You know in the movies where they say “let’s spend the weekend in bed” and it’s super sexy and you only see the people come out of the bedroom for food? I can tell you that a weekend in bed when you’re sick is the exact opposite. From Thursday night until this morning I spent almost that entire time in bed coming out for chicken soup and orange juice. Feeling a little better than I did Friday I’m going to attempt to go to work today.
Before that, let’s recap my picks from Friday.
I picked Baltimore over Denver and the under. Both correct as the Broncos got it handed to them 30-7. Nice to see Denver come crashing back down to Earth. Let’s hope for a few more losses like that so the Pats can vault into the #2 seed. (2 for 2)
I picked the Giants over the Eagles. Whoops. The Eagles embarrassed the Giants but then the Yankees embarrassed the Phillies. I did get the over right as the bar was 44 and the final was 40-17. (1 for 2)
I told you to take Miami over the Jets and the under. Once again half right. The Dolphins laid a hurting on the Jets returning two kickoffs for touchdowns in the third quarter and taking the wind out of the Jets sails. Miami wins 30-25. (1 for 2)
I picked the Colts who were a 12.5 point favorite. Oh and I picked the over. Then a competitive football game broke out in Indy. The 49ers hung around until a Joseph Adai touchdown pass sealed the win for the Colts. 18-14 is your final. (0 for 2)
The Lions lost to the winless (no more) Rams 17-10. I feel bad for anyone that actually had a vested interest in this game. I picked the Lions and the under. (1 for 2)
Seattle getting 9.5 at Dallas I thought was a safe cover. Wrong again. Dallas rolled 38-17 taking the under right out of the equation. (0 for 2)
Buffalo lost to Houston at home 31-10. Thankfully the over/under was 41.5 so I squeaked out that part of the bet. So much for the Bills pulling the upset. (1 for 2)
Cleveland got blown out by Chicago 30-6. Covers both the under and the 13 point spread. (2 for 2)
I said the Raiders would cover and they did losing 24-16 to the Chargers. However I also picked the over. (1 for 2)
I picked Tennessee to finally win a game and I was right as they beat down the Jaguars 30-13. The line was set at 45 though so my pick for the over was wrong. (1 for 2)
Green Bay was favored by 3 with an over/under of 47.5. I picked the Vikings to bounce back from their loss last weekend and was right. Vikings roll (with drama) 38-26. (2 for 2)
Carolina at Arizona had the Cardinals favored by 10.5. They lost 34-21. I picked the over set at 41. (1 for 2)
So what have we learned from all this? Well, I suck at gambling. Good thing I didn’t place any money on any of these games. I went 13 for 24 on my picks. If I nailed the over/under I missed the winner or vice versa. Proud that I nailed the Vikings and Baltimore, the two biggest match-ups in each conference yesterday.
Tonight the Saints favored by 10.5 and a 54 over/under. I picked the Saints and the over on Friday. I’ll stick by my guns. The Saints are the Colts from a few years ago. They’re going to score a ton of points, but will they have enough “D” come playoff time? We shall see.