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Best bet (plus two)

October 26, 2011 by Steel Haven

A second straight best bet win. Not so good results otherwise. Darren McFadden's injury and Kyle Boller's ineptitude doomed the Raiders. So be it.... Sometimes a hunch fails miserably. I was more disappointed by the Packers failure in the second half to contain Christian Ponder despite all the Vikings receivers being hobbled. Aaron Rodgers didn't particularly help. Why couldn't he have played the second half of the Super Bowl the way he played in the second half on Sunday?

Teams are 3-9 coming off byes this year. So why am I taking a pair of big home favorites coming off their bye? New York bias maybe? I'm not sure. The Giants (OK, Jersey bias) and Bills just really jumped out at me this week even though the Bills must travel to Toronto for their home game. It is better than travelling to London. With my final pick I go for a Saints team playing a second straight game against a winless team starting their backup QB. Who cares if they are playing in a dome in St. Louis instead of New Orleans?

home team in bold

Best Bet

New York Giants (-10.0) over Miami Dolphins

Disastrous final 3 minutes and OT at home against Tim Tebow and the Broncos has to take a toll on the Dolphins. The Giants are the beneficiaries.


Buffalo Bills (-6.0) over Washington Redskins (in Toronto)

John Beck didn't exactly provide a spark. He did stabilize the QB position taking over for the wildly inconsistent Sex Cannon. I'm not sure that is enough travelling to Toronto to face the resurgent Bills. Losing Santana Moss and to a lesser extent Tim Hightower doesn't help.

New Orleans Saints (-14.0) over St. Louis Rams

Drew Brees. Jay Feeley. Enough said.

Last Week

Dallas Cowboys (-13.0) over St. Louis Rams WIN

Oakland Raiders (-4.0) over Kansas City Chiefs LOSS

Green Bay Packers (-8.0) over Minnesota Vikings LOSS

Year to Date: 10-9-2   Best Bets: 2-4-1
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