Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wednesday's wash

"In a hopeful sign for the economy, the number of newly laid-off workers filing claims for unemployment benefits fell below 500,000 last week for the first time since January. Consumer spending picked up in October, new-home sales hit their highest point in more than a year and shoppers' outlook brightened a bit ahead of the crucial holiday shopping season."

That's good news, and conservatives should give thanks along with everyone else.

I wound up only 6-9 last week. Time to start the rebound!

DALLAS 13.5 over Oakland. PICK: RAIDERS. The Cowboys will win this game. But with Tony Romo banged up, Jason Witten likely out, and the Cowboys' offense in any case stumbling badly--witness last week's game vs the Redskins--I think 13 points will be very hard for them to cover.

Green Bay 10.5 over DETROIT. PICK: PACKERS. I'd love to pick the Lions. But it looks right now like both Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson won't play tomorrow due to injuries. That really hobbles this Lions' team--that and its leaky defense, which gave up over 300 yards passing to the inept offense of the Browns, for goodness' sake.

NY Giants 6.5 over DENVER. PICK: GIANTS. It looks like maybe the Giants righted the ship last week. Meanwhile, the Broncos remain in free-fall.