The first one did not go well… In fact, it was down right awful… But alas, there is new light and a new week and now that I have been removed from my cell (my punishment for debut week) it’s time to saddle up.
I was Nostra dummy in my first week on the site. Nostra-Danny is still alive, somewhere, waiting to rise again.
Previous week: Nostra-Dummy. SENTENCE: Dunce Cap.
Here we go:
Give me LSU over A&M.
-I know, Aggies fans hate me right now, but I feel pretty good about this one. The fact that LSU is at home is enough for me. That is a brutally tough place to play. Then there’s the part where A&M’s defense is awful and LSU gets 21 points just for showing up. One of these 2 is more likely to get a stop than the other and LSU was one of the few teams to keep Johnny Manziel in check last season. Geaux Tigers.
I’ll take Oklahoma State over Baylor.
-I have not been sold on the Cowboys all year. I don’t think the Big 12 is much to brag about. I don’t think there’s a single championship level team in that conference, including Baylor. I think Oklahoma State feeds off their home crowd and ruins the Bears season. Baylor isn’t nearly the team on the road they are at home (most college teams aren’t) and I don’t think their offense goes crazy. Sorry Baylor, the train stops here.
St. Louis will beat Chicago. The Bears defense is lousy and Zac Stacy is rolling. The Rams have had 2 weeks to prepare for the game. Here comes the bear trap.
Arizona over Indianapolis. That’s right. The Cardinals over the Colts. Bruce Arians helped coach the Colts last season and is familiar with both the personnel and the schemes they run. Factor in the part where the Cards are at home with an excellent defense against an Indy offense without its best WR and a pedestrian line and I like my chances. Give me the Cards.
NY Giants drop Dallas. Make it 5 straight for the Giants which gets them to within in game of first. This is the kind of game where Dallas can make a statement and put themselves on track with a key win over a division rival late in the year… which means they’ll lose. No Sean Lee makes the Cowboys defense vulnerable. Plus, the Giants turned the ball over 6 times in the first meeting and nearly won. As long as they don’t beat themselves, this is their game to lose.
New England over Denver. Tom Brady over Peyton Manning. The Broncos are dealing with injuries and a very good defense. Unlike Kansas City, the Patriots have the QB to exploit Denver’s weaknesses. Yes, Denver’s defense has been better recently but it’s still bad. The Patriots just faced an awesome Panthers defense and moved the ball effectively. By comparison, the Broncos should be a cake walk.
Texans FINALLY snap their losing streak with a win over Jacksonville. 8 in a row is bad. The season has been a disaster. Yes, the Jags are only one win worse than the Texans but seriously… The Jags are BY FAR the worst team in football and Case Keenum has played too well against better competition to be halted by The Jags. Texans will take out some frustration on the Jags.
Let the games begin!