Can the two-headed Chad Ochocinco and TO Show finally provide Cincinnati with the marquee victory they have been waiting for?
The NFL regular season is already half way over. Hard to believe, but true nonetheless. Randy Moss got traded, then cut, then passed up on by 21 teams. Now he is a Titan. Shawn Merriman was cut, then picked up by the worst team in the NFL, the Bills. The Cowboys and Vikings have a combined 3 wins between them. The Chiefs and Raiders sit atop the AFC West. And Brett Favre is making headlines for some dirty off the field business (okay that is not surprising).
This is why the NFL is the most exciting and parity filled professional sport we have in America. Talk about an unpredictable first half.
Here is how the Pick’em scoreboard currently reads as we head into the 2nd half of the season.
TheSportsKraze: 65 CV3: 70
I got some serious catching up to do..
Buccaneers at Falcons: Two of the NFC’s best go to battle in the ATL. Look for Roddy White to have a field day as the Falcons demonstrate NFC Supremacy by 7 at home.
Bears at Bills: Da Bears vs the Bills. This Bills team has lost 2 straight overtime games. Well the 3rd time will be a charm as they finally notch one in the win column. Bills by 1 at home.
Patriots at Browns: The Patriots look to possibly be the elite team in the AFC again. Maybe Moss was cancerous? It will not matter in this one as the Patriots win by 10 at the Pound.
Jets at Lions: The Jets are looking to make up for a very poor effort last week. Outside of a couple of big plays for CJ, this game will not be close. Look for the Jets to win on the road by 10.
Saints at Panthers: The Panthers offensive ineptitude is scary in all aspects. Look for the Saints to move to 6 and 3 with a 7 point victory on the road.
Dolphins at Ravens: Miami is a tough team. But the Ravens are tougher. Look for Baltimore to ride their wide array of offensive weapons to a 7 point home victory.
Chargers at Texans: Both of these teams made major realizations last week. The Chargers realized that they should be winning and the Texans realize just how tough it is going to be to steel the AFC South from Peyton and Co. Well sadly for the Texans, this week is not any easier as Phillip Rivers and the Chargers continue to figure out the winning formula. Chargers by 3 on the road.
Cardinals at Vikings: Neither of these teams have really shown much promise in any facet of the game. I do like the Vikings at home by 6 with or without #4.
Giants at Seahawks: The G Men are looking to make it rain in Seattle. These are two teams heading in very different directions. Matt Hassleback is in for a very long day against the Giant’s intimidating D-Line. Giants by 10 on the road.
Colts at Eagles: If I were the Eagles, I would fly away. Peyton and the Indy Boys finally look to be getting in gear. The hot streak will continue with a 13 point victory in the fighting city.
Chiefs at Raiders: This is an absolutely intriguing matchup with much at stake. Who would have imagined saying that 2 months ago? Both of these teams can really run the ball with authority. The only difference is KC can actually stop the run too. Chiefs by 3 on the road in a great game.
Cowboys at Packers: The Cowboys outside of Dez Bryant have been horrific in every way. Though the Packers are beat up physically at many positions, they will have no trouble handling a dysfunctional Dallas team at home. Cheeseheads by 10.
Steelers at Bengals: What a Monday Night Thriller this will be for the people of Cincinnati. This is a game that could make or break the Bengals entire season. And true to my city, I got the Who Deys providing another Monday Night gem of a game that shocks the country. The Bengals get up for this one and put on a dazzling show with a 1 point victory over the hated Steelers.
Falcons over Bucs by 10
Bills over Bears by 3
Pats over Bowns by 7
Jets over Lions by 5
Vikes over Cards by 3
Saints over Panthers by 14
Ravens over Phins by 7
Chargers over Texans by 6
Gmen over Seahawks by 10
Chiefs over Raiders by 3
Pack over Boys by 14
Colts over Eagles by 10
Bengals over Steelers by 1- C’mon Bengals
This is really a great slate of games. Who will reign supreme in the AFC West? Can the Bengals save their season? What a weekend of NFL Football this will be.
Stay tuned for the next edition of TheSportsKraze.