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 filthy rich. Get it wrong, and you’ll be forced to flee to Northern Canada to elude your creditors. You’ll grow a beard and take up the alias Joseph Pudstock. You’ll work in a lumber yard and marry a local gal and raise a family, and she’ll never know the hideous secret of your past. Until one day, when a Russian mobster named Grenchko comes knocking. That is when your whole world will fall apart. If you lose. Here we go:
Peter King:Eagles 33, Redskins 20. This was the exact same score that Peter used for the Eagles game last week. Little uncreative with our numbers, aren’t we? “Nice day for Donovan McNabb; I feel a loud cheer coming when he makes his way onto the Linc field Sunday.”
This man does not know Philly well.
“Better day for Michael Vick, who will whisper in McNabb's ear after the game: ‘I owe you so much for helping me get here.'”
Seems a little overly romantic.
Ten of Ten ESPN Experts:Eagles. A whopping nine games this week get unanimous picks from this panel. Which means this will either be the most predictable week ever, or these people are never afraid of making gutless choices that will probably end up being wrong. I say the latter.
Michael Silver: Skins.
84% Of Yahoo! Users: Eagles.
Pete Prisco (CBS): Eagles.
AJ Daulerio: Eagles (“But with less confidence than previous weeks. Redskins games are always tough. McNabb might go off, Vick's due for a letdown, etc.”)
Index Card I Threw Up In The Air With The Name Of Each Team On Either Side, Seeing Which Team Would Land Face Up: Skins (Index Card record: 2-1)
The Wife: Redskins (D.C. native)
Me: The Redskins are coming off their worst loss of the season, while the Vick train appears to be picking up steam. Throw in the home crowd and it seems like everything is going the Eagles way. This is where you throw up the contrarian alert and pick the Skins because they’re the more desperate team. But I dunno. I don’t think the Skins are equipped to handle Vick, and I’m never gonna count on Donovan McNabb winning a road game. Eagles - 31, Skins - 20.
Yours in the comments.