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The Beat The Wife 2012 Point Spread Challenge Is Here!


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Some of y'all will recall that last December I ran this as a challenge to us NFL fans in RC to see how we could do picking spreads against my wife (henceforth referred to as the THE Wife). She couldn't care less about football and I was curious how she would do against the spread when she couldn't care less about teams' records, the point spread, whose hurt, where the game is, etc.

Her choices are based on a combination of picking teams with animal nicknames over other teams and other criteria such as colour schemes, helmet logos, or places we've been.

The following are the spreads for this week and her picks and mine. Please put in your picks and I'll keep track. Note: The Dallas @ NYG game was NYG -3.5 and I picked NYG and she picked Dallas (because cowboys ride horses and she liked the colour scheme better). So if you play be honest and select that game.

Dallas @ NYG -3.5

Indy @ Chi -10

Jax @ Minny -4

Buff @ NYJ -3

Miami @ Houston -12

Stl @ Det -7.5

NE @ Tenn +6

Wash @ NO -7

Philly @ Clev +9.5

Atl @ KC +2.5

Sea @ Zona +3

Car @ TB +2.5

SF @ GB -5

Pitt @ Den +2

Cincy @ Balt -6.5

SD @ Oak -1

Bart2Ryan's Picks (in bold)

Dallas @ NYG -3.5

Indy @ Chi -10

Jax @ Minny -4

Buff @ NYJ -3

Miami @ Houston -12

Stl @ Det -7.5

NE @ Tenn +6

Wash @ NO -7

Philly @ Clev +9.5

Atl @ KC +2.5

Sea @ Zona +3

Car @ TB +2.5

SF @ GB -5

Pitt @ Den +2

Cincy @ Balt -6.5

SD @ Oak -1

THE Wife's picks:

Dallas @ NYG -3.5

Indy @ Chi -10

Jax @ Minny -4

Buff @ NYJ -3

Miami @ Houston -12

Stl @ Det -7.5

NE @ Tenn +6

Wash @ NO -7

Philly @ Clev +9.5

Atl @ KC +2.5

Sea @ Zona +3

Car @ TB +2.5

SF @ GB -5

Pitt @ Den +2

Cincy @ Balt -6.5

SD @ Oak -1

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I won't pick the Dallas NYG game for obvious reasons. I picked the Giants to win straight up, but I said it would come down to the final drive and that I had the Cowboys winning the division (it's actually the first time I've picked the Cowboys to win that division since the 90's).

Indy @ Chi -10

Jax @ Minny -4

Buff @ NYJ -3

Miami @ Houston -12

Stl @ Det -7.5

NE @ Tenn +6

Wash @ NO -7

Philly @ Clev +9.5

Atl@ KC +2.5

Sea @ Zona +3

Car @ TB +2.5

SF @ GB -5

Pitt @ Den +2

Cincy @ Balt -6.5

SD @ Oak -1

I forgot how tough it is picking against the spread. Only NFL betting I've been successful on is preseason odds to win MVP (I bet on Brees 7/1, Rodgers 12/1, and Brady 10/1 back in 2010 and hit the 10/1. Last year I bet Brees 10/1, Rodgers 11/2, and Rivers 10/1 and hit the 11/2. This year I've only taken Brees at 8/1... normally I think he's about a 30% chance to win it, but this year his chances go up significantly without a head coach if he has a monster year).

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Dallas @ NYG -3.5 giants

Indy @ Chi -10 chicago

Jax @ Minny -4 jax

Buff @ NYJ -3 buffalo

Miami @ Houston -12 houston

Stl @ Det -7.5 detroit

NE @ Tenn +6 NE

Wash @ NO -7 NO

Philly @ Clev +9.5 Philly

Atl @ KC +2.5 ATL

Sea @ Zona +3 Sea

Car @ TB +2.5 CAR

SF @ GB -5 GB

Pitt @ Den +2 Den

Cincy @ Balt -6.5 Balt

SD @ Oak -1 SD

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