I'm pumped for the games this weekend. Unfortunately, I do have to work Sunday night so 1) I can't watch the AFC Championship game and 2) I can't stay in Reno longer than just tonight and tomorrow afternoon. Bummer. Oh well, though- tonight should be a great time and I will get to watch the Bears game, so we're all good. Let's get on with the predictions:
Bears +3.5 vs. Packers 43.5 - This is a tough one. I'm obviously bias and earlier this week I said that I could see this game going any which way. What I'm hoping for is a defensive game where the Bears win the turnover battle (James Starks fumble, anyone?) I'm taking the Bears 21-20. Snicker all you want, but you didn't expect me to pick any other way, did you?
Steelers -3.5 vs. Jets 38.5 - I have no idea what's going down in this game either. I did hear that the Steelers are awfully beat up after their game against the Ravens. The Jets do seem like a team that is "on a roll" though I don't think that is wholly a reason to pick them (also see: Packers.) I was really impressed with the Jets handling of the Patriots and they have already beat the Steelers earlier in the year, so let's go with the Jets 24-23 over the Steelers.
Bears and Jets to cover, under in the NFC game and over in the AFC game. Am I crazy? Maybe, but this should be a fantastic weekend of football!