2005 Season NFL Football Past Picks
December 04, 2005
This pick was released to clients on July 25, 2012 at 7:20PM ET.
Arizona at San Francisco
Sunday 12/04 04:05 PM Eastern
1 unit on Arizona -3 (-110) (risk 1 to return 1.91) RESULT: WIN
The league's worst offense gets their rookie back. Alex Smith will take the helm but it doesn't matter. San Francisco is horrible no matter who is behind center. In the four games he's played this season, he's 23-for-50 with no touchdowns and five picks. With his injury, he hasn't had the chance to take enough snaps to get in a groove. Expect him to again struggle on Sunday. His Center, Jeremy Newberry is out and I've stated in this newsletter multiple times that next to QB, an injury to the Center has the biggest impact, in my opinion, on a game. The Niner defense is as bad as their offense. Like the offense, they rank last in the league. The Cardinals are a pretty bad team too, but they have hope. Against this San Fran defense, I expect them to have a lot of success, especially with Warner to Boldin and Fitzgerald. Against bad passing defenses, this offense can do some damage (see big upset win over St. Louis two weeks ago). Warner struggles under pressure (ala Jacksonville last week) but without pressure, he is quite good. What we're getting here is a team as bad as it gets (last in offense and defense) - a team that has lost 9 of 10. And, we are only laying 3 points. Nice gift. 'Zona for one star.