Re: ESPN/Bill Simmons NFL Pointspreads Podcast
Originally Posted by Atlanta Dan
As I have posted elsewhere, it is not the BCS poll where your "ranking" matters, but the Colts win over the Saints looks a lot less impressive after what happened in Tampa Bay and the Colts were fortunate to win in Tennessee.
Simmons will never cut the Colts any slack but it is not as if he is a Steelers homer.
But it of course does not matter - unlike the BCS all good teams will get to compete for the title in January (plus several teams in the NFC who would be sub-.500 in the AFC this year)
FWIW I think you are looking at last year's Packers and Chargers with your Chargers by 20 prediction - that Chargers team has some coaching transition issues and is making another cross country trip after a Sunday night game.
Fair points one and all.
I agree that I am basing that prediction based upon last years performance - but alot of key personell remains on both teams.
I think this will be LT's breakout week, Favre will probably throw upward of 3 INT's and he'll get sacked a bunch.
35-13 or something like that.
Being as online gambling is still kosher over here im going to put some money on the Chargers at -4.5
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