Football Picks for the Week

Last week I was 50% in the NFL, with my college picks tanking it with a 1-4 record. Here’s hoping for a comeback.

Colleges

3 star Texas Tech(+11) Texas
3 star Texas A&M(-4.5) Baylor
3 star Iowa St.(+4) Kansas St
All of the rest 2 stars
UTEP(+15) Tulsa
Indiana(+7) Michigan St.
Navy(+14) Notre Dame

This is my Big 12 3-pack of the year, as their is value in a leauge which has been so surprising. I rated Texas below most at the beginning of the year and thought they would be the make or break game for their season. Red Raiders keep it close.
Baylor has been one of the biggest surprises in college football, but the Aggies have lost only one game, despite playing mediorce football. Talent wins out here, as A&M rolls.
Iowa State has been the Big 12’s most disappointing team, but the schedule lightens up enough that can still go to a bowl game. Winning in Manhattan begins this trek.
Tulsa is the best unknown team in the country, but Miners’ coach Mike Price will have a scheme to keep it close.
Two teams going in different directions, the Hoosiers have playmakers for the first time since Randle-El graduated. Another victim at home for the Hoosiers?
Notre Dame’s defense will be challenged by the Midshipmen. Another closer than expected victory for the Irish.

NFL

3 star Cincinnati(-3.5) Atlanta
2 star New Orleans(-1) Baltimore
2 star Indy(+3) Denver
2 star Green Bay(-3.5) Arizona
2 star Minnesota/New England (Under 38.5)

Up and down Vick struggles on the road. The Ravens can fire their coordinators, but McNair is their biggest problem. The Colts have had the Broncos number and Manning finally puts some points on the board against a Denver D that has only given up 44 all season. The Cards have given up, while the fans in Lambeau finally get to celebrate. The Vikings of 2006 play football to win, featuring ball-control, solid D, and winning the turnover margin. Low scores are the result.

One thought on “Football Picks for the Week

  1. 1.  OK let’s get to a serious conversation: “My Chemical Romance”…worth all the hype?

    Inquiring minds want to know Scott…

    BTW, I’m reserving space early for the ’06 best of music post…no Will means you need a pardner….

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