If you took my advice, your kneecaps would still be healthy. 2-0 against the line, 1-1 against the over/under, and you’d be able to afford that high-def bigscreen for the Big Game over on ABC in less than 2 weeks. Let’s review:
Pittsburgh 34 (+3/over 41) @ Denver 17 – “Denver doesn’t have a pass defense” – Ben Roethlisberger went 21 for 29, 275 yards and 2 TDs. “Jake Plummer isn’t a winner” – Plummer’s line – 18/30, 223 yards, 1 TD, 2 INTs, 2 lost fumbles.
Carolina 14 @ Seattle 34 (-3.5/under 44) – The Seattle defense did their job in stopping Steve Smith (5 catches, 33 yards, long of 12, and a lost fumble), and Goings was gone early, but Smith found a way to score anyway on special teams (with some help from a non-call for a block to the back) to screw the under.
We got one last blowout for the team of Al Michaels and John Madden before they split up and ABC gets out of the football business. Super Bowl XL, with the Pittsburgh Steelers taking on the Seattle Seahawks. Believe it or not, the smart money’s on the first 6-seed to ever make it to the Super Bowl, with the Steelers anywhere between 3.5 and 4-point favorites. My advice; let the line settle, then snap up Blitzburgh.