First, I sincerely apologize for not getting this post out last week. There was a number of work and family circumstances that took priority and left me with little to know free time to research any picks. Actually, not a bad weekend as I didn't have the pain of a Bills loss and somehow, without much research, went 5-2-0 (I'm not counting this in my record for this post as I never posted the picks) covering with: Over TB@MIN, NE-7, ATL+3, Over NYG@DAL, SF-7; not covering with: SD-3, NO@DEN Over 55.
My last post was week 7:
BUF-3**: (L) vs. Ten
IND-2***:(W) @ Cleveland
BAL@HOU OVER 48.5**: (W) Bal 13 - Hou 43
GB-6***: (W) @ STL
WAS+5.5*: (W) @ NYG
NYJ@NE OVER 47.5**: (W) NYJ 26 - NE 29
That's right, fellow gamblers, I went 5-1-0 in week 7. Here is the link if you don't believe me: http://www.buffalorumblings.com/2012/10/18/3522648/what-do-you-like-this-weekend-week-7
With that success (not including my wins from week 8 as I never posted them) season record now stands at a more respectable 23-20-2. Let's keep it going in week 9!
Week 9 Lines:
DEN-4***: I've seen all the evidence needed to believe Peter King and other were right in predicting Denver as a potential Super Bowl contender. They're firing on all cylinders and Cinci isn't going to slow them down any.
IND+2.5*: Miami may be looking strong, but question marks at QB give the edge to an Indy team who keeps finding ways to win games...especially at home.
BAL-3.5**: Yes - they looked like poop against Houston. I don't care...Cleveland ain't Houston.
BUF@HOU OVER 47.5**: It may be all Houston, but this game is going over. Buffalo will contribute two touchdowns or a TD and a couple field goals along with a Special Teams TD and Arian Foster will do the rest.
CHI-3.5**: Carolina knocked 'em around a little bit at home. Doesn't matter this week. They shut down Tennessee and come out with a 2-digit win.
ATL-4***: Dallas does have a way of spoiling stuff for me, but I cannot see them going into the Georgia Dome and beating Atlanta...not happening.
NO-3***: Embarrassed on the road last week, New Orleans comes back home to take on a Philly team with their finger hovering over the reset button. I'll take the home field advantage and an under-performing team with talent and promise over a team full of questions and continually over-rated.
Thoughts? I like a lot of favorites this weekend. Let's see what happens. What do you like this weekend?