Mr. Markus is taking the Giants on the road at DC -4 against the resurgent Rex Grossman led Redskins. DOM believes the Giants have the more pressing need to win. We think the Giants get the nod because they are not as bad as their last two games indicate and they will nip this one out at the end as they regress to the mean. But that does not mean they will cover. Interesting pick. Go Skins!
We kinda like the Redskins and are sorely tempted to go the other way on this one, but we're also looking at the Rams at the Seahawks with the battle for the NFC West up for grabs. Both teams have a losing record but the Rams are the better team, especially on defense and at the QB position where Seattle is starting backup Charlie Whitehurst against Slingin Sam Bradford. As we heard one NFL commentator say this week: "If Charlie Whitehurst is the answer, what is the question?" Indeed.
Rumpole picks the Rams -3 for 300.
Both the Saints and the Falcons need to win tomorrow and we like them both. The Saints are 7.5 favourites at home over the Tampa Bay Bucs, and that's worth a fiver spot for us. The Falcons are smarting after a home loss to the Saints and seek to bounce back and end the season by trouncing the hapless Panthers. The Falcons are 14.5 favourites and that's worth a flyer for 200 "Matty Ice creams".
So which is it for our pick against DOM? We initially were going with the Rams but we decided to take the home town Saints to march us home to victory!
Good luck DOM. It's been a fun season.