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Pigskin Predictions for Week 7

Finally, a week to be proud of. 8-4-1 (I guess the bye weeks are helping me out) and now 3-3 on upset specials for the year. Did I say upset special? Jim Schwartz was especially…


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World Series trends and fun facts

            This one hasn’t played out exactly how the pundits thought it would. Yankees-Phillies was a slam dunk. Maybe the Tigers pull through in the AL. But certainly, no one was…


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Secret to winning in the playoffs? Get hot

            Throw conventional wisdom out the window. With starting pitchers posting porous ERA numbers, no team is ever supposed to have success in the postseason. But don’t tell that to this…



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Week 6 picks

Buffalo at New York Giants (-3): GiantsCarolina at Atlanta (-4): FalconsIndianapolis at Cincinnati (-7): ColtsJacksonville at Pittsburgh (-13): SteelersPhiladelphia (-1) at Washington: EaglesSt. Louis at Green Bay (-14): PackersSan Francisco at Detroit (-4): 49ersCleveland at…


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Looking to bounce back in Week 5

Yikes. 5-11 a week ago, it’s time I get this thing turned around. But until I do, feel free to look at my picks and for betting purposes, pick the opposite. That would have made…


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Week 4 breakdown

History has been in the making so far in 2011. The Bills trailed by 18 or more the past two weeks and rallied to win, the first time in history that’s happened. The Vikings have…



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Breaking down the games for Week 3

I wasn’t exactly on point last week, going 5-9-2, although the late games brought me back a bit (thanks for showboating, Jesse Holley). The aerial assaults and scoring barrages continue, a trend that looks like…


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Breaking down the Week 2 slate

To say the offenses were ahead of the defenses in Week 1 is a vast understatement. Five different games featured two quarterbacks going over 300 yards, most unforgettably Cam Newton’s stellar 418-yard debut and Tom…