WEEK 5 Picks: Gut Check

Posted: October 9, 2011 by Keith Stone in 2011 NFL Picks, football, NFL


It’s WEEK 5 and our lines have shrunk like LeAnn Rimes. Maybe it’s fortuitous scheduling or parity, but this week you just have to go with your gut. For the most part, stick to the teams you like and don’t get too fancy and worry about the points. In sad news, Rodave was ironically crushed to death by a marshmallow truck. Luckily, his twin brother Slumdeezy has taken his place and since they’re twins, they know everything about each other! And no I didn’t steal this idea from Beerfest. Onto the picks:

CHIEFS AT COLTS (-2.5)
Stone: Chiefs
I think I just peed my pants.

Slumdeezy: Colts

Rory: Chiefs
Bill Walton predicted that this will be the greatest human football game ever performed on Earth by humans.

DP Animal: Colts

Phanatic: Chiefs

CARDINALS AT VIKINGS (-2.5)
Stone: Cardinals

Slumdeezy: Vikings

Rory: Cardinals
As explained last week, I’m semi-rooting for the Cardinals this season because of my girlfriend.  I’ll tell you, I’ve followed the Nets for over 15 years, and I’ve followed the Cardinals for four weeks – it’s much tougher being a Cardinals fan.

DP Animal: Vikings

Phanatic: Vikings
Due for a win, I guess.

DREAM TEAM (-2.5) AT BILLS
Stone: Dream Team

Slumdeezy: Bills

Rory: Dream Team
I was talking to a Bills fan last Saturday, and I asked him what he thought of the game.  He was super-confident, proclaiming that playing in Cinncinnati was “basically a home game.”  Listen, Bills fans – everyone is rooting for you guys, but you need to watch the arrogance.

DP Animal: Bills
Seems like the Eagles should have one of those “unleashing hell” games, but that roster has a ton of flaws.

Phanatic: Dream Team
Alleged Dream Team only 2.5-point favorites in Buffalo?  The moniker’s dead.

RAIDERS AT TEXANS (-5.5)
Stone: Raiders
Nice matchup between two teams trying to make it to the next level.

Slumdeezy: Texans

Rory: Texans

DP Animal: Texans

Phanatic: Raiders
Texans win but don’t cover.

SAINTS (-6.5) AT PANTHERS
Stone: Panthers
Possible upset special!

Slumdeezy: Saints

Rory: Panthers

DP Animal: Saints

Phanatic: Saints

BENGALS AT JAGUARS (-2.5)
Stone: Bengals

Slumdeezy: Bengals

Rory: Bengals
Red Rocket!

DP Animal: Bengals
People are still sleeping on the Bengals, who aren’t good but also aren’t bad.

Phanatic: Bengals

TITANS AT STEELERS (-2.5)
Stone: Titans
The Steelers’ O-line is a mess. Good thing Ben’s foot isn’t hurt. Oh, wait.

Slumdeezy: Steelers

Rory: Steelers

DP Animal: Titans
Can someone please deliver the coup de grace on Roethlisberger? Please?

Phanatic: Steelers

SEAHAWKS AT GIANTS (-9.5)
Stone: Giants

Slumdeezy: Giants

Rory: Giants
Classic Giants schedule.  Like every year, it’s great until Thanksgiving.

DP Animal: Seahawks
Too many points.  Feels like a cheap cover.

Phanatic: Seahawks

BUCCANEERS AT 49ERS (-2.5)
Stone: 49ers
This is the year the 49ers are finally decent. Alex Smith’s hands must’ve grown.

Slumdeezy: 49ers

Rory: Buccaneers

DP Animal: Buccaneers

Phanatic: Buccaneers

JETS AT PATRIOTS (-8.5)
Stone: Jets

Slumdeezy: Patriots

Rory: Patriots
Like I said last week, the Jets bandwagon is amazingly barren.

DP Animal: Jets
Too many points for sure. Don’t love the Jets, but they usually play the Patriots close.

Phanatic: Jets
Surprised at this line, even though the game is in Foxborough.

CHARGERS (-3.5) AT BRONCOS
Stone: Chargers
The Broncos are just bad.

Slumdeezy: Chargers

Rory: Chargers
I’m going to a wedding in San Diego next summer.  Unfortunately, it isn’t the same weekend as Comic-con.

DP Animal: Chargers

Phanatic: Chargers

PACKERS (-5.5) AT FALCONS
Stone: Packers
The Pack killed the Falcons in the playoffs in Atlanta. Has anything changed?

Slumdeezy: Packers

Rory: Packers

DP Animal: Packers
The Falcons have been the biggest disappointment for me this year.  I don’t see that changing any time soon.

Phanatic: Falcons

BEARS AT LIONS (-5.5)
Stone: Bears
Way too many people are grooving on the Lions.

Slumdeezy: Bears

Rory: Lions
This game could go either way.

DP Animal: Lions

Phanatic: Bears

CURRENT RECORDS
Stone: 40-22 (Last week: 10-6)
Rory: 36-26 (11-5)
Phanatic: 30-32 (7-9)
Slumdeezy: 28-34 (8-8)
DP Animal: 27-35 (7-9)

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