|Sports Guy vs. Sports Dog|
By Bill Simmons and Bailey
Page 2 staff
A perfect record in Week 11 has Bill Simmons putting the pressure on Bailey, who didn't do poorly at 3-1.Will this be the week that The Sports Guy catches The Sports Dog?
Here are their Week 12 picks:Bill Simmons' Week 12 NFL predictions
Season record: 22-21-1; last week: 4-0
Denver at Miami
Maybe the strangest line of the year -- Miami at home, against a banged-up Broncos team, favored by only 3. How does this make sense? Wacky enough that I almost stayed away from this one. By the way, Roto alert! Roto alert! Chris Chambers is making The Leap!
-- The pick: Dolphins 20, Broncos 16 Tennessee at Cleveland
Vegas refuses to respect the Browns, only 1½-point favorites at home this week. They're 6-2-2 against the spread this season and 4-2 at home; Tennessee is 2-7-1 against the spread this year and 2-3 on the road. And yet Vegas keeps waiting for the Titans to come around. Once again, I don't get it. By the way, Chris Berman called the AFC Central the "Blackjack Division" last week -- you get to 17 and you stick. I liked that one.
-- The pick: Browns 17, Titans 13 San Diego at Seattle
The Chargers haven't covered in five straight weeks... now they're getting 3 in Seattle with their season on the line. Interesting "Boston College QB" matchup here -- Doug Flutie against Matt Hasselbeck -- which makes it tough for every BC grad with a gambling problem to choose sides (and that's a long list of BC grads). Let's go with Flutie here just out of principle.
-- The pick: Chargers 26, Seahawks 24 New England at New York Jets
Pats getting 3 in New York, where they never win because Curtis Martin owns them. And no, this isn't a reverse jinx or anything ... um ...
-- The pick: Jets 24, Patriots 14 Bailey's Week 12 NFL predictions
Season record: 26-17-1; last week: 3-1
(As told to Jim Wilkie, editor for Page 2.) Tampa Bay at Cincinnati
Hate to take these slumping cats, but I'll take the Bengals plus 5½ points at home.
-- The pick: Buccaneers 23, Bengals 20 (Cincinnati covers) Denver at Miami
My old Broncos are too beat up to compete with the fish, who are giving 3 points.
-- The pick: Dolphins 27, Broncos 17 New England at New York Jets
I'll take the Jets minus 3 points because they have nicer uniforms ... wait, I'm color blind ...
-- The pick: Jets 33, Patriots 18 San Diego at Seattle
Still remember Doug Flutie going nuts with the Bills at Husky Stadium last year, so the Chargers are a lock at plus 3 points. And, kids, don't do drugs.
-- The pick: Chargers 38, Seahawks 14