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Mickey’s Pick$ and Pa$$es

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Well I can safely say that my cousin Vinnie will be back next week in his usual spot. Out of the hospital and back into the swing of things he tells me. This week will be Mickey’s last unless something else “comes up”. But I’m not sure you people will be happy that Vinnie’s back. Especially with your friend Mickey going 4 for 5 last week! Nice job if I do say so myself! I hope you were listening…

Last Week – Thanksgiving
Green Bay @ Detroit (+7) – Take Detroit +7 (3 stars)
Wasn’t even an issue. I like Detroit and got it right. Giving myself a pat on the back.

Miami @ Dallas (-3) – I’ll take Miami and the 3 points in a squeaker. (1 star)
Well I thought this game would be squeaker. Ha. It wasn’t that close. Miami rolled big. Nice to feel both full of food and full of money at the same time.

Last Week – Sunday/Monday
Cincinnati @ Pittsburgh (-3) – Cincinnati +3 (5 stars)
We’ll phew is all I have to say. Cinci wins with a last minute TD with 13 seconds on the clock. I knew they could do it…didn’t I? Hey..a win is a win.

Tennessee @ New York Jets (+1) – Tennessee -1 (3 stars)
Boo. McNair really hurt me not being himself. Oh well…can’t win them all. And come on people. I had to write this one early in the week with the holiday coming. Truth be told, I would have pulled back this bet on Sunday…but I didn’t.

NE (+4) @ IND
PHI (+1.5) @CAR
Tease NE+10, PHI+7.5 (3 stars)

SEE!! I told you guys. With the tease in play New England wins instead of pushes. Nice to see when these work. 

Onto this weeks gems:
I must admit, I’m not in love with a ton of games this week.  Too many home teams giving up too many points.  But, here’s a few I like.

Houston @ Jacksonville (off)
JAX is looking terrific right now coming off of their win against TB last week.  In the last meeting between these two, Houston won on a gutsy 4th and goal from the one call rather than kicking a game tying field goal.  With Jax latest improvement and being at home, they should easily win this game.   With the game being OFF at this time be cautious of this selection.  Assuming the line isn’t outrageous I still like Jacksonville to win.  Say no more than 5 points.  JAX (5 stars)

Tampa Bay @ New Orleans (-1.5)
Tampa needs to run the table to even have a shot at the playoffs.  I think they’ve got more problems then they know.  On the other hand.  Duece looks terrific lately and at home should have no problem covering.  Take NO -1.5 (3 stars)

Dallas @ Philadelphia (-5.5)
For the division this week.  Phily is a team on a roll and Dallas is reeling a bit lately.  I’m not concerned that Phily will win, but the wind and snow forcasts may make it tough to cover the 5.5.  I still like Phily though -5.5 (1 star)

In Summary:
Jax (5 stars)
NO -1.5 (3 stars)
Phily -5.5 (1 star)

G’Luck Mickey!  And hope you all welcome Vinnie back next week! 
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