|National Football Conference - 2008 Regular Season|
|NFC Team||W||L||T||Pct||PF||PA||Net Pts||TD||Home||Road||Div||Pct||Conf||Pct||Non-Conf||Streak||Last 5|
|1.||z- New York Giants||11||-2||0||.846||366||226||140||40||6-1||5-1||4-1||.800||8-1||.889||3-1||1L||4-1|
|3.||Minnesota Vikings||8||-5|| 0 ||.615||307||276||31||32||5-1||3-4||4-2||.667||6-3||.667||2-2||3W||4-1|
|5.||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||9-4||0||.692||303||238||65||31||6-0||3-4||3-2||.600||8-3||.727||1-1||1L||4-1|
No, I was not fired for insubordination. No, I did not fling myself off of the George Washington Bridge after the Eagles debacle this past Sunday. No, I did not spend the last 2 weeks focusing entirely on my fantasy team at the expense of doing NFL picks. I just had real life responsibilities that got in the way of my favorite past time, costing all of you money. Without further adieu....
(1) Minnesota at Arizona (no line)- As a Giant's fan, I am pumped up for this game. No, I am not enthused at the idea of watching two possible 2nd round opponents of the Giant's play each other. Rather, if Arizona wins this game, the G-men clinches a 1st round bye. If this goes down, it would make the Dallas game this Sunday much more relaxing to watch. As for the task of breaking down this game, Arizona is a dominant home team as it has only lost to the aforementioned Gints at home this year. The friendly confines of the University of Phoenix, an online university, Stadium should be conducive to an aerial show against a great rush but susceptible pass defense. THE PICK: ARIZONA (24-14)
(2) Giants at Dallas (-2.5)- I just don't have a good feeling about this game. Devo will tell you that I never have a good feeling about Giants games but I REALLY DON'T HAVE A GOOD FEELING ABOUT THIS GAME. Assuming my Cardinals come through for me and the rest of Giant's nation, this game is utterly meaningless to Big Blue. Whether or not it loses to Dallas, if it beats Dallas and loses to Carolina, they will be the 2 seed and if Big Blue loses to Dallas and beats Carolina it clinches the 1 seed. Therefore, no matter what happens to Dallas, the Carolina game is for the 1 seed. Dallas is on the other end of the motivation spectrum. Dallas has to win out to have a realistic shot of a wild card. Tampa is 9-4 and is all but assured of the 5 spot. However, don't forget that Tampa lost to Dallas earlier this year so if they end the year tied fort he 6th spot, Dallas gets in. However, Dallas, at 10-6 would have to leap frog 9-4 Tampa and 8-5 Atlanta. Therefore, expect Dallas to be angry and fired up for this one. The only hope for the Giants is for Romo to be distracted by his attempt to pitch his new soft drink, "Choke" (see Mahatma's most recent post). THE PICK : DALLAS 21-17