Home teams were 9-6 Sunday. It wasn't like I didn't warn you. Two weeks
ago I said the home teams would make their move sometime in December. The dogs
were badly beaten for the second consecutive week, going 12-19 ATS over that
Dolphins (-3Â½) over VIKINGS:
Jay Fiedler has returned! Ricky Williams is leaner and more elusive than ever.
Fish have not been a great road team all season but it's time they stepped up
the road efforts.
49ers (-7) over CARDS: Cards
have battled last two weeks, won one by a field goal and lost last one by two
points. Last home game of year. But
I can't pull the rubber band off the bankroll for Jake and the boys. Garcia gets
the nod here. Niners should be nasty after Packer loss.
Eagles (-6Â½) over
COWBOYS: Hutchinson hasn't seen a defense this nasty yet. Philly possessed since
the $6 million man went down.
Bills (+7) over PACKERS: Green
Bay still playing for home field advantage, which is huge in winter wonderland.
But Pack coming off emotional road game in San Francisco. Bledsoe has the
offensive weaponry to hang with Favre.
Lions (+11Â½) over FALCONS:
Atlanta hadn't lost in eight weeks. All of a sudden they've dropped two
straight. Vick is due for a biggie-size performance.
Lions usually find a way to lose, but not by more than 10.
PANTHERS (-3) over Bears:
Panthers have won twice in last three contests. I think Bears dug down deep for
one last all-out assault at home versus Jets. Chandler in winter of his career.
Beware of a young hungry Panthers in final home game.
BENGALS (+7) over Saints:
Saints D difficult to find. Bengals D never existed. Dick Lebeau's time in Cincy
is running out fast. Players need final rally for their main man!
Giants (+5Â½) over Colts: Colts
forged impressive comeback over Browns on road and are 5-1 SU in last six games.
Can't bet against Fassel's impressive December win totals. The talent pool on
both sides of the field is fairly even.
Titans (-5) over JAGS: Titans
managed a nine-point victory in Week 6 at home. I'm looking for about the same
margin on the road. McNair has been super, leading Tennessee a 7-1 run prior to
Monday's game with New England.
CHIEFS (PK) over Chargers: San
Diego's offense has sputtered since these two met in Week 6. Chiefs lost by a
single digit. Another close game here but K.C. grabs the win in home finale.
Texans (+6) over SKINS: Dom
Capers' defense keeps the expansion team in all their games. Might just grab
their fifth win right here. David Carr overdue for a big game. Skins will look
past Texans as they dream about scalping the Cowboys in their home finale!
Rams (+4) over SEAHAWKS: Marc
Bulger is the new main attraction in St. Louis. The Rams don't lose with the
scarecrow taking the snaps.
Broncos (+4Â½) over RAIDERS:
About six weeks ago the Raiders made it look easy, 34-10. Raiders are overrated
in this contest. Denver's defense not as good as Miami D. But Shanahan should
have learned something from the way Dolphins handled Gannon.
Browns (+3) over RAVENS: Ravens
finding ways to win with defense and special teams. Only managed 4-point win
over Texans. Browns bring more offense to the game than Ravens' recent
Jets (+4) over PATS: Pats
trashed Jets in Week 2, 44-7. Jets a much improved team since move to Chad
Pennington. This week, Pennington won't let the Jets quit.
BUCS (-4) over Steelers: Bucs
will find a way to win. First tough test for Steelers in over a month. Nearly
get the feeling that this is too many points. Then you realize Bucs hammered
Falcons two weeks ago, 34-10.
Last week: 4-11
Best Bets: Broncos, Texans,