While 8-8 might be a banner season for teams like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 8-8 in a picks segment is downright awful.
But who cares? The season is winding down, players are starting to make "business decisions" and the mood turns toward the holidays.
I am officially mailing in this edition of the picks (Be quiet those of you who say I've been doing it all season! I'm leading the BucsNation group...which is kinda like being the tallest Hobbit, but I digress).
Last Week: 8-8 50% Upset Specials: 2-0 100%
Season: 143-80 64% Upset Specials: 16-13 55%
Upset Special #1: Bills 23, Dolphins 13 - The Dolphins are coming off their biggest victory of the season. Of course they're going to lose in Buffalo. It's going to be cold, rainy and miserable. No team from Florida can win in that.
Rams 20, Buccaneers 10 - Greg Schiano may need this win for his coaching future. Derp. Not with that offense.
Eagles 30, Bears 23 - Now here's an interesting matchup. The Eagles are coming off being upset while the Bears narrowly escaped an upset of their own. Still, Shady McCoy versus that Bears run defense?