Friday, January 11, 2008

Behind enemy lines- dvisional playoffs

Well, not buying the point in the Jags/Steelers game kept us under .500 last week (1-2-1) and (31-11-1 for the year) so we got some make-up work to let’s get to it. Starting with the Saturday games, despite setting records and the stigma of the “Frozen Tundra” Farve is 1-2 his last 3 home playoff games, 2-5 his last 7, and thrown 16 picks to 12 TD’s over that span, this one will be close. I like the Seachickens(+8) going into Green Bay as Holmgren makes his return to the Lambeau against a team he knows as well as anyone. Next, I LOVE the Patriots(-12) vs. the Jags. After this game is over people will be asking themselves “why didn’t I see that?” as a Belichick defense with two weeks to prepare cooks up something so filthy that David Garrard doesn’t know what hit him. The Pats will put 8 in the box, force him to throw, and be waiting when he does. On Sunday, play the Colts(-8.5) vs. the Superchargers who are without Antonio Gates, meaning the colts can bring Sanders up to help stop LT, and that means that Rivers has to beat them, and I’ll take that bet. Lastly, I like the G-Men(+8) going into Dallas as Romo has yet to win a playoff game and I subscribe to the notion that beating an NFL team 3 times in one year is tough to do. They may win it, but the pressure the Giants will put on the Cancun Cowboy will keep it close, take the points. That’s the chowder, I’m Nikki the Fish, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!


Anonymous said...

I agree that the Patriots will be a different team on a neutral field, in good weather. I think we will see the Pats that we saw the first 10 games of the season that covered each one.

Anonymous said...

Normally I hate to see football games compared agains the betting public but the Super Bowl is a bit different in this reguard. I saw the line was 14 points??? The Giants lost by 3 to the Pats and have by all accounts improved the overall level of their play. I like their chances to make adjustments and match up pretty evenly. If Brady is truly hurt (any problems at all) then things look pretty good for the Giants.

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