2002-09-14 / Sports

Rolfe Tries To Find Winning NFL Picks Formula

By Rolfe

Rolfe Tries To Find
Winning NFL Picks Formula
By Rolfe

Rolfe kicked off the season with a fairly respectable 8-7-1 mark in last week's games. Here, hopefully, is Week 2's winning formula... (Note- the home team is listed in CAPS)

JETS (-1) over Pats-

Patsies pulled out all the stops on Monday Night, at one point rolling off 25 straight pass plays on offense during their 30-14 whipping of the Steelers. Meanwhile, a steamed Herm Edwards cancelled the Jets' Monday off day to work on some of the ugly errors that almost cost Gang Green the win in Buffalo. Look for a more focused Jet D to clamp down on pretty boy Tom Brady and his crew, and take their home opener.

RAMS (-13) over Giants-

As predicted in this column, the Rams were upset by Denver last week. Genius Mike Martz's offense only scored 16 points, making it 2 straight subpar outings by the "Greatest Show on Turf." But this is the week that the St. Lunatics bust out. Look for them to romp all the G-Men, whose D played as well as possible last Thursday, and still lost.

Miami (+3) over COLTS-

The Dolphs put up 49 points last week, and could improve on that number against the defense that coach Dungy is still trying to build.

CHIEFS (-4.5) over Jags-

Dickie V and The Sunshine Band won't need the help of helmet tosser Dwayne Rudd to win this one from horrible Jacksonville.

BROWNS (-4) over Bengals-

Speaking of which, can't wait to read Drew Carey's boys quoted as saying "It wasn't his fault; it was a loss as a team, not one guy; etc., etc." while the whole time they're thinking, "Great, we have the dumbest guy in the NFL not named Kyle Turley."

Bears (+3) over FALCONS-

Hotlanta looked impressive, going to OT with the Pack in Lambeau, while Chi-Town edged Minnesota. While Rolfe is hardly a Bears' nut, he thinks the Falcs will have a let-down. Take Da Bears and de points.

Packers (-2.5) over SAINTS- 

No one on the Saints is in pursuit of the single-season record for sacks, so don't look for Brett Favre to take any dives.

Tampa (-3.5) over RAVENS-

Former offensive genius Brian Billick's team managed 7 points against Carolina. Think they're in trouble playing a real team this week? (Note to Tom Tupa- Nice throw.)

Lions (+3) over PANTHERS-

Questions- Rodney Peete can't win two in a row, can he? The Lions have to win sometime, don't they? Rhetorical questions can be annoying, true?

Titans (-3) over COWBOYS-

I don't think we'll be hearing anymore playoff talk from those obnoxious, bandwagon jumping Boys fans.

SEAHAWKS (-3.5) over Cards-

This Sunday's candidate for "Worst Game of the Week."

VIKINGS (-5) over Bills-

I'm going out on a limb here- special teams play will not be Buffalo's strong suit this season.

49ERS (-3.5) over Broncos-

I like Denver (did I mention that I picked them to win last week?) but beating the Rams and Niners back to back is a little too much right now.

Texans (+13) over CHARGERS-

Drew Brees looked good last week, but it's going to be a while before I feel comfortable laying 13 points with him.

Raiders (+3.5) over STEELERS-

Uh-oh... was that the 2000 version of Kordell Stewart out there last Monday? At least they have a solid backup in Charlie Batch. (Yes, that is sarcasm dripping off the page)

REDSKINS (+2.5) over Eagles-

First off, I misspelled "Shane Matthews" last week as "Danny Wuerffel." Anyway, Spurrier and the "East Coast Offense" come to prime-time this week. Think he's not looking to put on a show in front of Madden, Michaels, Melissa and a national audience?

Best Bet

- Titans

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