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By vairjersey on Mar 14, 2014 03:38 AM
NFL picks for Week 13 from Randall the Handle

LINE: INDIANAPOLIS by 4

The Colts have dropped two straight and three of their last four, so everyone is down on them. To that we say: "Jimmy Crack Corn The one win in this sudden decline occurred in Tennessee against these same Titans. It was a see saw affair that saw Indy overcome a 14 point deficit before escaping with a 30 27 win. More importantly, the Colts were a 3 point choice in that game. Just better than three weeks later, Indianapolis is only a 4 point choice at home? Did the Titans improve and no one told us? Didn't they lose to Jacksonville a couple of weeks ago? Is this line cheap because Tennessee slipped by the mighty Raiders last week? The whole thing makes no sense. Let us not forget that the Colts have defeated the Broncos and Seahawks on this field. They also won in San Francisco. A win here by the host separates them from the second place Titans and pretty much secures the AFC South. We'll expect nothing less than an all out effort against a weak and overvalued visitor.

Let's face it, the Jets aren't very good. They were supposed to be dreadful, many picking them to have the worst record in football. However, they surprised all with some scattered wins to start the year and things weren't so gloomy. Part of the reason for the moderate success was the unexpected play of rookie QB Geno Smith. The youngster made mistakes, but he also had some inspiring moments. Unfortunately, you can only fool defensive coordinators for so long in this league. Smith has now been viewed enough for opposing coaches to shut him down and have they ever. Over Smith's past six games, he has thrown for just one touchdown while tossing 10 interceptions. He has not completed 10 passes in any of New York's past three starts. Facing a strong Miami front seven, it is unlikely that things are about to improve. The Dolphins have issues of their own, but Joe Philbin has his squad playing hard and they nearly upset the sizzling Panthers last week. The wrong team is favoured in this one. GIANTS by 1

Oh goody, we get to see the Redskins again in prime time. We'll get to hear a dozen or so opinions on whether Robert Griffin III should be playing and if he's lost his team. We'll hear about Mike Shanahan being on the hot seat. All the while, the Giants are just as troubled as their hosts. It's just that the 'Skins were trounced on Monday night by the visiting 49ers and that image is still fresh. That works for our purposes as this is a text book "Sell high, buy low" opportunity. No one in his right mind wants the Redskins right now. But do we want the Giants? The G Men appeared to be on their way back with four straight wins before losing a crucial game to the Cowboys last week. However, a closer look at the win streak shows that their opposing quarterbacks included Josh Freeman, Terrelle Pryor, a busted up Michael Vick and Scott Tolzien. RG3 is struggling, but he's certainly better than that group and just needing the Redskins to win has us investing that way.

TAKING: REDSKINS +1 goo.gl/cuvuCd

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Jaguars http://www.hockeyblackhawksshop.com/patrick_sharp_jersey.html (2 9) at Browns (4 7)

LINE: CLEVELAND by 7 Evgeni Malkin Authentic Jersey

The Jaguars can't even tank properly as they relinquished their lead drafting spot to Houston last week after upsetting the Texans. Now Jacksonville heads to Cleveland to face the troubled Browns and, with the host dropping four of its past five, there is a tendency to consider the underdog here. Don't. This will be Jacksonville's fourth road contest in five games, including a trip to Europe. Despite Jacksonville's slight uptick, QB Chad Henne has thrown just two touchdowns in his past six games and only four on the season. That's not going to get it done against a solid Cleveland defence and a Browns team that is facing its softest opponent in quite some time.

TAKING: BROWNS 7

Buccaneers (3 8) at Panthers (8 3)

LINE: CAROLINA by 8 Patrick Sharp Authentic Jersey 1/2

Bucs are on a roll, winning three straight after losing their first eight. Unfortunately, they'll face the hottest team in the league as the Panthers have won seven consecutive and many of them with ease. Carolina has already defeated this division opponent by a 31 13 count and that was as a traveller on a short week at the end of October. The Panthers are as good as advertised. Their shutdown defence has given up a measly 151 points on the year, besting the Chiefs and Seahawks by nearly 30 points. The Bucs were very fortunate to defeat the Lions last week, being completely outplayed. The same kind of good fortune will not follow them here.

TAKING: PANTHERS 8 1/2

Bears (6 5) at Vikings (2 8 1)

LINE: MINNESOTA by 1

It's never quite so simple, but Adrian Peterson should have a huge game against this dreadful Chicago run defence, enough to carry his Vikings to victory. Four of the Bears' past five opponents have run for 174 yards or more, including 258 given up to the Rams last week. Chicago has lost too many of its key defenders http://www.hockeypenguinsshop.com/evgeni_malkin_jersey.html to plug that gaping hole and Minnesota, with its 25th ranked passing game, will be more than happy to stick with its ground game. Minnesota is out of playoff contention, but they'll be motivated to avenge an earlier 31 30 loss to Chicago on a late Jay Cutler pass. The Vikes being favoured here tells us a lot.

TAKING: VIKINGS 1

Cardinals (7 4) at Eagles (6 5)

LINE: PHILADELPHIA by 3

A pair of hot teams square off here as both aspire toward playoff berths. While we respect the Cardinals and what Bruce Arians has done with them in a short period of time, we're also inspired by the Eagles' recent form and coach Chip Kelly's decision to stick with Nick Foles at quarterback. Philly finally broke its extended home losing streak with a win over the Redskins. They get to host again against an Arizona squad whose current four game winning streak included three in Phoenix and a road win at Jacksonville. The Cardinals' only other road win was a closely fought 13 10 win at Tampa. Until they beat a winner while travelling, we'll fade them as a guest in this price range.
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