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GET READY FOR THIS THE FIGHT: PATS v. JETS

DECEMBER 6, 2010, MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, New York Jets at Foxborough to play the New England Patriots.  Both teams are 9-2, fighting for first place in their division, let alone the AFC.  The players hate each other, the coaches hate each other.  If you are in the vicinity of New England, I suggest you get some tickets because this is going to be the matchup of the season.  The seasoned veteran Tom Brady against the up and comer Mark Sanchez. Everyone (including myself) has been talking about how the Jets haven’t won a quality game all year (except against the Pats).  Their last 5 games have been come from behind-ers.  They lost to Green Bay, they lost to the Ravens.  Other than the Pats, the only tough game left is against the Steelers. I thought they were supposed to have a tough schedule this year since they made it to the Conference finals last year?  The Pats on the other hand keep doing it. They trade Randy Moss for a late pick and don’t miss a step. They beat Baltimore, San Diego and Indy and have one tough game left against Green Bay.  Other than Tom Brady and Wes Welker, I’m hard pressed to name any other players on this team… Sorry, they have old man Deion Branch too!

November 26, 2010 Posted by | NFL FOOTBALL | Leave a comment

NFL LOCK OF THE WEEK

I was “perusing” this week’s games to see if I can “supplement” my income.  One game that stood out is the Philadelphia Eagles at the Chicago Bears with the Eagles being favored on the road by 3.5 points.  MY LOCK: TAKE THE BEARS.  Here’s why:  the Eagles and the rest of the country are on this Michael Vick high.  They almost lost to the Giants last week if it weren’t for Manning’s bonehead fumble.  Frankly, I’m not sold on Mike Vick.  Sure he’s exceeding everyone’s expectations but they were set so low that anytime he completes an average pass, everybody ooohs and aaaahs.  It looks like Vick starts games hot but fades in the fourth quarter. The Bears on the other hand have quietly put together 7-3 season.  Credit Lovie Smith for getting these guys to believe in themselves.  Their defense looks like the defense from the Superbowl team a few years back. Brian Urlacher, Lance Briggs, Charles Tillman, Julius Peppers…. Wow, talk about scary. 2 out of 3 of their losses this year have been by 3 points.  So take my advice,  and take the Chicago Bears ’cause there’s no way the Bears are gonna lose at home, not this week at least. You can thank me later.

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