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Old 10-13-2009, 04:02 AM   #1
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Cool NFL Pointspread Contest: Week 6

Sunday, October 18:

WASHINGTON 6 1/2 over Kansas City (1:00 PM ET)
JACKSONVILLE 10 over St. Louis
Carolina 3 over TAMPA BAY
PITTSBURGH 13 1/2 over Cleveland
CINCINNATI 4 over Houston
GREEN BAY 11 over Detroit
NEW ORLEANS 3 over N.Y. Giants
MINNESOTA 3 over Baltimore

Philadelphia 13 over OAKLAND (4:05 PM ET)
SEATTLE 3 over Arizona
NEW ENGLAND 9 1/2 over Tennessee (4:15 PM ET)
N.Y. JETS 10 over Buffalo
ATLANTA 3 1/2 over Chicago (8:20 PM ET)


Monday, October 19:

SAN DIEGO 3 1/2 over Denver (8:30 PM ET)


BYES: Dallas, Indianapolis, Miami, San Francisco


Home team in CAPS; tie-breaker games in red.

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Old 10-15-2009, 03:27 AM   #2
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Last week: 8-6. Season totals: 36-40, Pct. .474. Best Bets: 6-9, Pct. .400.

Home team in capital letters; point spreads (opening line) in parentheses after underdog team, selections with point spreads in bold.


SUNDAY

N.Y. Giants
24 (+3), NEW ORLEANS 20 - Let's see what Drew Brees does when somebody actually gets in his face, as figures to happen here; and last week's bye couldn't have come at a worse possible time for the Saints, as it may serve to halt their momentum - and not for nothing, but New Orleans has lost five in a row coming off a bye, while the Giants are 10-2 straight up and 11-1 against the line inside NFL domes since 2002.

N.Y. JETS 35, Buffalo 28 (+10) - If you really think about it, the Bills are two special-teams miscues from being 3-2 instead of 1-4. And Rex Ryan obviously didn't get the memo on sportsmanship: Not a word of praise for Miami's offense at the post-game press conference Monday night, instead calling his defense "a complete embarrassment" that made Chad Henne "look like Dan Marino"? Well if Trent Edwards can manage to channel even Rob Johnson, let alone Jim Kelly, Buffalo should cover.

WASHINGTON 14, Kansas City 10 (+6 1/2) - This is essentially a repeat of the situation the Chiefs were in last week: They're 6-1 lifetime in this battle of politically incorrect-named teams, and have won (and covered) the last four by a combined 132-53. So covering a near-touchdown spread is hardly too much to ask.

JACKSONVILLE 20, St. Louis 13 (+10) - I'm probably asking for it with this pick, but Marc Bulger is expected to start here. And Maurice Jones-Drew is kvetchin' about the play-calling? Shut up, little man.

Carolina 17, TAMPA BAY 10 (+3) - Doubt if even Jake Delhomme can screw up enough to lose to Josh Johnson.

PITTSBURGH 27, Cleveland 0 (+13 1/2) - Even when the Browns win, they lose: Derek Anderson completes two passes the entire game - and Brady Quinn is being put on the trading block? And they don't win when they play the Steelers (eleven straight losses to them), and for that matter, seldom cover (2-9 against the spread in those eleven defeats). Not only that, but Troy Polamalu is due back this week. How much of a lock can it get?

CINCINNATI 35, Houston 14 (+4) - The Texans sure picked the wrong week to get stuffed at the goal line with the game hanging in the balance - one week before playing on artificial turf, upon which they have lost 17 consecutive games by a cumulative 282 points!

GREEN BAY 51, Detroit 17 (+11) - Not only have the Lions lost seven straight to the Packers all told (and covering only once), but also 18 in a row on the road to them (covering in only four) - a streak that goes so far back it includes three games played in Milwaukee. This shapes up as a golden opportunity for stat-padding on the part of Aaron Rodgers, Donald Driver, etc.

