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Thursday, October 09, 2003

Pro Picks, Week 6: Quick Picks

I'm being lazy since the Red Sox game starts soon. Hence there will be no lengthy intro to this week's selections. I'm taking a bye just like the Bengals, Chargers and Lions this week. Then again they usually take the other weeks of the season off too.

I hope that my picks listed below, which as always are for recreational purposes only, add to your enjoyment of this weekend's football.

Kansas City at Green Bay

Can we stop all of the Dante Hall for MVP talk? We've played five weeks so far, and from now on nobody will be kicking to the guy. I don't understand why the Chiefs are the best team in the league in everyone's estimation if they needed to be saved by returns for TDs both of the last two weeks. Plus, there were about a dozen clipping penalties not called during his return against the Broncos. I had a joke somewhere...

Pick: Chiefs

Atlanta at St. Louis

ABC must really be looking forward to their Monday Night Football matchup of Michael Vick and Kurt Warner.

Pick: St. Louis

NY Giants at New England

As if New York and New England fans needed another reason to hate each other this weekend.

Pick: Patriots

Miami at Jacksonville

Jags punter Chris Hanson is out after gashing his leg with an axe that coach Jack Del Rio had placed in the locker room for motivational purposes. Do I really need to add a punchline to this one? Why not just booby-trap the entire team facility, coach?

Pick: Dolphins

Tampa Bay at Washington

Warren Sapp has now got both the NFL mad at him for skipping through opponents' warmups and LaVar Arrington threatening him if he lines up on offense. I guess that's how the Bucs' defense stays in the news after giving up 38 points last week. Meanwhile, Keyshawn Johnson, who dissed Marvin Harrison's short receptions while "miked up" on MNF, is doubtful with a case of foot-in-mouth disease.

Pick: Tampa Bay

Baltimore at Arizona

In a similar vein, Emmitt Smith is sitting out not just with a bad shoulder but also with a bruised ego following his six carry, -1 yard homecoming to Dallas last week. Ravens-Cards--the battle of the birds!

Pick: Baltimore

Other Games

Tennessee over Houston, Indianapolis over Carolina, New Orleans over Chicago, Cleveland over Oakland, Philadelphia over Dallas, Denver over Pittsburgh, Buffalo over NY Jets, Seattle over San Francisco

Last Week: 10-4 (Including a loss for Indy-Tampa, which I inadvertently did not include a pick for, because I would've gone with the Bucs, who folded like a lawn chair in the closing minutes.)
Season Record: 45-29