Shayne’s Week 16 Picks!

nfl picksThe women in my life are getting a little cranky at me about getting the Halloween decorations off my house, which means picks come early this week!

Also included in this week’s picks are little tidbits of information.  Use them wisely, women’s panties drop over utterly useless trivia. With great power comes great responsibility.

Dallas -2.5 at Washington (52.5) 11:00 am       FOX

cowboys redskinsI once had a very large woman sit on me, in a bar and proceed to pound the compassion out of my skinny ass for soiling her pool table the prior weekend. That still wasn’t as bad of a beating as the Cowboys were handed last Sunday. Now the Cowboys face their third backup quarterback in a row. The first two beat them. At least KC BEATS bad teams.  Washington’s new quarterback, Kirk Cousins is interviewing for a starting job and a payday. Watch him on Sunday straight beat the Cowboys. DELIGHT Pick of the Week!!!

The Washington Monument is actually two different colors.

Miami -2.5 at Buffalo (43) 11:00 am CBS

dolphins billsBlackout in Buffalo this week.  As of Tuesday at noon, there are 16,000 tickets — over 20 percent of Ralph Wilson Stadium’s total capacity — that are still unsold. Some of them are going for $35 a seat. Current weather forecasts call for temperatures in the upper 30s with rain.  Good news for Charger fans which has the only other black out this year. You’re not alone anymore.

The Bills squeaked by the Jaguars last week and the Dolphins trail the Baltimore Ravens by a tiebreaker for the second AFC wild-card slot. Miami is much more consistent and is on a three game run. They make it four in a row!!

“Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.” Is a grammatically correct sentence in the English language.

Cincinnati -7.5 vs. Minnesota (48) 11:00 am FOX

bangels vkingsThe Vikings 48 offensive points in Week 15 against the Eagles were the most in 32-year history of the Metrodome and they expect to have both RB Adrian Peterson (4.6 yards per carry) and RB Toby Gerhart (7.9 yards per carry) back in action for Sunday.  The Bengals still have a chance to wrap up the AFC North with a win and Ravens loss. I think Cincinnati wins but won’t cover all those points.

Cincinnati was the first city to create an observatory built by public subscription (1843 dedicated by John Quincy Adams hence the name Mount Adams)

Kansas City -6.5 vs. Indianapolis (43.5) 11:00 am CBS

colts chiefsThe Chiefs have everything to gain by winning this game. They are still be alive for the AFC West champion and a chance for a higher seeding, extraordinary doubtful but possible.  The Chiefs have also crept up at the third ranked offense in the NFL. Not terribly surprising with the quality of teams they played earlier in the year.  Kansas City’s entire fan base, ‘Chiefs County’ think that Jamaal Charles is the greatest running back of all time after what he did last week against the Raiders.  It was THE RAIDERS!!! What they won’t say is that the Raiders had 461 in total offensive yards, 77 more than the Chiefs..  It was THE RAIDERS!!!  The Colts win this and win it fairly easily. A DELIGHT Pick of the Week!!!

In 2006, the National World War One Museum opened in the bottom of the Liberty Memorial which has been a tribute to WWI soldiers since 1926.

St. Louis -5.5 vs. Tampa Bay (42.5) 11:00 am FOX

rams bucksA 6-8 team against a 4-10 team.

St. Louisians’ consume more barbecue sauce per capita than any other city in America.

NY Jets -2 vs. Cleveland 11:00 (40.5) am CBS

jets brownsPossibly a worse game than the previous one.

New Jersey is the third highest producer of cranberries.

Carolina -3 vs. New Orleans (46) 11:00 am FOX

panthers jetsNew Orleans is 7-0 at home and 3-4 on the road ugly losses to the Jets, Seahawks and Rams. The Saints are bad on the road. Carolina, meanwhile, is tough at home — its only loss in Charlotte this year came in the form of a 12-7 defeat to Seattle — and has won its six games there this year by an average of 18.7 points per game The Panthers win a close game.

