Saturday, December 12, 2009

Mike T's Week 14 Picks: Two Favorites and a Total

by Mike T.

It was another great week for me as I went 3-0 again putting me at 27-12 for the season. It would have been absolutely outstanding had the Redskins won the game outright. I took the three teams with the points of course but I also made a small parlay with all of them on the money line. That 3 teamer would have gotten me 20-1 but as I wrote the Skins found a way to blow yet another game in the end.

I would like to take this opportunity to offer my condolences to the Hope Johnson family. Hope was a die hard Giants fan who sadly passed away this week. Many Giants players, staff and fans (myself included) knew what kind of warm and passionate person and fan she was. She will be sorely missed.

Texans -6 vs Seahawks
Seattle comes into this game with a 1-5 road record. The Seahawks have been blown out quite often on the road this year and I don't see why this game should be any different. The Texans still have an outside shot at the playoffs if they can string a few wins together. As I've said earlier, Houston only plays one good half of football but that's all they'll need. I like the Texans to roll in this one .
Texans 31 Seahawks 10

Jaguars -2.5 vs Dolphins
This game should give us a better indication of what the AFC playoff picture looks like. If the season ended today the Jags would be in the playoffs. Unfortunately for them it doesn't and they have to play an unpredictable Dolphin team. Jacksonville is 5-1 at home and should be fired up for this playoff type game. I don't expect this one to be a blowout but I do think the Jags will come out on top.
Jaguars 23 Dolphins 16

Bengals at Vikings over 43.5
The Vikes are starting to get banged up in their back seven. They suffered a huge loss when EJ Johnson went down with a gruesome leg injury and is now out for the year. They also have a safety and three corners that are also questionable or worse. I think we'll see Carson Palmer come out firing against this secondary while Favre might have to do the same if the Vikes fall behind. I'm not sure if I like the over more than I like the Bengals, but I bet the over and I'm not going back to the book.
Bengals 34 Vikings 28


  1. Mike T - dcpollaro here from in a huge survivor league and i only have 7 teams left to use (hou,jax,kc,cle,oak,tb,stl)

    we have to pick 2 a week still....
    im going houston and one of kc/cle...breakdown that game for me and let me know who you like best


  2. dcpollaro, thanks for dropping a comment, I agree with you about Hou. You gotta take them. I really hate that KC/Cle game so since I just logged on I'll have to get back to you before Sun. I am however taking Jax tonight with the points and probably on the money line as well. The Colts have 26 players on the NFL injury list. 9 of them are ques-out. How do they keep doing it? The Giants lose 1 or 2 guys and give up 40 every week. I think clinching the AFC south and all these injuries have to catch up with them. I don't know if you want to risk your pool on Jax or if you'll see this before KO ( 2 hrs from now) but I do like it a little better than that ugly KC game. Good luck and stay tuned. I'll try to find something for you on that game in the next day or two. MT

  3. Mike T....thanks for the commentary and I will check back before Sunday for your picks and your suggestion for my survivor...i was thinking about picking jacksonville last night too but I see better opportunities for me to take them in weeks 16 or 17...leaning KC right now as my 2nd team with Houston

  4. DC, yeah I guess you have to go with KC. Clev is so banged up and just awful on the road. Good luck. I hope you win this pool.