Denny The Dog is sitting squarely in the eye of a hurricane.
It’s been a category 3 the entire season and was raining all over the dawgs parade again last week. The favorites were on a torrid 59.6 percent pace for the season through last Sunday night.
Somehow, someway, Denny The Dog has weathered the storm. But, not after barking out the abandon ship call on many of the road and home dogs. The faves were in the dawg’s face again last Sunday, going 10-3-1 ATS depending on where you shopped. The once-upon-a-time, formidable home dogs were 0-4-1 ATS last week and an incredible 5-15-1 over the last four weeks!
Dog lovers everywhere keep waiting for the tide to turn. But there’s no guarantee it’s going to happen. Denny The Dog will keep on selecting the games as he sees them, one game at a time. And, as usual, with the sole purpose of picking winners, while keeping the process simple along the way.
Now, for Week 13.
Bills +3 at Dolphins: The Fish haven’t been able to swim at home since Week 3! But they did dominate Pats at home three weeks ago in a 7 point loss. What’s happened to the once elusive McGahee? Ricky Williams and Ronnie Brown providing the improved Gus Frerotte with a great 1-2 punch to help alleviate the pass rush. Bills haven’t won on the road the entire season! DOLPHINS.
Bengals +4 at Steelers: Pittsburgh blew Bengals out at Cincy in Week 7. Here’s the rematch at Heinz Field. Carson Palmer is firing on all cylinders. Bengals D has weak spots, but I’m looking for a huge effort from the cats to stay on top in AFC North. BENGALS.
Texans +6 at Ravens: I have little faith in either club. Dom’s Texans pulled a cute caper, blowing a 24-3 lead at home. This against a QB, who hadn’t taken a snap in the NFL. I have no confidence in Kyle Boller, but right now anything tops Houston. RAVENS.
Titans +15 at Colts: Indianapolis buried Titans by 21 in Week 4. Colts have to find it a tad difficult to keep jacking themselves up for these two TD underdogs. Manning coming off an emotional Monday niter with Steelers. I’m looking for the Colts to be less than their normal, stellar selves. TITANS.
Jaguars -1 at Browns: Jags fans hearts may have been broken at the same time as Byron Leftwich’s ankle! With Trent Dilfer limping and Browns’ playoff hopes having no leg to stand on, Crennel may give the nod to Charlie Frye. Either way, Browns come up with another strong effort at home. BROWNS.
Cowboys +3 at Giants: If Cowboys have established one thing this season it’s that they’ll stay close and play tough even if they don’t pick up the W. The G-men have established ways to lose the tight ones twice in the last three contests. COWBOYS.
Packers +6Â½ at Bears: Have you bet against da Bears lately? Any luck? So you want to bet against them this week? Good luck to you. Bears on a seven-game win streak and their defense has no equal right now. Favre is good for at least two picks per game. BEARS.
Vikings -3 at Lions: The Lions not exactly the most disciplined team in the NFL right now, dropping 4-of-5. Vikes began current four game win streak with 27-14 win over Detroit at Minnesota. Brad Johnson has taken control of Vikes and improved them since last meeting. Lions have taken a couple steps backwards! VIKES.
Falcons -3Â½ at Panthers: Atlanta made Detroit look like a bunch of turkeys on Thanksgiving. Falcons are a great road team. Panthers have only lost one game at home, but the competition hasn’t been too stiff. Latest wins came against Jets and Vikes. FALCONS.
Bucs -1 at Saints: The Bucs ran into da Bears’ buzzsaw last week. But two weeks before the buzzsaw, Tampa Bay was finding ways to beat tough teams like Washington and Atlanta. Bucs will find a way to jump back into the win column against the softer Saints. BUCS.
Cards -3 at 49ers: Niners have waged a fierce fight to the finish in two of their last three home games. They beat the Bucs by 5, were blown out by G-men and then came within a field goal of upsetting Seattle. 49ERS.
Skins PK at Rams: A QB from Harvard took the first snaps of his NFL career and pulled off a major comeback last week in Houston. Ryan Fitzpatrick is the talk of the town in St. Louis and who could blame the people for yapping about this kid? He may have ignited the team and placed a well earned candle under the fanny of Steven Jackson. RAMS.
Jets +10Â½ at Patriots: Neither club is healthy. Big edge to Brady over Bollinger, but I’m not laying over 10 on a team that’s barely recognizable as the reigning Super Bowl champ. JETS.
Broncos -3 at Chiefs: The Chiefs don’t lose many home games. Denver is the more impressive team, but is set up for a fall in this spot. Chiefs have every reason to give their biggest effort of the year. CHIEFS.
Raiders +10 at Chargers: Raiders struggled with San Diego earlier in the season and I see no reason why those troubles shouldn’t continue this week. Chargers have bolted to a four game win streak and have managed to hang tough in the midst of maybe the most brutal schedule in the league. CHARGERS.
Seahawks -4 at Eagles: Seahawks have impressive record, but there’s no doubt they’ve been lucky to win the last two weeks. Squeaked out two point victory over Niners and then were fortunate to have Giants kicker Jay Feely miss three potential game winning field goals last week. Philly is starting to run the ball better and beginning to heal from the Terrell Owens’ wounds. EAGLES.
Last week: 10-4-1