If I were a gambling man, I would have been a rich man after last week. 4 games. All 4 correct. Now, I’m not going to puff out my chest just yet, because this is the NFL and everyone knows that the unexpected always happens.
Wild Card Weekend Results
Scott aka “Earl” (@ttlsportsblog) 4-0 (doubted Tebow’s will to win)
Chris aka “Hook” (@HookTSB) 3-1 (picked all the winners)
Connor (@CJScutts) 1-3 (2-2 winners)
New Orleans -3.5 @ San Francisco
@ttlsportsblog – I’ve been burned all year by San Fran. And boy do I want them to prove me right this weekend. I’ve thought they are a mediocre team that’s gotten by on a solid defense. Bottom line is that you need to be able to score in this league. When you have a QB who hasn’t thrown for over 300yds in a single game this year, you obviously can’t get behind early. I just don’t see the 49ers putting up 28 or so points on offense. BUT……I do see them making a big defensive or special teams play that will make this game close. The Saints on grass will be slowed down, but that just means that Brees will be throwing the short ball all game and at a 75% clip. I like the Saints to win, but not cover. 27-24 Saints win on a last-minute FG.
@HookTSB - San Francisco had an excellent year. Their defense was top-notch and Alex Smith did enough not to lose games. Their biggest wins during the regular season were Philly, NYG and Pittsburgh. They lost to their 2 other quality opponents in Dallas and Baltimore, and dropped a 3rd to the lowly Cardinals. They haven’t played a team like the Saints all year. Drew Brees is rolling right now. If his public image was more religious and less family-man, we’d all be calling him Breesus. Saints -3.5 could be the easiest call of the weekend, I’m thinking blow-out city 38-21. Read the rest of this entry »