Since I sometimes dabble in Football I figure I should throw my picks for the first round of the playoffs. Just as a disclaimer if you run out and place bets and lose too bad. My FFL team came in 7 out of 10. I am better with teams than players and it gets really hard to keep your concentration about mid-way through the season. That cursed Al came in first! So here they are:
1/8 8:00 ET At San Diego -6.5 NY Jets
I think San Diego has this easily. The Jets did not exactly inspire confidence the way they backed into the playoffs. I think it is one and done for them this year. The Chargers are on a hot streak and playing well. They should easily win this one.
1/9 1:00 ET At Indianapolis -10 Denver
I really want to pick Denver here but I cannot. I mean they barely beat the practice squad for Indy. On turf. At Home. I think Denver is in trouble. I think they have a very small chance to cover the spread but I am going with Indy.
1/9 4:30 ET At Green Bay -6 Minnesota
Green Bay all the way. ESPN had an article on how the Vikings might upset GB but let’s get real. If you want to sum up the Vikings just look at Randy Moss leaving before the game was over. He is a loser and the Vikings are going to be too. If that is not enough take GB’s record, at home, in the cold, in playoffs, against Minnesota. Need I say more?
1/8 4:30 ET At Seattle -4 St. Louis
This is probably the toughest one to pick. Neither team really inspires much confidence. Since I have been picking the favorites I guess I will go with Seattle. No upsets this week. St. Louis is just not that good. I do not think Seattle will have a problem shutting them down. To be fair I have not seen much of either team this year but what I have seen leads me to this call.
So there you go. Fire up your Web Browser and get your picks in before the Indy line move’s up even higher! You know Vegas is going to have to move the line again to get someone to bet on Denver. It started at 7. Now it is 10. I would not be surprised to see it move to 13. We shall see how I did next week. Even if I miss all four I think this is going to be a regular feature for the rest of the playoffs. Guess who I am picking next week!