Sam Farmer is the NFL writer for the Los Angeles Times, apparently, and his picks are syndicated in the Chicago Tribune, among other papers.
I’ve gotten a kick out of the fact that I believe Farmer has picked against the Bears in 9 of 10 weeks this season. If that’s the case, then he’s something like 4-6 in picking Bears games. Farmer doesn’t disappoint this week by picking Philadelphia over Chicago. And he doesn’t just pick the Eagles, he picks them big by a score of 38-24. Not only does he think the Bears defense will be embarrassed by Ron Mexico and company, but somehow he thinks the Bears offense will score 3 touchdowns. Neither of those predictions make sense to me.
Of course he also predicts Green Bay (playing at the NFC-best Falcons where Atlanta is almost perfect at home) and the Vikings (at Washington) to win easily.
No respect. Continues still. Hopefully the Bears can embarrass Farmer yet again.