The Unabashed Blogorrhea shaking and stirring while serving up pugnacious NFL and BMOC picks each and every week. Entertainment purposes only. Money back not guaranteed.
As in years past, the rules each week: fearlessly (or not) forecasting the Texans and the Cowboys always plus four other games from the weekly professional slate which supposedly allegedly offer particularly promising prospects.
Plus one weekly straight-up Suicide Pool selection where ... never mind.
And some assorted BCS selections when warranted which strike a particular fancy. No need to remind - for entertainment purposes. Only.
The Kubiak Crew trying to cash the first 3-0 start in franchise history on the league’s most decisive home turf ad. And apply some payback on Peyton in the process. Never have the Texans returned to Reliant after stamping Manning with a loss. The big sombrero in Indy in nine tries. Perhaps fitting that the big bring-down could come with Kubiak returning to his original NFL home with coordinators also deeply rooted in Denver history and armed with an offensive blueprint that is old school Bronco ball, before of course the grand Tebow Experience, before the Manning Resurrection. Fitting, not ironic.
To the picks ...
TEXANS (+2) at BRONCOS. Can any team clinch a division title by Week Two? Guys and dolls, your Houston Texans. The odds must be to 98% to repeat minus some sort of life-altering injury. Watt is the league’s resident defensive rage but the Miller-Dumervil tag-team is monster test for still to be defined offensive line. Denver six sacks in two games from 41 in 2011 after only 23 in 2010. Falcons outgained in first half of that Monday nighter and the outcome not firmly decided until the closing minutes even with the three Manning turnovers in his first eight throws.
COWBOYS (-8) vs. BUCCANEERS. The obvious let-down heading way way out west after supposed alleged breakthrough win over Jersey Giants was obvious for all to see coming. Except for The Unabashed. If Wade had been the supervisor of such slop in Seattle he’s the week-long punch-line throughout DFW and beyond. Come to think about it, Wade was pretty much the perennial DFW punch-line win or lose. Tip for Schiano - the time to play tough is when you’re in front 11 in the final period, when you’re being sliced and diced for 243 passing yards and two touchdowns in the final period, long before the white-flag final snap.
49ERS (-6.5) at VIKINGS. Harbaugh crew rock-solid steady for more than a season suggests little let down even on road, inside, with early body-clock start. No Favre-like death-defying dramatics to the back of the end zone this time.
COLTS (-3) vs JAGUARS. That Luck kid has a future. Two wins in two weeks. A two-win team from last season is suddenly second best in AFC South. Says much much more about the AFC South than Indy’s slightest rise from ruin.
LIONS (-3.5) at TITANS. Chris Johnson in 2012: 21 yards from 19 carries. Seriously.
SEAHAWKS (+3) vs. PACKERS. Old tried and true Monday night home dog AND the NFL’s loudest roughest road din. Not confident Rodgers cooperates with three throw-aways to kill his first three series but that won’t be entirely necessary given the points.
SUICIDE POOL: Dead. Stone. Cold. Six feet under. Thanks to the Pats. At home. Against the Cardinals. More time for chronic corrupt picking.
KANSAS ST. (+14) at OKLAHOMA. Bill Synder ugly-ball dangerous with a qb and Colin Klein is his best since Baytown’s Roberson. Even in Norman.
OLE MISS (-18) at TULANE. Just an excuse for a Whiskey Smash at the Swizzle Stick, an oyster po boy at Mahoney’s and another at Parkview, a Sazerac at the Sazerac, a Vieux Carre at Bar Tonique ...
ARKANSAS (-7) vs. RUTGERS. As dumb as it may read given recent gridworld evidence. Smile.
TOTE BOARD TO DATE