For the second year in a row, the Lions are in London for Week 8, but the circumstances have changed quite a bit. One thing that has not changed is my obligation to post the following clip:
Last year's bum bags filled with buggies talk would've been far more apt for this year's team full of winkles, wazzocks, thickies, and Cooter. But I won't slag off too much about this rat-arsed rubbish team.
My picks in Greenwich Mean Time:
Dolphins +8 over PATRIOTS
It has been four years since the Dolphins have covered this spread at Gillette and 10 years since Tom Brady has lost at home against the Dolphins, so the Dolphins are due? UPDATE: No.
Lions (+5) over CHIEFS
Jimmy Bobby Cooter. Full Staff.
FALCONS (-7) over Buccaneers
Hard to forget the 56-14 game from last year.
Vikings (pk) over BEARS
Nobody really believes Adrian Peterson got sick eating shrimp, do they? Either way, he'll beast vs. the Bears.
BROWNS (+4.5) over Cardinals
Short week travel to the Dawg pound.This game could get musty.
49ers (+9) over RAMS
Todd Gurley might go off for 200 while Carlos Hyde continues to run away from his Week 1 performance.
SAINTS (-3.5) over Giants
Eli Manning has never won at the Superdome ... in two games. Make it three?
STEELERS (+1.5) over Bengals
Big Ben -- not the clock in London -- is back and the Steelers have beaten the Bengals by 10 or more in three straight match ups. Make it four?
Chargers (+3) over RAVENS
John Harbaugh to Detroit, for sure.
TITANS (off) over Texans
Disregard Game of the Week
Jets (-1.5) over RAIDERS
COWBOYS (+6) over Seahawks
Dez might be back and this game will probably be within the number of letters in his first name. For what it's worth, the Seahawks haven't won in Texas since 2002.
Packers (-2.5) over BRONCOS
I write this on Oct. 29 and this game has Oct. 29, 2007 written all over it.
PANTHERS (-7) over Colts
The Panthers are 6-0 for the first time in their franchise's history and they get a Monday Night game against the turmoiled Colts? This might start like the Colts' game against the Saints last week and never turn back.
LAST WEEK: 5-9, ugh
STANDINGS: Total 180 this year. New leader Thorpac, which can only conjure up memories of Otis Thorpe.
JonnieT is 49-47 after a 6-6 week. Sgriggl is 48-55 after a 6-8 week.