Saturday, September 28, 2013

PIGSKIN 2013 - Football Sunday; Week Four



Football Sunday
Week Three Record:  6-7-1
Overall Record:  17-21-2
Schmear of the Week:  3-0 (3x Bagels)
Bagels in the Basket:  +3
Coin Toss:
  • Seven undefeated teams remain; 4 in the AFC, 3 in the NFC.  The only real surprise is Miami.
Third and Long:
  • Who would have thought the Steelers, Giants, Falcons and Packers would be a combined 2-10 heading into Week Four.
  • Can we stop exporting regular season NFL games to Europe, please?  Instead, stop stealing money from loyal season ticket holders by making them buy pre-season tickets, and let the entire NFL conduct pre-season in various cities of Europe.  Didn't the NFL experiment with the WLAF already fail once before in the 1990's with the London Monarchs, Claymores, Galaxy, etc. etc.?  And who could forget the NY/NJ Knights?
  • One fourth of the regular season is now over.  The speed of an NFL regular season is unbelievable, isn't it?
...Let's roll some Bagels.
CHIEFS -4 1/2 (Giants)
The Giants are struggling in every facet of the game.  This week it gets worse - more injuries, another loss, more rampant speculation.  The Giants will be glad to see September finally end.
Win; 31-7 Chiefs
TITANS -3 1/2 (Jets)
The retooled Titans are playing competitive football again.  This will be a tight game.  That 1/2 point is killing me but I'm sticking with the home team.
Win; 38-13 Titans
Steelers -2 1/2 (Vikings) *London, England
I don't trust the Vikings in Minnesota.  No need to trust them in London.
Loss; 34-27 Vikings
Ravens -3 (BILLS)
The Bills are playing "just good enough" football, but keep falling short.  Baltimore surprised me last week.  This game will clarify many things regarding both teams.
Loss; 23-20 Bills
Bengals -4 1/2 (BROWNS)
You know the routine by now.  I've gotten every Browns game wrong so far.  I think the Bengals should win this one easy.  That means take the Browns folks.
Loss; 17-6 Browns
Colts -8 1/2 (JAGUARS)
The Colts are giving up sixteen points a game.  The Jags have scored the fewest points in the league.  Sometimes you just have to stick with logic.
Win; 37-3 Colts
Seahawks -3 (TEXANS)
I do not particularly enjoy picking against the Texans at home.  But Seattle's defense just looks stupid scary!
Push; 23-20 Seahawks; O.T.
Cardinals +2 1/2 (BUCS)
The Bucs are spiraling out of control.  I almost always like the Cardinals getting points.
Win; 13-10 Cardinals
LIONS -3 (Bears)
A great battle between two monsters of the midway.  Ancient Chinese secret says enter Lions den at own risk.  However, I smell a push.
Win; 40-32 Lions
CHARGERS +2 (Cowboys)
This is the New York Giants lucky week.  Dallas will slow down to the rest of the NFC East's speed.  Chargers look like they really want to contend this season, but still can't finish games.  I'm thinking Romo and the Boys are salivating over facing San Diego's secondary, so I sense interceptions in their future.
Win; 30-21 Chargers
Redskins -3 (RAIDERS)
I don't like this game one bit.  This is another game that screams push.  On a side note, nothing would delight the Black Hole more than knocking RGIII around.
Win; 24-14 Redskins
BRONCOS -10 1/2 (Eagles)
The new up-tempo Eagles will be sucking thin wind trying to defend Peyton's targets in the mile high air of Denver.  Good luck with that.
Win; 52-20 Broncos
FALCONS +2 (Patriots)
Welcome to the stay away game of the week.  Due to injury, the Patriots still have a questionable cast of key participants, while the Falcons are still underachieving.  We'll find out much more about every team this week.
Loss; 30-23 Patriots
SAINTS -6 1/2 (Dolphins)
The crow Miami has been making me swallow this season has been absolutely delicious.  However, New Orleans will not be Dolphin safe this weekend.  Fry Fish Fry.
Win; 38-17 Saints
Schmear of the Week:
SAINTS - 6/12 (Dolphins)
That's seventeen Bagels into the oven.  Good Luck, and have a Happy Football Sunday everyone!
Week Four Record:  9-4-1
Overall Record:  26-25-3
Schmear of the Week: 4-0
Bagels in the Basket:  +10

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