It’s week 8 in the NFL and Pitiful Picks, but only game #7 for the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins are currently in 2nd place in the AFC East and hope to continue their 2 game winning streak to keep pace with the Patriots. Hurricane Sandy is expected to impact a few NFL games on Sunday, including the Dolphins matchup with the Jets. We’ll take some of that into consideration for this week’s Pitiful Picks. Last week we went 2-2 to bring our season record to 14-11. Like the Dolphins, we need to put some distance between us and the .500 mark.
Philadelphia Eagles -3 over Atlanta Falcons
I know what you’re thinking: How can you pick a 3-3 team, that’s favored, to beat an undefeated team. A couple of reasons: #1 Andy Reid is 13-0 following a bye week, #2 The Falcons are good, but they are due for a loss, #3 The Eagles are desperate and have done some soul searching during the bye week- they need a good performance, at home, #4 The rainy weather will force the Eagles to run the ball more than usual and Shaddy McCoy will run all over the Falcons defense. Eagles 24 Falcons 20
New York Giants -2.5 over Dallas Cowboys
The Giants are a better team than the Cowboys, period. The Cowboys just lost Sean Lee, who is a key component of their defense. The Giants also want to exact some revenge on the Cowboys for their opening night loss, at home. You remember, Kevin Ogletree went off on the Giants secondary. I’m surprised the game is a 2.5 spread because I think the Giants are at least a touchdown better than the Cowboys. Eli Manning will outplay Tony Romo this time and the Giants secondary is better than it was in week 1. Giants 27 Cowboys 20 (Picks cont’d on page 2, click below)