It’s that time of week. Time to man up and make your pick for this week’s game. Get it right, and you will be hailed an innovator. A genius. You'll be asked to create all kinds of new on-the-go gambling products that revolutionize the way people lose money all over the world. Thanks to apps like iBookie and iNeedrehab, gamblers all over the world will consider you the 21st century's answer to Thomas Edison, if Edison were a filthy gambling degenerate. Here we go:
Peter King: Eagles 30, Bills 23. "Before the game, Mike Vick rides to Ralph Wilson Stadium silently, headphones blaring something into his ears, while he stares at the early autumn foliage of Orchard Park and thinks: 'OK. Enough being a pocket guy. Enough being the fair distributor of the ball. Enough relying on this sorry offensive line keeping me clean. Today, I revert back. It's all on me. I'm winning this game, no matter what."' Anyone else think Peter hasn't watched an Eagles game all year?
Nine of 10 ESPN Experts: Eagles. (no score) The lone holdout? You guessed it: HOGE. The man wants to see Philly BURN. Burn, I tell you!
Yahoo! Users: Bills. (no score)
Mike Silver: Eagles. (no score)
Pete Prisco (CBS): Eagles. (no score)
AJ Daulerio: Eagles.
Index Card I Threw Up In The Air With The Name Of Each Team On Either Side, Seeing Which Team Would Land Face Up: Eagles (Card Record: 2-2)
The Wife: Bills (has a friend from Buffalo).
Me: This is an easy contrarian alert. The Bills come back home licking their wounds after their first loss if the season. The Eagles, meanwhile, are desperate to win but are missing three key linemen. You can't win on desperation alone. Someone is gonna have to stop Fred Jackson, and I don't think the Eagles have that someone. Bills win a shootout. BILLS 37, EAGLES 34 (2011 picks: 2-2).
Yours in the comments.