NFL Picks Week 7
You can always tell a New Yorker, but you can’t tell him much. Vinnie the Mooch is watching Jersey Shore on TV. “It’s my favorite program,” he says. “these guys is like my neighbors.”
Pet peeve of the week – idiot defensive backs who don’t know when to turn around and, therefore, don’t know where the ball is. We’ve got news for you – Oprah Winfrey can play wide receiver and make you look bad if she’s got her eye on the ball and you don’t. Turn around, fools.
Buffalo at Baltimore (-13)
Baltimore lost an overtime thriller to New England last week, and Buffalo enters off a bye. The Bills (0-5) are one of only two teams in the league without a win (along with Carolina). They’ve given up an average of more than 30 points and a league-worst 182 yards rushing per game. The Ravens, on the other hand, give up an average of 15 points, and rush for an average of 111 yards. Bobby-Big-Fingers says, “In this one, Ray Rice runs like he just looted a television.” Taking Baltimore to win and cover.
Washington at Chicago (-3)
Cheech says this to the Redskins’ kickers – “You don’t gotta be a genius to know you don’t kick it to Devin Hester. The man is a touchdown machine when he gets his hands on a punt or a kick-off.” Chicago, at 4-2, is in first place in the NFC North, just ahead of Green Bay. Watch for Matt Forte to try to take advantage of the weak rush defense of the Skins. Washington comes in off a tough loss to the Colts – a loss that could easily have been a win if the Redskins’ defensive backs had caught a couple of the balls thrown right into their hands. It’s no wonder that their defense ranks last in the league. Yet they are 3-3. RB Ryan Torain will rack up big yards for Washington. Hoping the Redskins heed Cheech’s warning — taking Washington to upset.
Cincinnati at Atlanta (-3.5)
Carson Palmer is done. Even with all the talent he’s got at wide receiver, he’s as mediocre as they come. Meanwhile, Atlanta never showed up last week. It was clear from the opening kickoff that Philadelphia was fired up and the Falcons were – as Vinnie the Mooch likes to call it – “laxidaisical” – and just going through the motions. This was especially disappointing to the fans who had hoped that this was a playoff team. If they handle the Bengals the way they should, they may redeem themselves. If not, put them in the “just plain losers” category. The Mooch says, “The Falcons is 2-0 at home. They make it 3-0 this week.” Taking Atlanta to win and cover.