Week in and week out the Lions have the highest spread against them. This week it is 14 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Personally, I love that because it makes it so much easier to pick them to cover every weekend. I pick them to win this week, obviously.
My game of the week involves my current city: Atlanta. Atlanta hosts Denver in a very important game for both teams. Despite being 6-3, Atlanta isn't even in the playoff picture right now. They are sitting on the outside looking in. They desperately need to continue winning, especially at home, to keep up in the Wild Card Race. Don't worry, though. John Abraham said after last week's win that you can go ahead and ink them into the playoffs. Meanwhile, Denver is holding a game lead in their respective division and coming off a big win themselves. This will be a very good game, but I see Denver pulling it out in the end because Coach Shannahan is more savvy in these big games.
My upset special involves those pesky Jaguars that walked all over the Lions last week. They play the undefeated Titans and I really think the Jags are better than their record shows and the Titans are not as good as their record shows. I could be completely off with this pick, but then again, all these highlighters I've been sniffing would probably explain it.
I havent trusted the Patriots under Matt Cassel until now so the Jets will probably win by 30. I think the Dolphins are pretty good but not good enough to cover a 10.5 spread. The Lions march into Carolina and win, obviously. Kurt Warner will fan the flames of his MVP talk this week at Seattle and Tony Romo saves the day for the Cowboys at Washington.
On another note, when the Lions were in the process of choosing their most recent coach, Mike Singletary, the interim head coach for the 49ers, was given a long look. I remember reading about how he was the best motivator in the history of the universe and he would get everyone to play like their mothers' lives depended on it. The only problem was that he had no head coaching experience so we couldn't take the risk of hiring him as our head coach. Instead, we hired Rod Marinelli who had no head coaching experience.
The Lions are so smart.
hype it up!