Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Day Picks

I'll keep this short and sweet, being that it is my only other post for the week. I aim to go 3-0 with my picks for this Thanksgiving, so here goes.

Detroit over Tennessee- Call me crazy

Dallas over Seattle

Philly over Arizona- Personal prediction: Donovan McNabb throws for 325 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Have a happy Thanksgiving.

-Oh No Romo

Monday, November 24, 2008

The Mondays: Taking the week off

I'll have my picks for both Thanksgiving and Sunday, but other then that, I am taking this Thanksgiving Week off.

I'll get you your picks on Thursday and I'll see you next Monday.

-Oh No Romo

Friday, November 21, 2008

Friday Briefs: My first tie in picking games

Last week was one of those weeks where...Well it was one of those weeks. I can't really say that much about it. Last week, I went 2-2-1. I am now 35-18-1 on the season. Time for the picks.

Baltimore over Philly

Tennessee over New York (Jets)

Denver over Oakland

Atlanta over Carolina

UPSET PICK: Minnesota over Jacksonville

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Loser Rankings- Getting Ready for the Loser of the Year Award

We're getting close to the homestretch of this 2008 season and it's almost the awards season here at Oh No Romo. That said, we have the Loser Team of the Year, which is the first time we are doing this award. We'll check the point standings after the current top five for the week.

1. Detroit Lions- They have to win sometime.

2. Cincinnati Bengals- It's been a bad year. Just horrid.

3. Kansas City Chiefs- I don't know what to think anymore.

4. St. Louis Rams- The state of Missouri can't be happy with its teams.

5. Seattle Seahawks- The only team out West that is doing the worst to be on this list.

Now time for the point watch. First place each week gets 5 points, second gets 4, third gets 3, fourth gets 2, fifth gets 1. Here's the top five to look out for.

1. Detroit Lions 48 points.

2. Cincinnati Bengals- 31 points.

3. Kansas City Chiefs- 21 points.

4. St Louis Rams- 20 points.

5. Oakland Raiders- 11 points.

The Lions appear to be a clear runaway favorite. Of course, that's what happens when you're 0-10. Maybe the Bengals can make a run at them, but I doubt it.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tuesdays with Romo: Week 11 in photos

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Monday, November 17, 2008

The Mondays: A great man once said a tie was like kissing your sister

With that, another Sunday has passed on.

Philadelphia Eagles 13 - Cincinnati Bengals 13- So in truth, nobody won, but nobody lost. If there had to be a loser in this game, it's the Eagles. The Giants and Cowboys both won on Sunday and ultimately the Eagles lost ground in the NFC East. This should have been a good win for the Eagles on Sunday, but they failed to capitalize.

Tennessee Titans 24 - Jacksonville Jaguars 14- The Titans were down 14-3 at halftime, but scored 21 points in the second half, including a late fourth quarter touchdown pass by Kerry Collins to go 10-0. Collins threw three touchdowns passes in the win. The Titans now have the Jets this week. I still think the Titans are going to lose at some point. On Thanksgiving Day, the Titans get the Lions. They have to stumble at some point.

Miami Dolphins 17 - Oakland Raiders 15- It's like the Dolphins are a good football team or something. The Dolphins have a chance to do something this Sunday that they haven't done since 2000 and that's to sweep the Patriots.

Green Bay Packers 37 - Chicago Bears 3- Ouchies! The Bears seem to be having some issues at this point and time, mainly on defense.

Pittsburgh Steelers 11 - San Diego Chargers 10- Low scoring football game, or National League slug fest?

SUNDAY NIGHT RECAP/ROMO ALERT: Dallas Cowboys 14 - Washington Redskins 10- So it wasn't the performance the Cowboys were expecting from Tony Romo (1 touchdown pass, 2 interceptions), but they're back on track in the playoff race with a good win on the road against a tough Redskins team. Marion Barber ran for 124 yards and one touchdown.

