2005 Season NFL Football Past Picks
September 18, 2005
This pick was released to clients on December 31, 1969 at 9:00PM ET.
Detroit at Chicago
Sunday 09/18 01:00 PM Eastern
1 unit on Detroit -2 (-110) (risk 1 to return 1.91) RESULT: LOSS
Many were surprised by Detroit's win over Green Bay last week. Is Detroit that good or is Green Bay that bad? Hard to say at this point in the season but one thing's for sure. Chicago has no offense. Not a big surprise here with a rookie quarterback and their top running back seeing limited action. We went with Chicago as a big underdog last week because of their defense and it paid off. Heck, they were facing one of last year's worst offenses. But, this line is small and if Detroit can hold Brett Favre and Green Bay to 3 points, they can certainly contain this Chicago offense. If the Lions can score 20 points, they should have this locked up. Kevin Jones is emerging as a great back and Joey Harrington looked good last week (not a surprise as he knows he needs to perform this year or he's out). Detroit will stack the line of scrimmage in this one and put the game on Kyle Orton's shoulders. Chicago was outgained 182-339 yards last game and the Bears are 0-7 over the past three years after being outgained by 150+ yards. Week 2 visiting teams off a great week 1 defensive effort cover the spread about two thirds of the time. We'll back Detroit here for one star.