NFL Picks 201 6 – week 7
Well The Donald may have had a better week that Red last week. 1-5 for the third time this season. 16-20 after six weeks. Red doesn’t shank his tee shot that often.
Sure Bet Pick of the Week – Bengals over Browns. In the battle for Ohio, anything can happen and usually does. Like the Republicans, the Bengals never win a division title unless they win the battle of Ohio. The Bengals are perhaps the most perplexing team this season (wait, that title belongs to the Panthers). But the Browns are usually the cure for whatever ails you. Bengals get to drink the magic Brown elixir this week. Still 10 points is a lot to give up. Take the under at 45.5. Cincinnati 20 Cleveland 1.
Underdog Pick of the Week – Titans Whip Colts. Titans are trending in the right direction. Mariota is playing like an actual mid-tier NFL quarterback and DeMarco Murray still has some gas in the tank despite being abused by the Cowboys. The Colts are stinging from an unexpetcted loss to the Texans (unexpected by all but Red – thank you). The Colts defense is truly awful and managed to hide that last week for 3 quarters against the equally awful Texans offense. The Titans offense is starting to click. The Colts – not so much. Tennessee 24 Indianapolis 21.
Rivalry Game Pick of the Week – Patriots Destroy Stealers. Without Big Ben the Stealers are just another band from LA. Without Tom Brady, the Patriots still win all their games. Go figure. This looked like a preview of the AFC Championship game until the Stealers began to look for their wheels. It now is just another butt whipping for the Steal crew. New England 45 Pittsburgh 7.
Texas Franchise Pick of the Week – Broncos best Texans. Texans don’t need to win this game, but they do need to look like an actual NFL team – something that has eluded them in road games this season. The Broncos are there for the taking this week having lost two in a row, but the Texans are givers. They give up a lead late in the game to lose a squeaker here, but show some mettle. And remember Texans fans, Red warned you not to get carried away with a win over the Colts. Denver 27 Houston 24.
Prime Time Pick of the Week – Cardinals crater Seahawks. Cardinals are still looking for that break out game this season. This is a big chance to make a statement in the NFC west. They can’t expect 3 TDs from DJ every week, but they can expect excellence. All tired old Carson Palmer has to do is manage the game and let his surrounding talent take over. Then there is Russell Wilson – who has just plain sucked so far this seaon. Expect another rough outing over a steadily improving Cardinals defense. Arizona 31 Seattle 13.
Shit Bowl Pick of the Week – Jets over Ravens. You can smell the stink in Jersey from the Morristown exit. The stench of defeat is clinging to the Jets like mold to a week old bagel. But “on any given Sunday” and this is a given Sunday for the Jets as the Ravens play down to their level. This messy merd match will be nigh on to unwatchable. But when has that stopped Red. New Jersey 23 Baltimore 15.