MONDAY NIGHT PICK: Buffalo over Cleveland

Enjoy your Monday, if at all possible.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Friday Briefs: That time again for the picks

Last week was a GREAT picking week for yours truly. I went 4-1, missing on the upset pick by a lot, but that's okay. At this point of the season, I am 33-16. Here's to hoping that I go 5-0 this week. It's picking time.

Atlanta over Denver- Sometimes you just have to go with the hotter hand and the Falcons at home are a sure fire pick. There has to be no better story in the NFL right now than the Falcons. They are playing excellent football in an exciting NFC South.

New York (Giants) over Baltimore- The Ravens are also a great story, but I can't see them winning against that tough Giants defense.

Pittsburgh over San Diego- The Chargers are on a free fall to I don't know where. However, if they can get to 8 wins, maybe they get to the playoffs.

Philadelphia over Cincinnati- The Eagles will be firing away after that tough home loss to the Giants last Sunday night.

UPSET PICK: Kansas City over New Orleans- The Chiefs came ohh so close to winning last week, but they fell short. If Tyler Thigpen can put on a show against a bad Saints defense, the Chiefs could very well win by two touchdowns.

Enjoy the weekend.

Oh No Romo

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Loser Rankings: Week 11 Edition

So here we are, at another week. Yahdah dahdah dee do!

1. Detroit Lions- Is there ever an end in sight to their losing? Could things get any worse? We at Oh No Romo think so, especially since Jesse McCartney is performing at halftime for the Thanksgiving Game.

2. Cincinnati Bengals- They had a bye week, but hey they're still in the top two.

3. Kansas City Chiefs- If they just convert a 2-point conversion, they might be at no.-5. But hey, at least Tyler Thigpen is playing great football.

4. Oakland Raiders- The Raiders are the worst scoring offense in the NFL.

5. Everybody not named the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC West- You can make a case for the 49ers, Seahawks and Rams, but why try to?

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Tuesdays with Romo: Week 10 in photos

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Monday, November 10, 2008

The Mondays: Giants, Titans reign supreme over everyone else

Week 10 had it's fair share of excitement on Sunday.

SUNDAY NIGHT RECAP: New York Giants 36 - Philadelphia Eagles 24- Consider this, the Giants were 6-3, coming off a loss to the Dallas Cowboys at home. After Sunday night, the Giants are 8-1, coming off a win on the road against the Eagles. If you take away the hiccup against Cleveland, the Giants are 9-0. This team is without a doubt the best in the NFC. However, I wouldn't be surprised to see the Giants struggle as they progress further into the season. Their next three games are against Baltimore, Arizona and Washington, both on the road.

Tennessee Titans 21 - Chicago Bears 14- So the Titans are now 9-0 for the first time in franchise history. They are the top dog in the AFC and they only need four wins to wrap up the AFC South. A win at Jacksonville on Sunday will surely help them.

Minnesota Vikings 28 - Green Bay Packers 27- A Mason Crosby missed field goal late in the game made the difference. For the most part, the game was played sloppily. Crosby missed a 52-yard field goal with less than 30 seconds left. The Vikings scored two safeties and it made the difference in the long run. The Vikings needed this win to keep with the Packers and Bears in the NFC North picture.

Indianapolis Colts 24 - Pittsburgh Steelers 20- The Colts scored a big win on Sunday, defeating the Steelers at Heinz Field. Give credit to Peyton Manning, who threw three touchdown passes on Sunday.

Atlanta Falcons 34 - New Orleans Saints 20- Drew Brees had another big day passing for the Saints, but it wasn't enough to stop the hot Falcons. Brees threw for 422 yards, two touchdowns, but also threw three picks. Matt Ryan meanwhile threw two touchdown passes for the Falcons.

San Diego Chargers 20 - Kansas City Chiefs 19- The "In it to win it" philosophy was on display late in the game for the Chiefs. Unfortunately, it didn't work out. Quarterback Tyler Thigpen missed a two-point conversion pass to Tony Gonzalez late in the game. I don't blame Herm Edwards for going for the win. The team isn't competing for a playoff spot, so why not go all in with what you have?

