Johnny G’s Sunday NFL Picks (Recap)

November 22nd, 2009 by Christian | Filed under Football, General.

4-1 in his last five picks, here are Johnny G’s Sunday picks (originally posted Wednesday):

Oakland Raiders (+10) over Cincinnati Bengals/ Sunday 4:15 pm- After an extremely physical and emotional game against their divisional rivals, the Bengals will come into this game flat. Cedric Benson will most likely not play in this game, and if he does, will not be effective because of a hip flexor strain. Recently signed Larry Johnson will not be able to get the job done against an above average Oakland Raiders defense. The Raiders come into this game after an embarrassing loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, where starter Jamarcus Russell was benched for journeyman Bruce Gradkowski. Look for the Raiders to come ready to play and keep this game close. They may not win this game outright but it will be much closer than the public and odds makers expect. Take the points as the Raiders keep this game within the number.

Bengals 17 Raiders 14

Indianapolis Colts (-1) over Baltimore Ravens/ Sunday 1pm- After struggling in a primetime division game against a horrendous Browns team, I expect this Ravens team to get blown out of the building. Peyton Manning comes off of a stellar performance against Tom Brady and the Patriots, and the Colts offense is clicking on all cylinders. On the other hand, Joe Flacco and the Ravens come back after a short week and one of the ugliest prime time football games you will ever see as Baltimore struggled to score any points whatsoever against the Cleveland Browns. If Brady Quinn could accurately throw a five yard curl route or if his coaching staff had a sliver of confidence in him to throw the ball more than twelve yards down the field, the Ravens may have lost this game. Take the better team with the better QB on the road in a pick-em situation here.

Colts 31-Ravens 14

Philadelphia Eagles (-3) over Chicago Bears/ Sunday 8:20 pm- After a tough loss to the San Diego Chargers in San Diego, where the Eagles threw the ball a shocking 82% of the time, look for the offense to balance out this week and get back to basics. This Chicago Bears team is very average on both sides of the football at this point after losing their defensive leader Brian Urlacher for the season. They have no real number one receiver and Matt Forte has been invisible all season. Without a running game, look for Sean McDermott to confuse Cutler with blitz after blitz and watch the turnovers pile up. Although Brian Westbrook is out, the offense moved the ball effectively against a better Chargers defense and really should not have much of an issue at all. The Birds should not have trouble covering this field goal on the road.

Eagles 24 Bears 14

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4 Responses to “Johnny G’s Sunday NFL Picks (Recap)”

  1. Christian says:

    7-1 in two weeks! Pretty impressive John. Hope you’re making some dough!

  2. Leo says:

    Well it seems like you were on the money again.

  3. chrisleo33 says:

    Nice post Johnny G, I love the Johnny G picks, keep on trucking