Faith the Prediction Cat picked right up where she left off last season, going a stellar 7-1 last week, 3-1 in teasers, bringing our AWITP/Golf News Net season totals to 38-12, 15-10 in teasers. Her lone loss was the Chargers shocking upset of Dallas on Thanksgiving Day (and nobody got that right).
Faith also increased her lifetime record percentage filling in for Ernesto the Prediction Iguana to 27-6-1 lifetime, making her the top reliever in the bullpen for when Ernesto takes his yearly vacation.
As always we do two-team teasers here, so we can move the line six points either way. We use the lines from Vegas Insider, HOME TEAM IN CAPS.
SAINTS-Panthers OVER 42
COWBOYS-Washington OVER 38
The NFL is an over league; points sell tickets (except for this year; patriotism sells more tickets). The Cowboys have too much talent to continue this horrible skid. They may not beat Washington, but they’ll give them a game. Does any good team shoot themselves in the foot more than Washington? Either the Saints OR the Panthers can score 40 on any given day. Both of them in a dome? They could blow out the scoreboard lights.
Lions (+9) at RAVENS
Pats (-1.5) at BILLS
Just like every year, ride the Pats until they give you a reason not. The Ravens only beat a poor Texans team by a touchdown. Nine is a tall order against the fiery offense Matthew Stafford leads.
CARDINALS-Rams OVER 39.5
FALCONS-Vikings OVER 41
I haven’t had this much fun watching the Rams since Kurt Warner. See what a change of scenery can do? Even without Carson Palmer, the Cards have a potent offense, too. Ditto for the Minny-Atlanta game, which will see plenty of touchdown celebrations as well.
BONUS – KEEP YOUR EYE ON THESE – FOR DEGENERATES ONLY
Browns (+20) vs CHARGERS
Panthers (+10) at SAINTS
Once again we’re putting the 20-point rule to the test. Last week the Dolphins proved it true, getting 22.5 in a teaser pick, but losing only by 18. Yes, the Browns are putrid and the Chargers are rising, but can the Chargers win two games in a row by 20 points? Meanwhile get ready for a track meet in New Orleans that will either give the Saints separation or keep the Panthers’ hopes for a home playoff game alive.