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 be invited to Vegas to join forces with some of the most powerful gamblers in the world: Ricky the Spider, Vito Clam Sauce, Armadillo Bob, and more. They'll call you the "Dream Team" of gamblers. You'll be expected to cruise through the rest of the season and win every week, finishing the season with untold riches. But soon you'll find that Armadillo Bob makes lousy bets at the last minute, and Vito Clam Sauce takes far too many risks. Soon, you'll lose everything, and you'll curse your Dream Team moniker forever. Fun! Here we go:
Peter King: Eagles 29, Redskins 17. "I just think at some point the Eagles are going to play like the players they are.” I’m not quite sure you grasp what kind of players these are, my friend.
Four of Ten ESPN Experts: Eagles. (no score) True to form, Jaws picked the Eagles and Merril Hoge did not, because he hates them.
Yahoo! Users: Skins. (no score)
Mike Silver: Skins. (no score)
Pete Prisco (CBS): Skins. (no score)
AJ Daulerio: No pick. “I've divorced myself from feeling anything about that team.”
Index Card I Threw Up In The Air With The Name Of Each Team On Either Side, Seeing Which Team Would Land Face Up: Redskins (Card Record: 2-3)
The Wife: Redskins
Me: You couldn’t pay me to pick the Eagles right now. The only reason to pick the Eagles is because of some magical hunch that they’re “due.” But that glosses over the harsh reality: This team is a shipwreck. They’re poorly coached. They turn the ball over. They’re banged up. They desperately needed a bye week and instead have to go against a good team dying for revenge. All of it is bad. And the fact that the Eagles have had this Mangini drama all week, along with Asante Samuel’s little hissy fit yesterday, gives me no indication they’re about to settle down and play good football. Everything is coming apart. Blowout city. SKINS 31, EAGLES 10 (2011 picks: 3-2).
Yours in the comments.