Thursday, September 5, 2013

I Ching NFL Picks: Season Opener Preview

Ravens @ Broncos -8.5

Hexagram 58: Openness/ Harvesting: The last time these two teams met, the home team had their Super Bowl dreams shockingly ripped away from them, while the underdog visitors would eventually triumph on the highest stage. Since then, they have gone in very different directions. Baltimore knew they couldn't afford to maintain their championship roster, so they let veterans seek greener pastures elsewhere (Kruger, Ellerbee), traded away high salary non-essential players for peanuts (Anquan Boldin), and watched their emotional leader ride off into the sunset. The Broncos meanwhile have added more weapons to their offense and have been reliving that heart breaking loss to these Ravens for the last nine months. The Ravens are reloading for the long run, while Denver is gearing up for another push. The Broncos exact their revenge tonight, but it may not be too meaningful in the long run.

2012 Record: 139-117 (55% 97.7th percentile on ESPN Pigskin Pick'em Against the Spread)

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