Thursday, December 30, 2010

NFL PICKS - Week 17

Week 16 NFL Results: 9-7
NFL Results Season to Date: 125-98-13

Week 16 College Football Results: 0-0
College Football Results Season to Date: 32-30-2

Week 16 Mark My Words Results: 1-3
Mark My Words Results Season to Date: 32-37-3

Week 17 NFL Picks (winners in parentheses):

At Kansas City -4 Oakland (Oakland)
At New England -4 Miami (New England)
At Indianapolis -10 Tennessee (Indianapolis)
Jacksonville -2.5 At Houston (Houston)
Pittsburgh -6 At Cleveland (Pittsburgh)
At Baltimore -9.5 Cincinnati (Cincinnati)
At Detroit -3 Minnesota (Detroit)
New York Giants -4 At Washington (New York Giants)
At Green Bay -10 Chicago (Chicago)
At Philadelphia -11.5 Dallas (Dallas)
At New York Jets -1 Buffalo (New York Jets)
At Atlanta -14.5 Carolina (Atlanta)
At New Orleans -7.5 Tampa Bay (New Orleans)
At San Francisco -6 Arizona (Arizona)
At Green Bay -2.5 New York Giants (New York Giants)
San Diego -3.5 At Denver (San Diego)
St. Louis -3 At Seattle (St. Louis)

Mark My Words - Here are the pro and college lines that I would put money on, and why:

Pittsburgh -4 over CLEVELAND - Even though Pittsburgh has struggled at Cleveland in the past, the Browns are playing a rookie quarterback against a zone blitz defense defense in a game that has playoff seeding implications for the Steelers.

DETROIT -3 over Minnesota - The Lions have gone from being a laughing stock to start the year, to a competitive team that couldn't quite figure out how to win, to a team that has finally turned the corner by season's end. Look for Detroit to end their losing streak to Brett Favre lead teams if he is able to play on Sunday.

New York Giants -4 over WASHINGTON - While the Giants have been playing their worst football of late, they have a must win game against a Washington team that is a complete mess from the owner on down to their coach and players.

INDIANAPOLIS -10 over Tennessee - With the Colts needing to win this game to make the playoffs there's no way I'm betting against Peyton Manning at home. I look for the Colts to bring their "A" game while Tennessee has little to play for given the triangular power struggle between Bud Adams, Jeff Fisher and Vince Young.

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