LEO’S LOSERS : WEEK 16
By Leo Haggerty
Ok, I’m going to be real honest here. Grandkids in town for the holidays so time is of the essence if you know what I mean.
Posting the Losers now and will add my commentary later. Also, it’s time for Dog Logic again. In my humble opinion, Week 16 has a preponderance of Unders when it comes to Total Points. Usually, at least double digits and the Line is in parenthesis after the team listings for your viewing pleasure.
So, for your enjoyment, I’m putting $100 on all the Unders along with the regular line for the Losers. Let’s test this theory, shall we? Enjoy.
So, with all that being said, let’s review last Week 15. Thank goodness it was a bounce-back weekend.
LEO’S LOCK (8-6-1) has just not been up to par as Seattle went down in OT in the rain at Frisco. That hit me for $400. LEO’S LOSERS (38-37) was a modest 3-2 but the right ones for a plus 25 clams. LEO’S OTHERS (85-65) saved my bacon again for 1,100 pesos. That totals out to 725 greenbacks in the black.
The year-to date score is as follows. The 11-5 Week 15 brings my log to 131-108-1. The $725 boosts my total to $1,175 to the good.
New York Giants (+9 1/2) loses to INDIANAPOLIS (47)
Indy QB Andrew Luck is on fire. Playing at Lucas Oil Stadium with a shot at post-season play with a couple more wins are two more pluses. G-Men playing out the string and drawing the Colts now is not good. IND, 31-17, in a game over early.
Baltimore (+4 1/2) loses to LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (44)
Ravens have to come cross-country on a short week to play the Tunderbolts on Saturday. Not a good thing and LAC may be playing the best football, on both sides of the line, in the American Football Conference. Rivers and Company just find a way to win. LAC, 28-24, as the beat goes on to the playoffs in Chargerland.
Houston (+1) loses to PHILADELPHIA (46)
Both teams have playoff implications riding on the line in Philly today. Houston is trying to hold on to the top spot with the Titans and Colts in hot pursuit as well as the Patriots for a first-round bye. The defending Super Bowl champion Birds have to win and get a little bit of help to go back to the post-season. Both teams evenly matched so I’m going with the Eagles for three reasons. Mother Nature and home field as well as St. Nick. PHI, 26-23, with a late FG maybe in OT.
NEW YORK JETS (+3) loses to Green Bay (47)
Both teams have nothing to play for but pride. That’s why I’m going with the Pack because #12 will not allow a letdown. GB, 34-27, in an old-fashioned shootout with Rogers winning the duel with the young gun Darnold.
SAN FRANCISCO (+4) loses to Chicago (42 1/2)
The Bears, even though they clinched the National Football Conference North title, still have something to play for this season. With a couple of wins and a Rams loss, Da Bears get the bye. That’s enough motivation for the Monsters of the Midway. CHI, 24-10, as the Windy City Guys keep the pressure on LA.
SEATTLE (+2 1/2) loses to Kansas City (43)
I really like what QB Wilson has done in the Great Northwest. He’s put the Seahawks on his back and willed them to win. Problem is QB Mahomes is doing the same thing but even better. I know the Chiefs have to go into CenturyLink Field which is one of the toughest places to win but Kansas City finds a way to get it done. KC, 35-34, and it won’t be easy.
Washington (+10) loses to TENNESSEE (37)
DALLAS (-7 1/2) loses to Tampa Bay (48 1/2)
Buffalo (+13 1/2) loses to NEW ENGLAND (44 1/2)
Atlanta (+3 1/2) loses to CAROLINA (43 1/2)
MIAMI (-4) loses to Jacksonville (38 1/2)
Minnesota (-6) loses to DETROIT (42 1/2)
Cincinnati (+9) loses to CLEVELAND (44 1/2)
ARIZONA (+14) loses to Los Angeles Rams (44)
Pittsburgh (+5 1/2) loses to NEW ORLEANS (53)
Denver (-3) loses to OAKLAND (43)