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NFL lock of the week from Smooth Jimmy Apollo

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I was all set to write a post about how you should invest your retirement fund on New England to cover against Denver today, given that

(a) Denver has won six in a row as a consequence of playing a bunch of bad teams, badly injured teams, and bad badly injured teams.

(b) The Broncos have had freakishly good luck in those games (Or alternatively they may have benefited from divine intervention/Tim Tebow’s unprecedented clutchitude, in which case ignore this post).

(c) New England is a real bad matchup for Denver, given that NE’s big weakness (pass defense) isn’t something Denver is likely to be able to exploit nearly as much as your typical 8-5 NFL team.

(d) Tom Brady is probably sick of ESPN asking poll questions about whether fans would rather have him or Tebow as their team’s QB.

However this was based on assuming that the line for today’s game would be close to pick’em, what with all the overwhelming Tebow hype and Denver having home field.

I’m usually very good at being able to predict football lines, and was very surprised to see, when I just looked it up, that the Pats are actually favored by seven, which is a tribute to the marked lack of sentimentality among gamblers.

So this has gone from a lock of the year to merely the lock of the week. Don’t put down more than a week’s salary in other words. But I still really like NE to cover.

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