On Top of the Covers

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The sun shines on even a dog's ass every once and a while, and although we're not quite sure what that bit of homespun wisdom means, we take it as confirmation that our reasonable amount of success last week was in fact not a fluke but was all part of (as Joe Lieberman might say) God's Master Plan. Or at least Vince Lombardi's. When the KC Line goes 8-7, and Slim and Josie follow with 7-8 weekends, it's cause for celebration, braggadocio and some very fine, well, vermouth is all we have around the office at the moment, but if we keep picking like this, can full martinis be far behind? We say no. Thus fortified, we present this week's picks:
Favorite
Line
Dog
EAGLES
3
Giants
BILLS
6
Packers
TITANS
8 1/2
Chiefs
COLTS
6 1/2
Raiders
RAVENS
3
Jaguars
VIKINGS
3
Dolphins
BENGALS
6 1/2
Browns
BUCS
7
Bears
Rams
8
SEAHAWKS
Panthers
3 1/2
49'ERS
Redskins
6
LIONS
BRONCOS
5
Falcons
CHARGERS
6
Saints
CARDINALS
3
Cowboys
JETS
6 1/2
Patriots

"Mean" Josie Greene

Oh, yes. I am hot hot hot this season. OK, I know I only went 7-8 last week and there's been only one week of games, but please — let me enjoy this moment of relative triumph while I still can. Soon enough I will be reduced to a sobbing pathetic ball of football ignorance. Perhaps starting right here:

Giants
BILLS
Chiefs
COLTS
Jaguars
VIKINGS
Browns
BUCS
SEAHAWKS
49’ERS
Redskins
BRONCOS
Saints
CARDINALS
Patriots

The K.C. Line
Oh, 'Boys! No Joey Galloway (out for the season with a knee injury) plus no Troy Aikman (out with his ninth (!) career concussion) equals no fun in Dallas, where Jerry Jones may already be thinking about who's going to be his next coach, and fans may already be thinking about whether they should switch allegiance to the new franchise starting up in Houston. The human capacity for avoidance is a wonderful thing, but after the Cowboys lose in Arizona to the lowly Cardinals there will be no avoiding the fact that there's going to be little fun in Big D this season.

The team that put the "ache" in Aikman, Eagles, get the suddenly offensive (and we mean that in a good way) Giants at home with first place on the line. Are the Philly boys that good? Yes! And Sunday Kerry Collins will feel Troy's pain, so take the Eagles and gladly give the three points.

Of the Chiefs we shall not speak. They are abominable. Are they not abominable? They are. And yet, you look at that fat 8 1/2 points the Titans are spotting them, and, even though you know this is a sucker bet, you can't stop yourself from believing that, well, maybe the Griefs won't lose by that much, and those Titans are probably taking them lightly anyway, and — ah, just do it: Chiefs plus 8 1/2. And hate yourself in the morning.

The Picks EAGLES
BILLS
Chiefs
Raiders
RAVENS
Dolphins
Browns
BUCS
Rams
Panthers
LIONS
BRONCOS
Saints
CARDINALS
JETS