Sports Gab Network Columnist Russ Loede’s Week Thirteen NFL Picks

All of a sudden Henne, Dolphins offense looks recharged

Week 12 Results ATS: 8-8

Season Record ATS: 81-89-5

Confidence Points: 67 out of 136

4-star game, 13 on the confidence meter: Buffalo Bills (+5.5) @ Minnesota Vikings – Too easy.  Bills always cover.  Since week six bye, they haven’t lost against the spread.  Vikings shaky secondary and lack of offensive firepower makes this a near lock.  Buffalo Bills 26 Minnesota Vikings 23

4-star game, 4 on the confidence meter: Cleveland Browns (+4.5) @ Miami Dolphins – This is one of those games where my pick makes no sense whatsoever.  I’m going against all logic and the fact that Delhomme is starting for Cleveland.  Dolphins play too much bend but don’t break defense to win this game my more than a field goal.  This contest has a weird vibe to it.  Got a hunch Miami is going to win this game late, barely.  Cleveland Browns 20 Miami Dolphins 21

4-star game, 5 on the confidence meter: Jacksonville Jaguars @ Tennessee Titans (-3) – Chris Johnson wakes up; even better, shows up.  Titans own Jaguars.   Why I do I possess a funny feeling I’m going to regret the following statement: Fisher’s friends are due for a good game.  Jacksonville Jaguars 24 Tennessee Titans 28

3-star game, 12 on the confidence meter: Denver Broncos @ Kansas City Chiefs (-8.5) – Revenge game.  Chiefs return the favor.  The trio of Cassel, Charles, and Bowe are clicking on all cylinders.  Denver Broncos 21 Kansas City Chiefs 52

5-star game, 14 on the confidence meter: Washington Redskins (+7) @ New York Giants – No way the Giants are a touchdown better than the ‘Skins.  They are satisfied with just a win, and that’s it.  No Nicks or Smith; narrow escape.  Washington Redskins 17 New York Giants 19

2-star game, 16 on the confidence meter, “Lock of the Week”: Chicago Bears (-4.5) @ Detroit Lions – Drew Stanton.  Was he even good at Michigan State?  Where’s Jeff Smoker when you need him?  Chicago Bears 34 Detroit Lions 0

3-star game, 8 on the confidence meter: San Francisco 49ers (+9) @ Green Bay Packers – Rodgers knows a loss mean no Playoffs.  I can’t envision Troy Smith having a good performance on the road against one of the best defenses in the NFL.  With that said, “Backdoor Cover Special”.  San Francisco 49ers 15 Green Bay Packers 23

4-star game, 6 on the confidence meter: New Orleans Saints @ Cincinnati Bengals (+6.5) – Saints, Brees will be breezing by in cruise control.  The half point makes the difference.  New Orleans Saints 27 Cincinnati Bengals 21

5-star game, 10 on the confidence meter, “Upset of the Week”: Atlanta Falcons @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+3) – Tampa’s due to show up for a big game at home.  Atlanta’s due for a slip-up.  Bucs should have beaten the Falcons the first time.  Atlanta Falcons 16 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20

2-star game, 11 on the confidence meter: Oakland Raiders (+13) @ San Diego Chargers – Teams reverse last week’s efforts: Prime time dominance comes back down to earth, weak showing shows up strong.  Jacoby Ford and Mike Tolbert are playing out of their minds.  Intriguing match-up.  Oakland Raiders 27 San Diego Chargers 37

1-star game, 3 on the confidence meter: Carolina Panthers @ Seattle Seahawks (-5) – Who wants to watch this sad affair?  Carolina Panthers 12 Seattle Seahawks 18

3-star game, 2 on the confidence meter: Dallas Cowboys (+5.5) @ Indianapolis Colts – This game will be an odd defensive battle.  Both offenses will struggle.  I think Dallas does enough to keep it close.  Dallas Cowboys 17 Indianapolis Colts 21

2-star game, 7 on the confidence meter: St. Louis Rams (-3.5) @ Arizona Cardinals – How can anyone think the Cards will rebound from Monday night’s debacle?  Bradford is going to shred the Arizona defensive backfield.  St. Louis Rams 23 Arizona Cardinals 17

5-star game, 8 on the confidence meter: Pittsburgh Steelers @ Baltimore Ravens (-3) – I trust Baltimore to protect their starting QB better than Pittsburgh.  Ray Rice and Anquan Boldin will be prove to be too much.  Ravens will pick off Roethlisberger three times, and Terrell Suggs will “sizzle” as expected.  Pittsburgh Steelers 13 Baltimore Ravens 23

5-star game, 15 on the confidence meter, “Game of the Week”: New York Jets @ New England Patriots (-3.5) – Tom Brady cannot be stopped.  Mark Sanchez can be stopped.  The NFL’s best QB and MVP front runner does not lose at home.  Top team will show why it’s the top team.  I don’t know how the Jets defense can keep #12 off the field.  New York Jets 24 New England Patriots 44

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2 Responses to “Sports Gab Network Columnist Russ Loede’s Week Thirteen NFL Picks”

  1. cindymott says:

    It’s true! I felt my energy level improve right away. All because of the weight I lost from “Hypersonic Weight Loss”

  2. Russ = Falcons Hater says:

    What’s the excuse this week? The refs? I love how now you’re picking against them in every game. Where’s your updated power rankings. Funny, I can’t seem to find them anywhere.