2004 Season NFL Football Past Picks
December 26, 2004
This pick was released to clients on December 31, 1969 at 9:00PM ET.
Arizona at Seattle
Sunday 12/26 04:15 PM Eastern
2 units on Arizona +260 (moneyline) (risk 2 to return 7.2) RESULT: LOSS
'Zona came through big time or us last week, blowing out St. Louis as an underdog. It was never close. Now they travel to Seattle to face this season's biggest dissapointment. The Cardinals aren't getting enough respect. As a result, we'll take 'em again this week. Both teams have something to play for. Arizona actually has a shot at winning the division if they can beat Seattle this week. Denny Green's got them motivated and Seattle is a mess, both on the field and emotionally. Arizona's already shown they can beat the Seahawks this yearand Josh McCown is coming into his own. He's off two great games and having confidence is a huge advantage for an NFL quarterback. I think his benching has really helped him to gain some perspective and come back with a new attitude. Emmitt Smith is playing like his old self as he's on track for a 1,000 yard season and he's got 9 touchdowns. On the flipside, Matt Hasselbeck is lacking confidence due to his inconsistent and often poor play and he's banged up (elbow). Seattle's defense is bad, surrendering over 35 points per game over their last four. Four stars on Arizona plus the points and another two stars on them to pull off the big-time upset.