During the Revolutionary War, a British force led by General Cornwallis held Charlotte for two and a half weeks, deciding to leave after enduring annoying attacks by locals. Cornwallis called Charlotte a “veritable nest of hornets”, and the description stuck. The county seal, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police insignia and various other things around town incorporate a hornets’ nest.

Tennessee -5.5 at Jacksonville (44) 11:00 am CBS

titans jaguarsI had to look at this line four times to believe it. Hard to imagine the Titans being favored on the road against anyone. The team has imploded and stopped listening to their coaching staff. The Jaguars on the other hand has been coming around since their bye week and have a chance to finish the season in second place of the AFC South. Granted at 6-10 but there you have it. I’m personally taking Jacksonville and laying a decent amount of cash on it. DELIGHT Pick of the Week?? You bet!!

See what I did there?

The city of Jacksonville operates the largest urban park system in the US with over 80,000 acres devoted to parks and community areas.

Denver -10 at Houston (51.5) 11:00 am CBS

broncos texansDefensive end JJ Watt’s 43 quarterback hits in 2012 were most in NFL since 2000. He has 42, so far, in 2013.  Despite that, the Bronco’s beat the Space Center out of the Texans. After last week’s ugly loss and Houston turning him down when he was a free agent, Manning is CRANKY!!  Easy win.

I was mugged in Houston once.

Detroit -9.5 vs. NY Giants (50.5) 2:05 pm FOX

lions giantsWhy is Eli still starting?  The Giants are bad. Woefully bad and get blown out.

75% of liquor, during Prohibition was channeled through Detroit.

Seattle -10 vs. Arizona (45) 4:05 pm FOX

seahawks cardinalsThe Cardinals are on a nice run, but the Seattle defense is probably good for two Palmer turnovers Sunday. Which is all they will need.  Give the points with the Seahawks win.

Seattle was the first city in the US to play a Beatles song on the radio.

Pittsburgh (Off) at Green Bay 2:25 pm CBS

packers steelersAs usual the odd makers refuse to put a line out there until they find out if Aaron Rodgers is going to play or not. For Green Bay it’s very simple; beat Pittsburgh at Lambeau Sunday and the Bears in week 17 and they win the NFC North again. With a pick ‘em game, I’m taking the Packers.

Packers, outside linebackers coach Kevin Greene used to dabble in pro wrestling.

Oakland at San Diego -10 vs. Oakland (50.5) 2:25 pm       CBS

chargers raidersThese are two very very bad teams. Yes Charger fans, you have a bad team. They won’t make the playoffs again this year, 2013 is no different for the Southern California franchise that rarely reaches its full potential.  Give me Oakland and the points. Oh and Charger fans?? It’s an atrocity that you had a black out this year.

The San Diego Chargers curse is thought to be brought on by the trade of Charger’s wide receiver Lance Alworth to the Dallas Cowboys in 1970.

Baltimore -1.5 vs. New England (43) 2:25 pm CBS

ravens patsEight of New England’s 10 wins were one possession games; six were won by three points or less. Baltimore has played in nine games decided by three points or fewer.  I think this will be a close game and you always have to go with Brady with that.

The first successful manned balloon launch in the United States, launched from Baltimore and was operated by 13-year-old Edward Warren in 1784.

Philadelphia -3 vs. Chicago (56) 6:30 pm NBC

Grizzly Bear Attacks Bald Eagle in AlaskaThe game between Dallas and the Redskins will dictate who wins this game. Don’t take any action on this game at all. Deal?

Philadelphia was once the capital and George Washington was the president. He is the only president that didn’t reside or hold office in Washington, D.C.

San Francisco -12.5 vs. Atlanta 6:30 pm ESPN Monday

49ers falconsThere is no chance that the Falcon’s win this game. Zero, nix, nadda. A matter of point; I never bet on spreads over nine or so. Although, I might take the Niners to cover. Atlanta is a bad team and San Francisco is going to back door their way into the playoffs. Probably go pretty deep too.

Atlanta is the only city in North America destroyed by a fire as an act of war.

Shayne Sharpe

Shayne Sharpe

Shayne is a Colorado native with a life love of sports. He's been studying and loving this state and their teams for four decades.

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