Carnell Knowledge 2011 : NFL Week 9

Day 5 of doing a blog every day, today the usual NFL picks. Which I’ll have to push up with Thursday Night Football coming. Or maybe I’ll just pick that game and save the rest of these long posts for the weekend.

Queen’s lost to McMaster Saturday afternoon, in a game that was not close. 40-13 and the game was worse than the score indicates. Golden Gaels threw 6 INT in the 1st half, 5 to the same guy. Considering that 40 points is kind of low. Next Football broadcast Labour Day 2012. Hockey/Basketball/Volleyball in January so there is live sports on CFRC after the holidays.

Onto the NFL. Rebounded with 9-4 record last week.

Seattle 2-5 (Road: 1-3) at Dallas 3-4 (Home: 2-1)

My pick of the Cowboys last week didn’t quite work. Thanks for not showing up. Seattle is bad, yet only 1 game behind Dallas in wins. Dallas to win this.

Atlanta 4-3 (Road: 2-2) at Indianapolis 0-8 (Home: 0-3)

Nothing else to say.

NY Jets 4-3 (Road: 0-3) at Buffalo 5-2 (Home: 4-0)

Picked Buffalo to beat my team the Redskins. I was REALLY glad not to buy tickets for that with the Skins performance. Wow.

Cleveland 3-4 (Road: 1-2) at Houston 5-3 (Home: 3-1)

Houston beating teams without having Andre Johnson in the lineup is a sign maybe they really have gotten better. 1st round exit for them in the playoffs, but this team has never been to the post-season so that’s an improvement.

San Francisco 6-1 (Road: 3-0) at Washington 3-4 (Home: 2-1)

Caroline Frolic’s 49ers to go 7-1 and for all intents and purposes clinching the division. Other NFC West teams are quite bad, and how many times has San Fran played in the division this season? Zero. 6-1 without games against the Rams/Seahawks/Cardinals. That playoff race is over.

Tampa Bay 4-3 (Road: 1-1) at New Orleans 5-3 (Home: 3-0)

Rams beat the Saints last week. Weird.

Miami 0-7 (Road: 0-4) at Kansas City 4-3 (Home: 2-1)

How Kansas City has come back from the brink at 0-3 I don’t know. Wasn’t 0-3 in close games they were getting blown out. Dolphins are 0-7 not as bad as Indy. Miami has some close losses.

Cincinnati 5-2 (Road: 3-1) at Tennessee 4-3 (Home: 3-1)

2 teams I am not sold on. Cincinnati has a good defense so I’ll go with that.

Denver 2-5 (Road: 1-2) at Oakland 4-3 (Home: 2-2)

Tebow looked atrocious. His problem is where he was drafted. 1st Round which never should have happened. He is someone who needed to learn for 2-3 seasons at least. Even then I don’t know if he would be an average QB. Coach who drafted him is gone and new people are in. So with the price of a 1st Round pick they throw him out there to see what he is. Wasn’t pretty.

NY Giants 5-2 (Road: 2-1) at New England 5-2 (Home: 3-0)

Super Bowl rematch. I wanted Pats to win that one since I am sick of the 72 Dolphins. That team is known for being undefeated but that’s it. Even that year they weren’t viewed as great. How do I know? Super Bowl that year was Redskins/Dolphins and Washington was the betting favorite. A Miami team without a loss, and people thought the Skins were better. Imagine that.

After losing last week I’d see Pats coming back. They don’t lose 2 games in a row very often.

St. Louis 1-6 (Road: 0-3) at Arizona 1-6 (Home: 1-2)

Remember what I said about the NFC West. Here is the proof.

Green Bay 7-0 (Road: 4-0) at San Diego 4-3 (Home: 3-0)

San Diego after choking that game away still might be smarting from that.

Sunday Night, Baltimore 5-2 (Road: 1-2) at Pittsburgh 6-2 (Home: 4-0)

Picked them in Week 1 so might as well try again.

Monday Night, Chicago 4-3 (Road: 1-2) at Philadelphia 3-4 (Home: 1-2)

Chicago handled Vick last season. That’s all I got.

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