• A Fool and His Money in Week 13

    by  • November 27, 2008 • Best Bets • 1 Comment

    While your fantasy season might be coming to an end, there are still plenty of spreads to be picked. Here’s how it’s going down this week…

    Tennessee Titans at Detroit Lions

    Fools Take: Titans (-10.5) over LIONS

    Nick says: How about a round of applause for the Tennessee Titans? Nobody expected an undefeated season, and it was a good run while it lasted. I made more money than I lost on the Titans, and I thank them for that. I’m rooting for them the rest of the way, even if I won’t be betting on them anymore. Hopefully, they get back to running the ball this week.

    Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys

    Fools Take: Seahawks (+13) over COWBOYS

    Nick says: Yes, I’m a hater. I don’t expect the Seahawks to win, but I’m hoping they keep it within two touchdowns.

    Arizona Cardinals at Philadelphia Eagles

    Fools Take: Cardinals (+3) over EAGLES $

    Nick says: Let me get this right. The Eagles play horribly, bench their starter, give him back his job and are now favored this week against a playoff bound team? Do people really believe in McNabb that much? I don’t think so. I’ll be taking the Cardinals straight up in this one.

    Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals

    Fools Take: Ravens (-7) over BENGALS $

    Nick says: I’m really enjoying the Ravens right now. They are destroying the spreads. Their defense doesn’t let opposing teams score garbage points in garbage time.

    Indianapolis Colts at Cleveland Browns

    Fools Take: Colts (-5) over BROWNS

    Nick says: I refuse to ever pick the Browns. That doesn’t really matter here since common sense would tell you that the Colts are going to spank the Browns.

    New York Giants at Washington Redskins

    Fools Take: Giants (-3.5) over REDSKINS $

    Nick says: Another no-brainer. The Redskins have been struggling as of late and the Giants are just steamrolling their way through the NFC.

    San Francisco 49ers at Buffalo Bills

    Fools Take: BILLS (-7) over 49ers

    Nick says: Did the Bills find the spark they needed last week? Maybe. This spread is more of a pick against the 49ers than a pick for the Bills. The 49ers had a chance to show me something last week, and instead, they got exposed.

    Atlanta Falcons at San Diego Chargers

    Fools Take: Falcons (+5) over CHARGERS

    Nick says: I have officially let go of my expectations for the Chargers. They are no longer elite and don’t deserve to go to the playoffs. The Falcons keep getting it done. They are at least worthy of a pick with some points.

    Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders

    Fools Take: RAIDERS (-3) over Chiefs

    Nick says: No one cares about this game. I’m sorry I wasted your time even writing this line down.

    Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots

    Fools Take: Steelers (+1.5) over PATRIOTS

    Nick says: I like the new Patriots, but I’m not ready to put them as favorites against a proven contender this year.

    New York Jets at Denver Broncos

    Fools Take: JETS (-8) over Broncos $

    Nick says: I hate the Broncos. They just keep sucking right when you think they might be turning a corner. It’s tough not to love the Jets at home in this one after they dismantled the Titans and after the Raiders dismantled the Broncos.

    Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings

    Fools Take: VIKINGS (-3.5) over Bears

    Nick says: I don’t know what it is, but the Bears seem to have lost that midseason spark they had going. Orton’s injury ruined the rhythm and momentum of the offense. Has anyone seen Devin Hester this season?

    Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans

    Fools Take: TEXANS (-3.5) over Jaguars

    Nick says: Possibly the worst Monday night game of the year. I’m going with the Texans, but there is a sincere note of apathy in this pick. The Texans were at least fun to watch when Matt Schaub was running the show. Sage just doesn’t get it going for me. Ed. Note: It’s the helicopter, isn’t it?

    New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Fools Take: BUCS (-3.5) over Saints

    Nick says: The Saints had a good game against the Packers, but I don’t expect it to carry over to an away game. The Bucs need to win this type of game to prove they are a legit contender in the NFC.

    Carolina Panthers at Green Bay Packers

    Fools Take: PACKERS (-3) over Panthers

    Nick says: Jake Delhomme has struggled some this year. The Packers secondary is one of the best in the league, and I expect them to rebound from their poor performance in New Orleans last week. I think this game comes down to Delhomme versus Aaron Rodgers, and I like Rodgers at home.

    Miami Dolphins at St. Louis Rams

    Fools Take: Dolphins (-8) over RAMS

    Nick says: I was hoping this line would be a touchdown or less, but I still like Ricky Williams and Ronnie Brown to run wild in this game. The Rams have done nothing this season outside of two mysterious weeks.

    Last Week:

    Nick: 9-6-1

    Current Standings after Week 12:

    Nick: 90-79-3
    Nick’s Locks: 5-3

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