• A Fool and His Money – Week 2

    by  • September 20, 2009 • Best Bets • 6 Comments

    Editor’s Note: Yes, we’re a little late with this one, and yes, it’s probably better if you don’t listen to Nick’s picks anyway. We’ll post them now just so we can still hold him accountable for his mistakes.

    Texans (+7) over TITANS
    I want to choose the Titans in this one, but for some reason this is always a close game so I’m going to take the points. And the Texans can’t be nearly as bad as they appeared in Week 1…I hope.

    Cardinals (+3) over JAGUARS
    I’m ignoring the curse of West Coast teams that play 1PM ET games. The Cardinals have to realize how much they need this game.

    Vikings (-9.5) over LIONS
    Did you know that Adrian Peterson’s base salary is only $755,000? Brett Favre gets paid over $12,000,000 in base salary. No wonder A.D. runs like he’s angry.

    Panthers (+6) over FALCONS
    I love this pick. Everybody’s expectation for Jake Delhomme is so low that he can only overachieve. I believe he’ll play decent against an untested Falcons’ secondary.

    REDSKINS (-10) over Rams
    I know the Redskin lost last week, but the Rams were shutout by the Seahawks! It’s going to be a very long season in St. Louis.

    Seahawks (+1.5) over 49ERS
    I said last week that I was picking the Seahawks to win the NFC West, and they didn’t disappoint. Neither did the 49ers in there upset win over the Cardinals, but I’m sticking with my preseason prediction at this point.

    Browns (+3) over BRONCOS
    Kyle Orton looked awful in his Bronco debut despite the win. Something in my gut says they won’t get a miracle 87-yard touchdown pass to win the game this week.

    Giants (+2.5) over COWBOYS
    I thought the Giants would be favored in this game. That makes this a pretty easy pick from my standpoint. Brandon Jacobs is going to punish the Cowboys’ defenders in this game.

    PACKERS (-9) over Bengals
    I think everyone knew the Packers had the talent, but last week’s win will finally let the Packers themselves believe in it. Does that make sense? It does to me.

    Steelers (-3) over BEARS
    Big Ben looked great against the Titans, and I thought the Bears could not have had a worse debut. This game will be a blowout. You heard it here first.

    Patriots (-3.5) over JETS
    The Jets looked hungry last week at Houston. The Pats struggled to beat the might Bills. But a certain Mr. Brady found his mojo at the end of the game, and that makes all the difference to me.

    Colts (-3) over DOLPHINS
    This isn’t so much a vote of confidence in the Colts as it is doubt in the Dolphins. They had an easy schedule last year, but things are different this year.

    Raiders (+3) over CHIEFS
    I’ll admit it: I was a little impressed by how the Raiders looked against the Chargers on Monday night. It’s a shame they didn’t keep Jeff Garcia around instead of JaMarcus Russell because he will undoubtedly lose several games for them.

    BILLS (-5) over Bucs
    Trent Edwards looked decent despite not getting T.O. the ball much in Week 1, but that just makes me like him more. The Bucs defense also looked porous gave up three touchdown bombs of more than 60 yards.

    CHARGERS (-3) over Ravens
    The Ravens covered the spread last week by unconventionally going for the touchdown instead of the field goal while already up one score with 50 seconds left. That made their win look more impressive than it actually was. The Chargers didn’t look impressive, but I’m going to give that up to being rusty…and the fact that I have L.T. on several fantasy teams and need him to have a successful season.

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    • Chadam

      What was the record last week?

      Also, let's not call Adrian Peterson A.D., he gave himself that nickname and only Sooner fans call him that. Would calling him A.P. instead be too hard to ask from a website that is run by two Longhorn fans?

      For all your censorship Jacob I figured you wouldv'e caught that…

    • http://www.fantasyfootballfools.com Jacob

      Nick picks the Browns over the Broncos and the use of “A.D.” for Adrian Peterson is the most offensive thing you find in his picks this week?

    • Nick

      He has been using the nickname AD since high school. That's way better than AP because its original and shows more creativity than just putting his initials together. You of all people should like more creative nicknames.

      I think we can all agree that I should just call him Purple Jesus from now on.

    • Nick

      I forgot to post my record:

      Week 1: 8-8
      Week 2: 8-8
      Total: 16-16

      Not a great start, but I'm not completely killing my self either. The goal is to correctly pick 54% or more

    • Nick

      He has been using the nickname AD since high school. That's way better than AP because its original and shows more creativity than just putting his initials together. You of all people should like more creative nicknames.

      I think we can all agree that I should just call him Purple Jesus from now on.

    • Nick

      I forgot to post my record:

      Week 1: 8-8
      Week 2: 8-8
      Total: 16-16

      Not a great start, but I'm not completely killing my self either. The goal is to correctly pick 54% or more