My Week 6 NFL Pickem’ Recap
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In the meantime, in an effort to be helpful, I pick each weeks winners. Let's see how I fared in Week 6:
#1. CORRECT! Okay I’m late with my picks this week but OBVIOUSLY I would have picked the Bears over the winless Giants so let’s move on.
#2. INCORRECT. Packers vs. Ravens. Here is the closest thing to an upset special this week. Tough one but I’m picking the Super Bowl champs because they have the better running game and the Pack has a lot of injuries at LB.
#3. CORRECT! Bengals vs. Bills. Bengals… because the guy who replaced the injured E.J. Manuel in Buffalo is terrible!
#4. CORRECT! Lions vs. Browns. Hard to know which Lions team will show up in a given week but since Cleveland is starting the embattled Brandon Weeden due to Hoyer’s injury I’ll pick any team playing the Browns.
#5. INCORRECT. Rams vs. Texans. Rams suck… and I’m a die hard Rams fan which means even though they’ll lose they’ll probably cover the spread
#6. INCORRECT Chiefs vs. Raiders. The Raiders are much improved over last year behind QB Terrell Pryor but the Chiefs are still undefeated. If you’re looking for another upset special this could be your game. Kansas City is good but they’ll stumble somewhere along the line and if it happens it’ll probably happen against a division opponent playing tough defense, opportunistic offense and featuring one of the leagues best long range kickers.
#7. Vikings vs. Panthers. Snore. Guess I’ll pick the least bad team and that would be Minnesota.
#8. INCORRECT. Steelers vs. Jets. Expect Big Ben’s butt to hit the ground… a lot due to the NY Sack Exchange II which are top 5 in the NFL at getting to the QB. Jets win.
#9. INCORRECT. Eagles vs. Buccaneers. Until Tampa fields someone better than Mike Glennon at QB pick whoever plays them.
#10. CORRECT! Broncos vs. Jaguars. The only suspense here is how many points you’ll have to give when you take Denver.
#11. CORRECT! Seahawks vs. Titans. I nearly took this as my upset special because the ‘Hags have had trouble with the AFC South but Seattle is at home. Seahawks.
#12. INCORRECT. Saints vs. Patriots. New England’s young wide outs are coming along and their O-Line can block out the sun but injuries have taken a toll and the Saints offense is too good. New Orleans is the pick.
#13. CORRECT! 49ers vs. Cardinals. Arizona is better but still terrible.
#14. CORRECT! Cowboys vs. Redskins. RGIII still isn’t right.
#15. INCORRECT. Colts vs. Bolts. While San Diego plays Jekyll and Hyde, Indy has been a picture of consistency and now they have a franchise RB. They are probably the next best team in the AFC after the Broncos.
8 wins. Pretty average. It was a week of upsets in the NFL but unfortunately I picked the wrong upsets and the key to winning an office pool is to correctly pick them. Thankfully one of the upsets was the Rams over the Texans so I'm pretty happy this week. I will post my week 7 picks tomorrow. Good Luck!