2005 Season NFL Football Past Picks

October 16, 2005

This pick was released to clients on July 12, 2012 at 8:11PM ET.


Cleveland at Baltimore

Sunday 10/16 01:00 PM Eastern

1 unit on Cleveland +6 (-110) (risk 1 to return 1.91)  RESULT: LOSS

Cleveland's win over Chicago last week impressed me a lot. Chicago is not a bad team and their defense is great. Yet, Cleveland put up 20 points as Trent Dilfer completed some key passes down the stretch. Dilfer played QB for this week's opponent, Baltimore, during their Super Bowl winning season five years ago. The guy, a Super Bowl champ, remains underrated. At this point, I'm guessing Baltimore wishes they didn't let him go. Boller's been horrible and Anthony Wright has been as bad. The Ravens have scored just 47 points this season (that's only 3 more than the lowly Houston Texans). They seem to be coming apart at the seams as last week they had 21 penalties (nearly an NFL record) and coach Brian Billick inexplicably didn't bust heads. What's going on there? Their defense, historically one of the best in the league, gave up 169 rushing yards last week to the Detroit Lions. Jamal Lewis is near the bottom of the heap in rushing yards as it appears he forgot how to run during prison. If the Ravens' offense struggles early here again, frustration will set in quickly. Romeo Crennel appears to be having a positive influence on his team, as is Charlie Weis at Notre Dame. One star on the Browns as Baltimore has no business laying six points to anyone.



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