Sunday, November 16

NFL Picks: Week 11

Wow, Nick really killed it last week, to the tune of 10-3-1, easily the best single-week performance FCF has seen this season. Too bad he put money on two of the losses! Figgs also had a strong week at 8-5-1 while Andy kept alive his streak of .500 or better weeks.

Last Week
Andy: 7-6-1
Figgs: 8-5-1
Nick: 10-3-1
Nick's Money Picks: 2-2

Year to Date
Andy: 81-58-5
Figgs: 68-71-5
Nick: 75-64-5
Nick's Money Picks: 13-12

PATS (-3) vs Jets
Andy: Pats. I was surprised when Nick told me where this line was.
Figgs: Lets go nuts. Jets.
Nick: Pats. Love this line. I could see a number of things happening tonight, but I don't see a scenario where the Jets win the game.

BILLS (-4.5) vs Browns
Andy: Los Cafes, purely for reasons of honor.
Figgs: Beer we go Brownies.
Nick: (+5) Browns. Turned this one green at the last minute. When Trent Edwards struggles, the Bills can't win. He's been struggling the last three weeks or so, and I suspect it may continue.

FALCONS (-6) vs Broncos
Andy: Finally, some Vegas love for the Dirty Birds. The Falcons are 4-0 at home and putting up 32 a game in the Georgia Dome, while the Broncos allow 30 a game on the road. I'll take Los Alcones.
Figgs: If we're gonna quote rappers, make it a good one. "I wanna get you in the Georgia Dome on the fifty yard line while the Dirty Birds kick for t'ree." ATL.
Nick: Atlanta. I'm like the Ying Yang Twins: "GIMME GEORGIA DOME!"

PANTHERS (-14) vs Lions
Andy: The Lions average game this season is exactly a 14-point loss, same as this line. This game happens to be one where Daunte Culpepper is starting, the Lions are on the road, and their opponent is 7-2. Las Panteras.
Figgs: Daunte's gonna get his roll on. Lions.
Nick: Panthers. Big spread, big cover. The Panthers are the second best team in the NFC.

BENGALS (+9.5) vs Eagles
Andy: Las Aguilas. Thought I'd have to give a few more here. I'm sticking with Simmons' plan to take the Eagles against bad teams but not against quality opponents. The Bengals are bad.
Figgs: Philly. Hey Andy, whats with the espanol?
Nick: (-8.5) E! A! G! L! E! S! EAGLES! I agree with Andy. I thought this would be a 2 touchdown spread, and Brian Westbrook's playing, and he's worth at least 7 points on his own (that's hyperbole, but probably pretty accurate).

PACKERS (-3.5) vs Bears
Andy: It's Sunday morning and I'm making this pick - it was off when I made my other picks. Not that Nick doesn't do well, but any time I follow his lead I lose. Los Empacadores.
Figgs: Pack.
Nick: Bears. I've been talked both ways here, but since it's more than a field goal, gimme da bears.

COLTS (-9) vs Texans
Andy: A matchup of the Browns' next two opponents. The Texans are 0-4 on the road and I don't see them breaking through against a rejuvenated Colt team who downed Pittsburgh on the road last week. Los Potros.
Figgs: This might be a little closer than the experts think, but I've been going with the Fighting Dungy's all year. Colts.
Nick: Colts. I feel like the Colts might be getting it together. Maybe.

JAGUARS (-3) vs Titans
Andy: Seriously, what is Vegas' deal with the Titans? A 3-point line for a 9-0 team playing a club who within the past three weeks has lost to both Ohio teams? Los Colosos.
Figgs: I agree. Who doesn't love the Titans? My entire life the NFL has been dominated by very hateable teams, (Cowboys, Steelers, Pats) it's time for a likeable team to do well. Titans.
Nick: (-2.5) Titans. Tennessee's 9-0, and (I think) 8-0-1 Against the Spread. I'm giving less than a field goal here, are you kidding me? This bet's way too easy.

CHIEVES (+5) vs Saints
Andy: Darn, the bookmakers finally figured out that their KC lines were too big and that even a lousy team like the Chieves could cover them. Now I actually have to make a decision. Los Santos.
Figgs: I'll take the over on this one. Saints cover, 77-65.
Nick: Chiefs. I feel like the Saints are getting by on reputation, and I'm taking a gamble on Tyler Thigpen's continued development here.

DOLPHINS (-10.5) vs Raiders
Andy: These are two teams I struggle with. Los Cazadores.
Figgs: OK, I don't even know who Andy picked on this one, this Spanish thing is getting out of control. USA, USA! Oh, and I'll take the Raiders, mainly because I love their uniforms.
Nick: Raiders. Gimme points.

GIANTS (-6.5) vs Ravens
Andy: Intriguing matchup here. The Ravens have quietly put together a 4-game win streak with average margin of victory of 25 points while maintaining their edge as the league's most reprehensible bunch of idiots. I was going to take them anyway, but I'm making a Sunday switch to Los Gigantes.
Figgs: I hate that ratbirds. G-Men.
Nick: Giants. Ravens just don't have a chance to win.

BUCS (-3.5) vs Vikings
Andy: Las Piratas. I thought I'd have to give a TD here.
Figgs: Vikings win.
Nick: Bucs. I agree with Andy.

49ERS (-6.5) vs Rams
Andy: Does this game seriously need to be played? The battle for 3-8? I'll take Los Cuarenta y Nueves.
Figgs: Did the Rams really give up 40 points in a half? What the hell, STL. (That wasn't supposed to rhyme.)
Nick: 49ers. Damn.

SEAHAWKS (+3) vs Cards
Andy: Damnit, just when I was ready to fully commit to the Cardinals' bandwagon after years of disdaining them, they go and do that on MNF. Yeah, I know they won, so what. Still, I'm going to stay the course with Los Pajaros Rojos.
Figgs: Arz. I'm gonna gain so many games on you guys this week.
Nick: Seahawks. This feels like a bad game for the Cardinals, and Hasselbeck's back...

STEELERS (-4.5) vs Chargers
Andy: As usual, I'll take Los Acereros. The Chargers are getting by on reputation at this point. Well, that and that time they smacked the Patriots around.
Figgs: I think I've picked against shitsburgh every week, why stop now? Bolts.
Nick: Steelers. Even if the Steelers are beat up, the Chargers are frauds.

REDSKINS (+1) vs Cowboys
Andy: Las Pielas Rojas. I thought this would be a -6 line until I saw Tony Romo was playing, but I still don't see why Dallas should be favored.
Figgs: There is no reason for Dallas to be favored. Skins.
Nick: Redskins. Dallas is overhyped and overrated, even with Homo at QB.


Figgs said...

That's a bullshit cover for the Steelers. This is under protest.

Andy said...

Pittsburgh was favored by 4.5 and won by 1; San Diego covered. Sometime we'll have to explain to you how this works.

You and I are both 8-6 and have the same two picks for the night games. Contrary to your claim, you will not be gaining any ground on me this week. Nick, that's another story.

Figgs said...

I made that comment under the impression that Polamalu scored on that last play, I understand how point spreads work.

Andy said...

I know you do, I was just needling you! I didn't even bring up your sub-.500 record :)

Andy said...

Also, if anyone should be protesting, it should be Nick and I, because the TD should have counted but did not. I hate when the steelers win but don't cover. Jerks.