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CountyTigers PM CountyTigers
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Posted: 8/7/2012 11:26:33 PM
My record from last year can be seen here: http://imlevinit.wordpress.com/  Hoping I can have a repeat of last year. Enjoy and good luck!!

Thursday-August 09, 2012

Redskins @ Bills

Remember last year how great the Bills were at the beginning of the year? Well, apparently (coach Chan Gailey revealed that) Ryan Fitzpatrick played the final nine games with two cracked ribs. Prior to that injury, Fitzpatrick averaged 248 passing yards and two touchdowns for 15 fantasy points a game. He also completed 67.7 percent of his passes. After the injury he completed 58.2% of his passes. After the injury the Bills ended up going 1-8. Basically without Fitzpatrick the Bills are not very good. It’s the 1st preseason game, so he will probably only play a couple of series. Meanwhile, the Redskins draft RGIII with the 2nd overall pick (trading up from the 6th spot). What do you do after you draft your franchise QB? You draft another QB of course! That gives the Redskins: RG3, Rex Grossman, and Kirk Cousins. All will get a lot of playing time and try to show that they can put up numbers. Then, the fact that Mike Shanahan could make me a 1,000 yard rusher (this could be a slight exaggeration)  and it doesn’t matter who is in at RB. Finally, Shanahan is a very serious when it comes to winning posting a career 46-22 record in the preseason. Okay, it was a HUGE exaggeration that I would be a 1,000 yard rusher (I’d only reach 800).

Pick: Redskins -2

Saints @ Patriots

Speaking of being very serious.  This person HATES losing. He’d shove you into the table to blame you for losing in Jenga. He would give your child a Charley Horse and mock them if they couldn’t get out the Breadbasket out without making the buzzer go off. Of course,  I am talking about Bill Belichick. The mastermind behind Spygate feuds against the team that is currently feeling the repercussions of Bountygate. Now, do you remember the Patriots’ last game? Of course you do, they lost in the Superbowl. If you’re a Pats fan, it hurt you, could you imagine how much it destroyed Belichick? The destroyee will become the destroyer in this game. I believe the Saints wanted at least one win to show that they can win without some of their guys playing. This is a home game for the Patriots (read intro). Belichick will have a 29-22 preseason record after this gameHow could you not take the over? If this was a regular season game the over/under would be 10 points higher. Patriots might score 35 points themselves.

Pick: Patriots -3 (Levin Lock)
Pick: Over 38 (Levin Love)

Ravens @ Falcons

I hate going against the Falcons in the dome, but this is the preseason. Mike Smith’s preseason record is 6-10. John Harbaugh is 11-5. How can you not take the

Pick: Ravens +2.5

CountyTigers PM CountyTigers
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Posted: 8/7/2012 11:26:46 PM

Broncos @ Bears

I feel as if Brandon Marshall will score a TD. Da Bears have some good backups, who have had playing time. At the end of last season, Chicago start their third string RB and QB starting. Peyton Manning will take one hit, then be taken out. And we all have seen how bad teams are without Peyton. In what little action Jay Cutler will see, he will play well against his former team.

Pick: Bears -3

Steelers @ Eagles

This is the most somber game of the week. After the passing of Andy Reid’s son, the Eagles will not have their mind in the GAME (emphasis on game). After Tony Dungy lost his child in 2005, the Colts lost. Penn State lost their game after the scummy Sandusky scandal. Philadelphia 21-31 in preseason games since Andy Reid’s tenure started for the Eagles. The Steelers are 16-5 in the preseason since Mike Tomlin took over in Pittsburgh.

Pick: Steelers pick’em  (Levin Lock)
Pick: Under 35

Friday-August 10, 2012

Browns @ Lions

Great records in the preseason mean mean nothing, EXCEPT when gambling. Jim Schwartz has a 10-2 record since taking over for the Lions in 2009. You know what happened in 2008? The Lions went 0-16 in the regular season, but 4-0 in the preseason. The Browns are 5-11 in the preseason in that time frame. The Browns have two things going for them in this game: the Browns have 3 NFL worthy STARTING QBs on their roster  and something at the end of this video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZzgAjjuqZM I am bias (read the intro), it makes me nervous, but it is in Detroit:

Pick: Lions -3 (Levin Love)

Bucs @ Phins

I am a Lions and Dolphins fan, which means both picks are going to be Levin Love plays or neither. I chose to go with both. The Buccaneers and Dolphins have played the last 4 years. The score has been 17-13, 10-7, 10-6,17-6. I think they score a max of 35 points (a team could win 18-17). Also, I have a hunch/am bias that the Dolphins pull this one out. That home field theory. Fun fact: This is the first year since 1993 that there will not be a baseball diamond on the field.

Pick: Under 33.5 (Levin Love)
Pick: Dolphins -2

Cards @ Chiefs

Whisenhunt is now 7-14 in the preseason. When Romeo Crennel took over for the Chiefs they went 2-1, beating two playoff bound teams. I believe Crennel will do whatever it takes to show the Chiefs faithful that what they saw last year was not a fluke.

Pick: Chiefs -2.5

Vikings @ 49ers

Is Alex Smith legit? It does not matter much for this game, considering the starters will not play much. Plus, San Francisco’s backups might be better than Minnesota’s starters. Jim Harbaugh also has that Belichick arrogance and amazing coaching skill.  No way he loses this game.

Pick:  49ers -2.5 (Levin Love)

Sunday-August 12, 2012

Rams @ Colts

This just falls into my first game home field theory. I think the Colts will be thrilled to be onto a new season (is anyone from last year not on Denver, let alone left?)

Pick: Colts +1.5

Monday-August 13, 2012

Cowboys @ Raiders

Read Sunday night analysis game.

Pick: Raiders pick’em

I am tempted to pick the Jaguars at -1.5 and the Panthers at -1, but I’ve picked too many already.

Levin Lock: 2

Levin Loves: 4

Other picks: 8

Total picks: 14

SportsFreak69 PM SportsFreak69
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Posted: 8/8/2012 2:40:46 PM
Best of Luck 
Metallica2467 PM Metallica2467
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Posted: 8/8/2012 9:54:16 PM
GL CountyTigers
Teamastro PM Teamastro
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Posted: 8/8/2012 11:48:41 PM

EX Football is back!

How did you do in the pre season my friend?

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