Dad 1, Dallas Cowboys 0

Dec 9, 2008 5:09 PM
On The Mark by Mark Mayer |
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Let the Dallas Cowboys go from 13-3 up to 20-13 down in the fourth quarter at Pittsburgh and you are certain to get a Terrell Owens rant.

No doubt T.O. was upset about not getting the ball often enough. Maybe he should get more balls thrown his way, but 199 out of 200 probably wouldn’t satisfy him.

But hey, life isn’t all bad. My dad, going very strong at age 84, wins a 7-team teaser parlay thanks to the easy Baltimore Ravens victory over Washington. Dad rules!

Maybe this Jason Campbell thing isn’t going to work in D.C.

No colleges this week, so we’re focused on the NFL and going over the (50 percent) Mendoza Line.


Packers -2½ at Jaguars: The line definitely has value for the Jaguars, but you just can’t back them. Green Bay had to win out to even smell a division title. PACKERS.

Lions +16½ at Colts: Cincy was target practice for the real whipping Peyton and the boys will hand out to these kitties. COLTS.

Titans -3½ at Texans: I hoped for more points with the Texans, but there is a real shot at an upset. No real pressure for Tennessee. They’re secure. Houston and Matt Schaub are on a roll. TEXANS.

Bucs +2½ at Falcons: NFC South teams are 22-2 at home. Giving less than 3 makes Atlanta a nice buy, especially with this being a must win for both sides. FALCONS.

49ers +6½ at Dolphins: The Fish just keep winning, but they’re far from trustworthy giving this many points. Plus, Singletary has 49ers playing inspired ball. 49ERS.

Steelers +2 at Ravens: The Steelers somehow escaped with a huge win over Dallas. Still, this battle with Baltimore could decide the AFC North and the Ravens are not losing to anyone lately. RAVENS.

Vikings +3 at Cardinals: Even though the Cardinals have nothing to play for having clinched their division, I think they will show up. Vikings barely beat Detroit twice, including last week. CARDINALS.

Broncos +7 at Panthers: The Broncos have three straight wins on the road as underdogs and catch Carolina off a tough Monday nighter with the Bucs. BRONCOS.

Browns +14 at Eagles: Philly has that playoff scent and the Browns merely stink. EAGLES.

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