This article is part of our Beating the Book series.Week 6 was an odd one for me. I blew the Lions-Saints and Ravens-Bears - in my heart of hearts I knew those picks were the psychological equivalent of fake news, but I got taken in by them anyway. By conventional scoring I was 2-6 through the early games, but won all the late ones and Sunday and Monday night to go 8-6. I won my best bet (Vikings), with an assist from the Aaron Rodgers injury, and went 3-2 in the LVH SuperContest.
This week there are seven home dogs in 15 games, and while I used to take them reflexively, I'll only do so now when I'm feeling it. I just happened to feel it with six of them, i.e., every one except the Bears. Actually, I'm not feeling the Packers that much - I have a nagging Saints feeling, but selling the Saints high after a three-TD game from their defense and buying the Packers at rock bottom without Rodgers has to be the ri
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