Friday, January 8, 2010

Dunbar the Dutch: NFL Wildcard Picks

After watching Jimmy the Greek on ESPN last night instead of Texas' Gilbert trying to throw a football, I am in the gambling spirit.

If I or a co-worker named Nick Papageorgio were headed to Vegas this weekend for the NFL Wildcard games, these may (or may not) be the games I put money on without Lady Dunbar knowing.

  • Dallas over Philly - the D has their number this year and have the answer to DeShaun Jackson or is it DaSheawn (this prediction may not be shared by other writers on the HHR staff)
  • Green Bay over Arizona - after watching NFC North games all season, I know GB is tough and Rodgers can whip the ball. Arizona seems as soft and gooey as Kurt Warner's 38 year-old grocery clerk gut this season.
  • Bengals over Jets - Jets have played garbage over the last few weeks, time for the Bengals to lockdown and test the Jets' run defense with emotions running higher than, well, the Bengal's locker room.
  • Ravens over the Pats - I've watched plenty of Baltimore games this year, they're my 2010 team as I need to find another team to enjoy while being a Lions fan. The Welker injury hurts, and Baltimore has played tough competition all season with bounces that, if gone their way, they would have a bye this week. Look for the upset especially with the spread. Can't pick Pats because they are the Pats anymore.

One of the great weekends in sports. Who knows, I may be able to stay awake for the entire 8 pm Saturday game. But history indicates that I will fall asleep on the couch while holding a glass of scotch on my belly.

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1 comment:

LDUTheCoach said...

TheCoach has the Bengals, who watched the Jets dig their own grave
last week.. you can't show a team your entire play book and expect to
beat them the next week.

On the other hand the Eagles are way better than they played last
week and too good of a team to be shut out two weeks in a row (not
that you said they would be) but it will be a close battle .. much
closer than last week but Dallas takes the game... gotta agree on
that one

The loss of Wes Welker is way to much for Tom Brady and the Pats
offence.. Baltimore will feast on Brady who has broken ribs and
Edelman is good but the connection Brady and Welker have is evident
... about the only thing they dont do is sleep together...

Green Bay will dominate. the Cards are
back in the playoffs because of theyre weak division but havn't
impressed me this week

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Great work Goldberg, one of us will dominate this week as Green Bay, I don't believe in Sanchez on the road in CIncy (it will be crazy, other than 2006, the last time they hosted a playoff game was 1990)... Cincy in a close one in the cold weather!

Best of luck!