Baltimore @ New England Line: NE (-8)
Ed Reed is the scariest defensive back in football. We saw what happened when TJ Yates locked in on Andre Johnson, with Reed effortlessly doing the catch dance. The problem for Reed and the Ravens? They’re on the road, where they have been inconsistent, and they aren’t playing a rookie QB. Gisele’s husband is playing angry, and much like Lou Ferrigno, you won’t like him when he’s angry. The age of the Raven’s D starts to show, the curious terrible play calling in Baltimore continues, and Patriots’ offense does whatever the hell it wants. Bold prediction: The Patriots may not even march 11 guys out on D, but they’ll still win this game and cover at home.
New York @ San Francisco Line: SF (-3)
First off, where the hell did that performance by Alex Smith come from?! That guy actually looked capable of throwing the ball to his own team past five yards. While the home field advantage is big, this Giants team is just playing too well right now. Defensively they are bringing the heat, and the New York QB not named Mark Sanchez is leading a strong, balanced attack, something New Orleans was unable to do last week. Giants control the clock, get some pressure on Smith, and we go one more week without seeing the classic Manning face. Think we will see a rematch of Super Bowl XLII. Is David Tyree a free agent?
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