NFL Bargain Bets: Week 9
October 31th 2008
by Old Man Winner
Arizona Cardinals (-3) vs St. Louis Rams
Here I go again . . . taking another road favorite - a pigskin wagerer's worst
percentage play! However, . . . . .I LOVE THIS GAME! I also love Denver this
week, but we digress!
Quiz question: Indoors on turf who do you take - the finesse team or the
Why choose? Arizona is both the better finesse team AND the tougher team. Does
Kurt Warner like playing in St. Louis? Well, let's see . . .if being the
league's MVP there counts, then YES!!! With Warner behind center, an offensive
line that is giving him time to look down field, and the best trio of receivers
in the league (Fitz, Boldin, and Breaston) this game should be a blowout. I hope
the trainer has been carrying tissue all week, cuz I'm sure Warner has been
drooling all over the place.
It almost doesn't matter what happens on the other side of the ball. The Rams
are going to have to put up a 40 spot to have any chance of winning and they
simply don't have the weapons to do it. SJAX is no longer healthy, Avery is no
longer a secret, and Holt is no longer a threat. Yes, the Rams have played
better for their new coach, but this week their true colors come back into
focus. Emotion will only take you so far. This is just not a good football team!
You like stats? How about this one? The Cardinals have covered the spread
against the Rams the last five games. It's been over 3 years since the Rams
covered. In those five games, the Cards have put up at least 34 pts. four times.
Can you say "Ownage"? OOOOwnage!!!
Final: Cards 41 Rams: 27
Bargain Bets 2008 Record: 5-2-1