Thursday, November 1, 2007

Kind of a dull weekend slate for Titans, Vols

The Tennessee Titans host the Carolina Panthers on Sunday in a match up that will not send Nielsen ratings through the roof. But, then again, this is about competition not entertainment, right? All we want is a win, and we don't necessarily need style to make that happen.

Last week's win over Oakland was an ugly thing to watch. Still, the win improved the Titans' record to 5-2, which is a beautiful sight. As for the Panthers, they are 4-3 overall, but 4-0 on the road. That's right, they are undefeated on the road, but winless at home. Go figure.

I say, they lose their first road game this week. I like the Titans chances any time they play at home.

The pick: Tennessee 19 Carolina 14

As for the Tennessee Volunteers, they host Louisiana-Lafayette this week. The Vols' woeful secondary guarantees that they can not blow anybody out, but they should pull away late for a comfortable win.

The pick: Tennessee 38 Louisiana-Lafayette 20

Other SEC picks: Florida over Vanderbilt, Georgia over Troy, Arkansas over South Carolina, LSU over Alabama, Auburn over Tennessee Tech, Ole Miss over Northwestern State.

Other NFL picks: New England over Indianapolis, New Orleans over Jacksonville, Oakland over Houston, Pittsburgh over Baltimore, Detroit over Denver

Last week: 6-5 (.545), Overall: 77-27 (.740)

1 comment:

Joltin' Django said...

<"Last week's win over Oakland was an ugly thing to watch.">

If the National Football League banned "ugly wins" tomorrow, the Tennessee Titans wouln't never win another game, indeed.