Boy, seems like just a few weeks ago the season started, doesn’t it?
And still no snow. No big suprises really; the top four teams are all there, the Packers, Ravens, Saints and Steelers. I said they’d be and they are. The other teams that we talked about, Houston and Detroit – the new kids on the block – are also there. Baby surprises are the Bengals and Denver. The New York Giants and Atlanta Falcons were expected to land with less force and they did.
I counted out favorites such as the Cowboys and Eagles and sure enough, they both failed. So here we are, and picking the Super Bowl winner will not be so easy.
Three teams have made nice, positive moves with "new stars" to carry pull the load. Tom Brady and New England needed the help of a new, great receiver and got tight end Rob Gronkowski. And he made the difference. Without him no home field advantage.
In New Orleans, they got "giant help" from a 6’8" monster at tight end named Jimmy Graham and in New York Eli Manning can count his lucky toes he has Victor Cruz. Aaron Rodgers may lose the MVP award to Drew Brees, because the Pack suffers from NO NEW STARS. They seem a bit worn down, and their defense is awful as is New England’s. Yet those two are the Vegas favorites even now over the hot Saints.
The Packers are 1 1/2 to 1 to win it all, New England is 3 to 1 and the Saints are 4 to 1. At the bottom Denver and the Bengals and at 20 to 1 the New York Giants are not a bad long shot…
Pro Football Playoffs:
Pittsburgh -2 over the Broncos (tease you get 6 points)
Saints -4 1/2 over Detroit (tease with Steelers above)
Bengals 8 over Houston (tease with Giants)
New York Giants -3 over Atlanta (tease with Bengals)
College Bowl Games:
Kansas State 15 over Arkansas 9 (tease get 6 points)
Alabama 5 over LSU (tease with K State)