MINNESOTA 20, Baltimore 10 (+3) - One touchdown against the Bengals at home? I told you Baltimore's offense was overrated - and it's next to impossible to underrate the Modell/Bisciotti franchise indoors, where they have dropped 11 of their last 13 (that term being necessary to denote said franchise in this instance because the first two of those 13 outings took place while it still called Cleveland home). And to top it all off, there is the angle that the three most recent meetings herein have all been at Baltimore.

Philadelphia 21, OAKLAND 17 (+13) - Yeah, I've heard that line about how Tom Cable is questionable - but with Nnamdi Asomugha in the role of DeSean Jackson's silver-and-black shadow, Michael Bush and Justin Fargas pounding the soft middle of Philly's defense, and the Eagles vulnerable to looking ahead to the three NFC East biggies that await them? One final, scary thought: The Eagles are 0-2 in Oakland and were outscored there 82-27! This one will be much, much closer than anyone has a right to expect.

SEATTLE 24, Arizona 14 (+3) - Matt Hasselbeck is back - and how! - and Seattle's defense already has two shutouts this year, both at home. So why not?

NEW ENGLAND 27, Tennessee 13 (+9 1/2) - Here's a sobering fact: In 1994, the Houston Oilers - precursors of the present Tennessee Titans - finished 2-14 after a 12-4 season in 1993. A loss by the Titans here makes them 0-6 - a start which all but twice in the 16-game era has resulted in a final record of 4-12 or worse. Tennessee was 13-3 last year - so you do the depressing math.

Chicago 23 (+3 1/2), ATLANTA 20 - Still not convinced that the Falcons have turned the corner on defense - so I'm still not convinced that this is the year their maddening no-two-winning-seasons-in-a-row jinx comes to an end. Furthermore, Atlanta is 3-11 in fatigue games (not having had a bye last week while the Bears did).

MONDAY NIGHT

SAN DIEGO
24, Denver 17 (+3 1/2) - The Chargers will have had a whopping 15 days to prepare for this and the Broncos have lost their last three at San Diego by a collective 123-44. And the AFC West race is effectively over should Denver win, so look for the Chargers to do something in this spot that they haven't done yet this season - namely, play with a sense of urgency.

BEST BETS: PITTSBURGH, CINCINNATI, GREEN BAY
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WASHINGTON
JACKSONVILLE
Carolina
PITTSBURGH (BB)
CINCINNATI
GREEN BAY (BB)
NEW ORLEANS
MINNESOTA
Philadelphia
Arizona
NEW ENGLAND
N.Y. JETS (BB)
Chicago
Denver
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Kansas City
St. Louis
Tampa Bay
Pittsburgh (BB)
Cincinnati
Green Bay (BB)
NY Giants
Baltimore
Philadelphia
Seattle
Tennessee
NY Jets (BB)
Atlanta
San Diego

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WASHINGTON
JACKSONVILLE
Carolina (BB)
PITTSBURGH
CINCINNATI (BB)
GREEN BAY
N.Y. Giants
MINNESOTA
Philadelphia
SEATTLE
NEW ENGLAND
N.Y. JETS
ATLANTA
SAN DIEGO (BB)
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Kansas City [BB]
JACKSONVILLE
Carolina
Cleveland
CINCINNATI
Detroit
Giants
Baltimore
Philadelphia
Arizona
Tennessee
Buffalo
ATLANTA [BB]
Denver [BB]

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WASHINGTON -6 1/2
JACKSONVILLE -10
TAMPA BAY+3
PITTSBURGH -13 1/2 BB
CINCINNATI - 4
GREEN BAY -11 BB
N.Y. Giants+3
MINNESOTA -3
Philadelphia -13 BB
Arizona +3
NEW ENGLAND -9 1/2
N.Y. JETS -10
Chicago +3 1/2
Denver + 3 1/2
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Default Week 6 Results

1st 5 Brad O.: 8-6 - 600 points
2nd 1 Anthony: 7-7 - 200 points
3rd 2 Marc: 6-8 - 100 points
4th 3 Jeff Boswell: 5-9 - 50 points
5th 6 xxMURPHxx: 4-10 (1-2) [1-4] {0-0} - 30 points
6th 4 Nate: 4-10 (1-2) [1-4] {0-2} - 20 points

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