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2007 Season NFL Football Past Picks

September 16, 2007


Buffalo at Pittsburgh

Sunday 09/16 01:00 PM Eastern

3 units on Buffalo +10 (-109) (risk 3 to return 3)  RESULT: LOSS

The Buffalo Bills players and coaches emotions have been on a roller coaster ride this week. Kevin Everett left the field last week with a spinal cord injury. It was a very scary scene and a life threatening injury. The news immediately following was he would never walk again. But then the news changed and the latest is that he is making voluntary movements and he may recover enough to walk. As you know, sports is very emotionally-driven. Of any sport, the NFL is probably most affected by emotion and momentum. Understanding that helps you understand this pick. Let's look back at some games in which a team had something big, something emotionally-charged, to play for. Two years ago the Giants lost Wellington Mara, their beloved owner, during their week of practice for the Redskins. They dedicated that game to Mara and went out and crushed the Skins 36-0. Last year we watched all the emotion the Saints brought into New Orleans in their first game back in the city following hurricane Katrina. They went on an emotional rampage, and beat the Falcons 23-3. The game was virtually over at kickoff. The Bills are going to be on a mission this week. They are going to want to bring the game ball back to Buffalo and hand it to fallen teammate Kevin Everett. The Steelers last week rolled over the Browns 34-7, forced 5 turnovers, and dominated start to finish. The Bills were outgained by nearly 300 yards, but buckled down when Denver got close, and had the game until Elam hit a FG as time expired. Marshawn Lynch gained 90 yards in his debut on 19 carries, good for 4.7 yards per carry. Losman had a horrible day, so expect him to step it up this week. Many are wondering how the Bills can play this week, but we are thinking the opposite. The Bills will play their most inspired football in recent memory. Throw out the stats. Throw out what happened last week. Take the team with the huge emotional edge getting a healthy double-digits.



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