Friday, October 21, 2011
NFL Week 7: Pondering Our Future
San Diego at NY Jets(PK)
Rex Ryan and Norv Turner exchanged some fightin words in the media this week. We didn't read the quotes, but we're pretty sure Ryan called Turner Pizza Face, and Turner responded by saying, "At least my feet don't smell like a fish market!"
The Jets come in having lost 3 of their last 4, and conversely, the Chargers have won 3 straight. The Jets didn't look very impressive in their MNF win against the winless Dolphins, and we guess that's why this game is just a pick, with some books having the Jets as a 1 point dog. Don't think too much about this one. Never bet on Norv, and never bet a west coast team playing on the east coast at 1pm Eastern. The Jets have covered 5 of the last 6 in which these two teams have met, including last year's divisional playoff round at San Diego. Jets
Washington at Carolina(-1)
While most people were focused this week on which Quarterback Coach Shanahan would start, backup tight end Logan Paulsen was planning a post game trip to Kings Dominion, sponsored by 94.7 Fresh FM. The plan is to go out and get their asses kicked by the Panthers, get injured in the process, and then its party time at the popular amusement park.
They say, "you are what you are", and the Redskins are a .500 football team at best. Couple the fact that we think the Redskins are the first 3-2 team in NFL history to pull their Quarterback NOT because of an injury, with the number of injuries the Redskins suffered to the left side of their offensive line last week, and you have a recipe for disaster.
The Redskins have lost 6 straight games in which they face a rookie Quarterback. The Panthers are an impressive 5-2 ATS this year, and they've scored 20 or more points in 5 of their 7 games. They've been in every game they've played in, even last week's 14 point loss to Atlanta, which in reality got out of hand late. Hey Skins fans, "Back to life, back to reality." Panthers
Green Bay at Minnesota(+9)
The Vikings have opted to bench Donovan McNabb for Christian Ponder. When asked to evaluate Head Coach Leslie Frazier's decision to do so, author John Feinstein said it sounded like code for "Sexism", since Ponder is "definitely younger and better looking."
In all seriousness, the Vikings should be 3-0 at home this year. They blew a 17 point second half lead to the Bucs, and then followed that up the next week blowing a 20 point lead to the Lions. We think the change at QB will give the Vikings a spark, and we like the home dog getting almost double digits, versus a team who is overdue to get bitch slapped. Vikings
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