The Shot’s Weekend Pickoff


At some point or another we’ll eventually put a Sports Section here on The Shot, but until then we’ll settle for a Sports category on the right side of the page.

Indianapolis @ Baltimore

The NFL’s most prolific offense versus the NFL’s most destructive defense. Peyton Manning has led the Colts back to the playoffs again while dismantling opposing defenses. Ray Lewis has Baltimore back in the playoffs this year, while the Raven offense is lighting up scoreboards under steady QB Steve McNair. Ever since Raven Head Coach Brian Billick took over play calling duties from Offensive Coordinator Jim Fassel back in week 4, Baltimore’s offense has been a force in the AFC. The Indy defense has struggled against the run as of late, although they did stop Larry Johnson last week.

Despite the big win against Kansas City last week, the Ravens are more complete on the defensive side of the ball and can put up a lot of points on Indy’s suspect defense.

Baltimore – 31
Indianapolis – 24

Philadelphia @ New Orleans

Two Cinderella stories this year. I don’t even think I have to go into what the Saints have overcome in getting this far, but rookie coach Sean Payton has his team on a roll. The Eagles, on the other hand, lost their starting QB and instead of falling off the playoff radar, backup Jeff Garcia has them surging into the playoffs. New Orleans peaked too early and is vulnerable when the play calling is balanced as evidenced by their loss against Washington.

Philadelphia – 20
New Orleans – 10

Seattle @ Chicago

The undefeated talk subsided real quick this season for Chicago, and now you’re hearing that they won’t even make the Super Bowl due to shaky play from QB Rex Grossman. Seattle has been inconsistent all year with injuries to QB Matt Hasselbeck and RB Shaun Alexander. Seattle lucked out against Dallas last week and lady luck will not be on their side on the road at Soldier Field. Grossman throws deep – a lot.

Chicago – 37
Seattle – 16

New England @ San Diego

LT could be the greatest running back ever. Bill Belichick could be the greatest coach ever. This will be the game of the weekend as it’s talent versus scheme. I think scheme wins out here and Belichick outcoaches Marty Schottenheimer.

New England – 24
San Diego – 20

[Franklin Buchanan] 

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2 Comments on “The Shot’s Weekend Pickoff”

  1. abc123 Says:

    Why not add a food & drink section too? You could do a review of restaurants and bars in the area.

  2. scchaser Says:


    working on it.

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