The Final Five: The survivor pool has come down to the final five:
Hailing from parts unknown, the ineffable and mysterious Lucy Lew; the gourmand of hip: Kenny Weisman, the man, the myth, the legend: Dan Lurvey, bringing a little civility to an unruly group of criminal lawyers, Alan Kaiser, and your faithful blogger, seeking his second survivor pool title, Rumpole.
Lucy Lew picks Cincy, as do we, Lurvey growls with the Bears, while Kaiser doesn't believe the Jags are for real and takes the Cardinals, while Weisman, bringing up the rear and glancing at Colby over his shoulder, also goes with the Redbirds over the Jags. Technically speaking, Lurvey has put himself in line to win it all. He's the second player to be in that position this year. The first was...well, like Paulie who sold out the old man, "won't see him no more."
Here's our picks for Sunday:
The Bengals are finally home after a tough two week road trip. The last time they were home the Bengals lit up the Jets for over 40 points. Cincy -6 over the Browns.
San Diego charges into town to take on our struggling Dolphins. Are the Fins in disarray? Yes. Did they perform horribly on Monday night losing to the Buccaneers? Yup. Does Rumpole's revert to the mean theory mean that the Dolphins bounce back at home? Absolutely. The bankruptcy courts are full of bettors who went against home dogs. Take the Fins at home +1.5.
Cheaters at Carolina: Fancy pants Brady and his no-name offense come up against a legitimate and surging Carolina defense. Couple the strong Carolina D with some bad weather and we like the under 47.
The same goes for the Jets at Buffalo. The Bills are a different team at home, and they have a very good defense. The Jets know that their key to winning is keeping Geno Smith out of difficult third and long situations where he tends to put the ball up for grabs. A resurgent Jets running game, a very stingy Bills defense, and some bad weather all lead to an under 41.
Monday: Happy Anniversary to Us, and a mystery judge settles in as an anonymous juror in the posh REGJB jury pool digs.
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