2009 Season NFL Football Past Picks
November 01, 2009
This pick was released to clients on December 31, 1969 at 9:00PM ET.
Jacksonville at Tennessee
Sunday 11/01 04:05 PM Eastern
4 units on Jacksonville +3 (-114) (risk 4 to return 4) RESULT: LOSS
Another first will take place in this strange NFL season as the Titans come into this game favored. It's the first time to my knowledge that a team that lost by the most points of any team their last time out (59) has been favored in their next game. It is hard to say what is going on in Tennessee, but certain to say it is not good. The Titans were 13-3 last year, and have opened this season 0-6. Many thought at 0-3 that this team would turn it on. Then they dropped to 0-4 and again, most thought the same thing. But when they went to 0-5, this team obviously quit, playing the worst game I can remember seeing a team play vs. New England two weeks ago. So why would they show up after needing a win for two weeks in the worst way, and then when their season was completely over, just go through the motions? They showed no resolve or pride, and I don't expect them to suddenly find it at 0-6 knowing that their season is all but over. Desperate to do something (nothing else has worked), Jeff Fisher benched Kerry Collins in favor of Vince Young. Young is supposed to save this team? Child please. It's reported that Fisher didn't even want to do this but owner Bud Adams told him to. That shows you how much faith Fisher has in Young. But, Fisher's attentions would be better focused on a defense that has allowed 33 points and over 400 yards per game! Jacksonville has a different mission as they can move to 4-3 and become viable playoffs contenders with a win. They have begun to play much better in recent weeks, going 3-1 the last four . The oddsmakers keep living on the Titans of a year ago, and this team is not only is losing, they are not even competitive as they have dropped each of their last three games by 20+ including one to the Jags. While he's had his ups and downs as coach of the Jags, Jack Del Rio is at his best as an underdog where he has posted a 32-21 ATS mark. Jacksonville is the better team on this field and I am backing them with the points.