Friday, October 7, 2011

Young Sam Rothstein's Corner

Hello again my friends. We didn't break the bank last time, but we didn't lose our shirts either. The first quarter of the NFL season is in the books and we're starting to see some trends develop. Minnesota and Indianapolis are really, really bad while Green Bay and New England are really, really good. This has very little effect on the sportsbook however. Just because you win doesn't mean you cover. Fortunately for us I have insider information that will help us become independently wealthy be season's end. My finger is squarely on the pulse of the NFL and if you take my advice you'll reap the financial benefits. Here are my picks for the weekend.

New York Jets +9 over New England. Rex Ryan doesn't like to get embarrassed and after the beating the Baltimore Ravens put on his team last Sunday the Jets are committed to running the ball again. This means less opportunities for Tom Brady and Wes Welker to do their thing. The Patriots might win, but not by more than a touchdown.

Atlanta +6 over Green Bay. The Packers look unstoppable and the last time these 2 teams played they didn't even have to punt. That's the problem. Whenever something seems too obvious it's usually a set up. Vegas knows what they're doing and I'm not going to fall into their point spread trap. Atlanta at home should be able to keep it close.

New York Giants -9 1/2 over Seattle. Whenever the Seahawks travel across the country bad things happen. Osi Umeniora is back and Tavaris Jackson may need a stretcher before this game is over. Giants in a rout.

San Diego over Denver. Traditionally Phillip Rivers lights these guys up like a Christmas tree. The Broncos have little resistance and the Chargers need to keep pace with the Oakland Raiders in the AFC West. Phillip Rivers will have his breakout game and San Diego will win by double digits.

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