Predictions Week 8

October 24, 2008

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Predictions Week 8


           Each week, on Friday, I will look into my (never wrong, just misinformed) crystal ball and give my predictions for that weekend games.  I will always prognosticate on the Eagles and Cowboys games and then pick two more games of interest (to me, that is, not necessarily to you).  Keep in mind, that this is for entertainment purposes only, and that I do not endorse any sort of legal or illegal gambling.  That being said…let’s see what’s in my crystal ball!


           Last week’s performance was an awful one at 1-3.  I warned the crystal ball for the last few weeks about its performance.  I told it that there would be repercussions and consequences…no more excuses…it has been fired!  I purchased a new (well, actually slightly used) crystal ball at a local thrift shopppe earlier today.  It seems happy in its new home…I put it up on a mahogany base on top of the mantel.  I also gave it a good polishing…so it should be ready to go!


Last Week: 1-3


Overall:  7-13


Tampa Bay @ Dallas:  The Cowboys are playing for pride and self respect these days.  Play-offs…play-offs…we’re talking about winning one game!  The Bucs come in with a rejuvenated Jeff Garcia.  WR Antonio Bryant (a former Cowboy who threw a towel in Parcells face) is looking to make a splash in Big D with a big…“I told you so!”.  Brad Johnson will make his second start of the season and Roy Williams looks to make his first reception as a Cowboy.  Dallas needs this game more…it’s put up or shut up time!  Dallas 23, Tampa Bay 19.


Atlanta @ Philadelphia:  The Birds are coming off a bye week and they are looking to get back in the NFC East race.  Westbrook looks like he should be ready to go, so the Eagles will use a more balanced attack against the Falcons.  Are the Atlanta Falcons for real, or is this just smoke and mirrors?  We shall see!  The crystal ball looks cloudy…so that must mean smoke!  Philadelphia 34, Atlanta 13.


New York Giants @ Pittsburgh:  The G-Men are riding high as they are in first place of the NFC East.  The Pittsburgh defense is stingy and they will hold Brandon Jacobs in check.  Look for Eli to be confused by the blitz packages of the Steelers.  Troy Polamalu will put a hurting on Peyton’s little bro (hopefully Goodell will be lenient on him)!  Pittsburgh 27, New York Giants 13.


Buffalo @ Miami:  Buffalo is the surprise team of the AFC, IMO.  They have been flying under the radar and find themselves in first place of their division.  Who would’ve thunk it?  Not me, for sure!  The Dolphins will look to use the “wildcat” formation to confuse the Bills defense.  Ronnie Brown will have a bounce back game as he was shut down last week.  Sparano gave his players an offer they can’t refuse…win!  Miami 23, Buffalo 17.


Short Shots:


The Philadelphia Phillies lost Game 2 of the World Series last night.  The Series is tied at 1-1.  The Rays will now travel to Philadelphia for Games 3-5.  Let’s not head back to Tampa…let’s win it at home!  Let’s go Phils!  Parade down Broad Street to follow!


Deuce McAllister and several other players have tested positive for taking water pills to lose weight.  This is a violation of the NFL’s steroid policy and these players face a four-game suspension…will these players ever learn…cheaters never prosper!


Kellen Winslow II is getting the royal NFL shaft.  The NFL won’t hear his appeal until next Tuesday, which will be too late to let him play this weekend.  If he wins his appeal then he will get his weeks pay…sounds like they are treating Kellen like a “piece of meat”!


The New Orleans will “host” the San Diego Chargers in London this Sunday.  The game will be played at the historic Wembley Stadium.  It’s great that the NFL wants to expand its audience, but the Saints are getting screwed a home game!

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