2005 Season NFL Football Past Picks
October 09, 2005
This pick was released to clients on July 12, 2012 at 8:04PM ET.
New Orleans at Green Bay
Sunday 10/09 01:00 PM Eastern
2 units on New Orleans +3 (-110) (risk 2 to return 3.82) RESULT: LOSS
We took the Pack on Monday night when it seemed crazy to back them. They covered and now we think it's time to go against them. The primary reason we took them on Monday was situational. They needed a win and they played like it. Even when they were down 19 points on the road, they didn't give up. They scratched, clawed and fought their way back to a near win. But, they lost. They are now 0-4 and there's no question their season is over. Even the eternally optimistic Brett Favre has to know that. They left a lot on the field on Monday night. They are drained now and are coming off a short week and a big game. "It's hard to express in words how disappointed I am. I left it all on the field," said Favre this week. In that game, several packers players were hurt seriously including RB Ahman Green, C Mike Flanagan, T Chad Clifton and WR Terrance Murphy. Flanagan and Murphy are out this week and the others are questionable. And, let us not forget the loss of Javon Walker earlier this season. This team is dessimated physically and emotionally. In fact, Green Bay here reminds me a lot of the situation New England found themselves in last week. As the Katrina hullabaloo settles down, the Saints can now focus on football. They have confidence after finally getting Duece McCallister untracked last week and getting a much needed win. These defenses are about equal but the Saints have the offensive advantage and a big emotional and situational one. Two stars on the Saints.