In this series, I will pick an underdog every week that I think will not only cover the spread, but also have a good chance at winning outright.
It's hard to believe that I've been at this for 17 whole weeks! It's been a fun, if not particularly profitable, ride. I would say that the season as a whole has been fairly successful. Even if this week's pick loses, it would still have been a profitable venture overall. I've cooled off significantly since a strong start, but I also managed to successfully pick a few real, nobody-gave-them-a-chance underdogs.
Underdog of the Week:
PHI @ DAL
DAL +230 ML
Much of the attention has been on the whole Romo (and Orton) thing, but how come noone talks about these two teams' earlier meeting this season? Foles started that game and they couldn't get anything going. Sure there's no Sean Lee now on Dallas' defense, but Romo didn't play particularly well that game either. While Orton may not be able to lead a huge comeback, he's also been a very consistent player throughout his career. Murray wasn't in that first game either, and his return will be big for Dallas here in the rematch. If the Eagles can't jump out to a big lead, they could easily be the ones in trouble in a close game late.
Interesting Stat of the Week: Over the past 5 seasons, one winner-gets-the-division game has been played each year and was won by the home team.
ML 6-10 +125