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December 20, 2018

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So, it hit me this week that I wrote up my picks while I was out on vacation earlier in the season, and never posted them.  So with some hesitation I went back and looked.  Turns out I had a couple of decent weeks, but still not enough to get me to .500 on the year.  Lots of close games last week that sunk my ship to the tune of a 6-9-1 record.  But hey, two weeks left, as the march towards respectability resumes.

SEASON RECORD - 107-111-6

As we make our way through the season.  I'm going to post my picks (vs. the point spread) here, along with my DOG OF THE WEEK, LOCK OF THE WEEK, and LONGSHOT OF THE WEEK

 My pick for the winning team will be in BOLD

On to Week 16 – I think that Philly is done...Again. The Chiefs are good, great googly moogly...And I like where Cleveland is going...or is it Believland?

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Washington Redskins at Tennessee Titans (-10)
 - LONGSHOT OF THE WEEK -The Washington QB room looks like a MASH unit, and they have all but thrown the NFC East away...But double digits?  Take the REDSKINS

Baltimore Ravens at Los Angeles Chargers (-4) - I liked the Ravens win the AFC North, but the Bolts are en fuego right now - CHARGERS


Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Dallas Cowboys (-7) - Dallas has yet to give up 30 points.  Tampa only wins when they score 30 points.  Dallas wins, but TAMPA covers

Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots (-13)
 - This is the year people.  The Bills are gonna take a huge step, leading Miami to a backdoor AFC East crown.  I just woke up, sorry…The BILLS at least cover

Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers (+3.5) - DOG OF THE WEEK- WOOF - Wow, both these teams are riding the poop train to stainville.. Graphic I know.. Coin flip...FALCONS

Jacksonville Jaguars at Miami Dolphins (-4) - Miami is on a sneaky back door pipe dream run to the AFC East title....Oh, I woke up again.  DOLPHINS still win.

New York Giants at Indianapolis Colts (-9) - The Giants playoff push ended last week.  Captain Andrew Luck keeps marching his troops to the playoffs.. But GIANTS cover

Houston Texans at Philadelphia Eagles (-1.5) - LOCK OF THE WEEK I think Philly is done, they beat the Rams..So my faith is back in the Eagles, so they will lose. HOUSTON

Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions (+5.5) - Detroit is a dumpster fire.  What a wast of Matthew Stafford.  VIKINGS

Green Bay Packers at New York Jets (+3) - The Jets are sneaky at times this year.  If Broadway Sam plays, the JETS will cover

Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns (-9.5) - I LOVE the way Cleveland is playing to close out the year. Chubb is a beast, and Mayfield is clearly the best QB from this year’s class. BROWNS

Los Angeles Rams at Arizona Cardinals (+14) - Double digit spreads...TWO TOUCHDOWN Spread..I just Can't CARDINALS cover

Chicago Bears at San Francisco 49ers (+4) - The Mack attack Monsters of the Midway are PUMPED after beating the Cheeseheads.. They Roll. BEARS

Pittsburgh Steelers at New Orleans Saints (-6) - The Saints scored 12 last week and won.. They are due to explode, and Pittsburgh is due to look bad on D.  SAINTS

Kansas City Chiefs at Seattle Seahawks (+2.5) - Man, I REALLY like the way the Chiefs play.  But Seattle is getting scary sneaky looking. Coin flip.  CHIEFS


Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders (+2.5) - I can't even pick the Raiders to tank wrong...Ugggg..DENVER...maybe