Can the Buffalo Bills (5-7) beat the St. Louis Rams (5-6-1) and win their third straight home game this weekend?
There's a difference between predicting an NFL game and having a rooting interest in an NFL game. In many cases this week, my predictions don't jive with what I'd like to see happen. It doesn't help that I'm in a win-and-I'm-in situation with the third-lowest scoring Buffalo Rumblings Fantasy Football team; I need a big week from some key guys that have iffy matchups.
Come for the general NFL stuff, stay for the ridicule that my Bills vs. Rams pick deserves. We'll have much more on that particular matchup in the coming hours and days, obviously.
Rams 23, Bills 20: Back in Week 7, as I was tailgating with Matt Warren prior to Buffalo's loss to Tennessee, I told Matt that the Bills would lose at home to the Rams later in the season. He laughed in my face before disagreeing. I can't back down now, right? (It helps that I still believe it. St. Louis is a tough team and matches up well with a Bills team that's still too inconsistent to reliably pick in a winnable game.) Maybe I'll change my mind by Sunday. This is a very winnable game against a team that, in many ways, is very similar to the Bills.
Last Week: 12-4
Season Record: 128-65-1
Bills Predictions: 9-3