MONDAY NIGHT PICK: Arizona over San Francisco

Friday, November 7, 2008

Friday Briefs: Your weekend picks

I went 3-2 last week. I'm now 29-15 for the season. Here's to hoping that I pick up that 30th win of the season. Week 10 picks......Now!

Atlanta Falcons over New Orleans Saints- It will definitely be a close one.

Miami Dolphins over Seattle Seahawks- Ronnie Brown should have a field day running against the Seahawks defense.

Carolina Panthers over Oakland Raiders- The woes continue for the Raiders.

New York Jets over St. Louis Rams- Yeah, I'm done picking the Rams for a while.

UPSET PICK: Detroit Lions over Jacksonville Jaguars- This might be my boldest prediction yet this season.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Loser's Rankings: The Post-Election edition

1. Detroit Lions-The Lions came close last week, but sadly fell short against Rex Grossman and the Bears.

2. Cincinnati Bengals- They scored a huge win on Sunday over the Jacksonville Jaguars. They have a bye week, but get Philly the week after.

3. Kansas City Chiefs- They had a solid lead going into the fourth quarter against Tampa, but blew it in overtime. Meanwhile, their defense has given up 27.9 points per game this season, fourth worst in the NFL.

4. Oakland Raiders- This is the worst scoring offense in the NFL. They got shutout against Atlanta and will now face Carolina. I wouldn't be surprised to see the Raiders get shutout again this week against a tough Panthers defense.

5. St. Louis Rams- I think it's safe to say the Rams won't save their season, not with their schedule.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Tuesdays with Romo: Election Day

As I'm sure all of you know, today is Election Day. Out of respect for the Democratic process, I am taking the Tuesday and Wednesday off. If you're registered to vote, go out and vote today. It's your duty as an American (over the age of 18) to do so.

I voted last month and it was a good feeling. However, for the sake of my blog, I will not tell you who I voted for. I might have my football biases, but you won't detect my political biases.

So enjoy voting and enjoy not having to see any of those damn political advertisements.

Let me end with this statement: Vote Damn It!!!

-Oh No Romo

Monday, November 3, 2008

The Mondays: Titans go 8-0

Tennessee Titans 19 - Green Bay Packers 16- This game was settled in overtime when Rob Bironas kicked a game winning 41-yard field goal. The Titans are clearly the biggest surprise of this NFL season. Nobody is within a mile of the Titans in the AFC South. I'm unsure of the Titans being a legitimate contender. They have a tough defense and a good 1-2 combo at the running back position. However, it comes down to the quarterback spot. Vince Young has to return eventually. Can Kerry Collins really carry this team through the second half of this season?

New York Giants 35 - Dallas Cowboys 14- This is no time to panic yet, Cowboys fans! You have a bye week, which means you won't lose. You'll get Tony Romo back for the game against Washington. If the Cowboys lose in two weeks to the Redskins, then you can start to panic. Until then, be thankful you're 5-4. Meanwhile, this Giants team is very ferocious, especially on defense. The front four is the best in football. You know your defense is good when the defensive line can get to the quarterback.

Cincinnati Bengals 21 - Jacksonville Jaguars 19- The nightmare for Bengals fans is over. The Bengals have now won one straight game. Chances are, they probably won't win the division, nor get a playoff spot. The Bengals still have a chance though to save their season though. I still think the Bengals will win four games.

Atlanta Falcons 24 - Oakland Raiders 0- The only shutout of the day came on Sunday and it was for the Raiders. JaMarcus Russell had 31 yards passing for the Raiders in the losing effort. This season is turning into a disaster for the Raiders and it doesn't seem like there's an end in sight. Meanwhile, the Falcons are 5-3. They have a tough division test against next week against the Saints. This game could see an explosion for both offenses. I'm excited!

SUNDAY NIGHT RECAP: Indianapolis Colts 18 - New England Patriots 15- The Colts scored a big win last night. They still have a ways to go before catching the Titans.

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