Wednesday, October 12, 2005

FootFlash Football Festival, Week 5 

The plot thickens. I have now selected 12 games, and Learned Foot has picked ten correctly. Anoka Flash, unfortunately, has only chosen four winners. As I understand this Festival, that puts Flash six "beers" behind Foot, or about twenty minutes of consumption based on my knowledge of LF.

I've got a short board to work with as two games carry no lines due to injured quarterbacks (and, oh ye fantasy football gods, why the two QBs I have on my fantasy football teams?!?). But I can create a theme week here because there are good division games. Let's get to them.
  1. NYJets @ Buffalo (-3). Speaking of fantasy QBs, which one of you drafted Kelly Holcomb and Vinny Testaverde? It's a division that everyone is still in for now, and the Jets rebounded from the loss of Chad Pennington by taking the ageless Testaverde to a tough win against the Bucs last week. Buffalo has been terrible on the road but pretty darn good at home. The FG indicates the teams are probably about even.
  2. San Diego (-2) @ Oakland. The Bolts lose a tough game against the Steelers on Monday night and now have to go up the coast to play a team coming off the bye. (Indeed, they get a bunch of teams off byes on their schedule. Can I still get $10 on the under for the Bolts' season wins? Oakland needs this game to have any hope of contending this year, and a loss might push Norv Turner ahead of Mike Tice in the First Off the Plank Party. Speaking of Tice...
  3. Minnesota @ Chicago (-3). Oh c'mon, if we can put any Viking game on the schedule, this is the one. With a week off for practicing pillaging, the Vikings come in with a 1-3 record, good enough to be only one back in the NFC Worthless. The Bears sport the same record, and their defense looked only so-so against the Browns. Bears have won three of last four at home vs. the Vikings, but they haven't covered the number the last two weeks.
Let's see if the Foot can continue his dominance.