Peyton Manning is coming to town.
It’s that time of week. Time to man up and make your pick for this week’s game. Get it right, and you’ll make enough money to finally live out your dream of moving out to sunny Los Angeles. You’ll hop on a Greyhound with little more than a canvas Army bag and ten dollars to your name, and you’ll step off that bus determined to become a star. You’ll audition for years and years, and get a lucky break in a toothpaste commercial. Then some hotshot director will spot you and cast you in the biggest 3D movie of the year. Millions will roll in. Oscar will come calling. You’ll own chateaus on six continents. And then you’ll throw it all away betting on NFL games and insisting on foie gras for three meals a day. Get it wrong, and you’re out five bucks. Here we go:
Seven of Ten ESPN Experts: Colts.
Michael Silver: Eagles.
79 Percent Of Yahoo! Users: Colts.
Pete Prisco (CBS): Colts.
AJ Daulerio: Eagles, again. (“VICK.”)
Index Card I Threw Up In The Air With The Name Of Each Team On Either Side, Seeing Which Team Would Land Face Up: Colts (Index Card record: 4-3)
The Wife: Colts.
Me: I’m really looking forward to this one. Vick is back. Jason Peters is back. DeSean might be back. You get the sense that the Eagles will be revitalized going into this matchup with a team that’s won three games in a row and looks very much like the casually dominant Colts teams you know and hate. Austin Collie is likely back for this one, which means Peyton Manning will have another toy to play with. It all boils down to whether or not this secondary, which was so awful against Tennessee, can hold the Colts wideouts down jusssst enough to allow Vick to work his magic. I say they redeem themselves. EAGLES 35, COLTS 30.
Yours in the comments.