Running back Marion Barber of the Dallas Cowboys carries the ball upfield during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
It’s that time of week. Time to man up and make your pick for Sunday’s game. Get it right, and you’ll go on a wild celebration binge, quaffing every bottle of Thunderbird in sight, blacking out, and waking up inside a shipping container in the Indian Ocean destined for Perth, Australia. Get it wrong, and you’ll go on a wild depression binge, quaffing every bottle of Thunderbird in sight, blacking out, and waking up inside a shipping container in the Indian Ocean destined for Perth, Australia. Here are our picks, plus picks from across the rest of the media.
Josh Alper: Falcons 24, Cowboys 17
Bill Simmons: Not in yet. I suspect his pick will be THE BOOK OF BASKETBALL, NOW AVAILABLE FOR 40 PERCENT OFF ON AMAZON IF YOU PRE-ORDER!
Peter King: Falcons 27, Cowboys 24. “Matt Ryan's 7-1 in his last eight games. He's good on the road, and the Dallas pass-rush isn't going to bother him much. On the other side, I say John Abraham is going to be buzzing around Tony Romo's head all day.” Keep in mind that Peter King uses the same column space here to inform readers that Matt Schaub leads the league in normalcy.
60 Percent of SI Users: Falcons.
Seven of 10 ESPN Experts: Falcons.
Michael Silver: Falcons.
58 Percent Of Yahoo! Users: Falcons.
Pete Prisco (CBS): Falcons.
Andy (Cowboys fan I know): Cowboys 21-20. (“Dude, Matt Ryan is fat. Have you seen the Gillette commercial? He’s got a little pot belly. Total fatty. I know Romo has a big ass, but Ryan is a hog.”)
Index Card I Threw Up In The Air With The Name Of Each Team On Either Side, Seeing Which Team Would Land Face Up: Cowboys.
The Wife: Cowboys
Me: All the experts are taking the Falcons here. And that calls for a CONTRARIAN ALERT. Dallas had an awfully good week, what with the rest of the division collapsing and all. I say they seize the momentum and turn in their best performance of the season. And then they totally s—t the bed next week against Seattle. Cowboys 31, Falcons 20.
Yours in the comments.