2008 Season NFL Football Past Picks

August 16, 2008

This pick was released to clients on December 31, 1969 at 9:00PM ET.

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Indianapolis at Atlanta

Saturday 08/16 07:30 PM Eastern

4 units on Indianapolis +3 (+105) (risk 4 to return 4)  RESULT: WIN

This is a tale of two different teams. New Atlanta head coach Mike Smith is still getting used to his talent and depth and roles. This isn't a team that needed a few tweaks. It's a team that needs a lot of work in a lot of areas. That isn't condusive to winning football games in August, nor is it meant to be. Evaluation? The Falcons used four QB's in the opener, and had nine different players finished the game with a rushing attempt. Expect more of the same this week, as well as a lot of manuvering on the defensive side as well. Make no mistake about it, with Peyton Manning recovering from a knee problem, Tony Dungy is still going to put the ball in the air a lot, as the Colts have passed 50+ times in both their games this pre-season, with 13 recievers catching at least one pass in both games. The Falcons didn't see that vs. Jacksonville, as they ran the ball 33 times. This one will be different and we look for the Colts offense to pull off some big plays here. Indy doesn't typically put a lot of emphasis on winning in the preseason, but we think they will show more than usual here as they come out of this one at either 1-2 or a somewhat scary 0-3. We believe the Colts come away with their first win of the '08 exhibition season.


FINAL SCORE
TEAM 1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q FINAL
Colts 0 10 3 3 16
Falcons 6 0 3 0 9

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