Disclaimer: The following picks are for recreational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of gambling. (Home team in CAPS)LAST WEEK: (9-7 Picking Winner, 7-7-2 vs. spread)SEASON: (159-81 Picking Winner, 124-108-8 vs. spread)Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005SAN DIEGO -9 Denver
CHARGERS WIN AND COVER.
Since rolling over to Chiefs last week, this is the closest thing Chargers will get to a playoff game. With Cincy loss to Buffalo last week, Broncos have little reason to play starters more than a half.N.Y. Giants -8 OAKLAND
GIANTS WIN AND COVER.
My beloved Raiders end very forgettable season on low note. The Godfather needs to overhaul his roster in the off-season. (Hint- Trade up for Leinart or Bush)Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006
INDIANAPOLIS -7 Arizona
COLTS WIN AND CARDINALS COVER.
The real Colts team will show up in two weeks after their well-earned playoff bye. All-Manning Super Bowl looks to be in the works.Baltimore -3 CLEVELAND
RAVENS WIN AND COVER.
Normally, Cleveland would be expected to give it all against the "old Browns", but if they couldn’t show up in a home game against the Steelers, why expect this week to be any different. Raven offense has finally shown up in December, two months too late.N.Y. JETS -4 Buffalo
JETS WIN AND COVER.
Both teams 4-5 players away from being substantially better. Whoever has best off-season will be a playoff team next year.Carolina -4 ATLANTA
PATHERS WIN AND COVER.
Carolina locks up the Wild Card berth as Bucs win the NFC South.MINNESOTA -3 Chicago
VIKINGS WIN AND COVER.
Two teams on the rise in an exciting thriller. Vikings and Chargers are two best teams not making playoffs this season.KANSAS CITY -2 Cincinnati
CHIEFS WIN AND COVER.
Bengals cap a great regular season with a losing streak. This game would mean something if Cincy had not lost to the Bills. Cincy needs a little more defensive help in the front seven to be a Super Bowl team.PITTSBURGH -17 Detroit
STEELERS WIN AND COVER.
Pittsburgh earns a trip to Cincy with a win.NEW ENGLAND -8 Miami
DOLPHINS WIN AND COVER.
New England is locked into playoff spot, and Dolphins playing for next year. Saban has turned in an impressive performance with Dolphins this season.TAMPA BAY -14 New Orleans
BUCS WIN AND SAINTS COVER.
Tampa Bay in position to make a run for NFC Crown next season. Saints just happy to have 8 home games next year.Houston -2 SAN FRANCISCO
TEXANS WIN AND COVER.
The loser of this game is the real winner with a leg up on the Reggie Bush sweepstakes.JACKSONVILLE -3 Tennessee
JAGUARS WIN AND COVER.
Titans a long way from being Super anytime soon.GREEN BAY -3 Seattle
PACKERS WIN AND COVER.
Packers wanting a win for Farve in his last game. Seahawks playing to stay healthy for playoffs with home field clinched.Washington -4 PHILADELPHIA
REDSKINS WIN AND COVER.
Gibbs has finally regained control of his team and earns a wild card berth. Eagles wishing this were a road game as they must face the wrath of their fans for a very disappointing season.DALLAS -12½ St. Louis
COWBOYS WIN AND COVER.
This will be the “Tuna’s” last game as a head coach, as Cowboys lose playoff berth on tiebreaker to Washington.