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.
The league's newest franchise visits the league's oldest franchise. Your Texans and the big bad Bears both 7-1, both old school in operation with head honchos from the Great State. Both breakout the same sort of blueprints for success. Something has to give in the bright primetime lights in Chicago where we again recommend Gibson's for your greater dining pleasure.
To the picks ...
BEARS (-1.5) vs. TEXANS. Scuba suit-tight until the end. But if the outcome swings on a late-game killer quarterback turnover, is it Cutler or Schaub? If the outcome flips on a monster exhaustive run-game night, is it Matt Forte rather than Arian? If the outcome hinges on a difference making down-the-field pitch and catch, is it to Brandon Marshall or Andre. If a difference-making back-breaking special teams return is needed, it's for sure Devin Hester. Too many of the potential scoreboard turning elements seem to sit with Chicago. Along with home scream advantage and less than favorable conditions.
COWBOYS (-1.5) at EAGLES. One of the few matchups where Romo and Psychos enjoy an edge in are the more legit. What does that same about Philly. Other than they own three wins by a total of four points, and they've lost four straight, and they were left staggering Bourbon St.-style Monday night in NOLA, and Reid's on the way out and Vick is on the way out with him after Dallas avoids 3-6 by leaving the Igles 3-6.
STEELERS (-12) vs. CHIEFS. Has KC had a lead, yet? Better Q is on BBQ. Is it Gates or Arthur Bryant's? Or Jack Stack? All slow-and-low and as good as the football is bad.
49ERS (-11) vs. RAMS. Harbaugh Bunch West 4-0 inside NFC West since the start of 2011 and those wins by an average of more than 16.
GIANTS (-3.5) at BENGALS. Eli's Crew always rebounds well especially on the road.
SEAHAWKS (-6) vs. JETS. Crazy home turf ad + crazy home turf rookie QB + across the country travel = home turf win by a touchdown.
TEXAS A&M (+13.5) at ALABAMA. The Bear Bowl. The Stallings Bowl. The Coach Fran Bowl. Is the Tide forever thankful for the Aggies poaching Franchione to College Station creating an opening mistake-filled until that Saban guy signed up? Is that a rhetorical question? Yes, yes it is.
TEXAS TECH (-26) vs. KANSAS. Tuberville ready to rock in wake of disappointing Lubbock loss to UT, roll up the score perhaps with hopes of rolling back into the SEC at season's end. Preferably Fayetteville. Would likely settle for Lexington.
OKLAHOMA (-21.5) vs. BAYLOR. Payback on Bears after Boomer Sooner ripped by Rob Griffin late last year in Waco.
GEORGIA (-15) at AUBURN. Book the title tilt with ‘Bama.
OREGON (-28) at CAL. Style points in spin cycle. Vital when dealing with fickle randomness of BCS tabulations.
MIAMI (+1) at VIRGINIA. Momentum blowing with the Hurricanes - 5-1 ATS in last six and four of those as an underdog.
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