NFL WEEK 4
3-3 last week brining the season total to an underwhelming 6-11. It’s still going to take until week 7 or 8 to figure this year out. No mini camps, passing camps, OTAs, the talent is evaluated on the fly. Look at Philadelphia. When was the last time you heard of 4 starters being benched between the last preseason game and week 4? I was impressed with Tony Romo. I never saw anyone play in an NFL game with a pneumothorax before. Most people with punctured lungs lay around and complain. Not Romo. True to form he almost gave the game up late, but Rex Grossman stole that opportunity. Michael Vick should be careful what he asks for. If the refs call him tight it’s going to be football in the 80’s again. Remember the “grasp and control” era that saw how many plays blown dead to protect the QB? It lead to some pretty lousy football.
Okay, let’s look at this week’s slate of games. . Remember any losses encured by relying on said information is not the responsibility of me, The Mountain, Entercom communications, Entercom Northeast, its properties or its subsidiaries
LIONS (+1.5) Over Cowboys. Right now the lions may be the best team in football. I’m not drunk. Really. Those Lions are tough. They’ve won their last 6 in a row going back to last season, and 10 straight if you include the preseason. Best of all they are cover monsters beating the spread 9 of their last 10 against teams with winnign records and 12 of the last 15 overall. This is a gift. Take it. LIONS
BILLS (-3) over Bengals. My guess is the book makers thin there will be an emotional let down after the Bills came back and snuffed out the Patriots for the first time in 8 years. Every year has a “cardiac kids” team. The Bills may be that team. Don’t bet against them. Those Bengals (Bungals?) are an anemic 1-14 ATS in week four. The Bills on the other hand are 9 -4 -1 ATS over all. Enough for you? BILLS
VIKINGS (pick) over Chiefs. The Chiefs have a bye week 6. That may be the date of Head Coach Todd Hailey’s firing. Donovan McNabb may not have much magic left, but he won’t lose the game with bad decisions. VIKINGS
Eagles (-10) over 49ers. If Mr. Candybones (Michael Vick) can’t make it to the end of the game, Mr. Taffyjoints (Vince Young) is finally ready to step in. The 49ers are at a point in their rebuilding where they have to play mistake free offense to score 20 points and hope the defense holds. Eagles win Big
TEXANS (-3) over Steelers. The Steelers had problems with a really, really bad Colts team. You can best believe those Texans were jumped all week by coaches after letting the Saints get away. Those Texans are 8-1 ATS in week 4. TEXANS here.
RAVENS (-3 ½) over Jets. The hook has gotten us a few time in this young season, but with Nick Mangold out against a superior Ravens defense how can I refuse? The Black birds are 11-4 ATS in week 4. Ravens.
That’s how I see it. Enjoy the games.