but then I remembered I had an equally big choke job in Week 2: I went 5-11 against the spread.
No, I didn't blow a 30-17 lead with 90 seconds left to play like the Browns did, but going 5-11 is essentially the same thing.
I blame that dumb elf that the Browns put at midfield for their game. That thing has cursed the team and my picks.
If you've ever seen "The Ring," the same thing happens when you look at Brownie the elf, except you don't die, you just get your picks wrong.