally rip up last year and start fresh. It takes about 8 weeks for a team to gel. We’ll see who really has game, and who was just a flash in the pan. Let’s take a look at this week’s slate.
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Eagles (-3) over the Colts. Traditionally a game against the Colts is where dreams of Eagle greatness go to die. Payton Manning is really this season’s MVP at the half way mark. Ol’ Payton’s doing it all by himself. His line’s a mess, the running game is stumbling, but ol’ Payton has 15 touchdowns to 2 interceptions throwing to guys no one has ever heard of. On the Eagle front Michael Vick has a national spotlight and an opportunity to prove the three games of brilliance before he got hurt was the real “get me a big contract” deal. Andy Reid’s squad is 11-0 the week after the bye, and 9-2 ATS in those games. The line opened with the Eagles as a 1 pint fav and moved to 3 points as soon as Vick was announced as the starter. Look for a high scorer. Eagles in a close one.
Packers (-8) against Cowboys. Who ever thought you spelled Cow-quit-boy in Dal-quit-las. Looked like there was plenty of quit last week. A most un-Cowboy way. They’ve had bad teams who’s fight was unfortunately bigger than their talent. These guys look like “no worries, we’re getting paid.” The Pack may not e the monsters many thought they would be, but they cover, and in the series the home team has covered 8 of the last 9 meetings. Dum-da-da-dum-dum-dum. Go! Pack! Go!
Jets (-4) over Lions. Before we go crazy about the Lions winning in Dc last week, let us recall the movie Pulp Fiction. Remember the words of Mr. Wolf about thinking the job is finished too early? Yeah, let’s let the Lions prove the can win. Meantime the Jets have covered 8 of their last 9 on the road. That;s th sort of proof I mean. Jets
Saints (-6 ½) over Panthers. Those black cats might actually be the worst team in the league this year if it weren’t for the poor effort the Cowboys have showed of late. Nothing like watching two teams trying to get their coaches fired early to make you want to rake leaves on a November Sunday. Saints have covered 8 of their last 12 on grass. Works for me. Get Tom Benson a cheesy parasol and let the zaniness begin. Saints in this one.
Chiefs (+1) against Raiders. These games were once classic blood baths. But here’s the stat of the week: The road team has covered 19 of the last 26 in the series. I’ll take the Chiefs.
That’s how I see it. Enjoy the games!