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Friday, January 15, 2010

Who I like, divisional round

A 2-2 record last week put my season record at a very respectible 132-113-3 against the spread.

I missed the pick of the week when Aaron Rodgers' fumble in overtime was returned for a touchdown. That puts my pick of the week at a less-than-stellar 7-11.

But let's get on to this week's picks.

Take Dallas at plus 3 to beat Minnesota outright.

Take the Ravens to cover the 6 1/2 points in a loss to Indianapolis.

Take San Diego to cover its nine-point spread against the Jets.

Take Arizona to cover the 6 1/2 points in a loss to New Orleans.

If that holds up, New Orleans will host Dallas in the NFC Championship game, while Indianapolis will host San Diego in the AFC.

© Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler has reportedly turned down the Miami Dolphins' offer to become their defensive coordinator.

© Steelers Business & Football Administration Coordinator Omar Khan is reportedly one of two finalists for the general manager position in Seattle. The other finalist is former Tennessee Titans GM Floyd Reese.


Anonymous said...

Come on, Dale, 0 for 4!

Anonymous said...

I love your posts about the Steelers but I'm not going to count on your football acumen when it comes to making my picks in Vegas! Geez Dale you went Ofer...

Anonymous said...

To be fair, Dale was absolute money with his playoff picks last year.

Anonymous said...

Be like a Chargers fan: Blame Marty!

Anonymous said...

Strike 1, strike 2, strike 3, strike 4.

Dale Lolley said...

Bad weekend. The conference weekend is the toughest to judge because you really don't know who is going to show from the teams coming off the bye. It was made even more difficult by the fact some of the teams who had the bye rested people down the stretch.
Interesting, though, that teams who rested people came out and won - Indy and New Orleans - won, while a team that didn't - San Diego - lost.

Of course you can't take into account Nate Kaeding missing three field goals. Changed the whole outlook of that game.

But yes, I screwed the pooch last week.

Anonymous said...

"screwed the pooch" More of that high-quality prose you expect from the Observer-Reporter.