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November 08, 2004

Monday Night Football Pick

i'm locked in a pretty tight Fantasy Football battle this week with a team called Vehement Spittle, run by Bryan from Spare Change. Right now i'm leading 106 to 97, but the Monday night game between Minnesota and Indianapolis will be decisive. i have Marvin Harrison (WR, Ind) and Morten Andersen (K, Min) on my team; Bryan has Brandon Stokley (WR, Ind) and Michael Bennett (RB, Min).

Tonight's real life game between the Colts and the Vikings will be at Indianapolis. The Colts are favored by seven points. i don't understand why. Look at the quarterback comparison:

Daunte Culpepper, MIN: 183/258, 2180 yds, 20 TDs, 5 INTs, rating: 114.2
Peyton Manning, IND: 156/240, 2161 yds, 22 TDs, 4 INTs, rating: 117.4

That's pretty darn close. Is Randy Moss's injury really worth the seven point spread? i just don't know enough about it to say. So i'll take Minnesota and the seven points. i can't resist, since i am Scandinavian and they are the Vikings.

Update: Was i right or was i right? Am i awesome or not? Indy wins by three. i picked the Vikings plus seven points. That means i am, indeed the awesomest! At least this week.

i'm now 5 and 3 for Monday night predictions.

Posted by annika, Nov. 8, 2004 |
Rubric: Sports


Your team shold be okay, they're playing Bennett in a committee. You should also take the over at 58.5 points. Indy's last 3 games have averaged 63.3 points. Minnesota's last 4 games have averaged 51 points. Take the over, you know you want to.

Posted by: budly on Nov. 8, 2004

This game is a pick um, no defense on both sides but I would pick the Colts on this one.

Posted by: Dex on Nov. 8, 2004

HERETIC!! Manning is THE MAN! Besides, Indy is coming off a loss.

Posted by: Casca on Nov. 8, 2004

Not that I'm a betting man...but if I were, I'd put my money on your squad. Remember, I've only got one victory...against the other last place team last week.

I only picked up Bennett because my other RBs were on bye. I discovered, to my dismay, that I hadn't picked up Anthony Thomas of Chicago, like I had thought (and thus didn't get his 2 touchdowns and 100 yards).

I think you're safe.

Posted by: Bryan on Nov. 8, 2004

You are indeed awesome.

Posted by: d-rod on Nov. 8, 2004

That's it? What about "Who's yer Daaaaddy?"?

Posted by: shelly on Nov. 11, 2004