A bettor's guide to Week 9
The Giants' victory over the Steelers turned when a reserve snapper hiked the ball out of the endzone. The Cowboys' winning drive over the Buccaneers was built on four penalties. Both NFC East heavyweights were tested severely, finally surviving afternoons of the most vicious hitting and now will face each other in still another one of those division slugfests.
If the Cowboys' hope to beat New York in the Meadowlands, it will have to be done with the punishing, almost manic gallops of
People who are only too eager to write a finish to the Cowboys' up-and-down season should take note of the way they choked off the Bucs'
Yes, it will be a brawl, just as everyone's predicting. Nothing will come easy for
The 8 1/2-point number is extraordinarily high...I mean how many of us can remember the 'Boys getting a price like that? Lay it. Turnovers could make the score lopsided.
Sticking with the Gotham angle, Jets QB Brett Favre has brought his Packers into the exotic terrain of Buffalo three times. Three losses, none closer than nine points. I'm going the "history repeats," route, even though it's an overused formula for most chartists, and taking the
"Here's my pick of the week...the Titans over Minnesota," Jimmy says. Hmmm, sounds inviting, let me check that. Titans? TITANS! Is this a joke of some bizarre nature? Houston, nickname Texans, is getting 4 1/2 against the Vikes. I like Houston. Jimmy says he doesn't have the same interest, now that they've changed their name from the Titans. OK, let's move along and put this nonsense behind us.
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"Please, no more formula picks," the gamblers are screaming. Only six this week, an all time record. Hey look, I'll ride with this thing, now that it's finally starting to pay off, but I will admit to you that it makes me nervous to get on so many favorites. I mean that's the way all those prediction boxes in the papers go.
Last week: 5-3-1