In an earlier post, I mentioned how I was having trouble picking which NFL teams would win this weekend, and how I had, earlier in the week, made my selections but then changed 3 of the 4 of them.
Well, my earlier picks were:
Washington over Tampa Bay by more than 2 1/2 points
New England over Jacksonville by more than 7 1/2 points
NY Giants over Carolina by more than 2 1/2
Pittsburgh over Cincinatti by more than 2 1/2 points.
If I had kept them, I’d have been 3 out of 4.
But I switched them. To this:
Washington over Tampa Bay, beating the spread (I was pretty sure the underdog Redskins were gonna win this game. Because my brother is a fan.)
New England over Jacksonville (I thought NE would win, but I didn’t think they’d win by more than a touchdown, so I changed my pick on this one. I lost to the spread.
New York over Carolina (I thought Eli Manning would play a good game. And I underestimated the Panthers)
Bengals over Pittsburgh (I shoulda stuck with Pittsburgh. But I lost.)
Anyway, the Washington/Tampa Bay game was fantastic. The New England game (I really hate NE) looked like it could go either way (neither offense came to play, it seemed) until the third quarter when either the Patriots elevated their game or the Buccaneers gave up on their’s), when it became a blowout.
Didn’t watch much of the Giants/Panthers game, but didn’t look like it was really close. Same for the Pittsburgh (shoulda stuck with Pittsburgh) game.
Results in a 1 and 3 weekend for me. So, I’m likely down to second place now, in the Pick’em pool.
Next weekend’s games look like they’ll be fantastic.