Nationally we turned a corner this week. In the U.S., you are either remorseful, or you are reborn. You are either going down in your Darren McFadden, Tony Romo piloted ship, or you are thriving at the top of your league buffeted by Aaron Rodgers and Arian Foster.
Thursday, November 08, 2012
Indianapolis Colts v Jacksonville Jaguars +3.5
Scott and FF Examiner both pick: Indianapolis -3.5
Sunday, November 11
Buffalo Bills v New England Patriots -10.5
Have the Bills given up on the season? Are they to become just one more statistic? One more failed lump of un-achieving apathy?
Scott Picks: Buffalo +10.5
FF Examiner: New England -10.5
New York Giants v Cincinnati Bengals +4
The safe bet here is New York. Scott and the FF Examiner have that grudge bet between Hakeem Nicks and A.J. Green, which is not now so much a contest as it is a mandate on Scott’s poor judgement.
Scott picks: NY Giants -4
FF Examiner: Cincinnati +4
San Diego Chargers v Tampa Bay Buccaneers -2.5
Scott picks: Tampa Bay -2.5
FF Examiner: San Diego +2.5
Denver Broncos v Carolina Panthers +4.5
If Denver has a trap game this year, it’s this one. Carolina poses a threat only to themselves, and the Broncos may be looking expectantly toward another laugher against the Chargers next week. The FF Examiner does not believe any of this, but has several Broncos on his team (see Hedging).
Scott picks: Denver -4.5
FF Examiner: Carolina +4.5
Tennessee Titans v Miami Dolphins -5.5
Both pick: Miami -5.5
Oakland Raiders v Baltimore Ravens -8.5
Scott picks: Oakland -8.5
FF Examiner: Baltimore +8.5
Atlanta Falcons v New Orleans Saints +2.5
Scott picks: New Orleans -2.5
FF Examiner: Atlanta +2.5
Detroit Lions v Minnesota Vikings -1.5
A lifelong Viking fan, Scott will be attending this game. Scott has Adrian Peterson and Matthew Stafford on his fantasy team, though has no compulsion for mixed feelings. Scott could, with a Schmidt Beer in hand and genuine smile on his face, stand by and watch Bradford and the rest of his fantasy team run off a cliff like lemmings if it meant a Vikes victory. The FF Examiner, however notes the absence of Percy Harvin and Christian Ponders dirth of talent.
Scott picks: Minnesota -1.5
FF Examiner: Detroit +1.5
New York Jets v Seattle Seahawks -7.5
Both pick: Seattle -7.5
Dallas Cowboys v Philadelphia Eagles -1.5
The FF Examiner still believes in this nation. Not sure why.
Scott picks: Dallas +1.5
FF Examiner: Philadelphia -1.5
St. Louis Rams v San Francisco 49ers -11.5
Scott picks: St. Louis -11.5
FF Examiner: San Francisco +11.5
Houston Texans v Chicago Bears Pk
Jay Cutler should not be in a position to have to beat a team like the Texans straight up.He won’t.
Both pick: Houston Pk
Monday, November 12
Kansas City Chiefs v Pittsburgh Steelers -12.5
The Chiefs have become the team against whom other teams get healthy. The Steelers need some of that right now.
Both pick: Pittsburgh -12.5