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We're at the halfway mark of the fall, and halfway into the regular season in pro football as well. And it's an unsettled time: Among the players in our charity underdog game, there's less agreement than there has been in recent weeks. Their picks for this weekend are:
11 ARIZONA at Green Bay - Lucas, Michael K., Cinderella Story, Coastal Storm
10 BUFFALO at Houston - Bob, NoPoGuy, John Cr., Biggest Cubs Loser, Tung, Gary
9.5 KANSAS CITY at San Diego (Thursday, unsuccessful) - Usual Kevin, Pdxmick, JMH, Gordon
5 MINNESOTA at Seattle - Paul, PDXileinOmaha, Dave A., Bayou Baby, Broadway Joe, John Ch., Eric W., MickeyMacNYC
4 DALLAS at Atlanta - Jeremy, George, Ricardo, Annie, Grizfan
3.5 PHILADELPHIA at New Orleans (Monday) - Dr. D, genop
3.5 PITTSBURGH at New York Giants - Carol, Sola, DB Cooper, Bad Brad
3.5 CAROLINA at Washington - Will
3.5 JACKSONVILLE vs. Detroit - Pete Rozelle, Tinknocker, Juicen, genop's gal
3.5 TENNESSEE vs. Chicago - Rudie, Ted
3.5 CINCINNATI vs. Denver - Drewbob
3.5 CLEVELAND vs. Baltimore - Pete Rose
We've been smelling a big one this week, but it wasn't Kansas City, which would have been our choice. The other two large 'dogs seem even less likely to win, but hey, that's why they play the games.
Please note: As usual, these are the picks as of earlier this morning, several hours before the deadline. (This post is being triggered by a robot.) If additional picks have come in (or changes have been made) after this post was written but before the deadline, they will be added to this post as soon as we can get to it later today.
When the afternoon games are over, it will be starting to get dark outside here in the northwest. Enjoy the games as we take that turn toward winter, but give yourself some fresh air somewhere during the day.
UPDATE, 1:29 p.m.: Morning picks by Coastal Storm, Drewbob, Eric W., the genops, and MickeyMac added.
UPDATE, 1:33 p.m.: Carolina wins an early game, pulling in 3.5 points for Will. The biggest 'dog left on the board is Minnesota for 5. That must have been something else we were smelling.
UPDATE, 4:30 p.m.: The Steelers add to the devastation in New Jersey and score 3.5 points for five of our players, including game-leading DB Cooper, who's been right five weeks out of nine. We've got five players hoping for a Cowboys win tonight.
UPDATE, 8:26 p.m.: Dallas does not come through for tonight's hopefuls. Two guys (designated with asterisks) are still in the hunt tomorrow night, but at the moment the standings are as follows:
DB Cooper 24.5
Broadway Joe 18.5
Michael K. 17
Pete Rose 14
Bad Brad 12.5
Pete Rozelle 11.5
John Ch. 11
Bayou Baby 10
Eric W. 10
Biggest Cubs Loser 9.5
Cinderella Story 9
Usual Kevin 9
Coastal Storm 8
Dave A. 7
Dr. D 5*
John Cr. 5
genop's gal 3.5