Five Game Parlay: Week 11

It was another great week for Joe Gallina as he tries to put some distance between him and the rest of the field. However, Steve Rapin himself had another great one and kept it close. Unfortunately for Steve, Joe was just a little bit better. Ryan, Brian, and Polka all were ok, but fell a little bit farther from the top. Right now Joe is ahead of Steve by about three, I’m two more behind, Drake two more behind, and Patrick Wisniewski needs a big week or two!


Joe      28-21-1 (4-0-1)         
Steve  25-23-2 (4-1)
Ryan   23-25-2 (2-2-1)
Drake  21-28-1 (2-2-1)
Polka  20-29-1 (2-3)

Joe’s Picks

Carolina Panthers -4 over Detroit Lions. The Panthers got absolutely spanked by the Steelers. By game time they would have had almost a week and a half to stew over it. I expect them to come out swinging and to take an early lead. Their run defense should keep Kerryon Johnson in check and when he has a small week the Lions lose. He’s rushed an average of 37.5 yards per game in the Lions six losses. Lions players hate playing for Matt Patricia, the media doesn’t want to sit up straight and they hate Patricia. The Panthers cover the spread.

Atlanta Falcons-2½ over Dallas Cowboys. The Falcons are coming off of a loss to the Browns and desperately need a win to keep their slim playoff hopes alive. The Cowboys are 1-4 on the road and are probably busy still patting themselves on the back after beating the Eagles last week. Look for the Falcons need for a win feed their explosive offense and cause it to take over this game. The Falcons cover.

Chicago Bears -1½ over Minnesota Vikings. Maybe it’s because I can’t get that stunning Vikings loss to the Bills out of my head, or perhaps it’s the fact that Kirk Cousins has been killing my fantasy team, but I don’t have much faith in the Vikings this week. I just don’t see them getting it done in the 35 degree Chicago sunshine against a very good Bears defense. The Bears offense has been firing on all cylinders lately, having scored 31 or more points in four of their last six games. Take the Bears to cover

Arizona Cardinals -5 over Oakland Raiders. This may be the second to last game the Cardinals win this season so savor it. (Their last win will be against the Lions in Week 14). The Raiders season is over. They’re mailing it in and they forgot to put a stamp on the envelope. (I actually amused myself with that statement). Take the Cards to cover this week. 

Jacksonville Jaguars +3 over Pittsburgh Steelers. I’m just hoping the Jags don’t look past this game and focus on their big matchup against the Bills next week. The Steelers have been winning a lot, the Jags have been losing a lot, but they’ve got Leonard Fournette back and looked feisty last week. I’ll take them as a home underdog.

Steve’s Picks

Carolina Panthers (-4) over Detroit Lions. Detroit won’t be able to stop Christian McCaffrey. Detroit won’t be able to stop Cam Newton. Detroit has had trouble moving the ball this season. Detroit has broken my heart…again.

Pittsburgh Steelers (-3) over Jacksonville Jaguars. I think the loss of Jacksonville all-pro center, Brandon Linder, will affect the Jags more than people think. He was rated as a top five center by Pro Football Focus and his loss could make the offense suffer even more than they have been. Plus, I hate the Jags.

Houston Texans (-2.5) over Washington Redskins. The Texans have won six straight games and their defense has been playing lights out over that span. The Redskins don’t have the weapons to keep up with Deshaun Watson and company, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Houston won this game by double digits.

Oakland Raiders (+5) over Arizona Cardinals. I’m surprised that I’m going with the Raiders, but this line opened at three and the public has pushed it up to five points. If Vegas thinks this game should be closer than five points, then I’m following their lead.

Kansas City Chiefs (+2.5) over Los Angeles Rams. I just want to get some skin in this game as it could be one of the most fun games to watch this season. Both of these offenses are great, but I think the Chiefs have a little bit better of a defense, so I will take the two and a half points and sit back with a Jack and Coke and some popcorn and enjoy the show.

Ryan’s Picks

Minnesota Vikings +1.5 over Chicago Bears. The Bears are a solid team, but they have put up some stinkers. This is a big one as far as the division is concerned, and I just have more faith in the veteran players in Minnesota than the young up and comers in Chicago. This one should be a close one so I will take the points every time.

Arizona Cardinals -5 over Oakland Raiders. The Raiders are JUST AWFUL! And while the Cardinals haven’t been good this year either, their offense is improving. If the 49ers on their third string quarterback can drop 30 on the Raiders, than the Cardinals should be good enough to win by a touchdown.

