I’m getting this out even later than I did last week, thanks to the increasing madness in the presidential election. (I’m a raving political junkie these days, I guess.)
First, a summary of last week. Because I differed so widely from The Golden Coin (TGC), I predicted that either the Coin or I was going to have a terrible week. I was wrong: we both had a mediocre week (though mine was even more so). TGC went 9-7 (28-19 to date), while Polimom was 8-8 (29-18 to date).
Since my differences of opinion aren’t always totally random, though, I’ve decided to include my picks, where they differ, as a regular feature (or bug, depending…).
Here are this weeks flips*:
Denver (-9.5) over KANSAS CITY
CINCINNATI (-3.5) over Cleveland
Polimom went with Cleveland here, but I don’t have a single good reason for it. I did this last week with Cleveland, too, so I’m hoping for some help from the law of averages…
Houston (+7.5) over JACKSONVILLE
TGC has lost its mind. Seriously.
Arizona (+2.5) over NY JETS
Atlanta (+6.5) over CAROLINA
Minnesota (+2.5) over TENNESSEE
Another place where Polimom and TGC fail to “see” eye to eye. This, though, is likely to be a very good game.
TAMPA BAY (-1.5) over Green Bay
See the commentary directly above. Boring, I know…
San Francisco (+5.5) over NEW ORLEANS
The Coin and I are having a running argument. It never seems to pick NOLA. Conversely, I always do. Last week’s game in Denver, though, showed a very strong Saints team, in spite of the loss recorded for posterity. Geaux Saints!!
ST. LOUIS (+8.5) over Buffalo
LOL!!!!! Ummm…. no.
OAKLAND (+7.5) over San Diego
Washington (+11.5) over DALLAS
CHICAGO (+1.5) over Philadelphia
I’ve got Philly. My only rationale for this pick is that I didn’t pick them the last two weeks in a row, and got burned.
PITTSBURGH (-9.5) over Baltimore
That’s an awfully big spread for what’s expected to be a low-scoring game. Polimom thinks TGC got dizzy from all that spinnin’.
* As always — the home team is in CAPS, and point spreads apply.