It’s that time of week. Time to man up and make your pick for this week’s game. Get it right, and you'll be invited to Vegas to join forces with some of the most powerful gamblers in the world: Ricky the Spider, Vito Clam Sauce, Armadillo Bob, and more. They'll call you the "Dream Team" if gamblers. You'll be expected to cruise through the rest of the season and win every week, finishing the season with untold riches. But soon you'll find that Armadillo Bob makes lousy bets at the last minute, and Vito Clam Sauce takes far too many risks. Soon, you'll lose everything, and you'll curse your Dream Team moniker forever. Fun! Here we go:
Peter King: Patriots 31, Cowboys 23. “I like the Patriots because they're more trustworthy late in games. Throughout games, actually.” So they’re more trustworthy. That’s all you needed to say.
Nine of Ten ESPN Experts: Patriots. The lone holdout? Mort. Oh, Mort. Eating out of the Double J’s hand, are you?
Yahoo! Users: Patriots.
Mike Silver: Cowboys.
Pete Prisco (CBS): Pats.
Andy (Cowboys fan I know): Cowboys 28, Patriots 27 (“I just think this is the kind of game that Tony Romo wins to get my hopes up before crushing them to bits.”)
Index Card I Threw Up In The Air With The Name Of Each Team On Either Side, Seeing Which Team Would Land Face Up: Pats (Card Record: 2-2)
The Wife: Patriots
Me: Tony Romo is usually at his best when trying to atone for a horrible failure (in this case, the meltdown against Detroit). And he has his full complement of wideouts back and seemingly at full health. They’re gonna score on the Pats’ defense. A lot. Certainly enough to keep it interesting. But in the end, the LEGENDARY FANS OF FIRE EPSTEIN NATION put the Pats over. Also, Romo’s little Super Bowl riff from yesterday gets him points off. PATRIOTS 38, COWBOYS 35 (2011 picks: 2-2)
Yours in the comments.