One of these feel good stories end today. Would have loved to have seen Philadelphia in Chicago this weekend (where I think they would have won) so that we could have the Cinderella Bowl next weekend. However, it is not to be. There is a lot to like in this game but Sean Payton has had two weeks.
The Saints go marching in. Actually, they may not go marching anywhere because…
…does anyone other than Lovie Smith trust Rex Grossman with the hope of the Bears? This is going to be a brutal game to call and watch. I reluctantly pick the Bears – only because of their defense and special teams and they playing a beat up and depleted Seahawk team.
This is the toughest game to call. The Patriots can absolutely travel across the country and put a beat down on the Chargers. Why? Tom Brady. Plus, never underestimate the ability of a Schottenheimer team to completely choke in the clutch. See Browns of ’87, ’88, Chiefs of every year he coached there.
On the other hand – Marty’s never had a team like this. Nor an offensive coordinator like Cam Cleeland.
So I’m picking the San Diego Super Chargers.
Enjoy the picks.