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Sunday, January 03, 2010

PICK EM ALL

UPDATE: WE WENT 6-3 IN THE 1PM GAMES. 10-6 overall .Not too shabby.

Last week of the regular season, so we decided to pick em all!

Indianapolis +8 at Buffalo. Colts resting most of their team, we'll take the Bills -8 at home. (WIN)

Saints +8 at Carolina. Saints resting most of their team as well, including their QB, so
we like the Panthers at home. (WIN)

Jaguars at Browns -1. Browns playing well lately, but Jags have an outside shot at the playoffs and need the win, so we're taking the Jags. (LOSS)

Bears -3 at Lions. Bears take this one easy. (WIN)

Cheaters at Texans, Teaxans -8. NE still has some pop left and also needs to sew up the number three seed. We'll take the Cheaters +8. (WIN)

Steelers at Miami. The Fins are getting 3 points but the Steelers are motivated and need this win. The Fins played very well this year and should be proud of what they did with a difficult schedule and a second year QB making his first NFL starts. Champs in what may be their last hurrah, -3. (WIN)

Giants at Minnesota: Vikings are reeling from some poor play while the Gints have been eliminated from the playoffs. The Vikings are favored by 8.5 but something tells us the Giants will keep this game close. Giants +8.5. (LOSS)

49'ers at Rams. Rams are getting 7 at home, and we'll go with the visiting 49'ers to close out the season with a win. (WIN)

Atlanta at Tampa Bay. The game is even and the Bucs gave been playing well. Bucs to win at home. (LOSS)

Eagles at Cowpokes- game of the day. Pokes are 3 point favorites at home. The winner takes the division title. Never bet against Vanilla Phillips and his January Cowpoke swoon. Eagles +3.
(loss)

Green Bay at Arizona. The Cardinals are 3 point favorites at home and we'll take the Cardinals in a sleeper of a game as both these teams could be seeing each other again very shortly. (loss)


KC at Denver. The Broncos are 13.5 point favorites and need to win this game to get into the playoffs. But we don't like this Bronco team and we don't think they have the heart to win this game. KC +13.5. (win)

Ravens at Raiders. The Ravens also need to win this game to make the playoffs. They are giving 11 points on the road and while they may beat the Raiders, take Oakland +11 at home.
(win)

Redskins at San Diego. The Chargers are 7 point favorites and despite the fact they have the second seed sewn up and may not be playing their regulars, the Redskins are awful and in disarray. San Diego -7. (loss)

Titans at Seahawks. Hawks are 5 point dogs at home. Seattle may be as bad as the Redskins. Tennessee -5 on the road. (win)

Bengals at Jets. Jets need this game, the Bengals don't. The Jets will be the recipient of playing the second team in two weeks that has no incentive to win. If the Bengals lay down today the Jets will back into the playoffs. If you were Cincinnati, who would you rather play- the Jets or the Steelers? True that the Bengals beat the Steelers twice this year, but one of them was a on a fluky play, and the Steelers and their QB who thrives on last minute drives are the last team we think anyone wants to play this year in the playoffs. The Jets are 9 point favorites. Take Gang Green to coast into the playoffs. It just galls us to see the Jets make the playoffs, but that's the way the ball bounces. (win)

6 comments:

GO STEELERS said...

Rumpole- Pittsburgh lawyer here. Visiting your fair city for the game. A bunch of us made these plans last year when the schedule came out. We came down earlier in the week, took a suite at the Fountainbleau and enjoyed you nice weather, although it's too cool for swimming.

You might be surprised to know you have a pretty big following in the legal community in Pittsburgh.

Anyway, I'll be at the game today with my pals, and while we're very very disappointed we probably won't be getting into the playoffs and getting a chance to come back here for the Super Bowl, which I guarantee you we would win if we can just get to the party, I want to say one thing to your dolphin fans who write on this blog-

if we're sitting in the stands and a bunch of dolphin fans stand up and chant about Chad Henne at least his name isn't Benny, I think us Steeler fans might just die from laughter. Really guys, if that is true, you need some better chants.

Good luck today.

Anonymous said...

rumpole - i am firmly of the opinion that my San Diego Chargers are going all the way. If they play in the super bowl, i will have an extra two tickets for my box. would you like to go?

rick f said...

Week 17.

I am sticking with my Broncos pick, as they should still have a chance of playoff spot at kickoff time. Don't like the fact that coach benched two players including their number one wide receiver. My backup pick would be the Jets, but I hate picking the Jets for anything.

For now, Broncos to run the table and complete 17 weeks unbeaten!

Good luck on your 16 game selection. You have money on any of those games?

Hey, Pick em Paulie, where are your picks? Good luck to you too.

Three Fingers Vinnie said...

Ah Rumpole, I can order my new Mercedes and Rolex now on what I'm going to make off of you today.

Fake Jay White said...

The Stadium's empty
the lights are dark
the fans are home
the players have left the park

as I wander these corridors
sad and I frown
knowing it's 8 more months until I hear
THAT'S ANOTHER MIAMI DOLPHINS FIRST DOWN!!!

Thanks for a great year Dolphins. We'll get em next year, you bet. (sniffle sniffle)

Anonymous said...

Hey, Rump:

Can you cover a case for me on January 19 at the REGJB?

Thanks.