How Pungent Are Mark ‘Stink’ Schlereth’s BetRivers’ NFL Picks?

Written By Ian St. Clair on 12/14/2021
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Editor’s note: This story will get updated each week to track the NFL picks of Mark Schlereth. 

Mark Schlereth is one of the most colorful personalities in the NFL.

That was true when he played. That’s true today as a Denver radio host and commentator for the NFL on Fox.

Schlereth was an offensive lineman for the Washington Football Team and the Denver Broncos. He played from 1989-2000. At least in these parts, that’s how he’s known. He was a left guard for the back-to-back Super Bowl teams. He helped Terrell Davis eclipse 2,000 yards rushing.

Schlereth is also known for his nickname, “Stink.” The explanation is NSFW, but let’s just say he drank a lot of Gatorade before the game and didn’t want to go to the trouble of taking off his gear for a bathroom break.

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In line with the “stink” mantra, PlayColorado will track Schlereth’s NFL picks this season.

Each week, he will make his picks for the BetRivers Colorado Sportsbook. Stink was redolent last week and was heading into the Week 14 slate of games at 33-37.

For Week 14, Schlereth is back to doing the spread for his picks (with the moneyline sprinkled in). All odds for his selections come from BetRivers.

Whether you dabble in NFL betting or not, it’s always fun to see how the experts do with their picks.

Pittsburgh Steelers vs Minnesota Vikings

Stink’s pick: Vikings -3.5

Final score: Minnesota 36, Pittsburgh 28

Did Stink win? Yes

Buffalo Bills vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Stink’s pick: Bills +3.5

Stink’s explanation:

“This is intriguing, obviously, because it’s Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But right now at 44 years old he’s the passing yardage leader in the National Football League, which is incredible. And the Bills have the No. 1 pass defense in football. So this is going to be a great matchup. And here’s one of the things that’s really interesting: this has happened where you get the passing leader vs the No. 1 defense seven times since 1980 on or after Week 14. Quarterbacks in those games are 2-5. The two wins, guess who? Tom Brady. Peyton Manning is a loser in that. Dan Fouts is a loser in that. Warren Moon and Rich Gannon. I like Tampa to win this game. I think it’s going to be a tight game. The Bills are reeling. They need to play well. I’m taking Tampa to win, but I think the Bills are going to play this really, really tight. “

Final score: Tampa Bay 33, Buffalo 27 OT

Did Stink win? No

Las Vegas Raiders vs Kansas City Chiefs

Stink’s pick: Chiefs -9.5

Final score: Kansas City 48, Las Vegas 9

Did Stink win? Yes

Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers

Stink’s pick: Packers -11

Final score: Green Bay 45, Chicago 30

Did Stink win? Yes

Dallas Cowboys vs Washington Football Team

Stink’s pick: Football Team +6.5

Final score: Dallas 27, Washington 20

Did Stink win? No

Baltimore Ravens vs Cleveland Browns

Stink’s pick: Ravens +130

Final score: Cleveland 24, Baltimore 22

Did Stink win? No

Los Angeles Rams vs Arizona Cardinals

Stink’s pick: Rams +132

Final score: LA Rams 30, Cardinals 23

Did Stink win? Yes

For Week 14, Schlereth went 4-3. After a redolent week, Stink was all apples and cinnamon. After 14 weeks of the NFL regular season, Schlereth is 37-40 on his season picks. He’s getting closer and closer to a .500 record.

Here is Schlereth’s record by week:

  • Week 14 — 4-3
  • Week 13 — 3-2
  • Week 12 — 2-1
  • Week 11 — 3-3
  • Week 10 – 2-4
  • Week 9 — 3-3
  • Week 8 — 4-2
  • Week 7 — 2-5
  • Week 6 — 3-2
  • Week 5 — 3-2
  • Week 4 — 3-3
  • Week 3 — 1-5
  • Week 2 — 3-2
  • Week 1 — 1-5

Check back next week to see if Stink can keep this sweet smell in the air.

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Ian St. Clair is an award-winning sports journalist. He is a University of Northern Colorado graduate, Colorado native and has over a decade of experience covering college and professional athletics. Ian does a weekly Broncos segment each Saturday on Klahr and Kompany on Denver radio station ESPN 1600 AM.

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