2009 Season NFL Football Past Picks
August 22, 2009
This pick was released to clients on December 31, 1969 at 9:00PM ET.
Carolina at Miami
Saturday 08/22 07:30 PM Eastern
2 units on Carolina +3 (-135) (risk 2 to return 2) RESULT: LOSS
The Dolphins are going with Chad Henne and Patrick White for a good chunk of this game, looking for a solid backup to Chad Pennington. That was not successful a week ago, as Henne and White combined to go just 9-18 for 108 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. The Panthers played poorly against the Giants in their opener, committing five turnovers. But, they only lost by 7 points to a good Giants team. You know that will irk head coach John Fox, as he has had three perfect 4-0 NFL preseasons in the last 6+ years. I expect Jake Delhomme, who saw limited snaps a week ago, to get more action. Steve Smith may play here as well, after being held out last week. John Fox has been known to play to win in the preseason, and after last week's performance, I expect the Panthers to put one in the win column here.