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.
And some assorted BCS selections when warranted which strike a particular fancy. No need to remind - for entertainment purposes. Only.
Your Houston Texans check-in after best first month in franchise history. First-ever 3-0 start. First-ever pound on Peyton in his own playpen. First-ever 4-0 start. First-ever fave to win the Super Bowl. Now hunting first-ever road win in prime time, first-ever knock on Jersey Jets after five straight losses in series. We all remember Rex and Sanchez breaking in together to start 2009. We all remember the Meltdown in the Meadowlands in the last rodeo between the two. Those Texans times are over. Monday night the flat-screen nation and New York, New York all get a full frontal look at much has changed.
To the picks ...
TEXANS (-8) at JETS. Not-so-King Rex is not what he's cracked up to be. Neither is his roster, especially his offense in current state. Kubiak Crew is rocking and rolling, not only undefeated at the top of the AFC, but also four in-a-row ATS. Why should it all change now? It won't.
COWBOYS OFF WEEK. Thank the betting gods. Can't crack the code on this psycho unit. Sort of similar to how many can watch Romo's five interceptions and not see that the No. 1 is without debate on Dez, No. 2 is without debate on Ogletree, No. 3 is semi-Romo but superb play by Texas-ex Henry Melton to close and force the turnover. No. 4 and No. 5 were in catch-up mode down-the-field when check-downs serve no purpose and admit defeat when defeat was pretty much already sealed. It's just lazy and disingenuous to scream ROMO FIVE INTERCEPTIONS has the root cause for the no-show Monday night. But that's what the masses and mass media churn to the mindless.
RAMS (+2.5) vs. CARDINALS. Per Thursday Twitter. Kolb enjoyed better protection at UH. Much better.
49ERS (-8.5) vs. BILLS. Would be the Suicide Pool pick if not DOA Week Two thanks to Cardinals stunner in New England.
BEARS (-4.5) at JAGUARS. Despite perpetual bad body language from petulant Jay. A theme that is as tiresome and tedious as the Romo assault.
BRONCOS (+6.5) at PATRIOTS. Much different look to the Hall-of-Fame slinger show. Brady wins ninth in 13 helmet-to-helmet but Manning keeps it close for the cover.
BONUS SELECTION: SAINTS (-3.5) vs. CHARGERS. Winless through four weeks and favored by almost four? Yep. Brees won't go down the day he breaks Unitas legendary touchdown record.
OKLAHOMA (-4.5) at TEXAS TECH. Revenge in Lubbock provided Landry rediscovers his groove. X-factor for Stoops - game not on FOX FOX. Boomer Sooner has only gone bust on FOX FOX. Won plenty of the FOX Southwests of the platform world. OU never a winner on FOX FOX. Same for Oklahoma St. after Joe Bergeron didn't quite score before fumbling but scored anyway in the eyes of the zebras. OU/OSU a combined 0-7. On FOX FOX.
CLEMSON (-10) vs. GEORGIA TECH. Tech a rambling wreck against Middle Tennessee St. Not even close with Middle Tennessee St. Lose it by 23 as a 21-point favorite. How do the keep pace with maestro coordinator Chad Morris? They don't.
NOTRE DAME (-14) vs. MIAMI. Not exactly vintage Catholics vs. Convicts. Not even close.
TOTE BOARD TO DATE