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NFL: Liver's Week 15 Thursday Night Pick

Adnan TezerSenior Writer IDecember 17, 2009

Think the NFL Network is happy about having the two undefeated 13-0 teams on Thursday and Saturday night? Maybe not if the Colts don’t play their starters much, which has been rumored to be a possibility.

Of course it goes without saying that the following pick AGAINST THE SPREAD is for RECREATIONAL USE ONLY . Only Rick Pitino, LeGarrette Blount, Donte’ Stallworth, Braylon Edwards, Bob Griese, Miguel Cabrera, Tila Tequila, Bill Belichick, Steve Phillips, Travis Henry, Serena Williams, Michael Jordan, Tony Romo, Elizabeth Lambert, Tiger Woods, Richard Heene (a.k.a. Balloon Boy’s father), the Liver’s biological father (a.k.a. The Most Interesting Man in the World) and all Somali Pirates would be drunk enough to question the Esteemed Liver's pick.

Last week’s record: 9-7


2009 record against the spread: 122-84-2 (.592)


Thursday, December 17


Indianapolis at Jacksonville (+3)

Colts coach Jim Caldwell, whom The Liver had never even heard speak before watching a press conference of his today, said that “our guys are feeling good and eager to play, so we’re going to turn it loose.” You would think that with history on the line, the Colts players would want to win out. However, this organization has shown in the past that it doesn’t care about undefeated seasons and would rather sit players at the end of the season if home field has been wrapped up which the Colts have done.
 
If any news breaks from now until kickoff regarding any yanking of key Colts (I’m talking about Mr. Manning now) players, The Liver reserves the right to change his pick before kickoff. This is what sucks about this time of year when some teams don’t need the win (Indy) and other teams (Jacksonville) need it to stay in the wild card picture. If the season ended today, Jacksonville would be one of the two AFC wild cards. You expect them to come out swinging as if their lives depended on it because it does.  Indy is 6-2 all time at Jacksonville and the Jags have the worst pass rush in football. If the Colts come out to win then there’s no reason they shouldn’t cover here. Pick: Indy

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