2008 Regular Season
(Nick: That won't happen again, I assure you.)
STEELERS (-6) vs Titans
Andy: Home game, defending champs, NFL opener, night game. I can't see the Titans covering this. I can't wait to pick against Pittsburgh (-10) in week 6, but not today.
Figgs: Titans. There's no way I can pick Pittsburgh this early in the year.
Nick: Titans. This is too many points for a team that put the smackdown on the Steelers late last season. That said, I threw $20 on it and immediately regretted it. The Steelers will find a way to hose me.
FALCONS (-4) vs Dolphins
Andy: Figgs and I cashed in by riding the ATL all of last season, and I think I'll keep doing so here.
Nick: Falcons. The Dolphins are bitches.
PANTHERS (+1) vs Eagles
Andy: The Eagles seem too trendy in this game, so I'm taking the Cats.
Nick: Eagles. Jake Delhomme is a total nancy.
BROWNS (+4) vs Vikings
Andy: I WILL MAKE THE DIFFERENCE IN THIS GAME. BROWNS!
Nick: Browns. "In any fight, it's the guy who's willing to die, who's gonna win that inch!"
COLTS (-7) vs Jags
Andy: The most predictable line of the week, and in fact exactly what I think will happen. Jax was so lame towards the end last year that I can't take them here.
Nick: Jags. Gimme points, these game are always close.
BUCS (-5.5) vs Cowboys
Andy: I can't tell you one single thing about the Buccaneers team this year. 'Boys.
Nick: Cowboys, mostly because Letwich throws from the full windup.
RAVENS (-13) vs Chieves
Andy: Baltimore's defensive score will help them cover this.
Nick: Ratbirds. I hate myself.
BENGALS (-4.5) vs Broncos
Andy: I have a weird vibe that the Bungles will be competitive this year with a revitalized Palmer/Ochocinco hookup.
Nick: Natti. The Donks blow.
TEXANS (-4.5) vs Jets
Andy: I'm waffling on this uninspiring matchup between two teams looking right down the barrel of 8-8. Jets, I guess.
Nick: Texans. I'm owning Andy this year.
SAINTS (-13) vs Lions
Andy: I'd give 30 here if I had to.
Nick: Saints. That is all.
CARDINALS (-6) vs 49ers
Andy: My off-season rust showed in my line prediction here, as I guessed the NFC champs would be favored by 13. I guess I have to take them, huh?
Nick: Cards. I'll crush Andy in this just like triathlons. Editor's note: By that, you mean, you'll wear a funnier outfit while making your picks?
SEAHAWKS (-9) vs Rams
Andy: The Rams will get better as the season progresses, but they're not ready for this early trip to Qwest.
Nick: Shehawks. The Rams are one of the worst teams in football.
GIANTS (-6.5) vs Redskins
Andy: This could be a good game. I like New Jersey NFC by 7.
Nick: Redskins. Too many points.
PACKERS (-3.5) vs Bears
Andy: I'm sold on the Pack this year.
Nick: GO! PACK! GO!
PATS (-10.5) vs Bills
Andy: Belichick usually loves winning games by 3 points, but he seems to relish kicking around the Buffaloes, so I'll give these points.
Nick: Too easy. Pats. ($)
RAIDERS (-9) vs Chargers
Andy: LA head coach Tom Cable's career head coaching experience: University of Idaho, 2000-2003. That's it. He's punched out more assistants than he has coached NFL games. I'll be taking the Chargers.
Nick: Bolts. Over and over again. ($)
Nick's Teaser: 2-teamer with the Ravens (-6.5) and Seahawks (-2.5).
(Note: Every week, I'm going to pick a 2-or-3-team teaser, just for fun. Two-team teasers are 6-pointers, three-team teasers are 10-pointers.)
Sunday, September 13
Labels: NFL Picks 2009