Welcome to the last BOOK IT! Friday Fish Hack will be posting this year, which could still come out ahead for the season thanks to that 9-0 November run through Thanksgiving to make up for the piss-poor September that it was.
Hopefully you Steelhead Bums can hit a three-team parlay Sunday to stave off having to cash out that garage full of empties for fly-tying and gas money. But the rivers are pretty blown out right now anyway, so take note and make the call.
First, there’s New Orleans at Tampa Bay, with the Saints laying 4 points to a bad team just aching to get on the golf course. New Orleans has been one of the biggest disappointments to the 2014 regular season, and there’s a lot more pride on that time than the Jags. Look for Drew Breez to pad his stats in a win, even if it means a crappier draft choice come April.
Pittsburgh going to Cincy and laying four points looks like a cash for the Bengals, but the Steelhers have a lot more to play for than Cincy. Look for Big Ben to have another one of those monster days to get the cover, even if he doesn’t play much in the fourth quarter.
That leaves the marquee game of the day…Detroit at Green Bay. The spread’s been bet up to 9 points thanks to Detroit’s 23-year Wisconsin drought. But this defense is for real and the two-headed running back Bell/Bush will keep a gimpy Aaron Rodgers off the field Take the points.