Have faith in the heavy favorites

Updated: October 22, 2004, 12:26 PM ET
By Hank Goldberg | ESPN Insider
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    I'm having a tough season, but my reasoning has been on the money. My friend out west, El Sicko, says the ball has to bounce your way.

    A fumble and a 90-yard return for a touchdown allowed the wrong side (at least for me) to score on Monday night. My advice this week? Don't be thrown off by the lofty trends. There are some distinct trends to support them.

    Hank Goldberg is an NFL reporter on a variety of ESPN programs. He first joined ESPN2 as football analyst on SportsNight when the new network launched Oct. 1, 1993. He has also been a frequent contributor on ESPN Radio since June 1992.