Welcome to the first edition of our new weekly feature, the ABC’s of Degenerate Gambling. Are you interested? I know you are, because it's fuck or walk. You cover or you hit the bricks. Each week I’ll highlight a selection of games that I find particularly enticing for some reason.
Buffalo @ New England (-10): Aside from one game last year these teams have a tendency to beat the shit out of each other. Give Bill Belichick an entire off-season to game plan for JC Penny Losman and you’ve got all the makings for an interdivisional curb stomping.
Cincinnati (+1.5) @ Kansas City: I didn’t want to ruin the big surprise but I feel compelled to tell you. I’m about to sign my first book deal, the tentative title is How I Made My First Million. The only problem is that I’ve only managed to write one sentence...”When in doubt, wager heavily against Herman Edwards.” Until I learn otherwise I plan to keep rolling along with this theory of mine.
Seattle (-6.5) @ Detroit: Yes Seattle lost the Super Bowl. Yes the Super Bowl loser tends to start the subsequent season rather shittily (look it up!). But come the fuck on...It’s Shaun Alexander against Detroit! As long as he’s not digested by Shaun Rogers it’s looking like a three touchdown affair. Somehow I don’t see Kitna and his stable of dying receivers keeping up with the greatest show on recycled tires.
Philadelphia @ Houston (+6): This year I refuse to miss out on the Texans inevitable opening day victory. Besides, it’s Wali’s World and we’re just the caretaker (the moose outside should have told you).