After taking the first two weeks of this little contest, my roommate Norm has been looking for a way to get back into the game. We're changing the site we used to get our lines from and going with one of my friends pick'em leagues spreads, that all have half points to eliminate ties. And apparently every home team is favored this week. Whether it will work, I don't know. Will it lessen Norm's whining from the Ed Hochuli fallout, doubtful. Here are the picks.
Norm - 12-17
Jake - 18-11
* - I eliminated the two games that were pushed in Weeks 1 & 2
Arizona (2-0) at Washington (1-1) [WSH by 3.5]
Norm - ARZ - You're giving me points with Arizona? Really? Ok, I'll take em.
Jake - ARZ - I agree. Washington hasn't been impressive, thought that 4th quarter against the Saints was their best football of the year.
Carolina (2-0) at Minnesota (0-2) [MIN by 3.5]
Norm - MIN - Carolina hasn't impressed me much this year. AP will have a big game, that's right he's playing!Jake - CAR - You are such a homer, Norm. Gus Frerotte's season debut won't be very good.
Cincinnati (0-2) at NY Giants (2-0) [NYG by 13.5]
Norm - NYG - The G-Men improve to 3-0 with one of the easiest schedules in my recent memory.
Jake - NYG - The Bungles have returned once again. It has been too long.
Houston (0-1) at Tennessee (2-0) [TEN by 5.5]
Norm - TEN - Kerry Collins. Enough said.
Jake - TEN - Collins is better than Vince Young. Houston is playing for the first time since Hurricane Ike displaced their game with the Ravens.
Kansas City (0-2) at Atlanta (1-1) [ATL 4.5]
Norm - ATL - Micheal Turner could have another field day with the Chiefs defense.
Jake - ATL - Both teams aren't that good, but KC is much worse and on the road.
Miami (0-2) at New England (2-0) [NE by 13.5]
Norm - MIA - Miami should cover this. Pennington does enough to keep it close.
Jake - MIA - Does Vegas know Tom Brady isn't playing? Matt Cassel isn't going to put up huge numbers, just manage the game and not turn the ball over.
Oakland (1-1) at Buffalo (2-0) [BUF by 9.5]
Norm - BUF - The Bills all over the Raiders in my "Survivor League Pick of the Week."
Jake - BUF - Sigh. Buffalo is one of the surprises at 2-0 and they should be 3-0 after this to keep pace with the Patriots in the AFC East.
Tampa Bay (1-1) at Chicago (1-1) [CHI 3.5]
Norm - TB - I am still not a big Chicago fan. But this game should be a defensive struggle.
Jake - CHI - How did Jeff Garcia get benched? I'll take the Bears in a close one.
Detroit (0-2) at San Francisco (1-1) [SF by 4.5]
Norm - DET - Ugh, terrible game to pick. I'll say San Fran starts to crumble.
Jake - SF - I agree this game does suck, but San Fran has played pretty well. Game should be a pick em.
New Orleans (1-1) at Denver (2-0) [DEN by 5.5]
Norm - NO - The Saints outright. Ed Hochuli won't be there to save the Broncos.
Jake - DEN - Lies sir. New Orleans will have their hands full on both sides of the ball.
St. Louis (0-2) at Seattle (0-2) [SEA by 10.5]
Norm - SEA - The Seahawks should run away with this one.
Jake - STL - I'm taking the Rams, more to cover though. Both teams can't more the ball offensively so I expect a low scoring game.
Cleveland (0-2) at Baltimore (1-0) [BAL by 2.5]
Norm - BAL - Cleveland has just looked awful.
Jake - BAL - Joe Flacco's first start was solid, and a long week could be good for him.
Jacksonville (0-2) at Indianapolis (1-1) [IND by 5.5]
Norm - JAX - The Jaguars have to break out of this funk sometime.
Jake - IND - Not against Indy, and especially not Indy at home.
Pittsburgh (2-0) at Philadelphia (1-1) [PHI by 0.5]
Norm - PIT - Philly is overrated.
Jake - PHI - Lies sir. Your just picking against my team out of spite.
Dallas (2-0) at Green Bay (2-0) [GB by 0.5]
Norm - DAL - Dallas in a runaway. They're the class of the NFC.
Jake - GB - That might be, but Aaron Rodgers has been impressive.
NY Jets (1-1) at San Diego (0-2) [SD by 9.5]
Norm - SD - Jets haven't look all that much better with Favre. Ed Hochuli hosed the Chargers last week.
Jake - NYJ - ENOUGH WITH HOCHULI!!! I'm taking the points here really.
Sorry for the late post, it didn't go through earlier.