2012 Season NFL Football Past Picks
August 17, 2012
Oakland at Arizona
Friday 08/17 10:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Oakland PICK () (risk 2 to return 2) RESULT: WIN
Ken Wisenhunt has made his MO clear. Just get through the preseason and don't worry about winning. Prior to this year he was just 8-12 in these games. So far in 2012, he's 0-2. So, he's won just 36% of the time. Now his team is supposed to win by more than a field goal? I get it, this is the Raiders - a team that scored 0 points in prime time in week 1. Who wants to back THAT team? The fact that they didn't score is actually a good thing for Oakland this week. A brand new coach goes out and lays a big egg in his debut. The press is on him. The fans are on him. The players' spouses are on them. The panic has begun. So, expect a better more focused effort this week, if for no other reason than to quiet the critics a little. Teams that lost last week as a home favorite in the preseason bounce back very nicely their next game and that's the situation on Oakland here. Also, teams in game two that didn't reach double-digits last week also bounce back strong. Take the Raiders and the points.