We went a very average (for us) 5-1 in our picks last week. Ho hum.
And then there were ten: In the Survivor Pool the NY Jets (they of the much better defense then anyone gave them credit for) upset of the Falcons took out a large chunk of the playing field, while the rest of us rode the Rams over the hapless Jags. This week, the picks are more varied, with many players already having picked the Broncos who play the Jags at home. You may note that Messrs. Lurvey and Weisman like to play it close and email their picks at the last moment. Do not doubt that we ensure their picks are in before the game begins. This week Sautter and Vargo hopped on the Bears in the early game and have a ten day rest until they're up again. Nice pick.
Over 41 Steelers at Jets looks juicy; Give the 6 and take Cincy at Buffalo; Give the 5 and take the Cowboys at home over the Redskins; Over 41 San Fran/Arizona.
And now the line everyone wants to know about: Broncos/Jaguars, which opened at 28 and is anywhere from 26 to 28. Fact: the last four teams who were plus 20 have won or covered. And it's tempting to take the points here, but, having Peyton and Welker on our fantasy team (3-2, win last week) we've watched the Broncos closely, and they are a very, very good football team. They have weaknesses, but they are few, mostly because they have the best football player in the last twenty years to put on a uniform. Manning takes over a game. He sniffs out the opposing team's plans, exploits the weakness, and puts them away. It's easy to envision the Broncos going up quickly, say 14-0, then 17-3 at half. A quick TD in the 3rd quarter makes it 24-3, and then it's a ball game. The Denver Defense has a lot to answer for for last week's performance in Dallas. Jacksonville is just what the doctor ordered. Take the Broncos, lay the points, Oh Doctor!
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