Friday, January 04, 2008

NFL wildcard weekend: You can't beat home cookin'!

DISCLAIMER: The following picks against the point spread are for recreational purposes only.

Jaguars (-2) at Steelers: Every year I keep hearing how the Jags are the team no one wants to face in the playoffs. Their last playoff victory was in the ’99 postseason. I imagine the Steelers are still agitated after Jacksonville ran roughshod over them in Pittsburgh last month. Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger will come up big in leading his club to a 24-14 victory.

Redskins (+3 ½) at Seahawks: While the Skins have been a nice story in dealing with the tragic death of teammate Sean Taylor, adrenaline and sentiment only get you so far. The Seahawks end Washington’s magical run in a 28-24 win.

Titans (+9) at Chargers: This just in: LaDanian Tomlinson has already scored a TD for the Chargers….and they don’t even play until Sunday. Chargers roll, 31-14.

Giants (+3) at Buccaneers: Yeah, I know the Giants were 7-1 on the road this regular season. But the record I’m focused on is 4-11. That‘s the 2007 record of teams in the their following game after playing the New England Patriots. Make it 4-12 as the Bucs win, 20-14.


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