Sunday, February 07, 2010

Weekly Picks

This horrible season has finally come to an end. I have one last chance to salvage something.

Indianapolis -5 New Orleans

Both teams can put up points, this much we know. Neither team has much of a running game so this game will come down to the quarterbacks. As good as Drew Brees is, I would take Peyton Manning (who has definitely shed his early-career choker label) over just about anyone of all time. The other thing is, I think the Colts have a better defense than New Orleans. Even without Dwight Freeney (who will try to play but probably won't be very effective) I trust Indy to get more pressure on the quarterback than the Saints. But as I always say, the biggest thing that determines games in turnovers, and that unpredictability is why games are so hard to pick. If the Saints get a couple or three fumbles, the announcers will remind us ad nauseum that they practice stripping the ball, and they will win. But I think the Colts will control the ball and get the win.

Indianapolis Colts 31 New Orleans Saints 24

Last week: 1-1 (2 points)
Season: 40-55 (38 points)
Best Bets: 1-0 (9-11)
Home Favorites: 1-1 (9-15)
Home Underdogs: 0-0 (1-2)
Road Favorites: 0-0 (16-16)
Road Underdogs: 0-0 (14-21)
Road Pickem: 0-0 (0-1)

1 comment:

Freed0 said...

Well at least you are consistent