Remember, use my picks to wager $$$ at your own risk. If you lose, I had nothing to do with it. If you win beaucoup $$$, a 10% tip would be cool. But, I’m realistic. This is just for your entertainment…or not, and for me to keep my sports “mojo” going until “I’m back in the saddle”. Remember the league’s unofficial motto…“ON ANY GIVEN SUNDAY, MONDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY OR SATURDAY……….
Last Week: 1-3 Season: 159-105
6 GREEN BAY PACKERS -3.5 @ 2 CHICAGO BEARS O/U 42.5 pts
-Oldest and best NFL rivalry and it’s for a trip to Super Bowl XLV (45). Only second playoff meeting between the two franchises. Temps in the teens. “Frozen Tundra”. Works for me. Bears lead the all-time series 92-83-6.
Two “hot at the right time” QBs. Solid running games. Monster defenses. Could it come down to special teams? Packers know NOT to punt or kick to Devin Hester. How about a Mason Crosby FG as the difference. Pack close the gap at 92-84-6….narrowly…… for a trip to Dallas. PACKERS
6 NY JETS of NEW JERSEY +3.5 @ 2 PITTSBURGH STEELERS O/U 38 pts
-Steelers LUCKY to be playing their record 15th Championship game. Ravens gift-wrapped it for them giving up a 14 point halftime lead last week. If the Steelers are down 21-7 to the Jets at the half in this one, NY won’t squander it. Jets beat the Steelers at the Ketchup Bottle in the regular season. Steelers were without All-Universe Safety Troy Polamalu for that one nursing a bad Achilles’ Tendon. He’ll play but not at 100% because of it. Jets have controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball keeping the pill away from Peyton Manning and Tom Brady and pressuring them when the two future hall-of-famers and Super Bowl Champs had the ball. How about a hat trick. I think they’re going to do the same in this one giving Ben Roethlisberger fits. That’ll be just enough to help Jets QB Mark Sanchez manage the game and throw a TD pass or two. It helps to have two solid running backs in LaDanian Tomlinson and Shonn Greene to combine for over a hundred yards on the ground as they have in their first two playoff wins. I think my brother Georges had this one right picking the Jets to play in the Super Bowl back in August. J-E-T-S…JETS! JETS!! JETS!!!
How about Mark Sanchez conjuring up memories of BROADWAY JOE & the MAGIC BEAN. One of my favorite NFL Films pieces narrated by Orsen Wells during a Dean Martin Roast of Namath. ENJOY!