Football is a bottom line business. No shouldas, couldas, etc. GB won. So congrats to all you GB backers. I went on many a thread and put my 2 cents worth by going with the Steelers. I liked both teams all year, and made money on both all thru the play-offs so I'm not too disappointed. I'm genuinely happy for the Pack and all their great fans. It was great year for all of us NFL bettors and I'd like to thank the many of you who take the time to post your write-ups and suggest picks
All week long I've been thinking that with a healthy Hasselback and the way they have been playing that they should keep it close with Chicago if not win outright, I've seen the light.
2 weeks ago Seattle was a terrible team wrapping up a forgetable season. They beat a bad St Louis team with a rookie QB at home. Then they beat a beat up NO's team again at home. So they look to be off and running, right?
I don't think so here's why. They will lose the momentum by going on the road. They'll meet a good team that is fully focused on this game having had 2 weeks to prepare. They played earlier this year that granted Seattle won, but I think Chicago will gain more for having lost that game then will Seattle benefit from any confidence they may have gained from winning.
Another poster on another thread commented how far Martz has taken Cutler and I agree. Cutler, and his potential for bonehead plays, is really the only reason for hope that Seatlle has to hang with or beat Chicago in this game. I feel that once the emotional edge is lost by Seattle and gained by Chicago, who will have a madhouse crowd pushing them, they win this game convincingly.
10 points is always alot to give and as I said all week long that is to many, way to many. I no longer think it will be nearly enough. I see something like 31 - 10
Finally, beating the defending SB champs isn't a big deal anymore, hell most of the times they don't even make the play-offs. One and out should surprise no on.
Pittsburgh - 3.5
Green Bay + 1.5
New England - 9.5
Chicago - 10