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Glenn Austen is a former resident of Cornwall and Williamstown who currently resides in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, where he continues to follow the NFL's Indianapolis Colts as well as both the NHL Montreal Canadians and Ottawa Senators from afar. If you have questions or wish to contact Glenn, you can email him at gausten@ourhometown.ca
Pigskin Picks - Manning arm fatigue or not, Giants win
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Pigskin Picks - Manning arm fatigue or not, Giants win

Nov. 11, 2012: The NYGiants are coming off a big loss to Pittsburgh, and QB Eli Manning is battling whispers that he is battling arm fatigue. Toss in a secondary that has not performed up to playoff standards, and this would appear to be a game that has the makings of an upset. However never count Manning out! FULL STORY

Pigskin Picks - Bears will be tough to stop in Tennessee
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Pigskin Picks - Bears will be tough to stop in Tennessee

Nov. 4, 2012: If Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler can move the ball and use all of his weapons witht he same degree of success that he and WR Brandon Marshall have had, the Bears will be tough to stop. In a battle of tough defense vs middling offense, the defense wins! Bears win! FULL STORY

Pigskin Picks - Vick looks to end Falcons perfect season
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Pigskin Picks - Vick looks to end Falcons perfect season

Oct. 28, 2012: With a 4 for 5 showing in Week 7, Pigskin picks moves to a middling 17-30 on the season. In an attempt to make up some ground, I am going to go off the map somewhat in picking some decided underdogs in Week 8. Fasten your seatbelts! FULL STORY

Pigskin Picks - Look for RGIII to engineer big upset over Giants
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Pigskin Picks - Look for RGIII to engineer big upset over Giants

Oct. 20, 2012: The New York Giants are a great team, no question, and are certainly the better team in the game against the Washington Redskings, in my humble opinion. They have a tendency, however, not to play their best in games in which they are a clear favorite. Look for Robert Griffin III to engineer the big upset. FULL STORY

Pigskin Picks - Griffin and Redskins will surprise Falcons in high scoring affair
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Pigskin Picks - Griffin and Redskins will surprise Falcons in high scoring affair

Oct. 7, 2012: Redskin rookie QB Robert Griffin may be even better than Matt Ryan, and supported by the great play of unheralded RB Alfred Morris, the Redskins may be one of the few teams in the league that can keep up to the Falcons in a shootout. In what should be a high scoring affair, look for the Redskins to surprise the Falcons. FULL STORY

Pigskin Picks: Look for Brees to lead Saints in shootout over Packers
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Pigskin Picks: Look for Brees to lead Saints in shootout over Packers

Sep. 29, 2012: New Orleans Saints has started a shocking 0-3, and are obviously missing suspended coach Sean Payton a great deal. The Packers have struggled with pass protection, and although Aaron Rogers should still get his yards through the air, look for Drew Brees and Jimmy Graham and company to finally get their first win of the year in what promises to be a shootout. FULL STORY

Pigskin Picks - Rams seem poised to take out the Bears, in upset special
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Pigskin Picks - Rams seem poised to take out the Bears, in upset special

Sep. 22, 2012: Week 3 action in the NFL will treat fans to yet another battle between the Patriots and Ravens, see the New Orleans Saints return to their winning ways and find the St.Louis Rams pulling off the upset of the week, taking out the Chicago Bears. FULL STORY

Pigskin Picks - Look for Colts to get some Luck in win over Vikings
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Pigskin Picks - Look for Colts to get some Luck in win over Vikings

Sep. 15, 2012: Colts rookie QB Andrew Luck looked like, well, a rookie in Week One, tossing 3 interceptions. He had his moments though, and will be at home this week against a defense that has struggled versus the pass. The Colts will struggle to run vs the Vikings, and will struggle themselves to contain superhuman RB Adrian Peterson, and thus any chance of the Colts moving the ball and winning the game will fall to Luck. FULL STORY

Pigskin Picks - Look for Forte and Bears to run past Colts
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Pigskin Picks - Look for Forte and Bears to run past Colts

Sep. 7, 2012: The mid-West matchup between the Chicago Bears and Indianapolis Colts, on paper at least, a sizeable mismatch. The future is now in Chicago, where Bears QB Jay Cutler is re-united with WR Brandon Marshall. Added to the devasting RB combo of Matt Forte and Micheal Bush, the Bears should have their best offense in years. FULL STORY

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The Colts' 28 million dollar question - Where goes Peyton Manning?

Jan. 26, 2012: On the heels of a 2-14 season, and having recently replaced virtually their entire front office and coaching staff, the Indianapolis Colts are unquestionably entering a new era. At this point, there appear to be a lot more questions than there are answers with regards to what the future holds. What happens now to Peyton Manning? FULL STORY


11Pigskin Picks - Tom Brady will lead New England back to Super Bowl
12Pigskin Picks - Look for Manning and Giants to find their way back to the playoffs
13Pigskin Picks - Manning, Giants will upset Jets in Meadowlands
14Twenty Players to watch in the upcoming World Junior Hockey Championships
15Pigskin Picks - No comeback this week for Tebow against Brady
16Pigskin Picks - Tebow expected to lead Broncos to victory
17Pigskin Picks - Hanie will pick up first win against Orton
18Pigskin Picks - Chargers to upset Bears in Windy City
19Pigskin Picks - Bush and Dolphins to win second straight
20Pigskins Picks - Reggie Bush will lead Miami Dolphins to first win
21Pigskin Picks - Vick and the Eagles to upset Romo and the Cowboys
22Pigskin Picks - Titans will steal one in Tennessee against Texans
23Pigskin Picks - Austen picks Cowboys to upset Patriots
24Pigskin Picks - Dallas native Matthew Stafford to lead Lions over Cowboys
25Pigskin Picks, Week Three - The Andrew Luck sweepstakes begin
26Pigskin Picks - Brees and Saints over Cutler
27Week One Pigskin Picks - Packers over Saints
28Colts




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