Houston Texans -2.5 over Washington Redskins. I have continually picked against the Redskins, and maybe that explains why I’m in third place and they are 6-3. However, I do think that the Texans are a more talented team, and coming off a bye. I see no reason why Watson and Company can’t win this one by a field goal.

Pittsburgh Steelers -3 over Jacksonville Jaguars. Jags are in trouble, and the Steelers are playing to stay in first place in their division. I’m probably going to lose this one, but I know a lot of Steelers fans too, so for me and them, let’s hope for a Steelers win by a touchdown………or at least by four, no need to be greedy.

New York Giants pick over Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Is this dumb? I feel like this might be dumb, but I really think the Giants will win this one. They are coming off a short week after squeaking by the Niners on Monday night, but I think the combination of the explosive weapons they have on offense going against one of the worst defenses in football, should equal a win. Plus if they win that will get them even farther ahead of my 49ers in the “race” for the number one pick in the draft.

Drake’s Picks

Los Angeles Rams -2.5 over Kansas City Chiefs.  People might shy away from the big games but not your boy.  I love the Rams to win the NFC and this is the statement win that will show the entire football world they are legit.  Moving this contest to LA is even better for the Rams.  I think both teams have major deficiencies in the secondary.  The Rams at home will out score the Chiefs and they'll do in on the back of Todd Gurley who goes for 125 and 2 TD's. 

New York Giants pk over Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Giants vs Tampa Bay is a pick'm?  Well I'll pick the Giants.  They love ruining a good thing.  They could've gotten a top 3 pick and started to rebuild.  Instead they'll win some games down the stretch and pick closer to 10th.  Tampa sucks.  FitzMagic is a disaster and their coach is a disgrace.  Giants win but in the long run lose.

Carolina Panthers -4 over Detroit Lions.  Easy money.  Panthers roll by 14.  Lions can't score and can't stop anyone.  How is this only a 4 point spread?

Minnesota Vikings +1.5 over Chicago Bears. Minnesota will upset the Bears.  I love the Vikings with Dalvin Cook getting healthy going forward.  They expose Mitch Trubisky with their tremendous defense.  Cook goes over 100 total yards and scores.  

Arizona Cardinals -5 over Oakland Raiders. Arizona vs Oakland might be hard to watch but it's easy to bet.  Cardinals win by a TD.  Oakland has less WR's than I have chances of dating Taylor Swift.  This honestly might end 7-0 but trust me the Cards have the 7.  Thank god I don't have tickets to this game.

Polka’s Picks

Houston Texans -2.5 over Washington Redskins. I just like Houston this week, 2.5 isn’t much on the road, regardless of how decent the Skins have played lately (4-1 in their last five).  The weather will most likely blow in D.C. and I’m not talking wind speed either.  I’m not putting deep reasoning into this anymore, I’m nine games under .500 and my gut needs to be in play, as it is in my everyday life. Texans cover 2 ½

New York Giants pk over Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Giants/Bucs is at Pick’em, I’ll pick the Giants at home in this game of overpaid wide receivers, and 78 year old quarterbacks.  Saquon will be the difference and will throw up 200 yards himself, and the Giants will win at home, neither team is good, but have some parts, Giants win at home-

Philadelphia Eagles +9.5 over New Orleans Saints. I love the 9 ½ the Eagles is way too much mustard to throw a Philly cheese steak or football team, the Eagles can match the Saints touchdown for touchdown and I’m, really hoping this a 70 point barn burner.  The Saints have really surprised me this season, and that’s is just on their defense, their offense could score at a convent.  Philadelphia though is getting way to many points. Eagles cover the 9 ½.

Los Angeles Chargers -7.5 over Los Angeles Chargers. The Chargers/Broncos game is two teams heading in polar opposite directions, and I can see absolutely no reason that the Chargers can cover the 7 ½ there giving at home.  The Broncos are 1-5 in division and 1-3 on the road, and the Chargers are riding a six game winning streak.  Not only do they extend it to seven games, the Chargers cover the seven and the hook.

Carolina Panthers -4 over Detroit Lions. I was honestly not going to pick another loser with the Lions, but I just can’t not watch a plane crash, and this season has freaking been nothing but one in Detroit.  They won’t cover the four at home, and they won’t win either, my in depth analysis…The Lions SUCK, it’s the fucking Lions, they lose and the sure as shit do not cover the four they’re giving the Panthers, how’s they grab ya ESPN, I KNOW TEN TIMES MORE THAN YATES-   Panthers cover the 4-




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